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Kathmandu - Nepal




I'm just back from a 12 days work trip to Nepal, and what a trip is was. Nearly as stoney as our smoke outs in Mokum.

When I got through all the customs formalities at the airport and paid my visa (30 dollars), I was surrounded by the crowds of young men trying to sell me a hotel room or a taxi ride to town. When you arrive to Kathmandu and are in the same wobbly situation as I was, tired and dazed after the nearly 24 hour flight (Oslo-Munich-Doha-Kathmandu), surrounded by all the hotel representatives, the best advice is probably to insist on a taxi ride to Kathmandu Guest House where I stayed. After checking inn at the Guest House in the Thamel area, the new freak street and tourist area of Kathmandu, I went out in search of some smoke able.

You will soon be approached by shabby characters that in a hushed and low voice will offer you: "'Hash? Marijuana? Opium?" I went for the hashish. Marijuana and hashish used to be legal in Nepal till the late 70s - that is why it was heaven for hippies in the 60s and 70s. Nowadays cultivating, selling, dealing and possessing is illegal but usually nobody cares unless you're unlucky and get busted by some corrupted cops who will fine you or otherwise make the trip a mess for you.

Me and my supplier went into a small Tibetan cafe in a sideway alley and started to negotiate. He showed me a huge hunk of Temple Balls hash, and told me it where from the slopes of the Himalaya in the western part of Nepal. I don't know - but it was probably like a 20 gram ball. It looked clean and free of contaminants. I agreed to pay him 35 dollar. I must say, the HIGH is just that! Uplifting and energizing, a very cerebral high indeed, almost trippy. I was really surprised. Probably since I hadn't smoked hash for the last 5 months after I got in trouble with the Norwegian cops when buying some delights in Oslo.

After some passionate joy with preparing and filling my little wooden pipe with heavenly Nepali Temple Ball, I just sat there in my room listening to music from my cell phone and glazing out the window over this beautiful garden with a big grin on my face. The Temple Ball produced a strong smell and a pungent, spicy aroma and tasted rich and sweet. Just like a quality Temple ball should. Later I found out that I probably should have paid just 20 dollars for the ball I got. But what the heck. I was told that if you got out in the countryside where they grow cannabis, you could buy the same chunk for one tenth of the price in Kathmandu. Can you believe that?

Some days later I got me some Nepal Finger hash. My supplier assured me that this was even better than the temple ball. He had an enormous plate, 100 gr + or so and he almost destroyed his teeth trying to bite off a piece for me. The finger hash was good and produced both a cerebral high and body stone, much to my liking since I got a little jumpy of the temple ball. I had forgotten to clean my pipe, so I thought the finger hash had more contaminants in it, but after cleaning the pipe everything where back to normal. I also got hold of some Nepal pollen that the dealer told me is hard to get in Kathmandu. Really clean and fresh tasting hash. Greenish in colour. A little hard on your throat and almost too green for my taste. I enjoy the more pungent and spicy aroma of quality hand rubbed hash. When in Amsterdam I mostly go for Moroccan or Lebanese blond hash but always buy some temple ball when at the ww's in Haarlem.

Looking forward to see and toke with you all in April.
Nice report. Nothing like getting high and listening to some music on a cell phone huh?

LOL.

Time for an iPod?

See you in April!
Sorry, Birdman, but PH's is leaving town before you get in:(

Nice report, indeed, PH!

Can't wait to smoke up lots of hash with you again, my friend.
See you at Schiphol with a few nice cones ready to enjoy outside.
Helluva Report PurpleHaze!! Thanks for takin' the time.

Gonna have to put Katmandu on the list of "To-Do's".

Have a great trip to Amsterdam!
Man what a way to start my Mokum adventure. You're simply to nice Viking! I'll smoke whatever you have as long as it gets me stoned. Is it April yet? I need to toke.

Sorry to hear that our path shall not cross this time around Birdy, but there will be others. Maybe Vike and me can hide a huge welcome joint for you at a secret stash place when you get out of Schipol?

That's the hardest part with arriving Schipol - those 45 min or so it takes from getting through the passport control, then your luggage and the train ride to central station while dreaming of all the holy smoke right in front of your nose. Right?

Regarding the iPod. I think it's hyped. If you have some good external speakers to your cell phone it'll do the trick. I never play 30 GB of music in a row anyway. But that's just me!

