Teahouse and Food in Everest Trekking

“Teahouse, an Ultimate choice and alternative for everyone who are trekking to Everest Region”

Obviously, everyone wants to know about trekking path, facilities, services, weather, flight, accommodation and food for a particular trekking trail.

 How hotels and lodges are in Everest Trekking? What types of services, accommodations and foods are available while trekking in Everest region? These types of many questions arise while you are thinking about trekking to Everest region, and it is necessary to get information about lodging and foods prior to a particular trekking trip in the mountain.  

Well, with facts and reality, this article is prepared and posted to provide information to those who seek such facts and reality on accommodation and food in Everest region.  

There is no doubt that while tourist and visitors are in Kathmandu and other major Cities of Nepal, they have an availability of excellent hotels and lodges. Several restaurants offer variety of foods and dishes, different categories of hotels are available for accommodation and relaxing. Non star to 5 Star hotels &resorts are available with variety of cuisine like Chinese, Indian, Italian, French, Intercontinental, Japanese, etc and most, varieties of Traditional and typical Nepalese Foods. But these all shrink and decrease while you reach to trekking destination or trekking routes. Himalayan Regions such as Everest Region, Annapurna Region, Langtang Region, Manaslu or other regions all they are geographically hard and challenging to develop infrastructures for luxurious and high standard hotels. But there are many teahouses and family run Guest-house and Home Stay are available which offers as the best quality of foods and accommodation as compare to the topography and remoteness of the area.

While you visit to Himalayas, or even read an article or blogs about trekking in Nepal or Everest Base Camp Trek, there you find Teahouse repeated many times.

What is Teahouse? How teahouses are run? Or How Teahouses do facilitate visitors?  This article features to give perfect information and allow everyone to get knowledge about Teahouse in Everest Trekking.

If you are hearing the word ‘Teahouse’ for the first time, you may think it a house where teas are available to drink. Well, you hit slice a bite. Initially it is correct that teahouses are a point or place where peoples and visitors or travelers take rest for a while and drink teas. With year and years, number of tourists and trekkers visiting Himalayan region increased. With time and changes, teahouses are developed and increased to in definition with several more services. Now a day Teahouse means a place or a stopping point where visitors and travelers take a rest not for a while but for whole night or even for several nights and eat breakfast and other meals. Teahouse is like your own house with different sense that you are guest.

Do you know that Everest trekking, Annapurna trekking and many Himalayan region’s treks are also famous with teahouse trek. Actually, camping trekking in Nepal is disappearing gradually. With popularity of Teahouses on those routes, they are also famous with name of Teahouse Trek.

There are many teahouses on the route to Everest Trekking. From Lukla to last settlements of the Khumbu Region (Everest Region) or upper Himalayan, many teahouses are established and run.

What kinds of foods or dishes Teahouse provide? How does foods are in Teahouse? Or how does and what kinds of accommodation are provided by Teahouse? In Fact everyone looks for best and best. Here are the detailed information about tea house and food in Everest trekking.

Drinks Available at Teahouse on Everest Trekking

Drinking an alcohol or caffeine while trekking at high altitudes must be avoided. Although these are also available on teahouse, more than those there are some other things which are listed below;

  • Mineral Water
  • Tea, either black or milk( mostly of milk power) is common
  • Various Fruit Juices, variety fruit flavored extracts that is mixed with hot water. Hot Lemon and hot Orange are common and also with ginger slice are also available which is quite good for bad stomach and body heating. 
  • Bears and some variety of alcohol and mostly local and home-made alcohols are also available but, drinking those is not good for trekking and walking.
  • Everest and Nepal Ice are popular brands of beers in Nepal and in its mountain

What type of food is served in the tea houses?

Due to the remoteness and high elevation, Foods and other necessary goods has to be carried by peoples themselves or by using horses/mules and yaks. So, most meals are of non perishable ingredients such as cereals, rice, grains and others.

What types of breakfast is served by teahouse is as follows:

Generally most of teahouse offer a hot breakfast usually consists of French toast, eggs, potatoes, tea and coffee. Here is list of such breakfast which may available during trekking in Everest region.

