29 July 2017,
“Dear Guests, Welcome!! This is typical Nepali dinner restaurant. Here, you are going to try the traditional Nepali food along with some of the best glances of Nepali folk dances presented live by the local artists with songs. You should order your choice of drinks, but needless the meals. That means you should go for the set Nepali dinner. Then the meals keep coming, we keep eating. It is started with appetizer and ending with desserts and tea, coffee if you like.”
As soon as I completed the above lines, music started to be playing with classical tone. The restaurant gradually got full of tourists with different nationalities and travel plans. Some were just touring around Kathmandu, others were aiming bigger than that – heading to Everest Base Camp and looking forward to reach to the top of the Kalapatthar (5623m/18443 ft). My friends Samuel and Clara were one of those, heading to Kalapatthar and attacking Cho La for Gokyo Valley!
The Everest Beer is quite popular, as brewed in Nepali. Expertise asks like what do you have in Nepal in beers, and waiters reply as if they are the selling representatives “Everest Beer” that is the one which writes “limited edition” on every bottle since more than one decade and half, but I have never found that it was limited or shortage in the market. But the fact is that this one tastes quite good! Try it out when you are in Nepal. I had banana lassi in old bottle of Horlicks! I felt very coward drinking with it. Probably they should serve on it L L
Songs one after another and the last one was Resham firiri (2), udera jauki danda ma basau, Resham firiri! People started dancing like in the photo… our friend Samuel and Clara gave a try too but they did very good on their first Nepali way!
30th July, the first flight of 06:15 to Lukla on Tara Air, rainy season. When I started from home, it was rainy little bit. But as Samuel was highly optimistic, I had no chance to be low too. At 07:55, the flight landed in Lukla. It had been 2 days, no flight at all! But what a luck it was!