High-altitude dining: Cusco, Peru


Food is always a top priority when you’re travelling, but the challenges of eating well are made even more so when you’re at altitude.  Not only is your body fighting the effects of the air pressure, chefs are having to make serious accommodations in the kitchen.

Here’s my article on how altitude affects eating and how to still eat well at Cusco’s 3400 m (11 150 feet): Dining challenges in Cusco, Peru.  (And no, you don’t have to eat grass like a llama).

Altitude is a big consideration when travelling in the Andes.  Need more info?  How to see Peru without getting altitude sickness.  There’s a right order and a wrong order to see Peru’s highlights — plan ahead.

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