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3 Things You Should Definitely Do in Nepal!

3 Things You Should Definitely Do in Nepal!

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Nepal is still quite an exotic country. If you are going to travel to Nepal, many people wonder about the food on the road: what do they feed travelers on the track in the mountains? Of course, you can find restaurants in Kathmandu for every taste and color, from Japanese to Mexican. Still, going deeper into the mountains, like Everest Base Camp, you can find only traditional Nepalese cuisine. This article will discuss 3 things to do in Nepal plus what food you can expect to try during your trip.

Conquer Everest Base Camp

Embark on a captivating 130-kilometer journey to the iconic Everest Base Camp Trek, a trek that stands as a testament to the awe-inspiring beauty of our world.

Traverse through a picturesque tapestry, weaving through charming mountain villages, dense forests, and numerous river crossings, all set against the constant backdrop of rolling hills. Your adventure reaches its pinnacle at the legendary Everest Base Camp.

Immerse your senses in the enchanting sights of ancient monasteries, charming bakeries, and vistas that will etch themselves into your memory forever.

Yet, be prepared for a challenge; this trek is not for the faint-hearted. The final two days, characterized by high altitudes and plunging temperatures, will test even the most resilient of adventurers.

Soar Above the World in Pokhara: Paragliding Bliss

Embark on an unparalleled paragliding adventure in the breathtaking haven of Pokhara and the serene embrace of Lake Phewa, promising an experience that transcends all expectations.

Poised by the tranquil lakeside, Pokhara stands proudly among the top five global destinations for commercial tandem paragliding. Its allure lies in the perfect convergence of elements: stable thermal currents, a secure take-off point, a safe landing zone, and vistas that verge on the epic.

Try Nepalese cuisine

In Kathmandu, you can meet a lot of restaurants with all kinds of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, and other cuisines. But you should try 5 dishes from Nepalese cuisine.

Dal Bhat

Dal Bhat is boiled rice with all sorts of seasonings, gravy, and additives in the form of green leaves with spicy Kari sauce and other quirks. They also give you a dry flatbread. Where it is higher, somewhere in Gorakshepa near Everest, you will most likely be served one or two variations of additives. You probably understand that nothing grows here, and people can’t lift much from below. Where it is lower, there may be five or six variants of additives in the jungle area. 

The pros of this dish is that it is long digested. The cost of Dal Bhat starts from about 300 rupees in simple eateries in Pokhara and Kathmandu. As it is higher in the mountains and remoteness from civilization, Dal Bhat cost can reach 1000 rupees somewhere in the Gorakshepa. Especially if you are not very lucky and it snowed, covering the supply trails.

Momo

Momo is a dish that is ordered and cooked quite often. It is something like dumplings. This dish is similar to dumplings in size, shape, and content. They often are filled with chicken, potatoes, beef, etc.

Momo can be spicy and very spicy, steamed or pan-fried. Prices range from a hundred rupees for a dozen Momo.

Chow Mein

Chow Mein is noodles that came from neighboring China. You can find it in probably every non-expensive eatery. Noodles are usually accompanied by various vegetables, chicken, fried egg with cheese, and herbs. Often, all this is poured with all sorts of souces like ketchup and mayonnaise, sprinkled with grated cheese, and baked in the manner of pizza. 

In fact, in some restaurants, you can find that Chow Mein is defined as pizza. The cost of Chow Mein is about 100 rupees and more.

Yak steak

In addition to their less traditional Nepalese cuisine, all lodges and restaurants in Nepal often offer dishes that are ordered mostly by visitors. These are steaks from yak meat. 

Yak, unlike local cows, is less fortunate and is not among the sacred animals, so steak from it is made wherever there is a demand. This dish is not cheap. The cheapest yak steak in Kathmandu you will find for 500 rupees. It is served with a side dish in the form of salad and some other nonsense. 

Traditionally, yak steak is served directly on a pan, which sizzles and smokes. Such a steak is awesome for an organism exhausted on the hiking/trekking route by the consumption of Dal Baht, Chow Mein, Momo, and other dishes covered with curry and garlic.

Thukpa

This is the first dish representing a noodle soup. It is quite spicy. Meat or vegetables in cities often accompany it. Well, where it is more difficult to deliver products, Thukpa is usually made vegetarian. Spices are mostly predominant in Kari. Thukpa costs from 50 rupees.

Conclusion

Nepal is a symphony of adventure, culture, and natural wonders. By embracing these 3 must-do experiences, you carve out a journey that promises fulfillment, joy, and memories that resonate long after you’ve bid farewell to this enchanting land.