Thamel, Kathmandu

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A warren of high-rises and streets packed with eateries, shops, and accommodations, Thamel serves as a haven for backpackers and Western tourists visiting the capital. Use this bustling neighborhood as a base for venturing out into the rest of the capital, but don't leave without indulging in some shopping for locally made souvenirs. After wandering the markets and streets full of vendors, kick back with a drink or a bite to eat at one of the restaurants and bars in the area. Keep your wits about you while exploring, however, as the area does attract pickpockets and scammers. Put Thamel into our Kathmandu road trip planning tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Kathmandu.
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  • Here... Only those who like me come for the first time go.. Then if we stay there... We can only be a not gifted bear or a fan of bar shabby and noisy... It's ugly... Ultra noisy at night... Expensive... False guide... Trek Shop Quality 0 at the price of the real.. Hallucinating Pollution... Once... Not 2... We find it so much better next door... Go instead to Boudhanath...
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  • We wandered around this busy area on both evenings of our first two day stay in Kathmandu, trying two of the restaurants, two bars and of course doing some shopping. And we discovered a tiny place of ...  more »
  • For foreign tourists and trekkers, this is one stop shopping with hundreds of vendors. Lots of hotels and restaurants too.  more »
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