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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  • Since the visit, the word "geek" no longer has the same meaning. It is the street where the Europeans were going to "rest" and smoking certain plants... a paradise of relaxation. Today it is a street full of shops and cafés. Wooden masks stores are that surprised me more.
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  • There is nothing much to see here. You can see lots of small shops and restaurants and tattoo Parlour. So many small small shops to shop. Nothing much to see. 
  • A lane any now, nearby Durber square, which was once famous for draining the foreigners doing the mythical journey to Kathmandu, in fact and possible, artificial paradise quest maybe even...
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