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#5 of 20 Places To Visit in Kathmandu
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Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
All days of the week
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
visit duration
3 to 4 hours

how to reach thamel

Getting into Thamel is easy as any taxi driver will know exactly where it is. It is about a 20 minute taxi drive from Tribhuvan International Airport and about a 15 minute drive from the city bus station. Both will cost you around NPR 400 (around $5). You can also take the local bus from the station on Tridevi Marg next to Ratna Park. Located in Kathmandu, Thamel is easily accessible. Thamel is located in a very good area and is just about 1.4 km from the centre of Kathmandu via Leknath Marg. The place is well-connected and once you reach the destination you can see many other places too. This is a must visit place for all. Do travel safely and enjoy your time in Kathmandu!

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about thamel

Thamel is a tourist heaven in Kathmandu, home to hippies from ages and is flanked with possibly every requirement for tourist from shops to restaurants to hotels. In September 2011, it was being declared a full wi-fi zone adding to the delight of tourists. It is distinguished by its narrow streets crowded with various shops and vendors. It is flanked with many restaurants and cafes serving authentic and continental cuisine at reasonable prices.

Thamel is the shopping Mecca in Nepal where you can buy most of the things you want. Some favorites are the incense sold almost everywhere, prayer flags, and Kukri swords. The most seen scene will be men selling violins that are way too over priced. Thamel also acts as the pre-base camp for mountaineers. It boasts a wide range of mountaineering gear shops, foreign money exchange booths, pubs, clubs, and nightlife along with the numerous travel agents and guest houses.

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