Nepal Shopping

  • Inside The Love Love Pashmina Store
    Inside The Love Love Pashmina Store
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  • The Love Love Pashmina Store
    The Love Love Pashmina Store
    by into-thin-air
  • Inside The Love Love Pashmina Store
    Inside The Love Love Pashmina Store
    by into-thin-air

Nepal Shopping

  • Thamel Area

    Kathmandu Shopping

    The owner of the shop, Mr Shakti, is a very nice gentleman and seems quite honest with his prices. The Nepalese multicoloured precious stone necklaces are nice to buy. You can only find this type of necklace in Nepal and India. Silk bed spreads and wall hangings start at $15 USA and the pashmina shawls start at $6 USA. For a seven strand necklace,...

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  • Pilgrim's Books

    Kathmandu Shopping

    It was our first and only night at Kathmandu and our guide offered us free time before dinner. Either we could split from the group or go with them and see that famous bar in which famous mountaineers hang out and the Pilgrim’s Book Store. We –two girls- chose to go our way and went shopping. Then, we saw this bookstore on our last day on this...

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  • Do you buy your trekking gear at home or...

    Down jackets and Down Sleeping-Bags represent excellent value, OK the quality is not quite as good as you might find in the “West” But they still keep you Very Warm – the only down-side is that you may well look like a chicken yourself as they do tend to shed a few feathers ;-)If you are only going to use your Down jacket and Down Sleeping-Bag for...

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  • Quality Pashminas in Pokhara

    If like myself you are a bit overwhelmed when trying to shop for a Pashmina then a good place to purchase a Quality Pashminas in Pokhara is The Love Love Pashmina Store.Mrs Singh, the Proprietor will take time to explain all the different qualities of Pashminas, and believe me there are Lots of different qualities and therefore different...

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  • Trekking Gear shop in Kathmandu – Buy or...

    I discovered another great trekking gear shop on my 2012 trip that I can recommend both for hiring and buying trekking gear – This is “Sportswear International” – Located on the same road as Nirmal’s office but a couple of hundred meters to the north.Bam, the owner has his own factory and own label “Hi-Himal” – His sleeping bags are excellent and...

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  • Paintings by local artists

    For many years I have looked at paintings by local artists on display in the galleries in and around Thamel and this year finally splashed out and bought one myself.The photo is of the painting I chose, Ama Dablam and the old bride below Tengboche and if I say so myself it is a beautiful painting.I chose The Nirvana Art Gallery, which is on the...

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  • TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS

    Tibetan singing bowls make a unique gift or souvenir for yourself. Singing bowls go back 3000 years and were used in meditation, relaxation and music and even psychotherapists. You can either strike the singing bowl with a padded mallet or rubbing a piece of wood around the rim of the bowl, which will produce a harmonic sound or a continual...

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  • SHOP TIL YOU DROP

    Nepal is a wonderful place to shop for souvenirs, as the streets of Kathmandu are lined with many shops. Among the items i have purchased are small silver jewellery items, colourful bags, waistcoats, shirts, and thangkas which are all light and easy to pack in your luggage. But apart from that there is Tibetan jewellery, metal and wooden objects,...

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  • Changing money in Kathmandu ??

    Not exactly a shopping tip but I couldn't find a suitable page to put this one on !!??Changing money in Kathmandu -- There are literally 1000's of money changers but my tip would be to try " Fuji Money Changer " on Thamel Chouk, I found P K Bhattachan the manager a good guy to deal with and if you are changing a largish amount of money then they...

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  • Best email /Internet outlet in Thamel

    There are literally 1.000’s of internet outlets in Thamel, some of them have good connections and some of them have Slow connections, some of them have good computers and keyboards and some of them not so good !!Prices also vary Greatly !!So the trick is finding a good one with good computers and keyboards, a good connection and air Price.I have...

