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Thin Air Outfitters is a Tour Operator established in Cusco-Perú since 2000, we are a group of friends and tourism professionals with more than 15 years of experience in Trekking, Exploration, Mountaineering and Tour Leading in our Peruvian Andes especially in Cusco Region.

The TAO crew guides, cooks, porters love the nature and they are making an excellent personalized service, they gives the best of them to provide our clients who travel with us.

Thin Air Outfitters offers a highly specialized programs catering to the elite, exclusive clientele desiring more from their travels than simply being a tourist. It is a personalized program created to assure the greatest success rate in reaching your personal "summit".

"Reaching a pinnacle in one's life Surely does not always mean a Mountain top."

Our program has directed everyday working people to levels of fitness, strength and adventure without parallel in the outfitting/guiding world.

Since 2000, TAO has been leading small select groups to the remote Peruvian Andes. Our success rate stands at 100 percent. We accept no less. Clients of TAO have positive, life changing experiences. It is not for the meek of heart. It is for those who wish to reach deeper levels of understanding the world, ultimate fitness and spiritual growth.


RENE Manages operations in Cusco office in the heart of the Andes, Peru's greatest treasures, He was born in an small Andean town Chinchero-Urubamba PERU. He studied Tourism faculty at the San Antonio Abad National University in Cusco and He was graduated, as a High Mountain Guide in Peruvian-Switzerland Mountaineering School, now is member of UGM. His passion for nature and ancient cultures seemed to predestine him for life as an adventure and cultural guide and Trip Leader for several and the best adventure and cultural tour companies in Perú.


a former award winning theatre and soap opera actor, and founder of Thin Air Outfitters, has been a dedicated mountaineer herself since 1998.A partial list of her experience in the mountains include ascents of Aconcagua, Argentina; Island Peak, Nepal; several ascents of Mt. Ranier, WA.; Mt. Shasta, CA.; mountaineer's route of Mt. Whitney, CA. She is planning her third expedition to Nepal/Tibet, to attempt Cho Oyu, her first 8,000 meter mountain in 2007. Mt Everest is the ultimate goal for 2008.


Her first trip to Peru was in 1996, and though a world traveler, found Peru to be an experience that touched her sense of raw adventure, mystery and unparalleled beauty, unlike anywhere else she had traveled. The passion to bring people that same depth of adventure and cultural immersion, led her to creating the most unique guiding service now known as the highly respected Thin Air Outfitters. Our main office is located in Minden, Nevada, nestled next to the majestic Sierras and home of arguably the most beautiful lake in the world, Lake Tahoe. Our Cusco office is managed by Rene Huaman, Trish's dedicated partner of ten years and one of Peru's most successful and prestigious guides.