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. Take a look at our Kathmandu road trip planning tool to schedule your visit to Thamel and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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$45 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour - UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Duration: 5 to 7 hours
although the place is know as the hub of tourism, at the time of covid most of the shops are closed. no point in going there. a sheer waste of time. I suggest that tourists start visiting thamel once.... more »
This is a touristic place of nepal , this crowd place small road just good for walk around , so many souvenirs shops and restaurant around . I like the place more »
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