What you eat on trail determines the success of your trek and your health and fitness over time? The better you eat, the fitter you’ll stay.
The calories you consume should be around 15% proteins, 50%-65% carbohydrates, and 20%-35% fats. Carbohydrates provide faster energy, fat more long-burning, and protein replenishes and keeps muscles healthy over time. Reducing protein too much will be devastating on a long-distance hike. […] It is a good goal to find calorie-dense foods so fewer pounds are carried for the same amount of energy. Source
Losing appetite during trekking is common. You may not find the meal of your interest in Nepal due to a lack of options on the trail, therefore, carrying your snack can be useful.
5 Top Meals for Trekking
Granola Bar/Energy Bar
A granola bar is also known as ‘Energy bar.’ Consisting of rolled oats, honey, nuts, and sometimes puffed rice, it’s baked until crisp. A light snack, it’s power-packed in energy contents.
Rice & Lentils
A stable Nepali diet, rice, and lentils are widely eaten in Nepal. A meal rich in protein and carbohydrate, it can prove pivotal during a long and strenuous trek. Many of you may find it unusual, however, we can guarantee that it will keep you strong and full during the trek.
Dehydrated food, such as; dried meat, vegetables and fruits can be a quick snack during trekking. Lighter to carry and rich in energy, dehydrated food can be a good source of a quick meal during a trek.
Chocolates or candy may come handy when you lose your appetite or to revive your taste during long treks. The altitude and weather may take away your appetite for food, therefore, carrying chocolate can prevent hunger.
Oatmeal is the best meal you can have during a trek. Daily consumption of a bowl of oatmeal is proven to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Its high-fiber content helps in digesting the food easily, as well as provide complex carbohydrates, B Vitamins, and calories for increasing endurance and strength for lengthy treks.
I live in Nepal and did my first trek 2 year back to EBC. While I read a lot on what not to consume like meat, there was little evidence on what to consume. This post is very beneficial and help to trekkers. I kinda wish this post was around before I did my last trek.
Nice article great info had fun reading it. I love oatmeal
Nice information for trekkers in Nepal, specially Himalaya Trekking. It helps to the Everest Base Camp Trekker as well.