Freak Street (Jhhonchen Tole), Kathmandu

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In the 1960s, swarms of hippies from all over the world congregated at Freak Street (Jhhonchen Tole), where they smoked hashish from government-run shops, seeking enlightenment and escape from political frustration. The street has changed since crackdowns in the 1970s: though the buildings remain the same, now they house shops and cafes catering mostly to backpackers. Stop for a drink, to buy souvenirs, or to reminisce with the aging bohemians and shopkeepers about the area's heyday. For Freak Street (Jhhonchen Tole) and beyond, use our Kathmandu trip planner to get the most from your Kathmandu vacation.
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  • I’m not actually sure what we were supposed to be seeing. It sort of looked like any other street in the area and it ran parallel to Kathmandu Durbar Square. We were there during the day, perhaps more...  more »
  • If you are in the area maybe it is worth a ride, but now the road where all the freaks are not the same and not worth seeing. Only thing that could take you òì is that it is located very close to the House of Kumari and a square where you can find all the souvenirs you want. For the rest there is really little of this famous street.
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