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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Everest Base Camp Photos – The Faces After Each Day of Hiking

Monkey Temple in Nepal

Everest Base Camp Photos in NepalThe trek to Everest Base Camp is often described as an incredibly rough experience, but is universally considered to be a highlight of any stay in Nepal.  As backward as this may be, it is 100% truthful.

We cannot argue with the fact that the trek to Everest Base Camp is a strenuous one, although we did not have as many difficulties as other travelers we met along the way.  Even though we made our slow-and-steady ascent over 8-days to the camp, plus 3 more on the way down, the trek still took its toll on us.

With only one shower during the whole stay (me on day 10), the visual changes to our bodies at the end of each hiking day were on display for all other trekkers to see.

Of course, being travel writers we couldn't help but capture these each day to share what a trek to Everest Base Camp is truly like for the hiker, especially a pair of hikers who have never trekked before.

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