Freak Street (Jhhonchen Tole), Kathmandu

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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In the 1960s, swarms of hippies from all over the world congregated at Freak Street (Jhhonchen Tole), where they smoked hashish from government-run shops, seeking enlightenment and escape from political frustration. The street has changed since crackdowns in the 1970s: though the buildings remain the same, now they house shops and cafes catering mostly to backpackers. Stop for a drink, to buy souvenirs, or to reminisce with the aging bohemians and shopkeepers about the area's heyday. Add Freak Street (Jhhonchen Tole) and other attractions to your Kathmandu trip itinerary using our Kathmandu itinerary maker.
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  • I first stayed in Freakstreet years ago and have come back many times since. It ;lacks all the facilities of Thamel, but it also lacks the touts and the tourists. Its still got lots to cater to your n...  read more »
  • The souvenir shops and restaurants lined up here and attached to Durbar Sq. Its scale is way smaller than Thamel. Drop by here for a coffee or snacks when your feet need a rest. 
  • freak street is located just near by basantapur durbar square, it's a small street with refers a hippie era in kathmandu . 
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