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  • Second Hand Books in Pokhara

    I'd like to recommend Fishtail Book Shop in Pokhara. If you are looking for second hand guides (Lonely Planes, Footprint etc) that;s the best place to go - as they have the most reasonable prices (have checked prices in 3 or 4 other book shops) . Second hand guides.

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  • Nepal's own weave - Dhaka cloth

    Dhaka cloth is very popular among Nepalis and is traditionally used in folksy women's blouses and shawls and men's caps (topi). The weave is rather intricate and detailed and appears quite on the geometrical side at close range. Color focus is on red, white,green, all in rather subdued colors.Buy by the metre and take home for your own design/fit...

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  • "Repair 2" plus by order sports...

    Holy Land produces its own brand sporting goods, sells and buys old and new goods.In addition, they do repairs, and they do it well and inspired.Their business is rooted in a sister trekking company, so thier equipment is tested (on Everest, to, if that is a good enough measure). The quality sign for such shops are seams and zippers. These two...

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  • Nepali Handicraft Shop With Good Quality

    My Newari friend(My nepal homestay host family !) is one of the member of the cooperation(Shop).If you say about this homepage and my nickname(Hideki,Japani Phyakha),you will buy goods with 'Nepali Price'.I made up the Map of the shop on my website.URL http://ea.uuhp.com/~kamayan/NepalUseful.htm +++Handicraft Goods+++Silver Jewelry and...

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  • Nepal is growing good coffee

    Nepal is maturing as a coffee grower and it's organic production based on small home plantations has really taken off. The most important places are the hills in the central parts of the country from a bit west of Pokhara to the hills east of Kathmandu. The quality and taste is really good, and you will enjoy good memories of Nepal along with a...

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  • Handling money matters in Nepal

    Upon landing in Nepal, exchange sufficient money at TIA to get you a taxi into town, a room deposit and a beer, say 50 USD or so. The TIA exchange counter's rate is bad. Once settled in a hotel, go to the nearest exchange counter (not hotel, they add an extra fee as well) and do the main exchange. It is also a good idea to use visa cards at ATMs -...

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  • Great shop for Cameras and accessories

    If you are looking for a Good camera shop then look no further than the Thamel Photo Shop. Knowledgeable Friendly Staff, Very Fair prices, a good range of cameras and equipment, camera batteries and film, memory cards and they also provide a quick and efficient passport photo service, All at a very reasonable price.2010 UpdateThe Thamel Photo Shop...

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  • Thanka Painting in Pokhara

    Thanka Paintings by owner and artist in one person, Sonam Tamang, are, in my opinion, of outstanding quality. Wide range of sizes, colours, themes. Plus, what was very important for me, he explained the meaning and symbols of every Thanka Painting I was interested in. Classical Thanka Painting

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  • Shoping in the International Airport in...

    Gifts, food, drinks and newspapers are very expensive on the KTM International Airport, the choice is really poor and it's worth to buy and take as much as possible you need for your int'l flight back home.

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  • Trekking Equipment Shop in Pokhara

    Good, professional customer service. Polite and very nice owner, who was interested not only in selling some stuff but in my trekking plans in Nepal. He did not try to force me to buy the most expensive equipment but advised me according to my needs, trekking experience and an amount of money I could spend. Everything you need for trekking and...

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  • Buy a kukri

    I usually read a lot about the places before travel. I learned kukris by reading, but I don’t remember my source. It is designed as weapon but also can be used in kitchen. The most important thing that kukri is so beautiful. I thought if I find a kukri, it can be a great gift to my brother. On our last day in Kathmandu, I found some kukri shops in...

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  • Visit a Market where the Locals shop

    Many traders in the Asan market sell yak tails. The locals use it as brooms. SpicesSarisPashminas Bargain, bargain, bargain

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  • Tibetan Knits in Thamel

    I can' remember the name of the shop. The owner is friendly Tibetan who left Tibet about 50 years ago. He sells hand knitted articles knitted by Tibetan women, from yak wool. Jerseys, gloves, scarves, blankets, ponchos with traditional Tibetan patterns.

