In November we went to Nepal on a trekking holiday with Lost Earth Adventures. As we all know an army marches on its stomach and Richard Goody the MD of LEA and our trek leader worked very hard to ensure that we were well fed. In a former life Rich was a chef so we all benefited from his high expectations.
Throughout the 14 days we were trekking in the Himalayas we stayed in tea houses. These are the Nepalese equivalent of Alpine huts which provide food and lodging. In Nepal the huts have developed, so usually there are private rooms and a wide choice of food.
Walking for six or so hours a day means that food takes on special importance! At the same time, the Annapurna region’s relative isolation makes getting supplies to the teahouses quite a challenge. Almost everything you see on trek has to be hauled up by animal or human power. All the food has also got to be carried up to the teahouses or grown there.