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.
in Pokhara

Fishtail Organic Garden

Fishtail Organic Garden is run by the NGO Sustainable Agriculture Development Program (SADP) and sells organic products from yak milk soaps, wild honey, organic coffees and Ilam tea. SADP can organise volunteer plac…
Maps in Nepal

Melbourne Map Centre

Books in Pokhara

Nepal Mandala Bookshop

There is no dearth of bookshops in Lakeside but Nepal Mandala probably has the best selection of books and maps in town.
Sports & Outdoors in Pokhara

Sherpa Adventure

Upstairs and above Ganesh Kayak Shop, Sherpa Adventure is the place to find outdoor gear that is of a better quality than most of the counterfeit stuff that dominates the bazaar.
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…
Sports & Outdoors in Pokhara

North Face

The only outlet selling the real thing at prices similar to home.
Arts & Crafts in Pokhara

Women's Skills Development Organisation

The woven and stitched bags, belts and toys display real skill and care and make a great souvenir. Sales help generate income for disadvantaged women across rural Nepal. There's a branch in Lakeside Central (above S…