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Food & Drinks

Your all-inclusive experience at Shinta Mani Mustang– A BENSLEY Collection, will take you on a culinary journey of the region and beyond. Our carefully crafted dinners at Nilgiri Restaurant will delight your palate and give you an understanding about local foods.
You will also experience meals outside the hotel from local kitchens offering the areas finest examples of the region’s cuisine as well as tailored picnics for your outdoor ‘al fresco’ meals in the most scenic locales.
After your day of activity exploring Lower Mustang, our team will prepare a sumptuous meal for you with a different concept each evening, ranging from the creative reinterpretation of momos to the exploration of ancient trade route recipes or original modern twists on dishes using traditional ingredients. Each night you’ll be treated to a delectable epicurean adventure exploring the flavors of Mustang’s rich history through the foods that are signature flavors of the region using sustainably-sourced local ingredients.
Aara bar offers a sophisticated array of cocktails, imported whiskeys and wine to delight any preference. In addition, you can sample local liquor aara from which the bar takes its name. Plush furnishings and the stunning view create the perfect ambience for you to relax In comfort while you enjoy your libations.

5 Night Dinner Rotation Program

This varied and original five night menu will be on rotation so you get to experience it all

Experience the culinary diversity and cultural richness of Mustang with our
exquisite 5-night dinner rotation at Shinta Mani Mustang. Each evening, embark on
a gastronomic journey that celebrates the region’s unique flavors, traditions, and
historical influences. From foraged delicacies sourced sustainably from the
local landscape to farm-fresh ingredients with stories to tell, our culinary team crafts
captivating dining experiences that highlight the best of Mustang’s culinary heritage.

Immerse yourself in the aromas and tastes of the Himalayas as you indulge in
themed dinners, ranging from the creative reinterpretation of Momos to the exploration
of ancient trade route recipes. With every evening’s dining adventure, we invite you to savor
the essence of Mustang through exceptional dishes prepared with passion, expertise,
and a deep appreciation for local ingredients.

Night 1 : Foraging Dinner

Embark on a culinary adventure as we showcase the bounties of Mustang’s pristine landscape with our Foraging Dinner. Immerse yourself in the flavors of the region with dishes crafted using locally foraged ingredients. Indulge in delicacies such as Wild Mushroom Risotto, showcasing an array of forest treasures, Pan-Seared River Trout with Foraged Herb Salad, where the freshest catch meets vibrant greens, and Elderflower Panna Cotta with Wild Berries, a delightful sweet treat that captures the essence of Mustang’s wilderness.

Night 2 : Mustang Farmers Dinner

Celebrate the dedication and expertise of local farmers with our Mustang Farmers Dinner. Each dish tells a story of passion and provenance, using produce sourced directly from our network of local and regional farmers. Delight in creations like Roasted Beet Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes and Goat Cheese, a vibrant symphony of earthy flavors, Pan-Roasted Mustang Lamb Chop with Rosemary Jus, a succulent tribute to the region’s culinary traditions, and Apple Crumble Tart with Cinnamon Ice Cream, a delightful dessert that pays homage to Mustang’s thriving apple orchards.

Night 3 : Trade Route Dinner

Embark on a historical and gastronomic journey with our Trade Route Dinner, inspired by the ancient trade route that winds through Mustang. Indulge in tantalizing dishes that blend the exotic flavors of India and Tibet, reflecting the cultural exchange along this vibrant path. Savor Tibetan Thukpa, a soul-warming noodle soup enriched with fragrant spices and tender meats, capturing the essence of the Himalayan region, Tandoori Nepali Chicken with Fragrant Basmati Rice, a fusion of aromatic spices and tender meat, and Cardamom-infused Kulfi with Saffron Syrup, a sweet delight that transports you to the streets of old trade towns.

Night 4 : Momos Across The Himalaya Dinner

Embark on a culinary exploration of the Himalayas with our Momos Across The Himalaya Dinner, a delightful festival of dumplings. Discover a captivating 9-course degustation menu featuring traditional Momos and Momos presented in new and innovative styles. Indulge in delectable creations like Truffle-infused Mushroom Momos with Truffle Oil Drizzle, a luxurious vegetarian delight, Himalayan Yak Momos with Spiced Tomato Achaar, a savory tribute to the region’s unique flavors, and Chocolate-filled Momos with Raspberry Coulis, a sweet twist on this beloved delicacy that will leave you craving for more.

Night 5 : Trekkers Tea House Dinner

Relish the rustic charm of the Himalayan trekking culture with our Trekkers Tea House Dinner. Experience the hearty meals enjoyed by adventurers along their journey, where flavors and nourishment come together in harmony. Delight in dishes like Sherpa Stew with Tender Yak Meat and Local Root Vegetables, a hearty and soul-warming delight, Vegetable Pulao with Fragrant Spices, a flavorful vegetarian offering, and Sweet Rice Pudding with Local Honey and Dried Fruits, a comforting dessert that captures the essence of Himalayan hospitality.

Meals Outside the Resort

As part of your all-inclusive daily experiences, we have created special culinary experiences for your daily lunches.

Each day has been thoughtfully designed to give you a wide variety of tastes and cultural experiences. You’ll experience outdoor picnics with stunning views and scenery and connect with locals in their kitchens for a truly authentic window into daily life in Mustang.
  • Alpine picnic in the wilderness
  • Thakali lunch prepared by legendary Kamala didi in Marpha village
  • Tibetan lunch prepared by local family in Bon village, Lubra
  • Freshly prepared lunch served al fresco in our mobile camp kitchen at Jhong monastery
Every thought has been put into these experiences so you can just sit back, take a bite and enjoy.

Farmers & Foraging

At Shinta Mani Mustang – A BENSLEY Collection, we are dedicated to promoting sustainable practices and preserving the cultural and culinary heritage of Mustang. Wild foraging for edible vegetables, medicinal herbs and materials for household use has been a centuries old tradition in Mustang. Sadly, in recent years, these practices have been dying out.
Through our Farmers and Foragers Program, we are supporting a network of local foragers, in an effort to preserve traditional foraging methods and revive their livelihoods. Meanwhile, our partnerships across the region with local farmers not only ensure the freshest ingredients for our kitchen, but supports the local agricultural economy.
The Shinta Mani Mustang – A BENSLEY Collection F&B Farmers and Foragers Program is a testament to our commitment to sustainability, community empowerment, and cultural preservation. We invite our guests to embark on this journey with us, savoring the flavors of Mustang and supporting the farmers and foragers who make it all possible.
Through our national network of hospitality establishments, we are connecting the local Mustang farmers with customers across the country to further support the economical growth of the region. The Le Sherpa farmers market and farm shop in Kathmandu give us a reciprocal platform to support local Mustang farmers and foragers by featuring their produce, such as apples and potatoes and also to source farm fresh ingredients for the hotel that are unavailable in Mustang. Between these and our other connected businesses, Piano Piano restaurant and the Mountain Lodges of Nepal across the Annapurna and Everest regions, we are able to support local farmers by utilising their products across multiple venues.

Plan your Journey

Your Adventure Awaits
Shinta Mani is here to provide you with an unparalleled experience in the remote and stunning landscape of Mustang. We have carefully created this incredible journey with every detail considered for an extraordinary adventure. For you.
Trust us. We know.

Plan your Journey

Your Adventure Awaits
Shinta Mani is here to provide you with an unparalleled experience in the remote and stunning landscape of Mustang. We have carefully created this incredible journey with every detail considered for an extraordinary adventure. For you.
Trust us. We know.
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