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Shopping in Nepal

Shopping is a traveller's recollection of local handicrafts, souvenirs, clothes, carpets, Nepalese knives, pashmina, jewellery, statues, paintings, religious statues, ceramics, tea, coffee, and wood items. Tourists get souvenirs while sightseeing in Patan, Bhaktapur, Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Palpa, Lumbini, Kakarbhitta, Nepalgunj, Birgunj, Janakpur, and Biratnagar. Shopping malls and departmental stores extended in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Biratnagar, Kathmandu, Birgunj, Butwal, Bhairahawa, and Nepalgunj. Various items are available in the tourist hubs Thamel and Ason. 

Shopping in Nepal suggests Gurkha knives, Tibetan carpets, Madal, typical dresses, ceramics, paintings, bags, and statues. Visitors can buy different stores fixed and bargaining prices with a 5 to 20 per cent discount. A handicraft above 100 years holds antique remains illegally taken out of Nepal. The metal, wood, stone, and paintings of historical artefacts require clearing by the Department of Archaeology (200 meters south of the Singha Durbar in Kathmandu).

Kathmandu Shopping is available for mountaineering gears, species, mule bells, leather goods, and wooden and bamboo items as a gift for family and friends. Hawkers sell gift items with bargaining in popular cities and world heritage sites. Tourists advise buying a gift in a shop with negotiation prices. Nepal's local souvenirs are below.


Khukuri is a domestic weapon, the Gurkha Knife, used by the military and local people. An Ironsmith makes with fire, hammer, and water at a village hut. Quality knives can be different iron metals with a sharp blade or not. Hill and mountain people use the knife to chop meat, firewood, animal fodder, bamboo and sacrifice goats and buffalo during the Dashain festival. An army and police keep the knife to their belt for security in a barrack, the guards in a bank, hotel and camping trek.

Locals keep it on the Nepalese belt (Patuka). Farmers keep their homes on top of a paddy store. Bhojpur district lies in eastern Nepal, famous for authentic Khukuri. It has been famed since World War I when Gurkha used it. It sells in Thamel, Kakarbhitta, Dharan, Pokhara, Patan, and Bhaktapur. Check with a blade quality that costs 500 rupees to 10000 rupees.


Painting sketches on cotton canvas by a master with framing in silk brocade or paper, such as the Paubha, Thanka, Mithila and modern paintings. The painting process with yak skin glue, stone, minerals, gold, silver, and a brush. Gold-plated Mandala in bronze art is available in Patan. It signifies religious aspects, meditation purposes and protection for home, monastery, and office. The wheel of life, the life history of Gautama Buddha, the Kalachakra Mandala, the Universal Mandala, and the deity figures are famous models. The art is available as a student quality, master quality that takes one week to a year. The cost will start from twenty dollars to a thousand dollars with its detailed work and gold. 

Tibetan Carpet

Tibetan carpets have been sold since 1959 after they migrated from Tibet. Roughly thirty thousand Tibetan refugees live in Boudha, Patan, Dhorpatan, Pokhara, and Kanchenjunga. They are skilled and experienced in traditional and modern design. Three categories of carpets manufactured, such as hundred knots per square inch in hundred knots, eighty knots per square inch in eighty knots and 60 knots per square inch in sixty knots. It has different designs, colours, and sizes with sheep wool. It is warm, soft and durable. Hand-knitting carpets are available both in Nepali and Tibetan themes. Carpets were exported to Europe and America. Tourists can buy in the Tibetan refugee camps in Kathmandu and Pokhara. The carpet cost can be 25 dollars to ten thousand dollars.


Pashmina is a soft and warm scarf made of the inner fur of a mountain goat. The natural pashmina is soft and warm from synthetic-coloured fabrics. Shawls, sweaters, mufflers, ponchos, and caps are available for the winter. The different sizes and designs have 70% pashmina and 30% silk, 50% pashmina and 50% silk, 100% silk and 100% pashmina.

Pashmina utilises goat body wools made by the back body, belly, chest, and neck. The silk and pashmina mixed scarf will cost 500 rupees to 200 US dollars. Shahtoosh is the form of pashmina that comes (results in death) from an endangered Tibetan antelope that is illegal to buy in Nepal. Pashmina is available in Kathmandu Valley and Pokhara.

Singing Bowl  

A Singing Bowl is a traditional, healing bowl with seven metals copper, gold, silver, iron, lead, mercury and tin. Asia has used it for 2,500 years. It uses metallurgical techniques for making the bowl. It gives a different sound when you rub it with a wooden stick. Handmade will be expensive, and machine-made will be cheaper. Large used for healing purposes. If you keep some water in a bowl, then rub it with a wooden stick where you see the bubble with vibration. Singing bowls are available in sightseeing places in Kathmandu and Pokhara Valley. It costs 400 rupees to 200 dollars in size and quality.

Metal Carving

Metal carving is a beautiful artwork in the Newar Community in Kathmandu Valley. Two methods made statues of deities and divinity, such as lost wax and hammer biting. They used to molten a sheet of copper, bronze, and brass. They make statuary, bell cymbals, wine jars, bowls, spoons, ladles, flower vases, cups, and plates. Tourists can buy in Patan, Kathmandu, and Bhaktapur. The Buddha, Tara, Ganesha, and Avalokitesvara statues are popular models. Gold and silver apply to the artefacts. The price will be 4000 rupees to a thousand dollars.

Other Gifts

Other gifts are known organic Nepalese tea, coffee, Dhaka clothes, jumpers, species, hemp products, Nepalese paper, ceramics, musical instruments, glass ornaments, music CDs, jewellery and gems, sculptures, wood art, rosary beads, holy rocks (fossil), masks, books, root art, leather goods, bamboo crafts, puppets, fancy hats and felt items available in major cities in Nepal.

The Oliz Store Near Durbar Marg sells Apple products. City Center, Kamal Pokhari, and Bhatbhateni Superstore are different places in Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur, Civil Mall, and Sundhara to sell many goods. Mahaguthi in Lazimpat and Kupondole sells beautiful souvenirs at fair prices. 

Nepali brand to an international market  

1. Kiran Shoe Manufacturers - Gold Stars Shoes

2. Chaudhary Group - Wai Wai Noodles

3. Kobold Watch Company Nepal Pvt. Ltd. - Kobold Watches

4. Himalayan Java Outlets and Franchise - Coffee

5. Sherpa Adventure Gear - jacket, sweater

6. Logo Industries Nepal Pvt. Ltd. - clothes