Trekking is a popular activity that is gaining increasing fandom all around the world. And why would it not, it has emerged as a way to shift the gaze of the world from all things capitalist and industrial to all things that are natural and are nature itself.
The 21st century has been extremely grinding for people across the world that has developed economies. The industrial revolution and capitalism has truly made its way through people’s lives and decisions and resulted in taking control of lives. People have forgotten to travel; to explore and to take risks, all of which are inherent to human nature has been limiting people and their capacities.
In such a world blessed are those who still have control over their lives and are in the better vision of nature and her might. Trekking is one such activity that brings people closer to nature and helps them re-connect with what was lost within them. And reminds them of so many of their emotions and feelings that had been not paid due attention.
Trekking in the Himalayas is an amazing way to start your journey into the world of exploration. The mighty Himalayan mountain ranges are the largest mountain range of the world. This range is hosted by 3 neighboring countries; namely, Nepal, India and Bhutan. Approximately 70% of the entire mountain range is hosted by Nepal, 20% by India and the remaining 10% by Bhutan.
Trekking in Nepal is a very popular activity as Nepal hosts about 70000+ trekking enthusiasts each year. Trekking in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal is a popular activity and one of the most famous Trekking in Kathmandu trails is the Everest base camp trekking trail. Not just mount Everest (the highest mountain in the world), but 5 of the 8 highest mountains in the world is hosted by Nepal. Some of which is open to trekking enthusiasts and their expeditions.
So, if you are into the trekking world for the first time in your lives, just know that trekking may not seem like a spiritual activity, but through your journey you will come across many moments that will turn into everlasting memories of your life.
So what should you eat while on your first-ever trekking journey?
Well know that trekking is more of a mental game than it is a physical game. If the mind is fresh and hydrated at all times, you will work wonders on your first trek. Food is considered fuel and one must fuel their bodies really well before, during and after a trekking day.
- Start with hydration and a wholesome breakfast:
Keep your body hydrated; drink enough water before starting a trek. Water keeps the mind cool and fresh to kick start the trek. Go to the washroom before starting the trek so as to lose any extra water that is bloating your body unnecessarily. In case of foods, start with breakfast, while eating 2 bananas, 2 eggs and 2 pieces of buttered toasts. This makes for a great way to start fueling yourself before the trek. Don’t over eat as this may cause disturbances and heaviness before you start the trek. Avoid consuming dairy products as they are dense and increase the heaviness of the stomach.
- Pack for the during:
Try and induce liquid diet for during the trek. One must be light while on a trek at all times (except at night before resting). Take along packaged smoothies that are fresh and good for the body. Since carrying whole fruits will be a task. Smoothies work a great way to provide nutrition while not taking up too much space and weight in your rucksack. Apart from that, carry packaged cured meats and dry cheese. These are a great way for hen you feel empty in the stomach and must definitely eat something. A piece of cured meat with a cube of chesses makes the stomach feel full along with really filling your body with good cholesterol. Also they save time as compared to sitting down for a whole course meal for lunch. Also, dry fruits like almonds, walnuts, pistachios, cashews and peanuts are a great way to snack every now and then while stopping for a short break.
- After the trek:
After the trek for the day is done, eat a wholesome meal that is both nutritious and fulfilling. Your body needs all the nutrition it can get before resting for the next day’s trek. Eating a full meal which includes, lentils, vegetables, rice, bread and some fruits in the end is a simple and a very nutritious diet to end a trek with. Avoid the consumption of alcohol, as it swells the muscles which have already gone though a lot of workout in the day.