Freak Street (Jhhonchen Tole), Kathmandu

(1/5 based on 120+ 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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  • It's right down from a popular cafe but Freak Street isn't anymore. It's about as tame as you can get. I remember it from the late 1960s when I was first there. The houses looked like they should be i...  more »
  • Wandered around the area and you can tell you're on Freak Street from the shops. These sell strange masks, hippie-style clothes, tattoo etc. Hippie vibes indeed!  more »
  • My husband wanted to visit Freak Street after doing some reading about Kathmandu.It is at the end of your Durbar Square visit and frankly you wouldn't even know you were there unless you were looking ...  more »