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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  • I came here on my first night of my visit to Kathmandu and it quickly became my regular thing. Whenever i wanted to absorb the vibrant life of the i walked here and spent hours looking around and...  more »
  • Thamel is good tourist place. Many choices for restaurants and hotels in cheap price. Many spa you can find but my recommendation is zen spa which I feel very good  more »
  • Thamel is where you go if you're a tourist. Less traffic, easier to breathe, great browsing and shopping. You get pestered a lot though which can be annoying.  more »

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