My "phaze" will have a big grin in 33 days.
Yeah, Nepal is a nice place. Friendly people, spectacular scenery, quality hashish and grass and the expenses is close to nothing. But it's a hell of a ride to get there. I don't know where your based (GB or US), but it's probably far anyway. Next time around I will definitely try to get out on the countryside, smoke some mighty fine smoke and touch the Himalayas. On this trip my work would not let me travel outside Kathmandu because there where some difficulty with the maoist revolutionary and government forces. But I was told in Kathmandu that as long as you're not American, there are seldom problems for foreigners. In fact I meet some American trackers in the capital, and they just pretended being Canadians and had no probs he he.
Yeah, Nepal is a nice place. Friendly people, spectacular scenery, quality hashish and grass and the expenses is close to nothing. But it's a hell of a ride to get there. I don't know where your based (GB or US), but it's probably far anyway. Next time around I will definitely try to get out on the countryside, smoke some mighty fine smoke and touch the Himalayas. On this trip my work would not let me travel outside Kathmandu because there where some difficulty with the maoist revolutionary and government forces. But I was told in Kathmandu that as long as you're not American, there are seldom problems for foreigners. In fact I meet some American trackers in the capital, and they just pretended being Canadians and had no probs he he.

So, PH are saying then that the Temple Ball at WW in Haarlem is comparable to the Temple Ball you procured in Nepal? I wouldn't expect it to be exactly the same, but it's nice to get verification from an independent source that we have the real deal. I think much of the TB in Adam is good, but fake. What is your opinion?

mhI don't really know man because I mostly smoke blond hash when in Adam. But last time Viking and me visited ww, the temple ball where mighty fine, but if it's the real deal I really don't know. It's a long and winding road to smuggle from Nepal to Holland.

I also have had shitty so called nepali smoke in Mokum. The worst I had was nepali cream from cs blues brothers some years back. One puff and in the ashtray it went. Fcuk it tasted rubber and petrol.

Have you got some of that tasty red leb in Harleem yet?
Yeah, Nepal is a nice place. Friendly people, spectacular scenery, quality hashish and grass and the expenses is close to nothing. But it's a hell of a ride to get there. I don't know where your based (GB or US), but it's probably far anyway. Next time around I will definitely try to get out on the countryside, smoke some mighty fine smoke and touch the Himalayas. On this trip my work would not let me travel outside Kathmandu because there where some difficulty with the maoist revolutionary and government forces. But I was told in Kathmandu that as long as you're not American, there are seldom problems for foreigners. In fact I meet some American trackers in the capital, and they just pretended being Canadians and had no probs he he.

So, PH are saying then that the Temple Ball at WW in Haarlem is comparable to the Temple Ball you procured in Nepal? I wouldn't expect it to be exactly the same, but it's nice to get verification from an independent source that we have the real deal. I think much of the TB in Adam is good, but fake. What is your opinion?

mh
daaaaaaaaaammmmm!
that's one brilliant trip report!
any pics?

s:.
I swear it goes on the menu this weekend. Along with the Laughing Buddah.

Nice trip report btw. You remind me of uncle traveling Matt.

mhd
I swear it goes on the menu this weekend. Along with the Laughing Buddah.

mhd

Music to my ears.


And thanx for the report. Nice to mix it up a little.

chuck.
any pics?

s:.Sorry m8, only inside my head. Have some general pics of kathmandu and Nepal but no smoke pics unfortunately.

Peace
I don't really know man because I mostly smoke blond hash when in Adam. But last time Viking and me visited ww, the temple ball where mighty fine, but if it's the real deal I really don't know.
Yeah, PH and I really burn up the light hashes while in Holland.
I'm not a fan of dark hashes, but I certainly agree that the
Temple Ball I shared with PH at WW Sinsemilla was "mighty fine"
indeed! And for a dark to appeal to this light maroc hashhead, it
really has to be of top quality.

And boy, does TrekknHil ever love the stuff.
She sampled it at the Sativa and the Sinse (I think)
last April and from what I sampled of hers, it was
still top notch. PH, you might love the stuff, but
TrekknHil LOOOOOVES the stuff:)

So, MHD, the Temple Ball at the WW shops gets my "thumbs up", too.
PurpleHaze,

The questions that immediately popped into my mind about your trip
was the possibility of getting busted. Did you have any thoughts about this? Aren't the drug laws (and penalties) for getting caught over there quite severe?
I agree that the Temple Ball, hell I'd go as far as to say most of the dark hash I've tried in Amsterdam has been questionable.

Bluebird and Grey Area have never failed me though.

WW Temple Ball is officially on the "to-do" list for next month.
I agree that the Temple Ball, hell I'd go as far as to say most of the dark hash I've tried in Amsterdam has been questionable.

Bluebird and Grey Area have never failed me though.

WW Temple Ball is officially on the "to-do" list for next month.

i've smoked the ww temple ball extensively and while i like it very much, personally I would hope that the temple ball in nepal is better. i don't think the temple ball at WW is worthy of the mystique associated with the real deal from nepal. but then again maybe its all just mystique and the real deal in nepal is only as good as the WW. i'd have to travel to nepal to find out :(
any pics?

s:.Sorry m8, only inside my head. Have some general pics of kathmandu and Nepal but no smoke pics unfortunately.

