Freak Street (Jhhonchen Tole), Kathmandu

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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 usmt have been something in its hayday...but now just a block...but close to many other things so worth a look.  more »
  • the area may be rich in history but now is just another tourist trap street in another capital city and has no charm at all unless you like drinking in overpriced theme bars.  more »
  • It was a must to visit based on it's history, but its not what it use to be. Still go take a look. The hippies changed, there are not the backpackers anymore, but still has shops and restaurants, bars...  more »