Teahouse Trekking in Nepal
What are Teahouses?
Teahouses are mountain lodges that are located along many of the trekking routes in Nepal that provide meals and lodging. They are similar to mountain huts in the Alps except in Nepal you primarily get private rooms and a wide choice of food.
Teahouses are usually owned and lived in by a traditional family and you will be staying in rooms adjoining their home just like bed and breakfast accommodation in the UK.
Teahouses have a variety of western and local (Nepali, Tibetan and Chinese) cuisine. The more remote and less travelled the route is, then usually the more rustic the lodging and simple the food is.
On the more popular routes you can find a wide variety of food and drink, like apple pies, homemade pizzas and fresh coffee. We all eat together in the dining room of the teahouse that normally has a wood fire. Each person orders what he or she wants from the menu so you are not forced to eat food you don’t like and are not limited. Each person pays separately unless you are on an all-inclusive package with us.
Beer, chocolate and other drinks and snacks are available to buy, even Pringles and Mars Bars. We recommend trying some of the home made alcoholic drinks that the locals brew as well as some of the exciting traditional foods.
Electricity is available to charge your cameras and other electronic devices for a small fee at most teahouses. Showers are also available at most places and are usually hot but they can’t always be guaranteed due to unreliability with their power sources. Our guides are good at finding the better teahouses and know where the most reliable showers, thicker mattresses and best food can be found.