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Thamel

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Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Reviewed today via mobile

It is the most popular district in Kathmandu. Here you will find most of hotels, restaurants, shops for tourists. A lot of travel agencies. Very crowdy, noisy. Unfortunately you need to almost everywhere be careful as there are a lot of cars, motorbikes etc. Please...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

The roads around Thamel are all mostly narrow, even for pedestrian, so you will have to navigate yourself carefully and take notice of the traffic. That said, there are lots of shops selling all sorts of things from Ayurvedic soaps and singing bowls, to Yak...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Thamel is the most busy section of the entire city of Kathmandu. We stayed there for two days. This place is full of shops and stores of different things starting fromNepali handcrafts to Kashmiri wollen things to Tibetan store for Tibetan arts, books and crafts....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank rajdeepbasak
Reviewed yesterday

Thamel is the heart of Touristic Hub of Kathmandu. If you have not been to Thamel then you have not seen Kathmandu yet. There are many hotel to be fit for your pocket. Restaurants with multiple choice of food. Loads of souvenir shops. One could...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank bijayamatya
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Street sellers are corny and extremely persistent. Dirty, dusty, polluted and overall a bit bland with nothing much to do. The real Nepal (rural) is a different world entirely. Places that are great and an exception: black olives cafe, Himalayan java coffee and thamal doner...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ph1listine
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stayed in thamel it's great place in Kathmandu. All hotels and shops cafes are there. You can go around to see the area. Beautiful

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank thakur87
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the old portion of the city with narrow , winding streets. There are shops all over selling all kinds of items for shopaholics . Watch out for the motorbikes.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank StephenM447
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is like my second home, I can spend literally all the day walking through the streets, trying new local stores. Not only that but I love the ambient Nepali people have, greeting you and helping you. Is just a nice place where you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mikhal18
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stayed in Thamel before and after Everest base camp trek , chaotic,dirty ,full of cheap knock off walking gear interspersed with Kukri knife shops made for somewhere to get away from asap . The general pollution levels make the area pretty grim and not somewhere...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thames is for tourists ONLY. There is nothing authentic about it. Hotels, hostels, restaurants and lots of shopping. Nothing redeeming, nothing authentically Nepali. Stay someplace genuine like Patan where there are family-run guesthouses and restaurants that really care about the quality of your experience.

Date of experience: January 2019
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mousumi2019
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Response from Rogy52 | Reviewed this property |
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Aye-Iris-T
April 25, 2018|
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Response from Noelchan | Reviewed this property |
Heavy rain is easy to find in the end of May, so I think you need to bring a rain cover jacket. The temperature is hot in Kathmandu, T-shirts is OK in the city.
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Aye-Iris-T
April 25, 2018|
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Response from serku s | Reviewed this property |
Yes, its better to have rain cover jacket and off course an umbrella if you just come to visit Kathmandu but if you want to do trekking then you need rain cover jacket, warm down jacket, wind proof taujar, trekking boot... More
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