Freak Street (Jhhonchen Tole), Kathmandu
(1/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Freak Street has been somewhere that has featured in my imagination since I was a teenager and my sister followed the overland trail across Europe and Asia to India so it was such a disappointment tha...  more »
  • I wandered around for a while, but didn't really find anything exceptionally interesting about it. There are plenty of little shops, hotels and places to eat, but there was nothing that particularly d...  more »
  • The place has become a parking lot for the most. But a great place to find fun restaurants, cafes, shops and tattoo parlours. A nice place to hang out if the traffic situation is taken care of.