Halfway through the climb to Annapurna base camp we celebrated New Year's, which according to the Buddhist calendar is dated April 15th. The funny thing is that they are already in the year 2064. Despite the scarcity of their pantries they didn't hesitate to invite us to join them and try their elaborate holiday dishes with some meat and plenty of rice. Also some candy, a cake and a very strong liquor. Some music, dancing and a little guitar at that endearing party.