Thursday, October 28, 2010

Crazy Thamel, Kathmandu (Nepal) Part 1 of 3

There is probably no place in the world like Thamel, a backpacker area wall to wall with cafes, restaurants, travel agents and budget hotels.
I heard so much about the famous Kathmandu Guest House that I had to have a look. It looks posh with high room rates. A guest house only in name.
 I will never forget Thamel. Narrow dusty streets choked with trishaws, taxis, motorbikes and humanity. Tiger balm salesmen and fruit sellers  importuned me  to buy countless times a day.

 Travel agents in Thamel will take you to India, Buthan and Tibet. One Japanese lady I met on the bus told me she went to Buthan through one of the travel agencies here. Cheaper she said.

 Bargaining is a must in Thamel. Ladies swoon at the sight of this.


  1. Roger, nice reading about your experiences and adventure. Crazy Thamel is so commercialised. Hard to imagine this is Nepal.