Shopping for local goods in Nepal:
The souvenir shops and markets in Kathmandu offer so many exotic items that it makes their eyes dazzle. One of the most popular souvenirs here is the famous Nepalese tea, which is grown at an altitude of about 3000 m above sea level.
To brew tea according to Nepalese traditions, you should purchase a beautiful handmade teapot. Exquisitely decorated ceramic, metal, and glass teapots are sold everywhere.
Textile products are perfect as souvenirs – scarves, stoles, and blankets made of yak wool, as well as pashmina (cashmere) – a fabric made from the thin, warm, and soft down of Himalayan goats. Many travelers prefer to take gold and silver jewelry, musical instruments, and beautiful interior items – figurines, bowls, vases, and paintings by local artists – from Kathmandu.
Nepal Country of beautiful snow-capped mountains, green hills, and flat low lands is the tourist hub for all kinds of tourists from all over the world. Travelers to Nepal can Enjoy mountaineering, trekking, climbing, Expeditions, sightseeing and tours, and many more adventure activities throughout Nepal.
Travelers that travel to Nepal return to their country with lifelong experiences and good memories for the future. Travelers to Nepal prefer to carry some of the beautiful souvenirs from Nepal to their friends, family, relatives & loved ones which will help them to make their Nepal trip much more effective and fruitful among their loved ones.
Popular Souvenirs from Nepal:
1. Thanka and Pauwa Paintings:
Thanka and Pauwa paintings are indigenous paintings done by the indigenous Newari people of the valley as well as the Buddhist followers. These paintings had been the choice of tourists visiting Nepal as they are made from indigenous knowledge by using completely natural colors.
As natural colors are used in the Thanka and lots of human efforts are used in the paintings the Thanka paintings are usually expensive but it is worth’s making souvenirs.
2. Nepali and Tibetian Garments:
Hand-made Nepali and Tibetian garments are other souvenirs that tourists of Nepal love to take with them. Garments are hand-made from the wool of mountain animals and these garments are good-looking and durable.
Tibetan garments are made by the Tibetan Refugees in the Tibetan refugee camp in similar ways by hand and it will also help Tibetan people upgrade their lives in Nepal as Refugees. So Tibetan garments are the choices of Tourists in order to support Tibetan refugees.
Fine shawls or scarves made from the mountain goat and yak are other tourist attractions in Nepal for souvenirs. These shawls are soft, light, good-looking, delicate, and very warm. These shawls are also handwaved. Pashmina in Nepal and cashmere In India are the names given to these shawls according to geography but the product is the same.
4. Tea/coffee: Nepal is famous for organic high-quality high grades Tea & Coffee.
Nepal had varieties of tea and coffee. The eastern part of Nepal is the tea hub in Nepal and that tea from the eastern part of Nepal is liked by western as well as Asian tourists in Nepal. Tourists can buy all grades and qualities of Tea in the tourist areas of Nepal.
5. Gorkhali Khukuri:
Khukuri one of the most traditional weapons of Nepalese soldiers that gave recognition to Nepali people as brave Gorkhali is due to the use of Khukuri i.e. Knife in the war against East India Company and during the first world war and a second world war by Gorkha soldiers during the side of British soldiers.
These weapons gave the identity of Nepalese people as brave so Tourists prefer to take these weapons with them as souvenirs with them.
6. Himalayan Soup:
Himalayan soup made from the various medicinal herbs found in the mountains and hills of Nepal is another souvenir that tourists prefer to carry with them to their country as a souvenir. It is believed that the Himalayan soup from Nepal will help in curing various skin diseases.
Antique items, arts, and crafts, and statues of various gods and goddesses are other souvenirs that tourists prefer to carry as souvenirs with them, after their fruitful visit to Nepal. These above-mentioned items are some of the main items tourists visit Nepal carry souvenirs with them.
Note: Except for these items, there are lots of items and materials tourists can take with them as their travel souvenirs, according to their needs, choices, requirements, and budgets.