Food in the Manaslu Circuit Trek

Food in the Manaslu Circuit

Manaslu Circuit trek was a camping trek but recently it upgraded itself from camping trek to a guest house or tea house trek. In addition, if you trek in peak season, you will find good hotels/lodges with professional cooks because most of the professional cooks are hired during peak season & leave during the offseason. That is why you can expect good food in the Manaslu Circuit.

Similarly, the guest house in the Manaslu circuit is of basic standard type due to off-beaten trail. Moreover, the cost of food is cheaper at lower altitudes whereas the cost of food gets expensive at higher altitudes. Furthermore, the food on the menu will be limited as you trek higher.

Here, we have prepared the list of different types of foods found in Manaslu Circuit trail:

Food in Soti-Khola and Machha-Khola:

Soti-Khola is the first station of Manaslu circuit trek and Machha-Khola is the second station.

Machha-Khola is also known as “Fish Stream”. Similar to Soti-Khola, the food menu in Machha-Khola is also similar but with different tastes, all those veg and non-veg trekkers can enjoy all items of food at a quite different price. As we already mentioned, the higher the altitude then higher the price of foods. So, the foods and drinks found in Soti-Khola and Machha-Khola are;

  1. Hot drink: black tea, milk tea, green tea, lemon tea, hot chocolate, ginger tea, mint tea and so on.
  2. Egg: boiled egg, fried egg, veg omelet, tomato omelet, cheese omelet, garlic cheese omelet.
  3. Bread: Chapati and omelet, toast bread and butter or jam or honey, Tibetan bread, varieties of pancakes, porridge.
  4. Soup: chicken soup, mushroom soup, noodle soup, different types of vegetable soups, a chicken noodle soup.
  5. Rice: dal bhat set (national food of Nepal), varieties of fried rice, plain rice with chicken or mix or egg or vegetable curry.
  6. Momo or Dumpling: veg or non-veg momo, veg or non-veg fried momo, cheese fried momo, mix fried momo.
  7. Pasta or Spaghetti: spaghetti tomato sauce, veg spaghetti tomato sauce or cheese, tuna spaghetti tomato sauce, mushroom or mix spaghetti tomato sauce cheese.
  8. Spring Roll: vegetable spring roll, egg spring roll, potato spring roll, vegetable potato roll, vegetable cheese roll, mix cheese roll.
  9. Pasta noodle: fried noodle, egg fried noodle, vegetable egg fried noodle, tune fries noodle, mix fried noodle, vegetable cheese fried noodle.
  10. Potato dish: boiled potato, fried potato, vegetable fried potato, egg fried potato, vegetable cheese fried potato, French fried potato.

Food in Jagat and Deng:

Here at Jagat, trekkers can find shops and stores & after Jagat, Deng is the next station. Deng is a large village with farmhouses. Here in Jagat and Deng, trekkers can find similar types of foods however in Deng, foods, and drinks might be quite expensive.

The food and drinks found in Jagat are listed below;

  1. Hot drink: black coffee, masala tea, lemon tea, ginger tea, hot milk, black tea, green tea, hot water.
  2. Eggs: cheese omelet, scramble egg, vegetable omelet, tomato omelet, onion omelet, plain omelet.
  3. Pizza: cheese pizza, mushroom pizza, mix pizza, special pizza.
  4. Tibetan bread: plain Tibetan bread, Tibetan bread & honey or egg or cheese.
  5. Chapati: plain chapatti, chapatti & jam or honey or egg or cheese
  6. Pancake: plain pancake, pancake & jam or honey or egg or cheese, apple pancake, chocolate pancake
  7. Porridge: milk porridge, apple oat porridge, muesli & hot milk, porridge & honey
  8. Soup: garlic soup, tomato soup, onion soup, chicken soup, vegetable soup, noodle soup, egg noodle soup, mix soup.
  9. Spring roll: vegetable spring roll, vegetable egg spring roll, vegetable potato egg spring roll, vegetable cheese spring roll.
  10. Curry: vegetable curry, potato curry, egg curry, mix curry, mix curry & rice.
  11. Potato dish: veg egg Swiss rosti, Swiss rosti cheese, French fry cheese, egg fried potato, vegetable egg fried potato.
  12. Noodle: fried noodle, egg fried noodle, cheese fried noodle, mixed fried noodle.
  13. Macaroni: boiled macaroni, fried macaroni, egg vegetable fried macaroni, vegetable fried macaroni, cheese fry’s macaroni, mix fried macaroni.
  14. Momo/ Dumpling: vegetable steam momo, vegetable fried momo, potato fried momo, cheese steam momo, cheese fried momo.
  15. Dessert: rice pudding, chocolate pudding, apple fritters, apple pie, mars spring roll, snicker spring roll.
  16. Soft drink: coke, Fanta, sprite, red bull, can juice, tang juice, mineral water.
  17. Beer: tuborg, sanmiguel, tuborg can, sanmiguel can.
  18. Hard drink: royal stag, local raksi, gin, Ruslan vodka, signature whiskey.