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

Eggs

  • Boiled eggs
  • Plain omelets
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Fried eggs
  • Veg omelets
  • Cheese omelets

Bread and Pancakes

  • Tibetan Bread
  • Pancake with jam or honey
  • Apple pancake
  • Egg pancake
  • Chocolate pancake
  • Lemon pancake
  • Cinnamon pancake
  • Chapati plain
  • Chapati with honey, peanut butter, egg and baked beans

Porridge

  • Oat porridge
  • Tsampa porridge
  • Apple porridge
  • Honey porridge
  • Porridge with cinnamon and resins
  • Muesli with hot milk
  • Cornflakes with hot milk
  • Rice pudding
  • Chocolate pudding

Lunch and Dinner in Teahouse

  • Rice Meals ( Dal Bhat Pwer-24 hour)
  • Dal Bhat Normal/ Veg
  • Dal Bhat non-veg
  • Rice with chicken curry
  • Rice with veg curry
  • Cheese fried rice
  • Veg fried rice
  • Egg fried rice
  • Tuna fried rice
  • Mixed fried rice

Other Foods Available in Teahouse

  • Noodles
  • Veg fried noodles
  • Egg fried noodles
  • Fried noodles with cheese
  • Mixed fried noodles
  • Momo (Dumplings)
  • Veg momo
  • Buff momo
  • Chicken momo
  • Cheese momo
  • Veg momo fried or steamed
  • Potato momo
  • Pasta and Macaronis
  • Veg fried pasta
  • Cheese fried pasta
  • Pasta with cheese and tomato sauce
  • Plain macaroni
  • Macaroni with vegetables, cheese, and egg
  • Mix macaroni
  • Pizza and Sandwiches
  • Chicken pizza
  • Mushroom pizza
  • Mixed pizza
  • Grilled cheese tomato sandwich
  • Grilled tomato egg sandwich
  • Grilled tuna and tomato sandwich
  • Spaghetti
  • Spaghetti with cheese tomato sauce
  • Spaghetti with tomato sauce
  • Spaghetti veg tomato sauce
  • Spaghetti with tuna, cheese, and tomato sauce

 

There are lots of variety of foods as your choice and need. You are given a menu locally prepared by the teahouse and you will find the options it in order for your breakfast, lunch and dinner. Due to the large crowd and mass trekkers there may be chance of unavailability of such foods but don’t worry. Nepali Traditional and common food “Dal Bhat” is surely available.

How much is for the food in Everest trekking ?

One items of food costs between USD 3-8 depending on what you eat and where you eat. The menus will almost be same in entire region and all teahouses. We do not really find such special item of the foods on the menu. However, Nepali dishes which you are going to try for the first time will be new for you.

Can we carry some snacks of our own?

Yes, definitely, we can. Trekkers carry some light snacks on the trail to satisfy their immediate hunger. You can carry some light snacks like cookies, chocolate, fruits etc.

We have done good and enough discussion about foods on this article which will definitely be helpful for you while trekking to Everest or Trekking in Nepal.

We already discussed that accommodation on trekking in Himalayan will served by teahouse.  Due to the remoteness of the area, expecting facility as on city is little illogical. However, accommodation on Teahouse will definitely cross your expectation. 

How is the accommodation in Everest trekking?

 Obviously it is frequently asked question by many trekkers who are trekking in Nepal. And there is one short and sweet answer which satisfies all your curiosity. Teahouse is a small hotel providing both Food and accommodation in the remote area of Himalaya area. Despite of the remoteness of the area, they serve quality foods and quality accommodation for the visitors and guest. Variety of rooms, Single, Twin, Triple, are offered. Either single or shared both rooms are available. With the large numbers of trekkers on the season, rooms are mostly booked and reserved. It is little hard to find best and as choice rooms.

Bathrooms and toilets with sharing basis are provided and cold shower is free but hot shower costs you little. There are some places to charge your electrical devices.

With small rooms, basically with two beds and a table, is maintained by teahouse which are quite nice insulated, have clean bed sheet, pillows and warm blanket, hot-bag with extra cost etc. Please take your own lock for make sure security on your rooms.

How much is for Everest Trekking accommodation?

We also can find luxury accommodation for Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek these days. We can get these luxury accommodations in few places like Lukla, Phakding , Namche and Dingboche. If you really want luxury accommodation for your Everest Base Camp Trek, you need to inform your local partner prior to the trekking.

Luxury Accommodation in Everest region cost between USD 25-35 per night and normal teahouse accommodations costs between USD 5-15 per night. And these days, the teahouses charge you individually per night on sharing basis.

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