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Almost ready to start the Trek

Today i went to the trekking permit office – you need 3 passport pictures and have to fill 2 forms out. And 35€ lighter you have a permit and a kind of trekking passport. Great!
Did find a Nivea lip balm with SFP 20! Very nice – if it is a faked one they even got the Nivea taste and smell right!!

Looks like i have to leave my New Zealand wool shirt here – too heavy for the trek. This is what i have to do for tomorrow – sort the stuff out that will wait here at the lake for me.

Other than that i guess i make a few pix of this “Lost Paradise” here tomorrow and post them. Wild wild construction and rubbish will kill what is left of this place sooner or later.

One good thing: tons of free WiFi places all over – i love it!

Now some of you did ask me how much i spend here a day. It all depends on the beer!

Hotel (Hot Shower and toilet, double bed) 3,10 €
Breakfast (Coffee, fresh juice, muesli, hash browns, 2 eggs, some green stuff and bread) 1,53 €
Lunch (say noodles with cheese, mushrooms and sauce) 1,75 €
with a big pot of tea (6 cups or more) + 0,64 € or 2 mint lassie + 0,84 €
Coffee: a chocolate croissant 0,38 € a cup of coffee (organic nepali) 0,41 €

and so on – not really expensive – now for the beer: it starts at 1,74 if you are lucky at happy hour in a restaurant. Usually more like 2-3 €. And here even in supermarkets they want 1.80 and up for a Everest. Tssss In Kathmandu you find Everest for 1,26 and up in a supermarket.
The good part of the Beer story is that it is one of the best beers you can find in Asia!!

Hope things are good on your end of the screen??

17 Comments

  1. wow! 2 BEERS COST U MORE THAN A NIGHT’S STAY @ A NICE GH!!!
    can’t you get Mongolian ‘Genghis’brew in Nepal? It’s really much much cheaper & really strong stuff so I’ve been told by ‘biker-friends’ – ‘The Genghis Riders’from Nurnberg – anyway have a terrific trek – cheers Marc_Man!!!!

  2. cheers brother…it looks everything rollin’on the gOOd wheels…keep you on the gOod path…and mint lassie it sounds gOOd, for your health and pocket…luv hugs.
    (…)
    my website still young and fresh like a virgin, but just for your knowed,soon will to breathe out.

  3. You are a lucky man. Born with strength in mind and stature. I’m thoroughly impressed. I do have plans to get there someday. The family and friends apparently know this, and they seem to be trying to slow down my financial savings for the trip. Once you taste of travel, it becomes part of the style of life. Good job, sir.

  4. Hi Guys!
    cheers for the comments!
    @ Daniela 35 €!! more than 11 nights in a good GH with hot water and toilet as well as double bed!!
    @ Clarice I shall try if i find one
    @Varya – one day i should do that – but i guess i start easy with Mongolia??
    @ Jordan – dont stop your dreams
    @ Jose :-)
    @ Yup – there are some places here where a beer is more than a good room for 2. This is new!!
    @ Conny cheers! i will!!!!

  5. ohhhhhhhhhhh yeah, thats veeeeeerrrrrrry cheap, iindeed – i thought that this is just the fee for getting into the area… :o)))) good deal!!!

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