Thamel is a commercial neighborhood in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. It is a haven for tourists visiting the city.

It has been the center of the in Kathmandu for over four decades, starting from the hippie tourist industry days when many artists came to Nepal and spent weeks in Thamel. It evolved as the touristic hub since the eighties. It is situated next to Narayanhiti Royal Palace. Although some consider it to be overcrowded it has been used by westerners since the 1970’s when hippies in the region discovered it. Although now it has become quite commercial. Backpackers paradise Thamel has almost all the things from the small cafe to lavish restaurants, small hostel, Guesthouse, Hotels, most popular international cuisine, shops of your choice for the gift items, handicrafts, textiles, antiques, Thangka painting, Carpets, Nepali Knife(Khukuri), to all types of jewelry.

There are many restaurants in Thamel that serve traditional and continental cuisine, although prices are significantly higher than in non-tourist areas. It also acts as the pre-base camp for mountaineers. It is home to a wide range of the Nepalese population and serves both entertainment and employment purposes.

It boasts a wide range of mountaineering gear shops, foreign money exchange booths, mobile phone shops, pubs, clubs, and nightlife along with the numerous travel agents and guesthouses. Trekkers can hire or buy all the stuff they require. One can enjoy the English live music, traditional Gandharva music ethics in Thamel. There are many bars, pubs, Ayurvedic Massage centers. Even though Thamel has been referred to as a “ghetto” by some, many low-budget travelers consider it a hotspot for tourism. Travel agencies, small grocery stores, budget hotels and restaurants also line the streets. Cars, cycles rickshaws, two-wheelers, and taxis ply these narrow streets alongside hundreds of pedestrians. The streets of Thamel are fascinating

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Plan Holidays did a fantastic job on our whole trip! We did the trip that included time in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan National Park and a 5-day trek around Annapurna. From the moment we stepped off the plane, we had guides showing us around and everything was perfectly planned for us. Maila, our trekking guide was amazing and had so much knowledge! It was a great trip!
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West Jordan, Utah

Nice trip to Nepal

Nice trip in Nepal organized by Plan Holidays Travel! Guide and Porter were great.  
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Plan Holidays did a great job on the organization of this wonderful journey! We all had a great time, it was such a pleasure to meet all the friendly and humorous people of Nepal.
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I recently booked a tour with Plan Holidays, and I had a wonderful experience. Anuja scheduled the tour, and it was comforting to have our trip covered without any concerns. Our guide Shiva took us through Kathmandu, and showed all us the highlights of the city and provided us with the cultural and historical background. We also did the Poon Hill Trek with guides Chitiz and Ashmir, who provided a peaceful hike through the Himalayas. On our last two days, we spent time in Chitwan National Park, where our guide, Robin, took us on adventures where we saw crocodiles and rhinos. The entire package was affordable, and our guides met our every need; they went out of their way for us on many occasions. It was comforting to get off the bus and see our guides waiting for us with our name tags. I would highly encourage anyone to book a trip through this company. I promise that you will have an amazing experience--five stars!
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San Diego, California

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