What is the food like?
In the major towns there are many excellent restaurants, cafes and bars that serve an array of world cuisine. The food is safe to eat at the restaurants that we recommend you to go to in the major cities. On our treks, we will provide simple, yet tasty food incorporating a mixture of Nepali and Western cuisine. Each day will provide a different menu but below is a typical day:
Breakfast: cereals or porridge, eggs, usually scrambled/fried, toast/chapatis, honey, peanut butter, tea and coffee.
Lunch: noodles/potatoes, curry, salad, rice, dhal and vegetables, chapatis or bread, tea or coffee. When crossing high passes or drier regions a packed lunch will be provided which may consist of some of the following: bread and jam sandwiches, chapatis, chicken, boiled eggs, oranges or apples, chocolate, cartons of juice. When we arrive into camp, tea and biscuits are offered.
Evening meal: Start with popcorn/popodums, then soup followed by a rice based dish, sometimes a mild curry or stew with several separate fresh vegetable dishes to accompany, and fresh local meat, usually chicken, fresh or tinned fruit, tea, coffee or hot chocolate. The meal will not be made overly spicey and you can add more spice from a separate bowl if desired. Condiments include salt and pepper, tomato ketchup, chutney, brown sauce or hot chilli sauce.