Food and beverages during Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal
What about food, alcohol and any other entertainment in the region of Everest Base Camp trek
When it comes to food, you will find a lot of options in this region across all destinations during your trek. But it is a different thing that all food taste same across the region.
No doubt there are several good options available for quality food & alcohol in Lukla and Namche Bazaar. Over here you can find several pubs where you can enjoy your favorite beer and other drinks. Some of them also make a variety of cocktails which tastes good. You can find many bars named reggae bars in this area with a Bob Marley photo in their signboard. You can also find several pool bars in Lukla and Namche Bazaar. You must try Raksi or Rakshi in this zone which is a local liquor. Raksi/Rakshi is usually made from millet or rice, different grains produce different flavors. It is a nice smooth drink available throughout Nepal but people in high altitude areas serves it hot, Rakshi/Rakshi ranked 41 in the CNN’s list of world’s 50 delicious drinks. Raksi /Rakshi tastes great and is one of the finest country liquor that I have ever tasted.
You will also find several coffee shops in Lukla and Namche where they serve good quality coffee drinks. You will find many bakeries in Namche and Lukla. There is one good bakery available at Kyangjuma on the way to Tengboche.
As far as food is concerned, you will find the cost going high as altitude grows. For an example, a bottled water will cost you 80 Nepali rupees in Lukla and same water bottle will cost you 350 Nepali rupees or more at Gorakshep.
You can find several types of food in the trekking zone I am giving you an example of a typical restaurant menu which is almost similar in every place in the trekking zone.
These are the basic food that you will find in almost every restaurant in Everest zone. These Items are copied from a Gorakshep (the last place before Everest base camp) restaurant menu.
Drinks (Hot and Cold):
Milk Tea, Black Tea, Lemon Tea, Hot Lemon, Milk Coffee, Black Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Hot Orange, Hot Tang, Hot Water, Jasmine Tea, Mint Tea, Ginger Tea, Hot Milk, Pineapple Juice, Hot Mango Juice, Bourn Vita, Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Canned juice, Mineral Water, Beer(San Miguel, Tuborg, Everest and Gurkha).
Plain Toast, Plain Toast with Baked Beans, Jam Toast, Honey Toast, Cheese Toast, Peanut Toast, Egg Toast, Tibetan Bread Plain, Tibetan Bread with Jam/Honey/Peanut Butter, Vegetable Sandwich, Vegetable Cheese Sandwich, Tuna Cheese Sandwich, Hem Cheese Sandwich, Vegetable and Tuna and Cheese Sandwich.
Oat Porridge, Tsampa Porridge, Museli Hot Milk, Corn Flakes Hot Milk, Rice Pudding, Chocolate Pudding, Apple Porridge.
Cinnamon Pancake, Jam Pancake, Honey Pancake, Peanut Butter Pancake, Plain Pancake, Egg Pancake, Cinnamon Sugar Pancake, Cinnamon Jam Pancake, Chapatti Plain, Chapatti with Honey, Chapatti with Peanut Butter, Chapatti with Egg, Chapatti with Baked Beans.
Boiled Egg, Fried Egg, Egg Omelet Plain, Cheese Omelet, Vegetable Omelet, Mix Omelet, Scrambled Eggs .
Rara Noodle Soup, Vegetable Soup, Chicken Soup, Tomato Soup, Egg Drop Soup, Mushroom Soup, Potato Soup, Dal Soup, Onion Soup, Sherpa Stew, Local Noodle Soup, Garlic Soup, Tomato Noodle Soup, Chicken Noodle Soup, Mushroom Noodle Soup, Garlic Noodle Soup.
Boiled Noodles, Fried Noodles Plain, Veg. Fried Noodles, Cheese Fried Noodles, Egg Fried Noodles, Mix Fried Noodles, Egg-Cheese Fried Noodles, Veg-Cheese Fried Noodles, Vegetable and Egg Fried Noodles.
Potato Chips Egg, Potato Chips Plain, Boiled Potatoes, Boiled Potatoes with Baked Beans, Fried Potatoes Plain, Fried Potatoes with Vegetables, Fried Potatoes with Cheese, Fried Potatoes with Egg, Fried Potatoes with Egg & Cheese, Fried Potatoes with Vegetables & Cheese, Fried Potatoes with Vegetables & Egg, Potato Chips with Baked Beans – Cheese, Potato Chips with Baked Beans, Potato Chips with Cheese, Mixed Fried Potato, Mash Potatoes Plain, Mash Potatoes with Vegetable, Mash Potatoes with Cheese, Mash Potatoes with Egg, Mash Potatoes with Egg-Cheese, Mash Potatoes with Vegetable-Cheese, Mash Potatoes with Vegetable-Egg, Mix Mash Potatoes.
Hash Brown with Cheese, Hash Brown with Vegetable, Hash Brown with Egg, Hash Brown with Vegetable and Cheese, Hash Brown with Vegetable/Cheese/Egg, Hash Brown with Egg & Cheese, Mixed Hash Brown.
Macaroni Plain, Macaroni with Vegetable, Macaroni with Cheese, Macaroni with Egg, Macaroni with Vegetable and Egg, Macaroni with Egg and Cheese, Macaroni with Vegetable and Cheese, Mix Macaroni.
Boiled Spaghetti, Fried Spaghetti Plain, Fried Spaghetti with Vegetable, Fried Spaghetti with Cheese, Fried Spaghetti with Vegetable and Cheese, Fried Spaghetti with Egg, Fried Spaghetti with Cheese and Egg, Mix Spaghetti , Boiled Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce, Boiled Spaghetti with Tomato and Tuna, Boiled Spaghetti with Tomato and Tuna and Cheese, Boiled Spaghetti with Tomato and Cheese.
Potato Momo Steam, Potato Momo Fried, Vegetable Momo Stem, Vegetable Momo Fried, Cheese Momo Fried, Tuna Momo Fried, Tuna Momo Steam, Chicken Momo Fried, Chicken Momo Steam.
Mushroom Cheese Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Vegetable and Egg Pizza, Mixed Pizza, Tuna and Vegetable Pizza, Tuna Cheese Pizza, Tuna Cheese Mushroom Pizza, Tomato Cheese Pizza, Chicken Pizza.
Vegetable Daal Bhaat, Rice and Curry, Fried Rice Plain, Fried Rice with Vegetable, Fried Rice with Cheese, Fried Rice with Egg, Vegetable and Cheese Fried Rice, Vegetable and Egg Fried Rice, Cheese and Egg Fried Rice, Chicken Fried Rice, Tuna Fried Rice, Mixed Fried Rice, Plain Rice.
Vegetable Spring Roll, Cheese Roll, Noodles Roll, Potato Roll, Vegetable and Cheese Roll, Vegetable and Egg Roll, Cheese and Egg Roll, Chicken Roll.
Yak Steak with Vegetable and Chips, Yak Steak with Chips, Yak Steak with Beans, Yak Steak with Rice, Yak Chilly Chips, Yak Chilly Vegetable, Yak Chilly with Vegetable and Chips.
Potato Chilly, Prawn Cracker, Fry Papad, Deep Fried Mushroom, Popcorn.
Apart from above, you can find whiskey and rum in every restaurant. The above items may slightly vary in some places. Otherwise everywhere the menu is quite same. As far as price is concerned; once you go high you will pay more.
Find the original restaurant menu below. All menus are latest from April 2018.