Accommodation Facilities in Nepal
Nepal has all kinds of accommodation facilities, whether you prefer luxury or budget-friendly. Cities have five stars and boutique hotels where you can enjoy world-class hospitality and lavish stay. Likewise, there are many resorts (luxury to affordable) around Kathmandu, Chitwan, and Bardiya to enjoy nature at its best. You can find many budget-friendly hotels and traveler hostels in Kathmandu and other major tourist cities.
You can expect USD 50 approximately per night per person for a nice tourist standard three-star hotel in Kathmandu. There are budget-friendly hotels and hostels where you can spend a night for a minimum of USD 5 to USD 10 per person. You can get all the modern amenities in the hotels in cities.
Accommodation in the Himalayas
While trekking in the Himalayas, usually there is a facility of lodge and teahouse. Some regions like Everest and Annapurna have a wide range of accommodations (budget-friendly to luxury) because of their popularity and huge numbers of travelers. Regions like Manaslu, Kanchenjunga, Helambu, Dolpo, Upper Mustang, etc offer very basic tea houses, and in some places, you may have to rely on camping.
Lodge and tea houses usually offer double beds or twin-sharing rooms. The rooms are considerably small with a bed, blanket, pillows, and a few other pieces of furniture. Depending upon the lodge/teahouse washroom can be private or shared. As the elevation increases, you will only find basic accommodation, good enough to spend the night.
*Note: As per your requirements we will book you the best possible accommodation on the trail.
Food & Beverages
You can get cuisines from all around the world in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and big cities. There are many restaurants and cafes that serve delicious food to cater to your cravings. Food that will be by your side whenever you miss home.
However, as you are in Nepal, you have to taste Nepali dishes. Nepal is home to people from numerous communities, and because of that, this country is also home to varieties of delicious food. You can also go on food tours, where you will be introduced to Nepali gourmet species and delicacies. Moreover, if you want you can also join short cooking classes and learn the basics of famous dishes like momo, curries, etc.
Don't miss out on these Nepali dishes
Dal Bhat Tarkaari is the staple day-to-day food consumed by the majority of locals. It comes with rice, lentil soup, veggies, and pickles, and you can choose to add other side dishes and meat curry. It is very delicious, affordable, and filling.
Now, let's talk about some special Nepali dishes- gundrook-dheedo, a sugar-free dish made from maize, wheat, and dried green vegetables. It has high nutrient levels and is surprisingly very satisfying to taste buds.
Sag- varieties of green leaves are also part of daily meals. Chatamari, the Nepali pizza. It is a must-try, made with rice flour flatbread and cooked with several toppings like veggies, egg, meat, etc. Choyla, a very loved Newari dish. Choyla is spicy meat that usually goes great with liquor. Gundruk dried fermented green vegetable leaves cooked like a soup.
Similarly, there are other dishes like momo, kwaito, samay baji, sekuwa, sukuti, Sel roti, aloo tama, juju dhau, etc you have to try before leaving Nepal.
- Dal - Dal is a lentil soup eaten with rice. The most popular lentils used as dal in Nepal are black (Mash), red (Mushuro), and yellow(Mugi).
- Bhat - It is steamed rice.
- Tarkari - Any vegetable or group of vegetables in curries, usually broth, can be made in several ways.
- Gundrook-Dheedo - Equally popular among Nepali and foreign tourists, Gundrook-Dheedo is a sugar-free dish made of wheat, maize, and dried green vegetable. The food is high in nutrition level and satisfies the taste buds.
- Sag - Green vegetables- spinach, mustard greens, or broad-leaved mustard. A standard accompaniment to plain rice for lunch or dinner
- Masu -Meat with spices (curry) and gravy, usually served with rice. The majority of Nepalese eat chicken and mutton. Some eat buffalo and pork. Almost no one eats cows. The killing of a cow is illegal in Nepal.
- Katamari - Newari food resembles Pizza or Dosa (south Indian), made with rice flour flatbread cooked with toppings such as minced meat with or without some vegetable, egg, sugar, or no toppings.
- Choyla - Newari grilled/roasted spicy meat usually eaten as an appetizer with liquor
- Gundruk - A dried and fermented green vegetable leaf, made into soup, gives a slightly sour, slightly tangy.
- Kwati - Newari soup with many beans, a festival specialty
- Momo - Dumplings filled with minced meat usually buff in Nepal, served steamed or fried, a famous appetizer, afternoon snack, or evening meal.
- Samay Baji - Newari has beaten rice with roasted meat, smoked fish, boiled-then-fried egg, black soybeans, and diced ginger, usually a ritual food.
- Sekuwa - Grilled meat, usually made from mutton, duck, chicken, buff, or wild boar.
- Sel - Doughnut, shaped dessert/snack made from rice flour
- Sukuti - spicy dried meat roasted over a charcoal fire.
- Aloo Tama - Potato soup made with bamboo shoots
- Achar -a sour, spice, or sweet pickle, can also be made in various ways. Most popular pickles are prepared from ground tomatoes, sliced radish, ground coriander, and boiled or diced potatoes.
- Raksi - Raksi is a traditional wine made from millet or rice. It is strong on the nose and sends a burning sensation straight down your throat that resolves itself into a surprisingly smooth, velvety sensation. This homebrew is mostly prepared during festivals. It is one of the most world's delicious drinks.
- Tongba - Tongba is a millet-based alcoholic beverage found in the eastern mountainous region of Nepal and popular among the Limbus.
- Chhyang -- the milky white beer/liquor made from fermented rice
Nepal has its famous local traditional drinks called Tongba and Chhyang. Tongba is a homemade wine produced from fermented millet seeds. The drink is served in a wooden or plastic mug filled with hot water and drunk with a bamboo straw. The more hot water you will add to the drink, the tastier it will get. Chhyang is a milky white liquor made from fermented rice.