Food in Namrung:

As Manaslu circuit trek lies between Nepal and Tibet, trekkers can feel an influence of Tibetan culture and civilization. They also can find more Tibetan food from Namrung;

  1. Hot drink: black tea, milk tea, Tibetan tea, ginger honey, hot chocolate, hot lemon, mint tea, ginger tea, black coffee, milk coffee, hot water
  2. Tibetan bread: Tibetan bread plain, Tibetan bread & honey or jam or peanut butter or egg or cheese
  3. Breakfast: Chapati sandwich, boiled egg & chapati, chapatti & hash brown potato
  4. Porridge: water porridge, water porridge & apple, milk porridge, milk porridge & apple, muesli & hot milk, cornflakes & hot milk, cornflakes & hot milk & apple.
  5. Paratha: potato paratha, egg paratha, cheese paratha.
  6. Soup: potato soup, garlic soup, tomato soup, onion soup, chicken soup, dal soup, vegetable soup & popcorn, noodle soup & egg or vegetable or egg or garlic.
  7. Egg: boiled or fried or plain or vegetable egg, poached omelet, garlic omelet.
  8. Pancake: plain pancake, pancake & jam or honey or peanut butter or cheese or egg, apple pancake, chocolate pancake.
  9. Thukpa & Thenduk: vegetable thukpa or thenduk, egg thukpa or thenduk, tuna thukpa or thenduk, mushroom thukpa or thenduk, mix thukpa or thenduk
  10. Curry and rice: mix curry and rice, egg curry and rice, potato curry and rice.
  11. Papad: dry papad, fried papad, masala papad
  12. Pakauda: vegetable pakauda, egg pakauda, cheese pakauda
  13. Desert: rice pudding, custard pudding, chocolate pudding, apple pie, apple fitter, pumpkin pie.
  14. Salad: green salad, Russian salad, potato salad, apple salad, carrot salad, Nepali salad
  15. Soft drink: tang juice, mineral water, red bull, coke, Fanta, sprite
  16. Pasta: pasta & tomato sauce, pasta & vegetable & egg, pasta & cheese, tune pasta, Italian pasta
  17. Spring rolls: vegetable spring roll, tuna/egg vegetable spring roll, tuna or cheese or mix spring roll
  18.  Pizza: egg or tuna or vegetable pizza, tuna vegetable egg pizza, cheese or mix or special or mushroom or chicken sausage pizza
  19. Macaroni: plain or fried macaroni, vegetable or egg macaroni, vegetable egg fried macaroni, cheese fried macaroni, vegetable egg cheese fried macaroni, tuna or mixed fried macaroni
  20. Spaghetti: plain/mushroom/tuna spaghetti, tomato sauce/cheese tomato sauce/mix spaghetti
  21. Chowmein: vegetable chowmein, egg chowmein, tuna chowmein, mix/mushroom chowmein
  22. Momo: vegetable momo, potato momo, vegetable potato momo, cheese momo, tuna momo, mixed momo.
  23. Noodle: tuna fried noodle, mix fried noodle, vegetable egg fried, cheese fried noodle.
  24. Potato dish: finger chips, cheese finger chips, mashed potato, fried potato
  25. Snacks: popcorn, chips chilly, vegetable pakauda chilly, egg pakauda chilly, dry fruits, pork fried, pork chilly, mushroom chilly, cheese pakauda chilly.
  26. Beer and hard drink: Tuborg beer, Carlsberg beer, can beer, local raksi, Manaslu coffee, khukuri rum, signature whiskey, Ruslan vodka, royal stag.

