Thamel

Thamel, Kathmandu: Hours, Address, Thamel Reviews: 4/5

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Biswa M
Kolkata (Calcutta), India187 contributions
Apr 2022
Without question Thamel is THE tourist hub in Kathmandu. Here one can find hotels, bars, restaurants, travel agencies, clubs, ATMs, shops selling everything from camping, hiking and mountaineering equipment to local handicrafts and winter gear. This place is bustling with life from mid morning till very late at night. Mostly Thamel is where the foreign tourists flock to, but lately local youngsters have started to visit this place in numbers - especially in the clubs and bars. LOD (Lord of the Drinks) is one such club but there are many more. There are some nice rock pubs as well. Food and drinks are not exactly cheap (by Asian standards) and a certain amount of haggling during shopping can be done. The pandemic hit this place quite hard, as it did the whole tourism industry of Nepal which is the lifeline for this Himalayan state. However everything seems to be back to normal. Hopefully it stays that way - for the Nepalese sake!
Written April 14, 2022
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colonial
County Galway, Ireland160 contributions
Mar 2020
I really like Pahsminas but the rip off artistgs who have stores in Thamel put me off. I am an expert in various countries at bargaining but new to Nepal several years ago I was ripped off and pissed off becasue the re isn't a tourist office to help you navigate the pashmina game. I did some research and found better prices the second time around but I still do not recommend thamel for tourists you can get much better prices in other cities. The rent is shown in the outrageous prices the vendors suggest which is insulting to tourists. I prefer Latin American and Central Asian and Vietnamese markets and European shoppes.
Written March 15, 2020
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Tommy G
37 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
Found the people to be very friendly most of them speaking some English which is great since I could not speak Nepali. The hotel was more than accommodating and a good value enjoyed walking the streets and visiting the shops friendly restaurants oh, just be sure to drink bottled water not from the water system.and once you did business with someone or met them they did not forget you when they saw you. This is an area of the city that you can walk-in easilyand find most things that you're looking for but it's also close to many of the temples and areas to visit. Felt very safe walking the streets.
Written January 11, 2020
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Annon S
1 contribution
Jan 2022
Unless you are going to climb Mount Everest, don't even bother going to Nepal. It's so dirty and polluted. People spit in the streets and blow their noses into their hands in the streets. the dogs are walking around with their skin hanging off and open sores from skin diseases. I have been here 3 times and every time I come I get some type of infection and end up in the hospital. Back home I NEVER get sick and I am generally very healthy.
You could go to Switzerland and see the mountains and more beautiful places and won't have to worry about pollution or health problems.
Written January 30, 2022
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Travelgal224466
75 contributions
Jan 2020
We were disappointed by the lack of selection for shopping in this area. Perhaps we didn’t venture far enough or to the best streets. The roads are very busy in this part of the city, specifically, so be very aware when walking near the streets.
Written January 7, 2020
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Dipendra B
Kathmandu, Nepal1 contribution
Feb 2022
Thamel is a perfect place for all kind of tourist. Many traditional handicraft shops, restaurant, Hotel, Hostel, night club, Bar all in one market. we enjoyed walking around Thamel.
Written March 23, 2022
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Dom
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
Nov 2019
I came here on my first night of my visit to Kathmandu and it quickly became my regular thing. Whenever i wanted to absorb the vibrant life of the i walked here and spent hours looking around and buying what ever caught my eye. you can nearly anything you will need for your visit or trek. The people were friendly and not pushy to make you feel welcome. I always felt safe walking around the streets of Kathmandu and instantly felt a deep attachment to Thamel and Kathmandu. Visited in November 2016.
Written July 5, 2020
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Amit Sharma
New Delhi, India104 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
This is one of the popular shopping area in Kathmandu and attracts most of the tourist for shopping. The market has local shops and sales complete range of product for all age including garments, shoes, jewellery, gifts wooden at reasonable price.

A must place to visit when you in Kathmandu and looking for good stuff without spending lot of money.
Written January 9, 2020
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Rahul G
Jodhpur, India213 contributions
Dec 2020
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 the restrictions are lifted and market opened.
Written December 31, 2020
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loo c
belgium257 contributions
Feb 2021
Even the Thamel has changed due to covid 19 , some of the shops I often visit when I am in Kathmandu was sadly closed and change the location . Few restaurants were on fully operation like Kathmandu Steak House , Road House, French Bakery and more . Its good that all the bar open.
Written March 9, 2021
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