Thamel is a tourist hub of Kathmandu. It is always bustling with hordes of tourists all year round. There are innumerable number of souvenir shops, shopping restaurants, bars, chill cafes and so on to cater to tourists. It has a cosmopolitan lifestyle with all kinds of people visiting. On Fridays and Saturdays, special programs of music, dance and cultural events are possible, thanks to late night opening.