January 17, 2023
Foods and Drinks available on Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp is one of the dreamed destinations to all the adventure lover around the world. Everest Base Camp trek is the amazing adventurous journey in the in the heartland of Everest region in Nepal. As many people plan to trek Everest BC but somehow they didn’t know what foods and drink are available during this trek. Before planning to Everest base camp trekking, it is also important to know what types of food you would get there? What kinds of food would I get during Everest base camp trek? As well what kinds of food to eat in accordance with your body’s need during trekking in the Himalayas.
You can get any kinds of food and beverage facilities as per your tastes in five-star hotels and restaurants in Kathmandu, Nepal. While on your Everest Base Camp trekking, you can enjoy the typical Nepalese cuisine as well as other International food and beverage such as Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian and so on. Basically, Breakfast and Dinner will be in the same tea house where you used to spend your night. During your breakfast, you can enjoy the verities of local foods and drinks where you can order as per the menu of local lodges and tea houses. Whereas, Lunch will be on the way towards your destination at best available local lodges during your trek as per the menu. In the context of price, the higher you have climbed up, the bigger the prices will and the less choice there will be on the menu because of the remote and Airways is only one mode of transportation to imports of goods in Everest region. The price is more expensive at the places like Gorakhshep, Lobuche, Gokyo and other remote trekking routes.
You may be curious that what kinds of foods you would be eating for on your EBC trek, however, you need not be the worry. Life Himalaya Trekking advises you to look for this food and drinks during your Everest Base Camp trek. The food will not obviously five-star dining category, but it is much more satisfying and tasty that you could have ever expected. To make your Everest base camp trekking trip truly outstanding, these following are the certain foods list you can get in tea-houses and lodges and you need to have.
Breakfast on Teahouse:
Basically, Breakfast will be at the tea house where you used to spend your overnight. During Everest base camp trek, you have an early breakfast at around 7:00 am- 9:00 am so that you can reach your next destination on time. Usually, tea is served in thermoses of various size as Small Pot, Medium Pot and Big Pot which is mostly like to be a half liter to 2 liters. If you daily had a cup of tea thrice a day it will help you on proper wake-up, the return of voice and reduce high altitude sickness. The local food items usually available for breakfast are listed below:
While breakfast on Everest region trek, we usually prefer Ginger tea, oatmeal, fried eggs, Toast and Pancakes which are very healthy to your body providing energy for the longer period and maintains a higher level of glucose in your bloodstream. It helps your walk easier in the land of Himalayas.
Lunch on Teahouse:
During Everest Base Camp trek, Lunch will be on the way towards your destination at tea house or lodges during your trek as per the menu. You have to ask your guide to take the best quality lodge where you can able to find your tastes. You can have your Lunch at daytime normally 12:00 pm -3:00 pm as per your timing and route planner. Usually, the Lunch items available during Everest base camp trek are listed below:
During Lunch on Everest region trek, we recommend our trekkers to have Garlic Soup which is a natural way of preventing altitude sickness, Nepalese typical cuisine Dal (lentils Soup), Bhat (steamed rice) & Tarkari (Vegetable curry), Pancakes and Veg steamed Momo. We highly recommend not to have a meat dishes during Everest base camp trek because normally they are not fresh and healthier. These foods are very healthy for your body providing energy and helps your walk easier in the land of Himalayas.
Dinner on Teahouse:
Dinner is usually eaten in the tea house and lodges where you spend your overnight. You will mostly stay your overnight at a new and higher altitude than before. So you are recommended to have a healthier food daily. If you don’t eat any food you may have a risk of altitude sickness. Even you don’t want to eat due to mild headaches, you should try to eat because this helps to reduce the risk of altitude sickness. For the Dinner, you can order the same meals which are as mentioned in lunch at any tea houses and lodges. Normally, the mountains land became dark fast as the sun sets behind the mountains and within the half hour, it gets cold. So, the best time to have your Dinner is between 18:00 pm – 20:00 pm. The best available Dinners during Everest base camp trek are listed below:
During Dinner on Everest region trek, we recommend our trekkers to have teas, Garlic Soup, local Nepalese cuisine Dal Bhat & Tarkari, Pancakes, Momo, Oatmeal’s and Pasta, etc.
These above mentioned are the best available foods and drinks on Everest Base Camp trek. After studying the menu, the trekkers order what type of meal they want to have. However, the same procedure is followed next morning until your trek is completed. At last, the trekkers usually calculate all the total amount of dinner, breakfast including accommodation charge and other extra bills and pay the balance to the owner of the particular teahouse.