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. For Freak Street (Jhhonchen Tole) and beyond, use our Kathmandu trip planner to get the most from your Kathmandu vacation.
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  • Here is the alternative to this if you don't want the hustle and bustle of Thamel. I had a friend's solicitation implied that Germany was going to go to the place you've been looking for accommodation (Kathmandu Durbar square is close to). It was pretty packed with guest houses and restaurants. I did leave the familiar Thamel Thamel dislike those who are featured!
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  • Kind of like the talking street name street where supposedly took place organized by the Hippie movement, but now ordinary money Street in Kathmandu set. Something Special here. Expectations are not justified, so just walking walk.
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  • By the time I had reached the end of the street, I could not recall one shop/thing of interest. No traffic allowed in part of it.  more »

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