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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  • Nice place for hanging around for day or 2 for Trekking equipment shopping or souvenirs for friend . Nice place to be for just 2-3 days.  more »
  • totally crazy, but a must, have to again one day, at least you have the most crazy experience ever in a local market.  more »
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