Food in Syala and Sama-Gaun:

Syala and Sama-Gaun both share the same food and drinks menu. As usual at different prices. The list of food and drink are;

  1. Hot drink: black or milk tea, black or milk coffee, mint tea, ginger tea, herbal tea, Tibetan tea, lemon ginger tea, lemon honey, Horlicks.
  2. Bread: Tibetan bread, Tibetan bread & egg or cheese egg, buckwheat egg, millet bread
  3. Chapatti: chapatti, chapatti & egg, cheese chapatti
  4. Pancake bread: pancake bread, pancake bread & egg, cheese pancake, apple pancake, chocolate pancake.
  5. Porridge: oat porridge, apple oat porridge, Champa porridge, milk & honey & porridge, apple muesli, corn flakes muesli, corn flakes milk apple.
  6. Noodle: fried noodle, vegetable fried noodle, egg fried noodle, cheese fried noodle, tune fried noodle.
  7. Lunch or dinner: plain rice, fried rice, vegetable fried rice, egg or tuna fried rice, mixed fried rice, dal bhat set.
  8. Macaroni: Plain macaroni, fried macaroni, vegetable fried macaroni, egg fried macaroni, vegetable egg fried macaroni, cheese fried macaroni, tuna macaroni.
  9. Pasta: plain pasta, pasta tomato sauce, vegetable egg pasta sauce, cheese pasta sauce, tuna pasta sauce.
  10. Spring roll: vegetable or tuna or cheese or mixed spring roll, vegetable spring roll, vegetable egg spring roll.
  11. Soup: garlic soup, nettle soup, tomato soup, chicken soup, mushroom or potato soup, vegetable soup or pumpkin soup, vegetable noodle soup, egg noodle soup, dal soup.
  12. Spaghetti: plain spaghetti, tomato sauce spaghetti, tuna spaghetti, mix spaghetti, tomato sauce cheese spaghetti.
  13. Momo/dumpling: vegetable steam momo, vegetable fried momo, potato steam momo, mixed momo, cheese momo.
  14. Pizza: plain pizza, mushroom pizza, tuna pizza, cheese pizza, special pizza.
  15. Salad: green salad, Russian salad, apple or mix or potato salad
  16. Steak: yak steak, yak sizzler, chicken steak, chicken sizzler
  17. Potato dish: boiled potato, fried potato, egg fried, vegetable egg fried potato, Swiss rosti, cheese rosti, French fry, cheese French fry.
  18. Desert: rice pudding, custard pudding, chocolate pudding, apple pie, mars roll, snickers roll, cheese roll, custard apple pie.
  19. Soft drink: coke, Fanta, sprite, can juice, mineral water, tang juice.
  20. Hard drink and beer: signature whiskey, MacDonald whiskey, Ruslan vodka, gin, royal stag, Tuborg, Carlsberg, Sanmiguel.

Food in Samdo and Dharamsala:

Samdo lies near the route of the Tibet border. Samdo’s villager has a long history of trading with Tibet that is why trekkers can enjoy Tibetan living here. Whereas, Dharamsala has a drier and baren area than Samdo. And at Dharamsala, trekkers might get signs of altitude sickness too.  So, here in Samado and Dharamsala trekkers can find similar drinks and foods with different recipes;

