Nepal Momo Recipe Straight from Nepal

Momos: fun to say, and even more fun to eat. While we've tried our share of dumpling-like foods around the world, Nepalese momos are definitely one of our favorites.

The filling can range from spiced meat to cheese to vegetables, and they can be steamed, fried, or steamed and then pan fried. The dipping sauces they're served with are equally varied- I don't think we had the same sauce twice!

These snacks were pure comfort food for us at tea houses on the trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp, so we knew we had to pay them homage when we returned home.  

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Everest Base Camp Trek Packing List – Do You Need That Gear?

For our first time trekking, we choose what is considered to be one of the most strenuous: Mount Everest Base Camp

When purchasing our gear in Kathmandu, we had no real idea what we were needing and had to rely on a number of packing lists found online (this one from our friends at The Planet D was a pretty good start). 

As we had no clue of our own abilities, we bought pretty much everything recommended for an Everest Base Camp Trek packing list just to cover us in case we needed them.

After successfully completing the trek, and managing it in relative ease, we wanted to look back at some of the more notable items in our packing list to comment on their need for those who may be in a similar position to us.  

This post will not include everything we took, but instead focuses on some of the more unique items that a trekking packing list often includes.

Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that our trek was in late-November 2013.  We cannot comment on how this packing list would work in the summer or winter months as we do not have personal experience hiking in these conditions. 

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F.A.Q. About The Trek to Everest Base Camp You Need to Know

During our research for the trek to Everest Base Camp in Nepal, we had a hard time finding answers to questions we thought were of absolute importance. 

Questions like “how do you buy used gear and sell it later?” and “what are the rooms like?” were met with very few responses that did not help us in the slightest.

So rather than putting together comprehensive guides for the trek like our friends at The Planet D and Escape Artistes did, as we highly recommend them, we're looking to the more obscure.

This F.A.Q. article has been designed to answer the questions that you may not find good answers for elsewhere (because we did not in many of our searches before the trek). 

Some of the questions included are a bit more common, too, but are important enough or asked enough that we felt we had to share our input as well.

It is also worth noting that our trek was done in the end of November when the temperatures were dropping but not incredibly cold (the coldest night was -20C, but always warm-to-hot during the day). 

Likewise, some of these questions may be seasonal, and we can only offer our input keeping this in mind.

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What is the Food on the Everest Base Camp Trek?

As we were preparing for our recent trek to Mt Everest Base Camp, I was immensely curious as to what kind of food we would be eating for 12 days.

Given that practically every resource needed in the villages along the trekking route has to be carried in on the backs of an insanely strong Nepali or on a yak, I was expecting bland and inedible mush.

While the food on Everest base camp trek was obviously no five-star dining experience, it was much more satisfying and tasty than we could have ever expected. So, what should you eat and what should you avoid in the tea houses on the Everest Base Camp trek? 

The following are our must haves and least favorites.

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