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Thamel, Kathmandu

(3.7/5 based on 3,400+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan to see Thamel and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kathmandu tourist route planner.
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  • Enjoyed our day in Thamel although walking the streets is dangerous. Lots of the same tourist shops and most locally made imitations or Chinese imports. Be prepared to bargain for good deals on pashmi...  more »
  • Thamel is like a heaven for trekker. Almost of the store here sell equipments for trekking. And of course it has good foods, good souvenirs and good vibes.  more »
  • Offers a lot of shopping Durbar, square not far away and restaurant are also available. It is however more expensive than normal in Kathmandu.
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