Thamel Travel Guide

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Thamel Overview

Thamel, a tourist hub of Nepal packed with thousands of colorful shops, travel agencies, restaurant and bars, hotels and lodges accomodating high profile tourists to bare feet hippies in Nepal. This narrow thamel is spread on 1000 meter square approx but one could see thousands of tourists hanging around from this point to that finding thier needs from arts to craft, garments to carpets, Gems to jewellries. Everynext door is restaurant here and every next house is lodge. Crowded tourist wandering here and there but local shopkeepers trying to bring in them for business. Watching from a balcony of restaurant on the bazaar side is something like a parade of the people from the world.

From the airport Thamel is 6km far but it takes almost half an hour to reach by cab. No public bus available up to Thamel from Airport but some bus from India boarder or intercity bus service drop you to the Thamel. From Thamel you could reach all the sight seeing places within 1 hour drive and some places like durbar square, monkey temple and core ancient Kathmandu city you better walk by. To go further trip ahead out of Kathmandu eg. rafting, trekking, paragliding etc. tons of agencies are here ready to server you.

Thamel is paradise for food and one could find any sort of cuisines here from hebrew to korean, mexican to italian or just chinese to indian all sort of foods from the world available in very best prices still in finnest dinning restaurants. Further Thamel welcome you with lots of pubs and musics from the entry point but some noisy pubs next door could ruin your goodnight sleep. Thamel is as it is lively, colorful, wonderful tourist hub.