Thamel
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  • Albert Leem
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Marvellous accommodation
    Hotel Thamel is marvellous accommodation , full with smile , and greetings . Rooms are clean , spacious and walk to shop galleries within walking distance . Their manager Mr Karma is very friendly and kind person . We had a warm welcome .
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 July 2023
  • adu b
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place to stay
    Stayed in thamel at trekkers home where have access of plenty of options. Trekkers home just in the centre of the thamel and enjoyed our stay here. Thamel is nice place to stay for pre trekking arrangements.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 October 2023
  • barcaranger
    Andorra la Vella, Andorra2,517 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Place to Stay
    Kathmandu has a number of different areas and I would suggest you consider carefully where you want to stay and I will tell you what a few of them have to offer For Families and business Lalitpur is a relatively upmarket area quite new and mostly has pavements for American readers , sidewalks For people interested in the spiritual side of things Boudha with the Stupa etc is a lovely location. For lovely views staying around Swayambhanath ( Monkey Temple ) gives you a chance of seeing some mountains I though like most people chose Thamel because of the buzz it has the bars , the trekking shops , the restaurants . It’s busy but it’s still safe and well worth it in my mind.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 November 2023
  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, United Kingdom1,85,732 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Trendy Place, But Beware of Tourist Traps
    Thamel is the commercial, tourist and busiest area in Kathmandu. The place is pretty popular with tourists thanks to the concentration of hotels, hostels and shops packed into narrow lanes. There was a time when Thamel was part of the lower budget end hippie trail, but the hotels now cater to a much, much wider range of budgets. I was staying here for a few days before my Everest Base Camp hike and it was a useful place to stock up on items I would need. As did other foreign hikers and mountaineers, who were very noticeable in the shops. If you are planning on hiking, but haven't yet booked with an agent, then there is no end of agencies here who can help. I’d already arranged my EBC tour online anyway, but I thought I would mention it since it’s cheaper if you were to make the arrangements here in Nepal. As Thamel is so popular with tourists, there are also international restaurants, shops selling souvenirs, woollen goods, and clothing, as well as shops selling telephones and internet SIM cards. Although I thought many of the shops had prices that were aimed at tourists i.e. overpriced.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 March 2024
  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, District of Columbia6,628 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots to See and Do Here!
    This is the area where most tourists visiting Kathmandu stay. There are many hotels to choose from, ranging in various nightly rates. Also present in this neighborhood are restaurants, shops seeling all types of goods, and of course, the Durbar Square.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 31 March 2024
  • Jon N
    3,597 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting place to visit
    We always like to vibes in Thamel when we visit Kathmandu. Lots of eateries and shops for trekking gears and clothing. Also lots of travel agents here wheee you can book your trekking, sightseeing, Bhutan, Tibet tours.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 April 2024
  • Louis Lee B
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia190 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    bustling hub for tourists and adventurers alike!
    Embrace the vibrant energy of Thamel, Kathmandu's bustling hub for tourists and adventurers alike! 🌍 From budget-friendly hostels to luxury hotels, this area has it all. Stock up on hiking essentials and immerse yourself in the rich culture and diverse offerings of international cuisine and unique souvenirs. Whether you're gearing up for a Himalayan hike or simply exploring, Thamel has something for everyone.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 April 2024
  • George S
    Miami Beach, Florida1,616 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The heart of Kathmandu
    Probably the most vibrant part of Kathmandu. Shops, eateries and more shops. Durbar Square is the main attraction there in. However, it is comprised of narrow streets and alleys and is quite difficult to navigate. There are few sidewalks and you basically walk in the street praying that you will not get hit by a car or a scooter. Not a pleasant experience. Also It is dirty, noisy and almost impossible to navigate. However , It is a must see and do on any visit to Kathmandu but I would opt to stay in a much saner area such as Lazimpat.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 April 2024
  • Harry G
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thamel since 1977
    A bit more expensive but service is excellent. Loud nightclubs can be a problem now that there are no closing hours. Kgh is my favorite for comfort and friendliness. Beautiful peaceful garden. Arabica bean is my coffee shop
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 April 2024
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Saroj S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Business
last week me and my friends went to nepal for trekking that time i just heard about thamel 、there is many street 、local shop 、club 、bar 、restaurent 、prime location the main things is restaurant is also convenient every dish we had just perfect and the choice is not missing
Written 9 July 2024
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Navigate39854916357
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Friends
We stayed in thamel for more then month. Frankly stayed at Hotel Trekkers Home in thamel just perfect place for us. Everything so around and so easy for travellers like us. Highly recommended you guys to Trekkers Home for your stay too. You will love it.