Peace

good enuff for me...let us know if you post 'em!

s:.
Yeah, Nepal is a nice place. Friendly people, spectacular scenery, quality hashish and grass and the expenses is close to nothing. But it's a hell of a ride to get there. I don't know where your based (GB or US), but it's probably far anyway. Next time around I will definitely try to get out on the countryside, smoke some mighty fine smoke and touch the Himalayas. On this trip my work would not let me travel outside Kathmandu because there where some difficulty with the maoist revolutionary and government forces. But I was told in Kathmandu that as long as you're not American, there are seldom problems for foreigners. In fact I meet some American trackers in the capital, and they just pretended being Canadians and had no probs he he.

So, PH are saying then that the Temple Ball at WW in Haarlem is comparable to the Temple Ball you procured in Nepal? I wouldn't expect it to be exactly the same, but it's nice to get verification from an independent source that we have the real deal. I think much of the TB in Adam is good, but fake. What is your opinion?

mhI don't really know man because I mostly smoke blond hash when in Adam. But last time Viking and me visited ww, the temple ball where mighty fine, but if it's the real deal I really don't know. It's a long and winding road to smuggle from Nepal to Holland.

I also have had shitty so called nepali smoke in Mokum. The worst I had was nepali cream from cs blues brothers some years back. One puff and in the ashtray it went. Fcuk it tasted rubber and petrol.

Have you got some of that tasty red leb in Harleem yet?

Blues Brothers should be shut down. They sold me some completely uncured northern lights, and I got a headache. They kicked me out of the store while I was smoking the blunt, because they had to close. Totally amateur business.
PurpleHaze,

The questions that immediately popped into my mind about your trip
was the possibility of getting busted. Did you have any thoughts about this? Aren't the drug laws (and penalties) for getting caught over there quite severe?
Of course I thought of the possibility of getting caught by the police. That's why I always try to be on the safe side when buying. I don't know the penalty for getting caught with a small amount of hashish. But there are probably several ways to get on the wrong side of the law, none of them worth it! Smuggling drugs is the usual cause of serious trouble. According to my travel guide, you'll be looking at more or less automatic five to twenty years in prison if you get caught with COMMERCIAL quantities. That's why it would be incredible stupid to go through customs with drugs. Cannabis grows wild throughout hill Nepal, and young and old sometimes smoke it as an evening tonic. Discreet possession or hashish or cannabis INSIDE Nepal carries virtually no risk as long as you don't flash your stash around.
PurpleHaze,

The questions that immediately popped into my mind about your trip
was the possibility of getting busted. Did you have any thoughts about this? Aren't the drug laws (and penalties) for getting caught over there quite severe?
Of course I thought of the possibility of getting caught by the police. That's why I always try to be on the safe side when buying. I don't know the penalty for getting caught with a small amount of hashish. But there are probably several ways to get on the wrong side of the law, none of them worth it! Smuggling drugs is the usual cause of serious trouble. According to my travel guide, you'll be looking at more or less automatic five to twenty years in prison if you get caught with COMMERCIAL quantities. That's why it would be incredible stupid to go through customs with drugs. Cannabis grows wild throughout hill Nepal, and young and old sometimes smoke it as an evening tonic. Discreet possession or hashish or cannabis INSIDE Nepal carries virtually no risk as long as you don't flash your stash around.

Thanks for the info PH. Good story. Nepal sounds intriguing. Maybe some day. Thanks again.
daaaaaaaaaammmmm!
that's one brilliant trip report!
any pics?

s:.

I've posted some pics from Kathmandu here: http://s150.photobucket.com/albums/s109/PurpleHaze-photos/
thanks PH those are some great pics!
sweet little report, you really got my taste buds going. Ive got under a gram of WW's temple ball that i hav 4 specials occassions. Its so nice, besides some afghaani i got through "the canadians" its the first black hash ive had and its so nice. the afghaani i had was good, but this stuff rocks! Tis a bit different to the morocs and lebs i've had.

as for quality, surely any hash. Whether its produced in indica, nepal, moroco, the best quality will be kept within the country, and lesser quality will be used for export. Even rifman hash, as good as it is, im sure the growers and locals get the pick of the crop. thats life i guess.
Thank you Purple H. Sir, that was lovely.

Gracias,
MF
Thank you Purple H. Sir, that was lovely.

Gracias,
MF
Thanx Max. Damn we will just fail to see each other again in the Dam. I am leaving the day before you arrive in April. Sad since I have adapted your passion for cruising around town stoned on a bicycle.
What do you do PH that means that your work takes you to Nepal?
I work with the UN. Hssssssssh, they also have their own drug agency, unodc.
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