THAMEL: Shopping Haven in Kathmandu

My Yellow Suitcase

Thamel is the main commercial district of Kathmandu and a popular shopper’s haven as well as the heart of Nepal’s tourist industry.  It’s a place where tourists get everything they need.   Our hotel was located right in the center of Thamel, which gave us plenty of opportunities for walking around to check out the shops and all the different venues.  For mountaineers, the area boasts a wide range of mountaineering gear shops.   So if you don’t fancy weighing your backpack down with extra stuff, you can buy it all when you arrive.  While for the tourist, you can find  shoes, bags, Gurkha knives, jewelry especially silver, scarves, clothes, handmade crafts for home decorations, books, electronics, paintings, metal works, ceramics, pottery, rice paper and original Pashmina shawls made from mountain goat’s fur which makes it softer than the regular ones, but of course there’s a full Pashmina price tag to it.  Thamel…

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