EBC Day 02 - Kathmandhu's Durbar Square

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TIMS Card Attempt

Durbar Square Cables

The little pizza slice was not very satiating however so I ended up going back to the same place I ate yesterday, the 'Newa Mo:mo Restaurant', since the food had been so good there. This time I ordered Chicken curry and a cup of coffee which ended up costing NPR255 (MYR9). Right after I went back to some of the shops that sold trekking gear that I had browsed around in earlier but this time ended up puchasing a pair of gaiters, a pair of trekking socks and a trekking pole and all for the modest sum of NPR1000 (MYR35)

I was also surprised by the low prices of original climbing gear being sold here. A Petzl Grigri 2 was being sold for NPR7000 (MYR243), Petzl and BD carabiners for NPR1000-1500 (MYR35-50), BD ATCs for NPR1700 (MYR60), BD ATC Guides for NPR2150 (MYR75), and BD Bod Harnesses for NPR4000 (MYR140)!  

Since I had some time to spare before dinner, I decided to go and sort out my TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card so I ended up walking to the TIMS office but to my dismay it was already closed by the time I reached there. The walk itself is not one that would appeal to everyone as one would end up walking a distance of 3km through the dustiest parts of Kathmandhu. If you do decide to head there, don't forget to keep your eye on the traffic and to bring a facemask!

The trip was not for naught however as I managed to find and purchase more medication for my kit along the way. I bought Diamox for NPR120, Immodium for NPR80, Antihistamine for NPR75, and surprisingly non-prescription general antibiotics for NPR110. It all came up to only NPR385 (MYR14)! After that I once again went back to Newa Momo but this time ordered chicken 'fry' rice and buff (buffalo) momo for dinner for a total of NPR325 (MYR12)

Map to the TAAN Office

Route from Thamel to the TIMS office (Suunto Movescount)

Route Playback


End of Day 2 Expenditure (RM)

Transportation : 0

Entrance Fees/Visa : 26

Gear : 35

Food : 25

Maps : 17

Medication : 14

Accommodation : 0



: 1381

: 146

: 201

: 32

: 17

: 14

: 44

: 1835 

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