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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  • Hundreds of stalls and food nooks to satisfy the tourist. Prices not too cheap as elsewere, but bargaining is well accepted.  more »
  • Must stay here if you are trekker - lots of shops, restaurants and bars... enough said. Can be dusty and muddy (when rain).  more »
  • Thamel is the heartland of main tourist center of Nepal. This small town is very busy with the tourist from all over the world.  more »

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