Best MonthsAll year
Traveller TypesFriends, Solo, Couples
Rank9 out of 151 attractions in Kathmandu
Places to stay near Thamel
Reviews of Thamel • 11
Oct 01 - Day 1 : Explore Kathmandu. Last minute equipment-shopping in Kathmandu.
Thamel, Kathmandu : The Thamel region of Kathmandu is a bustling area with shops and eateries of various kinds. You name it and they'll have it. It is a shoppers paradise and friendly for pockets of all sizes. You will find hundreds of trekking companies, trek gear outlets, restaurants, spas, massage parlors, super markets, foreign exchange outlets, road side eateries etc. This place truly comes to life after sunset. I remember dining with my fellow trekkers in one of the open-air candle lit Italian restaurants with live music in the middle of a bustling market place. Post dinner, I had been on a last minute shopping spree, purchasing a pair of water proof gloves, walking stick, water purifying tablets, EBC trek map and everyone in our team bought a 'Everest Base Camp' printed T-shirt for wearing it at EBC.
“I celebrate life with a different colour each day. That way, each day is different.” ― Anthony T. HincksGive freedom to colours and then you shall meet the rainbow everywhere!
A haven for tourists visiting the city – Thamel contains numerous cafes, street shops, graffitis in knocks and corners. I was delighted to find a whole lot of rainbow-coloured items here – from bags to gloves to socks to jackets to scarves and what not!
Great place to put up in Kathmandu, specially because of that touristy 'aura', and all the facilities to go with it ! Lot of options to put up, eat and to party. With a catchy night life, it certainly looks like the 'party' place within Kathmandu; Very alive !
The day of canyoning*. *http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canyoning We got dressed in canyoning suit. Without any briefing Pola ( Our Guide) and us started our trek up. After few minutes of trekking, we reached to the place where the canyoning is done. After briefing by Pola we started. In this a rope is put around your waist and you walk down the ropes while the water keeps falling on you from the top. It was an incredible experience. http://www.thelastresort.com.np/ If you are travelling to Nepal, then as per our group your trip is incomplete without having gone to Last resort and done the adventurous activities, they have to offer. Next the only thing that we could ask for was a sleep but we started back around 5 p.m. We covered around 100 km and reached Kathmandu, Thamel. Thamel is really a traveler’s paradise. There are numerous options for hotels, restaurants, shopping, pubs, discs and dance bars. Thamel also offers you many options to do shopping. You can find some good quality North face brand pants, bags, shoes etc. here. We wanted to go to Fire club Bar & Café** but had an expensive cover charge so instead went to other local pubs. If you are on a long trip you can give your clothes for laundry here. Its 50 rupees for 2 kg and it takes a day to get your clothes back **http://fireclubnepal.com/
Busier than Bombay local trains. Thamel is a colourful and beautiful mixture of craft shops, boutique cafes, trekking gear, and rainbow prayer flags. Ason Bazaar, Durbar Square, Samakushi and Swayambhunath are a mere 10 to 30 minutes walk from Thamel. The place has clean narrow streets full of mushrooming lodges, hotels for budget travellers. There are about hundred hotels located in Thamel. t. Every couple of paces, you'll find somewhere renowned for its delicious dishes and cosy ambience. At night, Thamel is a twinkling mass of coloured lights, paper lanterns and neon restaurant signs.
best place to stay and eat variety of food
Thamel is the most happening area in Kathmandu, buzzling with activity, colour, music and food. - If you go Nepal, you dont go Thamel, you go Nepal again please You can easily spend 3-4 hours just walking around Thamel and exploring the hand made bags, embroidered T shirts, Gorkha Khukuris, masks, singing bowls etc. Evening it turns into a pub paradise with live music and party people all over the place.
Thamel .. a tourist haven in kathmandu.. with a concentration of narrow streets, its a mecca for shoppers
Thamel is tourist Hub in Kathmandu. Most of the hotels located in this area gives multiple of choices for travelers to choose accommodation as per their own budget.