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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. Take a look at our Kathmandu road trip planning tool to schedule your visit to Thamel and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Nice and interesting, but busy, crowded and animated, for some night life, that sector is recommanded, otherwise many restaurants in the areas, lots of stores for trekking material, or buddhist... 
    Nice and interesting, but busy, crowded and animated, for some night life, that sector is recommanded, otherwise many restaurants in the areas, lots of stores for trekking material, or buddhist...  more »
  • We did not stay in Thamel, but stopped by for an afternoon. Interestingly, similar merchandise was carried by stores clustered next to each other making shopping for specific items very convenient... 
    We did not stay in Thamel, but stopped by for an afternoon. Interestingly, similar merchandise was carried by stores clustered next to each other making shopping for specific items very convenient...  more »
  • best place for chill hangout and stay in Kathmandu Nepal. You can find good food and drinks in Thamel. Heart of the Kathmandu City 
    best place for chill hangout and stay in Kathmandu Nepal. You can find good food and drinks in Thamel. Heart of the Kathmandu City  more »

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