British tourists chased through Nepal mountainside after haggling price of tea

British tourists chased through Nepal mountainside after haggling price of tea
Photo credit: YouTube / Stuart Wilson

Two British tourists have been chased through the Nepalese countryside by a furious villager after trying to bargain down the cost of a cup of tea.

Video has emerged showing the tea shop owner chasing Gemma Wilson and her 15-year-old son while holding planks of wood and throwing rocks.

"You donkey! You dead!" the Nepalese woman yells as she chases the pair.

"Please, I'm sorry, please," Ms Wilson begs. "Please, my son... you're scaring my son."

"Your son no problem," the livid woman responds, pointing at Ms Wilson.

It is reported the pair had stayed overnight at the tea house, and the Daily Mail reports in the morning the mother tried to haggle down the price of their tea from 150 Nepalese rupees (NZ$1.99) to 50 Nepalese rupees (NZ$0.66).

However after going viral, another side to the story emerged.

One local man says the tourists stayed overnight for free, as she "agreed to eat and buy food from them".

"The tourist was aware of the cost but in the morning she bargained to lower the cost and paid lower than the cost in the menu and left [the] tea house without paying a full amount," Rajendra Khanal says.

"This incident happened 10-12 days of far walking distance from the motor access nearly at the elevation of 5000m. Now imagine if you were that tea house lady how much would you charge for one cup of tea?

"Everything has to be shipped either by helicopter, human power mule, or Yak... The video didn't show everything."

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