Specialty in Kathmandu

Folk Nepal

Fair trade handicrafts shop.
Books in Kathmandu

Nepal Book Depot

Good prices, a central location and a huge selection of new and secondhand titles.
Supermarket in Kathmandu

Bhat Bhateni Supermarket

Bhat Bhateni Supermarket is the largest in the city, though it has a slightly inconvenient location south of the Chinese embassy.
Fair Trade in Kathmandu


Good range of crafts and home furnishings, much of it made by disadvantaged or minority groups, with nice batiks made by paralysed women. There’s a larger outlet and collection of other fair-trade stores in Kopundol…
Supermarket in Kathmandu

Big Mart

Arts & Crafts in Kathmandu

Amrita Craft Collection

This broad collection of crafts and clothing is a good place to start your Thamel shopping. Quality isn’t top-notch but subtract 20% from its fixed prices and you get a good benchmark for what you should aim to pay …
Incense in Kathmandu

Aroma Garden

As the name suggests, this is Thamel’s sweetest-smelling shop. It’s a good one-stop shop for dhoop (incense), essential oils, Himalayan soaps and almost anything else that smells great.
Arts & Crafts in Kathmandu

Baber Mahal Revisited

Originally built in 1919 by the then prime minister for his son, this unique complex of neo-classical Rana palace outbuildings has been redeveloped to house a warren of chic clothes shops, designer galleries and han…
Arts & Crafts in Kathmandu

Curio Arts

Durbar Marg has several top-end showrooms concentrating on statues, Tibetan furniture and other crafts. Curio Arts is a good place to start.
Specialty in Kathmandu

Ganesh Photo Lab

In an alley southwest of Durbar Sq, Ganesh is an unlikely looking but reputedly good place for B&W processing.