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Freak Street (Jhhonchen Tole)

Kathmandu, Nepal
+977 1-4247684
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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
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+977 1-4247684
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"tourist destination"
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"interesting history"
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"kathmandu durbar square"
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"hashish"
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"snowman"
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"tourists"
in 10 reviews
"basantapur"
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"stroll"
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

This place seems to have been past its best. I would rather go to Thamel, its much more lively and chaotic 9not sure if thats a good thing!) Dont recommend

Thank Alexander D
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

The freak street used to be popular in last decade I think but now there is no hustlin’ no more shops so you can cancel this street from your places to visit list

Thank Diksha S
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Boring is an understatement. There are a few identical trinket shops and an electrical shop selling old style cube tv's wth more dust than the Sahara on them. Hugely disappointing.

Thank BangkokAndy1976
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

The street filled with lights, music, people, restaurants, foods, culture embedded on walls of houses, and a melody of history!

Thank Soojansth
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

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
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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
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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
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