first of all, thank you for your wonderful thread and the big amount of work it must have been to report it (especially from Nepal); i now how hard it is to use "internet" there
i had been around in Nepal some months ago as well!
It is a wonderful country - loving it so much!
Sadly my main journey was in India, but i had a short view to Nepal nonetheless.
If i got u wright, i had the same experience like you:
It is very hard to get good hash there, especially in Cities.
The best hash i got in Pokhara like you; quite funny
It was cold pressed and i got it quite expensive i think, even i discussed a long time; after all i paid 250 NepaliRupie`s for a gramm.
It is a pitty i don`t have a picture of it...
...it was quite bright, not as bright as the big amount of hash you are holding in your hands on the picture you posted, but quite bright.
I bought about 7 gramm of it; it was quite hard to buy only this small amount, they always wanna sell you a minimum of a tola (~10g).
But i only had some days left in Nepal so i didn`t need more...
As well i bought 2 gramm of weed from this guy, it was for a friend; she doesn`t smoke much and no hash, so i asked him for that small amount as well; very hard discussion again...
Like you experienced most times, the weed was full of seeds and very bad dryed with no curing of course.
At the day of my flight back to india (didn`t want to do this hardcore days-taking travelling buy local bus on my way back to india) i did`t finished the piece yet so i made it hot and pressed it to a ball.
Hell, you won`t believe it melted so nice together and formed a ball half in "holding capacity" (sorry, no native english speaker, it is hard to explain things like that with my little words) than before. And it was so hard after it, unbelievable.
This small ball was no big deal/problem to carry with me back to india.
Imho this hash was very very pure. You could`t see any unpurities; okay i didn`t had any mikroscope or something but believe me.
It was such a strong uplifting high, that it was even a little bit -too- much sometimes, not last due to the fact that i didn`t smoke so much in the previous weeks when i had been to india.
Hahahah, i just remember a situation in kathmandu related with this hash:
i was standing on the filthy rooftop of my hostel when i was so stoned from a joint i only had token three times or something...as i remembered former times when i was "young"... in that times i always dreamed about to be one day in Kathmandu and smoke a mass of the best hash in the world... now i was standing in kathmandu and only three hits were too much.... unbelievable - i finished that joint, don`t ask me how, but i got it. :-D
In India i think you get mostly only bad hash as well; EXCEPT you go up in the North of Delhi; you wrote something about that as well i think!?!
There you get to the Hamalaya`n Regions in Himachal Pradesh, more northwest there is Kashmir and Jammu; these are two mostly indian-administered regions.
I had been to Varanasi as well and like you said, there you can find only crap (as well like in delhi, agra, jaipur, kerala, goa)! Sometimes it looks like good black hash, but when you cut it half u can see so many unpurities, mostly hairs of all kinds: animals-, human-, synthetic, cotton...everythink.
When i wanted to smoke a joint, i had to "clean" more than 10 minutes each peach of hash i wanted to consume...
In most causes it was laced with "gee", this is one of the two parts that split up when you heat butter.
I only bought a small amount, it was about 3g... for 280Indian Rupie`s ~ 4,20€, again with gee i think, many hairs, but after "cleaning" (fingers were fatty, not resiniuos, like hell everytime) the smoke was not very tasty but it had a good effect.
The most bad thing of that purchase was, that i bought it in the same street like my hostel was. so i met this guy like every day during my time in Varanasi, and he was getting more and more annoying me. always asking me for buying more. and it got more and more worse; after a while i had to send him away aggressively and after that he even tried to chase me secretly...crazy guy!
The best weed i got was down in the South of India in Varkala, Kerala. One of my friends is living there. She owned a hotel and is married with a local (hahaha, that rhymes:-). And her local husband is a pothead of course *smile*
He organized me "the best ganja around" he said, and i was quite happy when he came back. Okay it was with seeds again, and badly fermented but quite strong. Less than 1g/joint was quite okay!
After a while i got a bit of funny struggle with my friend, cause her husband was smoking with me all the day and did`t got to do the work that he had to do in the hotel...very funny!
To be fair i have to say it isn`t everytime this easy as it seems when you see pictures of Nepal/India. The things Titoon did during his trip mean a lot of work and nerves. if you have a aim in nepal it is not such easy to follow and accomplish it like we are used to. normally in nepal everything works very slow. when you wanna go from pokhara to kathmandu for example, a distance of little more then 200km, it will take you at least 4 hours (with small fast car); if you are travelling by local bus, it takes much more time of course. and sometimes there is traffic-jam on the mountain-roads, that takes energy believe me....
Looking forward to go there again at the end of the year.
This time i will have some more time to concentrate more on the products from Nepal!
Keep up your wonderful work!
if you want we can stay in touch, perhaps it fits and we are back again there at the same time...!?!