One day Shopping Tour

One day Shopping Tour

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When thinking of the country Nepal, we think of the Mountains, Religious pilgrimage sites, Adventures, wildlife and the 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 the ancient time and it reflects too. These are usually handmade or made using traditional instruments and equipments, 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 country with Tourism as base of economy. Rather, small stalls are established by the locals to sell the handcrafts, 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 till 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.

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  • 07:00 hrs: Pickup from the hotel to Bhaktapur.

    The driver arrives at the hotel 15 minutes prior to departure and waits at the lobby. Get ready with all your necessary stuff for the day and join the trip. It takes approximately an hour to reach Bhaktapur durbar square.
  • 08:00 hrs: Arrive Bhaktapur, enjoy the local newari breakfast.

    As you arrive in the city of Heritages, we’ll enjoy the morning breakfast witnessing the morning glory of the culturally rich heritages.
  • 08:45 hrs: Visit and explore the Bhaktapur Durbar square, shopping along.

    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 indigenous 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.
  • 13:00 hrs: Take the van and arrive at Durbarmarg for Lunch.

    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.
  • 14.00 hrs: Arrive Thamel, Explore and enjoy your shopping experience.

    Thamel, the tourist capital of the country has been the center and hub of Nepalese tourism since it prevailed. 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, Mountaineering and Trekking gear shops, Art shops, Craft shops, Jewellery stores, fashion and nightlife in Nepal. The most famous souvenirs in Thamel are the Khukuri Knife, Tibetan Prayer flags, Spinning wheels, Woolen crafts especially Cashmere and Pashmina, Stone and bone jewelries, Tea varieties grown in Nepal, Goat and the Tiger game (Bagchal), Thangka Paintings. Thangkas are ancient Buddhist philosophical paintings painted on Cotton or Silk Canvas.
  • 17.00hrs: Drive back to the hotel.

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Tour Highlights

  • 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 sub- urban shopping experience in a day. 



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