Souvenir Pricing Guide: Pokhara, Nepal


Souvenir Shopping Pokhara is part of the ANA, Take Me ‘Round the World Trip Report.

I continue to document how much I spend on souvenirs because nothing is worse than finding out you paid too much. From the Fake Market in Shanghai, the Penis Shop in Bhutan, or the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu, TPOL knows the right price. In this episode, we are in Pokhara, Nepal buying the essentials.


Penises are not enough for TPOL (see Finding Penis (Happiness): Bhutan Day 4). I need more souvenirs. Since I bought the jumpsuit in Bhutan, I thought it would be fitting to buy the Nepalese cricket jersey. I bargained hard and ended up paying $12 for it. $10 was the goal.


The best accomplishment was purchasing two North Face coats for 3500 rupees ($46). The official store in Pokhara sold them for significantly more. I’ll leave it to you to figure out why.


Instead of buying t-shirts from the hagglers, I bought them from a store that does not bargain. At $10 each, they are more than the $7 designer replicas from the Fake Market Shanghai and well above the 25RMB max for basic tees. But they actually fit. They remind me of my defunct t-shirt business (see Souvenir Pho Shirts).


I’ve outdone it this time with souvenirs and clothes on this trip, but I have some quality merchandise.

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