This is where the west meets east.
Thamel is the most popular tourist centre in Kathmandu. Thamel has been the centre of tourist industry for over five decades, starting from the hippie days. Large number of travelers visiting Nepal prefers to stay in and around Thamel. Thamel is known for its narrow alleys crammed with wide variety of shops selling food, fresh vegetables, fruits, pastries, trekking gear, walking gear, music, handicrafts, souvenirs, woolen items and clothes. There are also a large number of hotels and restaurants ranging from budget to high end as per your budget. All category of food are served in these hotels and restaurants from regional to world class cuisines. Thamel is the city’s main nightlife zone. Pubs and clubs blast out live music by cover bands especially on Fridays and Saturdays. There are also a number of lively eateries that serve popular Nepalese dishes to international dishes. Thamel probably is the best place to enjoy nightlife when you are in Kathmandu.