In Lhonak, when the last piece of snickers was eaten and a bottle of coca cola cost me USD 9.5, I realized I couldn’t eat the paper money in Kanchenjunga.
Food is very basic in Kanchenjunga. In most places, they do not have a menu in every place.
Dal bhat and Thukpa are the most common foods. In a limited number of places, you can also get momo, macaroni and pasta. Also, they might have fresh goat meat. We bought a kilo of goat for Rs 800 and ended up paying Rs200 to the hotel to cook it for us. But we considered that an okay amount for cooking.
Why not try fresh Nyak milk? (Nyak is female a female yak). In Khambachen, it will cost you Rs 200 per cup. If that’s too strange for you, think about the chicken I bought in Amjilosa for Rs 1,500!
In Ghunsa, they have a greenhouse in each hotel so you can have fresh green vegetables from the field. If you are interested in cooking, you can also do that. We also found that in some places, other group guides and porters will cook for everyone in the hotel if you want to join in.
How do I know all this? Well, I have recently done the Kanchenjunga circuit trek. Therefore all the information above is correct as of May 2016. Expect the prices to increase by 10 to 15 percent annually.
With me on the trek were Youvine, Rubi, Jackie and Narayan. Check my Kanchenjunga circuit trek report.