Well I did not plan for Begnas before my trip started. But while in Pokhara, at Cafe Umbrella I met this guy called Giri, who is a local resident. This guy used to conduct secret Psy parties at Pokhara. He shifted recently from Goa, and aims to continue the trance party culture in Nepal for the hippies arriving from all over world. He also runs an NGO which recycles plastic materials into useful arts. He invited me to a Psy Trance get together to be held secretly in the valleys of Lekhnath, somewhere beside the Begnas Lake. I packed my bags, checked out of my Hostel and headed for the party.
And now that's how I landed up in Begnas.
What to eat : Besides all those continental cuisines you find at the cafes, if you really want to have a taste of Himalayan delicacy, then head out for the small cottages in the valleys where they serve the local food "Dal Bhaat" and "Fish curry Rice".
What to drink : Tuborg is the widely available beer in Nepal. But I would suggest the local "Gorkha Beer" in case you are wandering for something strong. It even tastes better than Tuborg.
Where to score : No wonder when you go high in mountains, you may need something else to get high on too. Just approach the boat owners. Or just try your luck with the local youngsters. They are always a good catch. Trust me, it ain't any pain in ass at all.
How to find Psy parties : Round the year, Psy Trance get together happens in or around Pokhara. But these parties remains secret and silent for well known reasons. There are few places where you can get your way to such crazy parties. Most of these festivals organizers hang around in these places. Try Umbrella Cafe, Freedom Cafe, Beyond the Wall, The Office.