  1. Hot drink: lemon tea, milk tea/coffee, black tea/coffee, green tea, ginger tea, lemon ginger tea, masala tea, hot chocolate
  2. Breakfast: plain chapatti, chapatti & jam & honey, Chapati & peanut butter or egg or cheese, Sen (Dhindo & veg curry), vegetable thenthuck
  3. Bread: plain Tibetan bread, Tibetan bread & jam & honey, Tibetan bread & peanut butter, Tibetan bread & egg or cheese
  4. Porridge: oat porridge, apple oat porridge, Champa porridge, muesli & hot milk & apple, corn flakes & hot milk, porridge & honey
  5.  Soup: garlic soup, tomato soup, onion soup, chicken soup, dal soup, veg tsampa soup, vegetable soup, noodle soup
  6. Egg: boiled egg, fried egg, plain omelet, tomato omelet, onion omelet, veg omelet, cheese omelet
  7. Lunch and dinner: plain rice, fried rice, egg fried rice, vegetable egg fried rice, dal bhat set
  8. Curry: vegetable curry, potato curry, egg curry, potato curry, egg curry & rice
  9. Potato dish: boiled potato, fried potato, fried potato & vegetable, fried potato & egg/cheese, swiss rosti, French finger chips
  10. Macaroni: plain macaroni, fried macaroni, vegetable fried macaroni, fried egg macaroni, cheese fried macaroni, tuna macaroni
  11. Spaghetti: plain spaghetti, tomato sauce spaghetti, mushroom spaghetti, tuna spaghetti,
  12. Pasta: plain pasta, tomato sauce pasta, cheese pasta sauce, tuna pasta sauce
  13. Momo: vegetable steam momo, vegetable fried momo, potato steam or fried momo, cheese momo, tuna momo, tuna fried momo
  14. Spring roll: vegetable spring roll, vegetable egg spring roll, potato spring roll, potato egg spring roll, tuna spring roll, cheese spring roll, mars spring roll, snicker spring roll, bread cheese roll, cinnamon roll, bread egg roll
  15. Pizza: plain pizza, mushroom pizza, tuna pizza, tuna vegetable egg pizza, cheese pizza
  16. Desert: rice pudding, custard pudding, apple custard pudding, apple pie, apple fitters’ normal fruit can
  17. Salad: Russian egg salad, potato cheese salad, tomato salad
  18. Drink: Tuborg beer, coco-cola, tang juice cup, local raksi, red bull, mineral water

Food in Bhimthang:

On the way of Bhimthnag trekkers cross the highest pass of this trip. Trekkers can find themselves surrounded by mountains. The types of drinks and foods found here are as follow;

  1. Hot drink: Black tea/coffee, milk tea/coffee, Tibetan tea, hot lemon, hot chocolate, mint tea, ginger tea, lemon tea, masala tea
  2. Juice: sea buckthorn juice, hot water, hot milk, lemon honey
  3. Breakfast: Tibetan bread or chapatti or buckwheat bread & butter or jam or honey & egg & hash brown potato & two cups of tea or coffee (Tibetan breakfast set), muesli with hot milk or oat porridge & egg & two cups of tea or coffee (trekkers breakfast set)
  4. Bread: plain chapatti, chapatti & jam, chapatti & honey or peanut butter, Tibetan bread, Tibetan bread & jam or honey or cheese, plain pancake, pancake & jam or honey, apple pancake, chocolate pancake, buckwheat bread
  5. Macaroni: plain macaroni, fried macaroni, vegetable egg fried macaroni, tuna fried macaroni, cheese fried macaroni
  6. Porridge: oat porridge, oat porridge & apple, Champa porridge, corn flakes & hot milk, corn flakes & apple, muesli & hot milk, muesli & hot milk & apple
  7. Egg: boiled egg, fried egg, plain omelet, onion omelet, garlic omelet, scrambled egg, cheese omelet, potato omelet
  8. Soup; tomato soup, vegetable soup, mushroom soup, chicken soup, potato soup, noodle soup, local soup, vegetable noodle soup
  9. Potato; boiled potato, fried potato, mashed potato, French chips, swiss rosti, swiss rosti, swiss rosti egg
  10. Rice; plain rice, fried rice, egg fried rice, cheese fried rice, vegetable tuna fried rice, dal bhat rice, plain rice & tuna curry, plain rice & egg curry
  11. Momo; vegetable steam momo, vegetable fried momo, potato steam momo, potato fried momo, tuna steam momo, cheese steam momo, cheese fried momo, yak momo, apple steam momo
  12. Spaghetti: spaghetti tomato sauce, egg fried spaghetti, vegetable egg fried, egg spaghetti & cheese, tuna spaghetti & tomato sauce & cheese
  13. Spring roll: vegetable spring roll, potato spring roll, potato sprig roll, egg spring roll, tuna potato spring roll, vegetable cheese spring roll
  14. Pizza: plain pizza, vegetable pizza, egg pizza, vegetable egg pizza, tuna pizza
  15. Dessert: apple pie, apple fritters, rice pudding, chocolate pudding, mars spring roll, apple fried momo, snickers spring roll, normal fruit can
  16. Soft drink: coca-cola, Fanta, sprite, red bull, can juice, mineral water
  17. Hard drink; beer, can beer, khukuri rum, signature whiskey, local raksi, local chyang, bhimthan coffee

