For "24 hour power" in Nepal, savor a heaping taste of quintessential Nepali fare...the national dish of dal-bhat tarakari -- a heaping plate of rice with lentil soup and curried vegetables. Beyond dal bhat is a lesser know but equally delicious, Nepali dish, dhirdo. Dal bhat and dhirdo are serving up 24 Hour Power daily throught the land. These dishes are eaten daily in Nepal and are popular throughout the land from the Mechi River (eastern border) to the Mahakali River (western border) and from Kechana Kalan, the lowest point in Nepal, to Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) the highest peak in the world.
Dhirdo substitues the rice in dal bhat for mash -- it's a heaping plate of puréed corn or millet mash that is also typically served with lentil soup and curried vegetables (ingredients for dal-bhat-tarkari and dhirdo are usually locally sourced and therefore farm fresh).
Trekkers and travelers to Nepal can accompany the tasty HImalayan fare of dal bhat or dhirdo with a classic Nepali beverage...chiyaa (sweet black or milk tea); fermented spirits include chyang (not distilled) and raksi (distilled) from locally grown maize, rice, millet and sometimes fruit -- indispensable beverages for entertaining guests (including you, too!)
If you would like to savor your own plate of Himalayan fare and enjoy a mug or two of spirits along with it, then please contact one of SOH's Himalayan specialists at [email protected].
Preview upcoming journeys with SOH in the nirvana of Nepal with plenty of dal dhat and dhirdo power, along the way, a daily dose of 24 Hour power: Nepal's Best Treks