Glorious Green, Poon Hill Trek, Nepal

These beautiful, distinctive plants are growing in glowing abundance up in the mountains of the Poon Hill Trek. They were most plentiful in the more residential parts along the way, so it’s a small wonder all that intense labour in the fields every day ever actually gets done!

The Nepalese guide prepared me a whole bowl-full, de-seeding it out in the open at one of our pit-stop cafe’s and letting it dry out in the sun on a chair. I nervously hid it in a sock in my back-pack. Perhaps not the best hiding place but my socks had never smelt so good.

That evening I was stoned under the stars. Such an intensely beautiful sky – I spent a dreamily lengthy session attempting to photograph it. Unsuccessfully. Of course. Not that it mattered one bit 🙂

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14 thoughts on “Glorious Green, Poon Hill Trek, Nepal

  1. It is a strange phenomena, — western people are really obsessed with this plant.
    They has been cultivated in Japan 100 of years though, only for making a rope, and to smoke it was
    came with hippie culture — then, authority started to regulate the farm where it was growing.
    I don’t know is there any farm still growing them in Japan, as needs for rope material is no longer there.

  2. Nice :), we had loads of these growing wild on my university campus. Always a ready supply should we want.. Monkeys get equally addicted and stoned as well, but they get aggressive.

  3. Wow, great looking plants! Used to smoke (a real big lots) years ago, had to give it up for health reasons. I miss smokin’ and how relaxing it is… Glad you enjoyed!! So hypocritical that it’s illegal here yet alcohol is sold like cotton candy. Those whom never tried it have no grounds to judge others who do.

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