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  • A thanka to tempt anyone

    There are many markets/shops in Kathmandu and Pokhara that sell beautiful thanka paintings.These paintings are done by tibetan refugees and are so intricate, colourful and impressive. They range in different styles, sizes, and qualities. They can take from as little a couple of days up to year to paint and can be the only source of income for many...

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  • Kathmandu shopping place

    At Thameel street you can find lot of Art and Montain climbing/hiking equipment; shoes, cloth, bag. Some travel agent at this place also provide hiking tour to HimalayaAround Boudhanat temple, you will find Art store and chepaer than Thameel....:) Phasmeena, rough, art work, chain, singing bowl, stone/metal Budha/Hindus god statue. Bargain,...

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  • Souvenirs, tea etc

    There are many great souvenirs to buy in Nepal. Because of the many refugees, you will also be able to buy Tibetan handicrafts and souvenirs.In Thamel, Kathmandu there are endless ros of souvenir shops, as you will find in Bhaktapur and Pokhara. Yak wool productsJewelleryHandmade paperKnitted wearTea depends of how good you can haggle

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  • Internet Access in Pokhara

    In Pokhara – if you have a lot of interneting to do then the prices in Pokhara Bazaar are less that ½ of what they are in Lakeside.So as long as you have time, catch the little bus that regularly runs between Lakeside and the centre of Pokhara Bazaar and pop into one of the many outlets there.

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  • Internet access during load shedding

    Currently there is around 16 hours a day of load shedding and this makes internet access a Right Pain – there are a few internet outlets in Kathmandu that have their own generators, I know there is one on the cross street opposite Hot Breads / Le Bistro, they tend to be a bit more expensive than the normal internet outlets but at least you can...

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  • Books, books, books

    There are many very good bookshops in Kathmandu (mostly Thamel area). The range of books you can buy here is fantastic.Pilgrims in Thamel (almost next to the Kathmandu Guest house) is the largest and most well established English language bookshop in Kathmandu. They have a great selection of books, many on Nepal and the Mountains of the...

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  • Clothes

    There are many shops in Kathmandu (especially Thamel) and Pokhara where you can buy all your clothing needs for your trip. It is best to shop around, and haggle hard for the best price (there is a lot of competition).It is important though to fit everything before you buy, as the size labeling is not very trustworthy. Anything from hiking boots,...

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  • Everything under one roof.

    If you are looking to make your souvenir shopping easy while in Nepal, head for Pilgrims books in Kathmandu. They are likely to have everything you need under their one roof. You can find anything from books and maps to paper goods, pashmina, tea, jewellery and all sorts of other things.If your eyes are bigger than your bags, then they will even...

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  • Handicraft where u feel real

    Well i have been in pokhara for 15days finally i plan to go back to my country and thought to buy some gifts for friends i have been around 40shops in lake side pokhara, But from heart Hazari arts emporium the quality is very best and the main thing the boss is kind, warm heart and honest when ever other shopkeepers cheated me a lot but i was so...

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  • Looking for that something a bit...

    P G Garments is on the same street as the Kathmandu Guest-House, same side of the road down towards chhetrapati and has a brilliant selection of both Men's and Women's clothing at very reasonable prices, P G Garments also does whole-sale (These are the Guys that manufactured my " Pro-Tector Range" and I am very Please with the outcome of that !!)...

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  • Good Pharmacy in Kathmandu

    A Good pharmacy is Chhetrapati Pharmacy on Chhetrapati five ways on the edge of Thamel – a five minute walk from The Kathmandu Guest House – I have used this pharmacy many times over the last 12 years and the pharmacist is both knowledgeable and helpfulFortunately for me I didn’t have the occasion to have to go to Chhetrapati Pharmacy on this my...

