A lodge trek in Nepal can cater to your gluten-free diet.
Recent research suggests that 10% to 15% of the population suffers from some form of intolerance to gluten and its many symptoms. Switching to a gluten-free diet can initially prove frustrating but, with some creativity and the increase of the number of gluten-free foods now available, you can enjoy a healthy and balanced diet.
For those considering a trek in Nepal, questions about the food are right at the top of the list. For those requiring a gluten-free diet, a lodge trek in Nepal is a user friendly adventure travel option.
In Nepal, rice and potatoes are the staples. Dal bhat (boiled rice, lentil soup and vegetables) is Nepal’s national dish and the most widely available meal. Potatoes are also plentiful and available as fries (chips), mashed and boiled. Taking bread and noodles out of the food equation on a 2 or 3 week trek means the diet could get a little boring, but the lodges are very good at offering a variety of meals.
Breakfasts could be eggs served as you like and rice pudding is often available. Lunches and dinners can be a combination of soup, rice, lentils, vegetables, tinned meat and fish and canned or fresh fruit. You should also bring along a supply of your favorite snack bars, bagged nuts, packaged tuna and anything else you like to supplement and add variety to the local diet.