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Map of Thamel & recommended places

Trying to orient yourself in Thamel is not easy! Now you can with this interactive map

    Official Thamel streets - recommended places - map of thamel

Using the above map of Thamel

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  • Refer to below for recommended places
  • Read my full guide to Thamel

Top recommended places in Thamel

Nearly every store front in Thamel will have something popular for tourists. These will include Trekking agencies, trekking gear, tours, restaurants, bakeries, cafes, bars, Nepalese clothing, souvenir stores, laundrettes, mini-supermarkets, couriers and hotels.

Do note that Thamel, being touristy, is not the cheapest of places to purchase many of the following. However, for many, it is the most convenient.

Books: Do try Paradise booksellers for your second hand or new books before going to the more popular Pilgrims who, due to a fire, have moved further down the street from their decades old location.

Food: Rumdoodle has lost much of its charm since moving but still remains the place where giant footprint cutouts from trekkers hang on the walls.

Best pizza in Nepal still belongs to Fire & Ice.

Cheapest eats go to Star Momo and McDonalds (no not the fast food chain).

Cheap steaks belong to Crazy Burger while more moderately to expensive good steaks are found in Everest Steak House.

Shipping / Couriers: Recommended courier goes to Direct Way Cargo (Nepal).

Trekking Gear: The real North Face Store where you can buy genuine NF gear at US/Euro prices. Ask for Sabina and tell her I sent you!

Souvenirs: Souvenirs are found en masse at regal chowk and at the bottom of Thamel (see map below for more)

Getting around Thamel tips:

Finding you way around Thamel might seem a little confusing at first as there are no street signs. Just use store fronts as landmarks.

Meanwhile You can download and print a map to Thamel or use the map above as a guide alongside the full travel guide to Thamel.

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