Travelers around the world go to Nepal for the unique height and beauty of the Himalayan Mountains.
Also attractive is the way of life of the local Sherpas, various religious shrines (Buddhist and Hindu temples, stupas), "Mani Stones" (stones with mantras), prayer drums, which are turned to purify karma, prayer flags hung all over the mountain country and, of course, the local cuisine.
The main thing to say about Nepali food is that it is delicious, interesting and definitely worth a try!
In local restaurants, cafes, and lodges, the menu consists of Indian, Tibetan, and Chinese dishes based on rice and pulses cooked in a variety of variations. Much attention is paid to spices. Tourists trekking in Nepal are offered a good selection of dishes at the lodges. Let's talk briefly about the main ones.
So, what you can eat in the lodges:
Well, and the familiar pizzas are served in literally every lodge.
There is always something on the menu to quench your thirst (freshly squeezed fruit and berry juices, coffee, regular, traditional black, green, mint, ginger teas, soft Coke, Fanta, instant lemon, mango, apple, sea buckthorn drinks, hot chocolate). But it is also worth trying the local, delicious and nutritious teas:
Of alcohol, we recommend you to try Tongba (Tongba, Chang) - a low-alcohol drink, Tibetan beer, which has a mild, with a sour taste, made from fermented cereals with the addition of ginger and local herbs. Chang is a good warming drink, and if not consumed in moderation, it can knock you off your feet.
Nepal's traditional sweets include delicate rice and chocolate puddings, battered apple and banana slices, apple and chocolate pies.
So, the popular food of trekkers is proper, simple and hearty food that contributes to successful acclimatization: Nepalese broth, soup (garlic, tomato, onion), Dal Bat, flatbread, Mo-Mo, Spring Rolls, sweets, lots of drinks, particularly tea. It takes an average of $15 to $25 per day to eat, with vegetarians a little less, and especially hungry "meat-eaters" a little more (don't forget that you can always take a free refill). On the whole, it depends on the number of days on the trek.
We also offer a small gallery with pictures of menus in Nepalese lodges:
So, you want to try some unusual, delicious, varied Nepalese food, then come with us to the treks:
Trekking in Nepal with Kuluar Club - a new experience, new friends, the love of the mountains for life!