EBC Day 02 - Kathmandu's Durbar Square

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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 coffee which ended up costing NPR255. 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 purchasing a pair of gaiters, a pair of trekking socks and a trekking pole and all for the modest sum of NPR1000.

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

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 three kilometres through the dustiest parts of Kathmandu. If you do decide to head there, don't forget to keep your eye on the traffic and to bring a face mask!

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 non-prescription general antibiotics for NPR110. It all came up to only NPR385! 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.

Route from Thamel to the TIMS office (Suunto Movescount)

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