Written 7 July 2024
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macrongaredunord
Paris, France7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Always the best place for chill out in the night
When we are in Nepal we so every day there
Lovely place / lovely people wow 🙏🙏🙏
Written 31 May 2024
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Harry G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
A bit more expensive but service is excellent. Loud nightclubs can be a problem now that there are no closing hours. Kgh is my favorite for comfort and friendliness. Beautiful peaceful garden. Arabica bean is my coffee shop
Written 28 April 2024
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George S
Miami Beach, FL1,616 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Probably the most vibrant part of Kathmandu. Shops, eateries and more shops. Durbar Square is the main attraction there in. However, it is comprised of narrow streets and alleys and is quite difficult to navigate. There are few sidewalks and you basically walk in the street praying that you will not get hit by a car or a scooter. Not a pleasant experience. Also It is dirty, noisy and almost impossible to navigate. However , It is a must see and do on any visit to Kathmandu but I would opt to stay in a much saner area such as Lazimpat.
Written 25 April 2024
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TravellerPetals
New Delhi, India259 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Aha, this is the place to be when thinking about central Kathmandu. This is the place of nightlife, food, music and having a good time. The area what we covered started from Garden of Dreams, going past the Tridevi Mandir and then going across a few shops than then taking a left towards New Market. This is long road, which has the usual restaurants, and small hotels and comes into the busy part of the city daily need stores selling pulses, housewares and so forth.
The next day, we started our Thamel tour from the opposite side towards Chaya Center mall and moved inside the small by-lanes and came across the Ramada Wyndham hotel - tucked away inside a residential area and the nightlife just picked up with lots of restaurants, music and people enjoying. This side looked better than the New market area. We did catch a movie at the Chaya Center mall at the QFX Theatre - ensure you keep Nepali rupee else the counter does not accept any other cash. Else use your credit card.
We walked quiet a lot and it got dark when returning, but there is adequate street lighting and I sawy Tourist Police ensuring the safety.
Written 23 April 2024
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Max T
Vancouver, Canada10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Kathmandu is the filthiest city that I have ever seen. The streets are strewn with garbage, the river is so choked with garbage that it barely flows, and the air has enough dust and smoke in it to be essentially unbreathable. The centre of town has no sidewalks or crosswalks, it is chock full of motorbikes, cars, and tuktuks, there are scammers and beggars on every street corner, and there is scarcely a tree in sight. I would recommend avoiding Kathmandu at all costs; its physical and auditory pollution will shorten your life.
Written 22 April 2024
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Valerie W
32 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Gritty, dirty, felt safe but definitely a red light district vibe, need all senses on high alert. Very very busy and tourists targeted by child beggers and scams
Written 19 April 2024
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Al Danza
Egg Harbor City, NJ17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Most of the reviews all talk about the same thing. Touristy, overpriced items, trekking, etc. I'm going to tell you things you will NEED to know while you're in Kathmandu. 1, expect stomach issues. I've been religious about bottled water, eating cooked food, etc., and I'm still having issues. So, plan on it. Bring Pepto, Imodium, etc. And something like Preparation H, because you will wipe yourself raw. Which leads me to my next point. 2, you will likely find yourself out and about and have to use a public/restaurant restroom. They vary from ok to disgusting. Two of the ones I had to use didn't have toilet paper... only the squirt nozzle. Put a pack of the flushable moist wipes in your backpack and carry them with you. You'll thank me later. 3, while Nepalese food doesn't seem as spicy as Indian food, ask if you aren't sure, especially if spicy food isn't your thing. They can accommodate. If you just go with it as is, well, reference numbers 1 and 2 (no pun intended). 4, do not be afraid to haggle. The best technique I've found is to throw out what you want to pay, and if they say anything but ok, act a bit angry and walk out. I've even said "you're a scammer" and "you're trying to steal from me". Suddenly the price for a candle holder went from $55 to $25. I still didn't buy it because he did try to scam me. 5, expect to pay entrance fees for any historical site. Usually NPR1000 (about $7.50). Some are worth it, some are tourist money grabs. If you've seen one Durbar Square, you've seen them all. Hiking Trails through the woods aren't worth $7.50 in my opinion because they are not kept up, with trash everywhere. 6, Nepal doesn't have Uber, but InDrive worked very well here. You have to pay cash when you take the trip, so be sure to have the right change. Pretty inexpensive and the drivers didn't try to weasel more money out of me. If they do, tell them no (I yell at them "why did you accept the trip then?") , and call for another. 7, don't take any nonsense from anyone. They know we try not to be rude and don't ask questions. They also know we have money, and haggling isn't in our culture. Don't let them take advantage of you.

Have fun, bring wipes and Pepto, and enjoy Kathmandu. It was WAYYYY better than any city in India (I was in Mumbai, Jaipur, and Jodhpur before KTM)
Written 19 April 2024
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Louis Lee B
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia190 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Embrace the vibrant energy of Thamel, Kathmandu's bustling hub for tourists and adventurers alike! 🌍 From budget-friendly hostels to luxury hotels, this area has it all. Stock up on hiking essentials and immerse yourself in the rich culture and diverse offerings of international cuisine and unique souvenirs. Whether you're gearing up for a Himalayan hike or simply exploring, Thamel has something for everyone.
Written 15 April 2024
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