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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  • Like other streets, nothing special. We walked twice - nothing impressive, like other streets in center 
  • Walked and puttered around the area. It's not the tourist center that it used to be, but it also is not derelict. Had a decent meal mid-day to mid-afternoon at a small upstairs place that I cannot rem...  more »
  • If you walk to the shopping street durbar square. Long feature where you have fun to bargain with the Nepalese
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