Our variety of selected foods for trekking and climbing expeditions
We have a great selection for you ranging from traditional Peruvian to international dishes. Whether you are a vegetarian, gluten-free or whatever, we are sure that you will find what you are looking for. We provide food that is as close as possible to its natural state. Our meals are minimally processed and focus on wholesome Peruvian products like grains, vegetables, and lean proteins – a good variety of foods supplemented by daily vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates and fats.
Our gourmet meals are made from scratch with a constantly rotating menu day by day. There are three main meals a day (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner), including 6-7 am breakfast, mid-morning snacks, lunch at midday and hot tea on arrival at the campsite, afternoon snacks, dinner, desserts and hot drinks.
Our manner of preparing and preserving food
We care about keeping the food in good condition and the conservation during the expeditions, especially for long expeditions for which we use modern and traditional methods for each products. Our cook performs a general check every time. the food is supervised and prepared in a very hygienic way. All food is served fresh and well cooked by our professional and experienced mountain cooks. In our bid to contribute to the conservation of our natural heritage, the food is processed and cooked onsite without the of use firewood, only using portable outdoor gas stoves.
Water is essential, especially so at high altitudes. Our cook will boil water for use as drinking water or the water will be filtered. In addition to that, we also recommend that each client also provide their own purification/filter for more water along the route – we will recommend places where water can be collected to be purified or filtered. Akilpo does not provide any bottled water as part of our Responsible Tourism policy to limit rubbish and especially plastics. *Click here on the RESPONSIBLE TOURISM link to read more about our Responsible Tourism Policy.