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  • Are you looking for Trekking Gear in...

    If you are looking to buy trekking gear, Jackets, Boots, Trousers, Sleeping Bags or whatever then a good place to go is The Panorama Trekking Trade Shop.Situated almost opposite the Thamel House Restaurant, The same side of the road as Pilgrim’s Guesthouse and just down the road in the direction of Durbar Square from it.Friendly Staff, Good Quality...

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  • Use them or loose them in Pokhara

    You will notice that outside of most of the hotels in Lakeside, Pokhara, There are a lot of small shops selling bottled water, toilet paper, soft drinks and beer, snacks and sometimes operate a laundry service.Myself, I try and support these little shops by giving them a bit of trade, spreading the little money that I tend to have around a bit....

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  • Great Optician / Glasses Shop in Pokhara

    If you are looking for a Good Optician in Pokhara then go to “Deep Opticals” in Mahendra Pool,They are a very professional outfit, My friend Helga broke her glasses and took them to “Deep Opticals” and they took the lenses out of the broken frames and re-cut them, then fitted them into new frames, and for less than $10. I also bought a pair of...

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  • Nepali Teas and Spices

    If you are looking for a slightly unusual gift then consider tea, The Millennium Tea and Spices shop on Chhetrapati Chowk has a great selection of teas and spices, they are in bins so you can inspect what you are buying too !!I bought Lemon Grass Tea which is wonderful, also some Nepali Organic Black tea, again a great tea !!The owner vacuum packs...

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  • Shopping

    Whatever your clothes tastes you will find them in Kathmandu, If you like Colour then this is Definitely the place for you, Trekking Gear can be bought at a fraction of the price that it costs in Europe – OK, We All know that it isn’t really Genuine North Face Gear but at less than 25% of the cost of the Genuine Article it still represents...

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  • North Fakes and other great deals

    If you're a serious gear head like I am and only your budget gets in your way from purchasing yet more cool stuff then Nepal is the place for you. All sorts of name brand goods make their way from China via Tibet and over the Nathu-La Pass (5700 meters) and into the market places of Namche Bazar and Lukla on the adrenaline trail to Mt. Everest Base...

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  • Looking for a book in Sauraha ??

    A Great little Book-Shop on the main Crossroads in Sauraha, Neel Kantha Sharma who runs this business is a friendly and helpful guy, he has a good stock of books and a few souvenirs all at reasonable prices -- Give him a try !!!2006 -- I didn't actually go into this little shop on this trip but as far as I am aware, the information in this tip is...

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  • This has to be the Cheapest Souvenir...

    This little shop is Absolutely Wonderful !! The prices are less than half of what you would pay in Thamel and if you are looking for beads, Bone Jewellery or locally produced garments then I would strongly recommend you having a look in this shop !!!2006 -- I was back in this little gem of a shop again on this my latest trip to Nepal -- The shop is...

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  • Need a Haircut ???

    OK -- Not exactly a shopping tip !! -- But after a trek there is Nothing Better than going to the barbers for a haircut and shave !! -- If you are a guy that is !!!! This is the little barbers shop on the main cross-road in Sauraha, but there are Many barbers in Pokhara and Kathmandu, Just select one, agree the price and exactly what you want doing...

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  • On the Loom !!!

    Another Great Gift is to buy a scarf of a local woman whilst trekking - Then if you take a photo of her actually working on the loom and give this with the scarf it really Does make the present Extra Special !!! Also it Really Does help the local economy so don't haggle to hard !!!2006 -- I am 100% Sure that the information in this tip is still as...

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  • Looking for the " Different " Gift ???

    This is the Best spice shop that i have come across in Kathmandu, The guy who runs it is Friendly and Very helpful, He has a Huge range of spices and teas from all over the world and he is Happy to explain what herbs and spices are used in what dishes -- also he will give you a free recipe booklet with your purchase !!2006 -- This little shop has...

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