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Freak Street (Jhhonchen Tole)

Kathmandu, Nepal
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This area was once a thriving center for bargaining, eating and meeting other travelers; these days it's become quiet due to the popularity of the nearby Thamel district.
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good15%
  • Average48%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible5%
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Kathmandu, Nepal
+977 1-4247684
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By the time I had reached the end of the street, I could not recall one shop/thing of interest. No traffic allowed in part of it.

Thank gastronaut_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a great disappointment. The atmosphere is gone, and, so have travellers, cafes, and, camping shops, where you could buy, and, sell anything of worth. There remains little to remind one of a crazy bygone era. The pollutants of the mind, via reefers, chillums,...More

Thank Silverbuck49
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This leads off Kathmandu Durbar Square, great to visit while you're there. Quite a few places to eat & drink, but not much going on here any more.

Thank meganandrichard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a 'happening' place anymore .... yesterday is history , tomorrow is a Mystery . I lived through those heady times although I never made it to Kathmandu I did in my head in a swirly Smoky Hashish Cloud . It wasn't such a 'peace...More

1  Thank Kingspoon
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Didn't see anything spectacular on this street. We went as it was supposed to be a great street back in the day.

Thank sneekymongoose
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Freak Street was the place for hippies in the 70s? 80s? No longer remarkable, except as a street to walk while visiting the square.

Thank Milpitas_traveller
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Freak street is an institution of off beat shops. Established in the 60's for the European dropouts,it caters for the backpackers and adventurous travelers alike.There are a multitude of different shops offering everything from food to shoes and -t-shirts .The paving has recently been upgraded...More

Thank christo36
Reviewed 16 August 2017

There is some interesting history here with the hippy movement in the 60's but that was all shut down under pressure from the US government to ban marijuana in the 70s. How arrogant and imperialistic of my country to dictate this sort of thing. Since...More

2  Thank GWVan
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The glory days of Freak Street are long gone. In the 1960's, every traveler coming overland must have stopped here at some point. Nowadays, the street consists of a variety of restaurants, trinket shops and memories of the past. It's cool to walk down the...More

1  Thank TC6217
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Great place to find quaint souvenirs, paintings and clothes. Unless otherwise indicated, everything is negotiable we were there in the 2000s

Thank Vera M
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