Zhilam Restaurant


Hostel Food

Zhilam Hostel offers a variety of Western breakfast, dinner and drink options.


Breakfast is served all day with options such as crepes, granola with yogurt, oatmeal porridge, and eggs and toast with options such as omelette, scrambled, sunny side up, over easy, soft boiled or hardboiled. Toast is served with butter, peanut butter, and two different jam side options. Of course, we cannot forget the most important part of breakfast, yak milk! Nevertheless, I know that many of you are not thinking along the same lines, instead you are thinking about your liquid gold – coffee! Coffee is served throughout the day no matter the temperature.


Dinner by far offers the most delicious options on the menu. Our Yak Burger is widely popular with guests, along with our various pizza options – Vegetarian, Hawaiian, Sausage, Double Cheese, Yak Meat and Supreme. You also have the option of ordering Vegetarian, Meat or Yak Spaghetti. Tuna Fish Sandwich, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Egg Sandwich, Moroccan Lentil Soup, Chilli Con Carne and French Fries are among the other menu options available to our guests.

Tibetan Food

For a taste of Tibetan food, we offer Potato and Yak Meat Momos, Butter Tea, Tsampa, Yak Yogurt, and Drolma. These are traditional dishes and drinks staple to local Tibetan diets.


Zhilam offers a variety of hot and cold drink, both non-alcoholic and alcoholic. To warm up your body after a hike, we offer coffee, hot apple cider, hot chocolate and a variety of tea options. Our cold drinks options include Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale and Bottle Water, just to name a few. We also make refreshing  Fruit and Cardamom Lassi’s. For something refreshing, but light, we mix different flavoured Italian Soda – Cranberry, Lemon, Sour Plum, Mango and Grapefruit.


For those with a sweet tooth, we offer two cake options: Chocolate Cake and Carrot Cake. It’s difficult to determine which is more delicious, especially if you have a biased opinion about one taste over the other. However, why not buy a piece of each and judge for yourself?

Carrot Cake

Chocolate Cake

Written by Lavinia

In 2016 Lavinia Tanasa came and volunteered with us during the summer.  She helped us with teaching our staff English, writing blog posts and editing an English training manual. We deeply appreciate her service.


Our restaurant (photos) is primarily operated for our overnight guests, but we welcome all between the hours of 8am–10:30am and 3:pm–9pm.  The following is a typical menu offered:





Cold Drinks

Cold Drinks–Alcohol

Hot Drinks

Hot Drinks



Pizza and Pasta

Cold Drinks

Cold Drinks


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