Trip Overview

When thinking of the country Nepal, we think of the Mountains, Religious pilgrimage sites, Adventures, wildlife, and History. But, a complete experience of traveling in Nepal has a lot more to offer. Nepal being rich in its ancient cultural arts and crafts, these could be reminiscence to the traveler if collected as souvenirs. These souvenirs are beautifully carved embracing the originality of ancient times and it reflects too. These are usually handmade or made using traditional instruments and types of equipment, this is what makes it so significant. Shopping in Nepal is a unique experience as Tourist shopping here doesn’t involve shopping huge brands in a Mall or a Store unlike most countries with Tourism as a base of the economy. Rather, small stalls are established by the locals to sell the handicrafts, the arts, paintings, and other souvenirs they produce. These local businesses are here for centuries which has been passed on to generations of families offering souvenirs to travelers from the ancient days to date. 

The most significant shopping sites in Kathmandu are Basantapur durbar square, Ason, Bhotahity, Thamel, Patan durbar square, and Bhaktapur durbar square. Among these, Ason and Bhotahity are the ancient and traditional market places offering general livelihood goods and the other shopping sites mostly offer souvenirs. 


The driver arrives the hotel 15 minutes prior to departure and waits at the lobby. Get ready with all your necessary stuffs for the day and join the trip. It takes approximately an hour to reach Bhaktapur durbar square.
As you arrive the city of Heritages, we’ll enjoy the morning breakfast witnessing the morning glory of the culturally rich heritages.
The ancient city of Bhaktapur, also known as Khwopa also Bhangaon is traditionally, culturally, architecturally rich in its palaces, monuments, temples, courtyards and ponds. This heritage is surrounded by the local newari community who are the indegenious of Bhaktapur. The lifestyle here depends mostly upon agriculture, small home based industries, handcraft workshops and service. As the locals here are involved in preserving art, culture and crafts, Bhaktapur is very popular for souvenirs. The most popular of the place are Pottery, Handmade paper from the pulp of Lokata (Daphne) bush, singing bowls, wood carvings especially windows (e.g. Peacock window, Tiki jhya, etc.), wooden and bone masks depicting the ancient newari gods and goddesses, wooden crafts, bone crafts, handicrafts, Khukuri, Dhaka and Bhadgaule topi. This is a unique nepali style cap, black in color made of Silk cloth and muslin embedded with a pair of Khukuri knife.
After finishing our sightseeing and shopping at Bhaktapur, we will head towards Durbarmarg for lunch, where Nepal’s most exquisite restaurants and dinings prevail. We will enjoy the lunch and refresh ourselves for the second half of the day.
Thamel, the tourist capital of the country has been the center and hub of Nepalese tourism since it prevails. Thamel, today is a mix of ancient and modern architecture, arts, boutiques, restaurants, antique crafts, woolen and textile shops, trekking and mountaineering equipment shops, also offering varying ranges and options to choose for entertainment and rejuvenations as well. Thamel is prominently famous for Travels and tours, Mounatineering and Trekking gear shops, Art shops, Craft shops, Jwellery stores, fashion and nightlife in Nepal. The most famous souveniers in Thamel are the Khukuri Knife, Tibetan Prayer flags, Spinning wheels, Woolen crafts especially Cashmere and Pashmina, Stone and bone jewelleries, Tea varieties grown in Nepal, Goat and the Tiger game (Bagchal), Thangka Paintings. Thangkas are ancient buddist philosophical paintings painted upon Cotton or Silk Canvas.
After completion of Shopping, you will be drive back to your hotel.



What is Included?

  • Private van both trip. 
  • Breakfast and Lunch. 
  • Entrance fees to the heritage site.
  • Mineral water bottles in the van. 
  • A professional guide. 

What is Excluded?

  • Shopping and souvenirs. 
  • Gratuities.
  • Personal expenses. 
  • Travel Insurances. 
Trip Info
Shopping Tour

  • A visit to the Bhaktapur durbar square, a UNESCO World Heritage site. 
  • Visit the local community market of Bhaktapur.
  • Visuals and understanding of how these souvenirs are handcrafted locally. 
  • Experience cultural art and crafts shopping. 
  • Explore the Shopping sites in the narrow lanes of Thamel.
  • Experience the downtown shopping experience and suburban shopping experience in a day. 

Equipment Checklist

Shopping Tour

It’s very essential to take your own health and hygiene from the new weather condition. So here are some of the apparatus that might be needed.

  • Sunscreen 
  • Sunglasses
  • Sanitation trowel (if no washroom
  • Baby wipes 
  • Sun hat 
  • Sanitizers and alcohol wipes

To capture moments, to withdraw money, and to trek in a very efficient manner here are some technical gears that should be packed.

  • Binoculars
  • Diaries and Journal to write experiences in words
  • Camera
  • Credit cards/ATM cards

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