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 come to nepal you must pass a few days at thamel. People around the world are thamel. you can not walk without namaste on the street. You have many options for shopping. You can find many affor...  more »
  • This is a must go to place in Kathmandu, the place has both places to eat as well shops where you can get right from a pin to a plane. The market has countless shops located inside the many bylanes. Y...  more »
  • In an alley full of motorcycles and dust, I see people who sell things on the street and want to be born in any country for a short life. After all, many of our small cities have been like this before.
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