Man and Woman
mur wrote: "During the 49-day trek we bought food along the path from farmers. Eggs were a special treat! In 1973, there were no shops after the trailhead outside of Kathmandu until you reached Namche Bazzaar after walking about three weeks."
"Small chai shops offered chai, bisquits, and sometimes roasted barley mostly for the native travelers."
See Tsampa for the roasted barley staple of the Himalayan mountains.