The Himalayas may be remote, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a huge variety of meals whilst trekking through the highest mountains on Earth.
So long as those meals consist of grain, vegetables, and (thankfully) cheese.
Although meat is widely available, as I’ve mentioned before, I abstain from eating animal flesh high in the mountains (unless the animal is killed in front of me). Meat is also (typically) the most expensive thing on the menu.
You can easily survive on 2,000 rupees (~$20 US) per day (if you filter your own water and don’t buy snacks) and can lower that number still if you don’t order tea. Since boiling water is always on the menu, some
cheapskates resourceful travelers bring along tea-making materials and brew their own.
Sometimes you will get burned with an adventurous purchase (other times rewarded), but the food up here is generally quite good – and again, the number of options impresses.
Just make sure that you are eating plenty of dal bhat (because you get FREE REFILLS).