Mount Everest Dining

Mount Everest dining will bring you some information about what to eat and where to eat at Mount Everest. Most tourists traveling here are fond of adventure. Since the high altitude and the harsh climate and the cold weather, the water there is hard to boil, the foods you can choose are few. 

What to Eat at Mount Everest


There are two kinds of cheeses. One is the substance from milk after being extracted butter. After boiling, it condenses into the solid form before pressing it to the various shapes. The other is done by boiling in the buttermilk before drying it and cutting it into thready or granular shapes.


Zanba is one of the traditional staple food of Tibetan herdsmen. In fact, it is the highland barley fried noodles, and is the staple food that Tibetan people must eat every day. Zanba is the flour ground from highland barley. When eating, mix the highland barley flour with yak butter tea, milk residue and sugar evenly, then knead into a ball with your hands. It is not only convenient to eat, rich in nutrition, high heat, very suitable for stopping hunger and resisting cold, but also easy to carry and storage.

Speculoos Cookies

This kind of cookie is very popular among foreigners and this cookie is imported from western countries. It provides foreigners with the convenience to have cookie they like and usually eat in their countries.


Chocolate is the best food to add energy. When tourists are hungry they can have a piece of chocolate. What’s more, the chocolate is easy to carry.

Buttered Tea(酥油茶)

It is the main drink of Tibet. In the winter, you can dispel cold. If you feel starved, you can satisfy your hunger; if you are sleepy, buttered tea can assist you in relieve from fatigue. 

Where to Eat at Mount Everest

The location and circumstance of Mount Everest are quite special. The places where dining is served are the Rongbuk Monastery, the Everest Base Camp and some restaurants on the way to Mount Everest. Visitors are advised to prepare enough food and water in advance to replenish energy at any time.

Restaurants in Tingri County

  • Linxia Muslim Hotel(定日县临夏穆斯林饭馆)
    Address: National Highway 318, Baiba Village, Tingri County, Shigatse日喀则市定日县白坝村318国道
    Tel: 18141507770
  • Chengdu Manor Restaurant(成都庄园餐厅)
    Address: Intersection of Township Road 216 and National Highway 318, Tingri County, Shigatse日喀则市定日县216乡道与318国道交叉口
    Tel: 13628923570
  • Chengyu Friendship Restaurant(成渝友谊餐厅)
    Address: Intersection of Township Road 216 and National Highway 318, Tingri County, Shigatse日喀则市定日县216乡道与318国道交叉口
    Tel: 13658922121
  • Biaoge Restaurant(彪哥饭庄)
    Address: In the Opposite of Baiba Hotel, National Highway 318, Tingri County, Shigatse日喀则市定日县318国道白坝酒店对面
    Tel: 18408920575
  • Liyuan Sichuan Restaurant(利元川妹子饭店)
    Address: National Highway 318, Baiba Village, Tingri County, Shigatse日喀则市定日县白坝村318国道
    Tel: 13889047907/18398112794


  • Everest Base Camp tent hotels provide food, usually Tibetan egg noodles and hot buttered tea. Because of the high altitude of the Everest base camp, it is difficult to boil the water, so the taste of the food will be not so good. If you are worried that you are not used to food there, bring your own snacks to appease hunger and provide calories, such as chocolate, yak jerky.
  • The food provided by Rongbuk Monastery Guesthouse is about the same as that provided in the tent area because of the altitude difference of less than 100 meters above sea level, the water is still difficult to boil, and many of the food cannot be cooked.

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