- 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Your journey to the Everest Base Camp begins with a flight to Lukla in the morning. However, due to the unpredictable weather conditions, flights may experience delays. Depending on the time of arrival in Lukla, you will embark on one of two treks. If you arrive in the morning, you will undertake a lengthier trek of 5 hours to reach the charming village of Monjo. If you arrive in the afternoon, you will trek for 3 hours to get to Phakding village. Your overnight stay will be at a lodge.
Hiking time: 3-5 hours
Difficulty: Moderate - Challenging
Max. Altitude: 2,650 meters
Trekking is not just a fun activity, it also has a range of benefits that can improve your health and wellbeing. It helps detoxify your body and nourishes your soul. This premium wellness trek goes above and beyond by tailoring meals to include superfoods as part of the ingredients to keep you fit and healthy while assisting in acclimatization to high altitudes. Combining hiking in the pristine mountain air and healthy food makes trekking a complete culinary adventure that you won't forget.
Examples of Meals While Trekking:
BREAKFAST: Cereal, porridge, and eggs to order (usually scrambled or fried). Toast or whole wheat chapati (Indian flatbread), served with honey or good peanut butter, waffles served with goji berries or raisins, and honey are examples of a tailored breakfast on the trek. Tea or freshly ground Himalayan organic coffee. It is possible to request options such as oat milk as a non-animal-based sustainable, eco-friendly product as well. Please ask your Trip Planner for more information.
LUNCH: In many regions, the chef will provide a simple but nutritious hot meal for lunch. Meals usually consist of noodles/potatoes, curry, salad, rice and dhal, fried meat and vegetables, chapatis or bread, fruit juice, tea, or fresh Himalayan organic coffee. A packed lunch will sometimes be provided when crossing high passes or drier regions. It may consist of the following: jam sandwiches, chapatis, chicken, boiled eggs, fruit, chocolate, and cartons of juice. When we arrive at a camp there will usually be tea, biscuits and, if available, cake.
DINNER: Typically, dinner starts by grazing on popcorn or pappadums, and sometimes treats such as Danish blue cheese, olives, salami, tuna pate, and hummus. Soup and the main course followed. Meals vary from typical ‘trekking food’ to Thai curries, rendang curry with local proteins like buffalo and yak, pasta carbonara, tuna pizza with a Himalayan twist, local steaks cream, and mustard sauce. Despite the essential equipment available on the trek, it is incredible what the chefs can produce: excellent iced cakes, apple tarts, pizza, fried chips, spaghetti, pasta, and even jelly! The chefs are trained to produce a variety of menus and will usually accommodate specific requests.