5 Meals to Eat during Trekking in Nepal

What you eat on trail determines the success of your trek and your health and fitness over the 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

Loosing appetite during trekking is common. You may not find the meal of your interest in Nepal due to lack of options on trail, therefore, carrying your own snack can be useful.


5 Top Meals for Trekking

#5 Granola Bar/Energy Bar

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.

#4 Rice & Lentils

A stable Nepali diet, rice and lentils is 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.

#3 Dehydrated Food

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 quick meal during a trek.

#2 Candy/Chocolate

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.

#1 Oatmeal

Oatmeal is best meal you can have during a trek. Daily consumption of a bowl of oatmeal is proved to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Its high-fiber content helps in digesting the food easily, as well as provide complex carbohydrate, B Vitamins and calories for increasing endurance and strength for lengthy treks.

 

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