Kost ryan

Ryan Kost

Ryan Kost has worked, studied, and traveled in many countries and holds a Master’s degree in Socio-Cultural Anthropology. He first traveled to Peru with his parents when he was 14 and fell in love with the natural beauty and deep cultural history of the Andes. He conducted his fieldwork in the Cusco region, has worked as an outdoor leader for the last six years, and calls Peru his second home. Ryan has extensive training in outdoor leadership education, high altitude medicine, Leave No Trace ethics, and mountaineering. He has led both our Cordillera Huayhuash and Cordillera Blanca treks, and currently lives in Colorado.

Upcoming Trips

Client Testimonials


Ryan was exceptional. You can tell he is a tough cookie but he has a wonderful openness and sensitivity about him. I really enjoyed listening to his stories about the area, its history and culture. Everything was perfect.
— Lisa P., Falls Church, VA
Cordillera Huayhuash
Ryan clearly is in love with Peru and the indigenous people and culture, sharing his insights freely with us.
— Karl G., Davis, CA
Cordillera Huayhuash
Ryan's love of Peru and his knowledge was a real addition to the trip.
— Sandy C., Ridgway, CO
Trekking in the Cordillera Blanca
Ryan's knowledge and enthusiasm of Peru was very evident and contagious. His breadth of knowledge was amazing. I also enjoyed learning from him in his expertise in photography.
— Scott R., Woodstock, VT
Trekking in the Cordillera Blanca
Ryan is an amazing guide. He is very knowledgeable, caring, professional, and hard working. I highly recommend him.
— Wendy H., Woodstock, VT
Trekking in the Cordillera Blanca