Freak Street (Jhhonchen Tole), Kathmandu

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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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  • Our guide took us on this road to relive the glories of when was the gathering place of hippies. Indeed it was the place, aside from a few now teaches there is nothing showing at that time. You can also avoid it if you have to make choices in your itinerary.
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  • Hukka Bars, Tattoo Shop, Tourist handicraft shops. Located near by Basantapur durbar square which is best palace do dine out for launch or dinner with groups.  more »
  • This street all show and tell about the history of koncentrirovavshihsja here. But now there is just nothing there-Street as the street.
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