WORLD’S HIGHEST RESTAURANT TO UNVEIL ON MOUNT EVEREST

Plus four other things to do at Everest Base Camp before you hike up.

WORLD’S HIGHEST RESTAURANT TO UNVEIL ON MOUNT EVEREST

Serious hikers, rejoice! Besides the promising top view of the Himalayan region, you can now have a gastronomic reason to hike up Mount Everest. That’s right; a pop-up restaurant is set to open at the base of the world’s tallest mountain. And we’re not talking your ordinary mac ‘n’ cheese; think fine dining pleasure in the form of a seven-course meal.

Measuring approximately 8,848-meter tall, Mount Everest is typically the last place in which you would think about, let alone digest, luxurious food. But a group of chefs behind the restaurant’s unveiling would beg to differ. Chief among them is Indian chef Sanjay Thakur who, in an interview with media outlet Fine Dining Lovers, contends, “The biggest challenge, of course, will be the altitude, which will affect everything. Flavor [perception] will be decreased, so we will be designing a menu of extraordinary dishes accordingly, where spices will have the upper hand.”

Titled ‘Triyagyoni’, the project would start small, as the four chefs are planning to take only ten guests on a weeklong journey to Everest Base Camp (which sits at 11,600 feet above sea level). Nepal’s Lukla is the hike-wine-and-dine adventure begins. With this project, Thakur — who has shown his culinary prowess in prestigious cooking competitions such as the Bocuse d’Or and S.Pellegrino Young Chef — is hoping to raise awareness towards issues pertaining to sustainability. “The restaurant will be created within a tent due to high wind risk during this season,” he said to Architectural Digest.

Priced at USD 5,600, participation in Triyagyoni does not come cheap. But the high fee is worth it, considering that it covers your flights, accommodations, and meals. Find yourself enticed by the adventurous prospect? Below are five things to do once you’ve reached Everest Base Camp.