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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  • Most typical neighborhood for tourists of Kathmandu,in the last 2 years of my last visit has decayed a lot, both in the commercial and in the increase in prices in restaurants and bars,there are places that are not related the quality of the service with the price ,prices as some European cities to eat, in a restaurant not for locals, usually costs you a dish with drink for two people 1700 rupees and reach 3000 if you order two dishes are dessert
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  • went to visit Thamel for spa and restaurant all the time it went well and everything is just right next to each other for trekkers  more »
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