Besides dhal bhat, our options on the trek basically consisted of potatoes, cabbage, carrots, onion and garlic put into some format: soup, momo, spring roll, curry, fried rice, pizza or a fried patty. My favorite other meal ended up being veggie fried rice and garlic soup. Two nights I had plain noodles with “spicy ketchup” added and it was delicious.
We were advised not to eat Yak until after the pass. So in Muktinath at our guesthouse, many of my co-trekkers ordered a yak burger a yak steak or yak fajitas. I went with the gnocchi with some yak in the sauce. Glad I tried it but not something I have to eat again. The food at the Bob Marley hotel was so good after our long day.
We drank tea everyday. There was milk coffee (both instant) and milk tea if you wanted. My favorite teas were ginger tea, mint tea, ginger, lemon and honey tea or hot lemon. We drank pots of these in the evening to hydrate and keep warm.
There were lots of options for breakfast but since I try to watch my intake of wheat, I stuck with either boiled eggs and oat porridge or oat porridge with peanut butter. Others loved the apple pancakes, Tibetan bread or omelettes.
Bread consisted of Tibetan bread (doughnut like in texture/flavor), Chapati (like Flour Tortillas),or Papadum. There were rolls and sliced bread on the menu but I didnt try these.
Snacks consisted of popcorn, candy bars (snickers, bounty, twix, mars bar) or other chocolate, dried fruit and nut mixes, mentos, apples, mandarins, potato chips, coconut cookies(biscuits) and whatever snacks/bars that you bought from home. During the busier season, there are more pastry snacks available.
Food was very, very inexpensive in Nepal. Dhal bhat was between 170 rupees up to I think 400 rupees. (That’s $1.70 to $4.00 for all you can eat.) A few photos of menus to see prices. On the trek, everything was made fresh each day as there is no freezers or refrigerators to store prepared foods.