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Vertical Nepal: Cooking in Nepal

Though we spent a lot of time staying in tea houses along the way, we were still able to put our trusted recipes to work during the climb on Langju and Larkya. Below are a few of our favorites: Simply Native Foods Wild Rice Growing up with wild rice in Minnesota, this is a must for any expedition, whether it's in the Boundary Waters canoeing or climbing Denali in winter. This rice has totally replaced our expedition breakfast staple of oatmeal and muesli. We'd often mix in the wild rice in with the local's recipes such as chicken noodle soup to add some extra nutrition while on the trail. Simply Native's wild rice stays with us longer, is more nutritious and tastes better.

Image by Stevie Anna

The wild rice is fast cooking (under 10 minutes) and can also simply be left in cold water overnight as a cooking method. So if in an emergency scenario, you run out of fuel, this is a food that can be made without a stove.

Image by Lonnie Dupre

Russian Tea Combine: 1 part Tang

1 part grapefruit drink

1 part instant decaf coffee

Lipton tea with lemon

Mix together and season with cloves and cinnamon.

Energy Bars Combine: Unsweetened Coconut

Raw Honey

Sunflower Seed Butter


Peanut Butter Powder

Coconut Oil

Clarified Butter

Old Fashioned Oats

Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees


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