Foods In Trekking Region In Nepal

Food is always a key point for travelers. When you are in the Himalayas of Nepal for trekking, pre-planning for food is very important. Generally, most of the top trekking routes of Nepal, including the Everest trek, Kanchenjunga trek, Manalsu trek, and Annapurna trekking are medium to long-term, where having good food is a must. 

Almost all foods in the different trekking regions of Nepal like the Everest Trekking Region, Annapurna Trekking Region, Manaslu Trekking Region, Langtang Trekking Region, Dhaulagiri Trekking region, and Kanchenjunga Trekking region, are similar.

Foods In Trekking Region In Nepal

Quality food is always a key to a healthy and beautiful life. The trekking region of Nepal serves quality foods. Below are the short descriptions of the food menus found in the trekking routes of Nepal are described below. 

Breakfast 

The time for breakfast during trekking in Nepal is around 7 am. A good breakfast is essential to trek nicely on the day. The common breakfast in the trekking routes of Nepal is Toasted Bread, Eggs, Bread and Pancakes, and Porridges.

Below we have enlisted the different recipes of the above-listed breakfast found in the menu of the tea houses and lodges in the trekking routes of Nepal. 

Bread

  • Toasted Bread
  • Plain toast
  • Jam toast
  • French toast
  • Cheese toast
  • Honey toast
  • Toast bread with cheese and egg
  • Toast bread with honey and jam

Eggs

  • Plain omelets
  • Boil eggs
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Poached eggs
  • Veg Omelets
  • Fried eggs
  • Cheese omelet

Bread and Pancakes

Tibetan bread with the traditional local test is available in the altitude zone of Nepal as a breakfast. The thick and deep shape of the traditional bread is with a high calorie that becomes testier after adding honey, jam, or omelet. These bread are prepared either from flour and buckwheat.  

Similarly, pancakes of sweet taste and flavors are available in the trekking routes of Nepal. 

The varieties of bread and pancakes in the menu of trekking region Nepal are: 

  • Tibetan Bread
  • Egg pancake
  • Lemon pancake
  • Chocolate pancake
  • Apple pancake
  • Pancake with honey or jam
  • Plain Chapati
  • Chapati with peanut butter
  • Chapati with honey or jam

Porridges

Porridges are the best option for breakfast in the trekking routes of Nepal. 

Meals in Kathmandu. Porridge is high in calories and energy, which provides you with energy walking. 

The varieties of porridges found in trekking routes of Nepal are: 

  • Oat porridge
  • Apple porridge
  • Honey porridge
  • Stampa porridge
  • Porridge with raisins and cinnamon

Besides the above mentions, we can have several breakfasts:

  • Chocolate pudding
  • Muesli with hot milk
  • Cornflakes with hot milk

Lunch

Lunch is always a chief dish in Nepal, which mainly contains dal bhat. "Dal bhat" aka "rice" is a nutritious meal that provides you with energy for walking and copes with the changing environment. With the same penny, you can refill the ingredients of dal bhat. Generally, you will have lunch at the restaurants on the trailside. 

The several varieties of rice available in the tea houses in the trekking region of Nepal are:

  • Rice Meals
  • Veg rice meals (rice with veg curry)
  • Non-Veg Rice meal (rice with veg and non-veg curry, non-veg curry mainly includes mutton, fish, and chicken)
  • Veg fried rice
  • Mixed fried rice
  • Egg fried rice
  • Fish fried rice
  • Cheese fried rice

Along with dal bhat, you can have varieties of other foods for lunch along the trekking route. Here are some of them: 

Noodles

  • Veg soup noodles
  • Veg fried noodles
  • Cheesy fried noodles
  • Egg fried noodles
  • Chicken fried noodles
  • Mixed fried noodles

Thukpa

  • Veg thukpa
  • Buff thukpa
  • Chicken thukpa

Macaroni and Pasta

  • Plain macaroni
  • Egg, chicken, and veg macaroni
  • Cheese macaroni
  • Veg fried pasta
  • Chicken pasta
  • Cheese pasta 

Momo (Dumpling)

  • Veg Momo
  • Buff Momo
  • Chicken Momo
  • Cheese Momo
  • Potato Momo
  • Veg fried or steamed momo

Spaghetti

  • Veg spaghetti with tomato sauce
  • Cheese spaghetti with tomato sauce
  • Spaghetti with cheese, tuna, and tomato sauce

Pizza 

  • Mushroom Pizza
  • Chicken Pizza
  • Mixed Pizza

Sandwiches

  • Grilled cheese sandwich
  • Grilled egg sandwich
  • Grilled tuna sandwich

Besides the above foods, you can also find spring rolls and Indian cuisines for lunch on trekking routes.

Along with this, you can select certain dessert items such as banana fritter, chocolate rolls, rice pudding, apple pie, cucumber, and custard pudding. In addition, you can have salad, chips, popcorn, fried chicken, and varieties of soups, including mushroom soup, veg soup, garlic soup, noodle soup, and chicken soup. Garlic soup prevents you from getting cold and gives you energy. Thus it is considered the king of soup in the mountains.

Dinner 

The dinner menu is similar to lunch. Dinner time is around 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at tea houses where you will stay. 

Apart from breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you can enjoy a variety of hot and cold beverages in the trekking region of Nepal. 

Hot Beverage

The varieties of hot beverages available in the trekking region of Nepal are: 

  • Black tea
  • Ginger tea
  • Lemon tea
  • Milk tea
  • Hot lemon
  • Ginger lemon honey
  • Masala Tea
  • Ginger lemon tea
  • Black Coffee
  • Green tea
  • Milk coffee

You can also enjoy the real beans coffee in different trekking routes, including Lukla, Namche, and Dingboche in the Everest region and Chame, Manang, Mustang, Ghorepani, Jomsom, Tatopani, and Ghandruk in the Annapurna region.  

Further, a good food habit is an essential key for successful trekking in the Himalayan region of Nepal. To study more about food habits to follow during trekking in Nepal, you can go through the blog: Food Habits During Trekking in Nepal.  

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