Kathmandu is a heaven for shopaholics as shopping in Kathmandu lets you explore some cool markets where you can visit and buy some typical Nepali products and other stuff too. In this blog, find out the best products that every tourist must buy from Nepal and what are the best shopping places in Kathmandu from where you can buy these products.
If you are an art lover, you should buy the aesthetic traditional paintings of Nepal made on silk and cotton fabrics. Thangkas are a beautiful representation of Buddhist teachings, mandalas and some Hindu deities. These colourful paintings will add so much charm and glamour to the walls of your home or your office workspace. You can also present it to someone who appreciates art and would understand the worth of it. Hence, Unique Thangkas Buddhist paintings are a must-buy product from Nepal.
Where to Buy – Sagarmatha Bazar and many shops in Thamel sell these amazing paintings at a good price.
Tibetan Singing Bowls are a kind of bell that produces deep and melodious sounds when played. Earlier, it was used in various Buddhist religious practices and now is used during mediation practices. These are metallic bowls that come in different sizes along with a wooden stick. It is said the sound made by the bowls helps in relaxation and have healing qualities as well. It is a unique item to shop in Nepal. One can also attend and experience Singing Bowl Meditation during their trip.
Where to Buy – Durbar Square and Thamel are the best places to shop Singing Bowls.
Pashmina, also called Cashmere, is a very lightweight and soft fabric. Pashmina shawls and scarves should be in every girl’s wardrobe because they are stunning and can make any outfit look good. The Pashmina products are colourful and have beautiful embroideries. In Nepal, you will get high quality and original pashmina products in markets and malls also. One should definitely buy pashmina for themselves or take it as a souvenir for someone.
Where to Buy – Civil Mall, Thamel and Sherpa Mall sell pure pashmina products.
Nepalese clothing and Jewellery
If you visit Nepal and want to experiment with your dressing style, you can buy traditional Nepali attires. You will get a lot of different varieties to choose from. Males can wear Daura Suruwal and women can wear Kurta Suruwal. Jewellery in Nepal is quite unique as it is made from bones, beads and semi-precious Himalayan gemstones. Women go crazy when they see these stunning bracelets, chunky neckpieces, anklets etc. Make sure to buy some jewellery for your partner or for your ladies friends.
Where to Buy – Baber Mahal Revisited and some of the Thamel shops.
Kathmandu stores are filled with ethnic Nepal items and handicrafts that every tourist should take to their home as a memory. You can shop antique pieces, puppets, dolls, prayer wheels, Lord Buddha statues, metallic products and much more.
Where to Buy – Thamel, New Road, Durbar Square and Lazimpat have a vast variety of handicrafts.
Whenever you visit Nepal, indulge yourself in shopping as Kathmandu has something special stored for everyone. Enjoy Shopping and bring back some beautiful traditional Nepali products for yourself or others.