Nepal is famous for its high quality hashish, but it has been illegal since 1973 and the penalties for possession are severe.
However, if you decide you do want to try the Nepali hash then here are a few points:
- In the Thamel region of Kathmandu and in Pokhara
there are many guys selling hashish. If you are a Westerner then they are
likely to mutter “hashish” as they pass you by. Speak to one of these guys,
and they will suggest going down a side street. Have your wits about you. They
are likely to offer you a big lump (10 grams and more) and the price is
flexible. If the quantity is too much (e.g. 10 grams is a lot for a week) tell
them you only want half, many will break it in half for you.
In Pokhara some of the guys renting boats at the beautiful
Phewa lake sell hashish. There is probably no better place to roll one up than in the
middle of the lake once you have rented a boat. Take care though!
- Some restaurants will tolerate you smoking
joints. They tend to be the western orientated restaurants, with a
chilled vibe, maybe a TV that they shown western TV and movies on. Try
the Once Upon A Time restaurant in Pokhara;
to the back on the right where you sit on the rug to eat. Always be
- Hashish is illegal in Nepal. Expect to pay the price if you get caught.