Food in Dharapani:

Dharapani is the last station of the Manaslu circuit trek. Here, trekkers can get more food options with a different taste as usual. List of foods and drinks are listed below;

  1. Hot drink; black tea or coffee, milk tea or coffee, lemon tea, mint tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, ginger lemon, masala tea, hot chocolate, hot water, hot milk
  2. Rice: dal bhat set, plain rice, fried rice, fried rice & vegetables, fried rice & egg, mixed fried rice, plain rice & egg curry, plain rice & egg curry, plain rice & mixed curry
  3. Momo: vegetable steam or fried momo, potato steam or fried momo, vegetable potato momo. Tune fried momo, cheese fried momo mixed fried momo
  4. Porridge: oat porridge, oat porridge & apple, Champa porridge, muesli & hot milk, muesli & hot milk & apple
  5. Chicken: chicken roast & chips, fried chicken & chips, chicken chilly & chips
  6. Bread: plain chapatti, chapatti & jam, Tibetan bread, Tibetan bead & honey, Tibetan bread & cheese, plain pancake, pancake & honey, apple pancake, cornbread, buckwheat bread
  7. Potato dish: boiled potato, fried potato, vegetable fried potato, egg fried potato mashed potato, cheese fried potato
  8. Potato noodles: fried noodle, vegetable fried noodle, egg fried noodle, vegetable egg fried noodle, mix fried noodle
  9. Pasta macaroni: plain macaroni, fried macaroni, vegetable fried macaroni, tuna fried macaroni, egg fried macaroni
  10. Pasta spaghetti: spaghetti tomato sauce cheese, vegetable spaghetti & tomato sauce & cheese, Tuna Spaghetti & tomato sauce cheese, mushroom spaghetti tomato sauce cheese, mixed spaghetti tomato sauce & cheese
  11. Spring roll: vegetable spring roll, egg spring roll, potato spring roll, vegetable potato spring roll, vegetable potato spring roll, tuna potato spring roll, mixed cheese spring roll
  12. Pizza: plain pizza, vegetable pizza, egg pizza, vegetable egg pizza, mushroom pizza, tuna pizza, mixed pizza
  13. Pokoda: vegetable pokada, potato pakoda, egg pakoda, vegetable egg pakaoda, onion pakoda
  14. Beer: Gorkha beer, Tuborg beer, san Miguel beer, Everest beer
  15. Desert: rice pudding, custard pudding, chocolate pudding, apple fitters, mars or snickers roll
  16. Soft drinks: coco-cola, Fanta, sprite, red bull can juice, mineral water, box juice
  17. Hard drinks: bagpiper whiskey, McDowell’s whiskey, khukuri rum, Manag coffee, local raksi or chayang, vodka, signature whiskey

All the prices of foods and drinks are paid in Nepalese rupees. Also, the price of the food and drinks both increases within ten or fifteen days. Whereas, the price differs according to the trekking season also.

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