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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  • If you are a tourist the best place to stay is Thamel. There are too many hotels available from luxury to budget, good area for shopping, night life and for everything that you need.  more »
  • Thamel is confusing, chaotic and dusty however I think it is the best place to stay in Kathmandu ( Dustmandu) as you have everything near to you, including lots of shops, restaurants with traditional ...  more »
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