Food on the trail to Machu Picchu
Peru: Happy Bellies, Happy Hikers
We pride ourselves on being able to provide you with the fuel and sustenance your body needs to replace all those calories lost climbing at those high mountain passes, and we do it with flavor and style all while meeting various dietary needs.
Our lead cook has over 20 years cooking in the most remote locations of the Andes so whether you’re gluten intolerant, vegetarian or have other food allergies he’s got you covered (and fed)! Peruvian gastronomy is known the world over for its unique, complex flavor profiles and this is evident on the trail. While hiking you can expect everything from traditional ‘Lomo Saltado’- a Peruvian beef stir-fry, to vegetarian squash stew- you won’t believe what our staff can pull together in the middle of nowhere!
Our cook’s mornings start quite early- around 4am. They begin by boiling your morning wash-up water. After your previous day’s exertions, you are probably ready for breakfast! Expect piping hot (and potent) french press coffee, tea and light snacks. Next you can have eggs how you like them with toast and bacon. Other days you might have pancakes with jam, french toast or yogurt and granola- and breakfast is always accompanied by fresh fruit.
Lunches- oh the lunches! Depending on the flow of our day, you’ll either have a hearty boxed lunch (so hearty, you’ll wonder where you’re going to store all that food in your day-pack) or you will be fed a hot meal along the way. Yep, our staff pack up, pass us on the way and hike ahead to have a beautiful lunch ( a 3-course warm meal) along the way and in the most stunning scenery and enjoyed together in our cozy meal tent.