Posts made in June, 2016


  So far away from Everest in Nepal, our journal has never felt so close to home. The Trek to Denali Our medium-sized Everest Explorer Leather Journal made the trek up to the tallest mountain in all of North America. Denali, also called Mount McKinley, stands majestic at 20,310 feet above sea level. Kathmandu Valley Co. Journals are always looking for a new place to explore. Our journals are crafted in Nepal with handmade lokta...

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  “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” -Lao Tzu Write down your journey with our Nepali Traveler Journal handmade in the Himalayas. 1,000 years of tradition goes into the making of the paper in our journals. Starting with the Lokta bush (a non-tree source) concluding in paper made by hand and carried by donkey through the mountain passes of Nepal eventually reaching Kathmandu where the paper is handcrafted...

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View our Father’s Day Gift Ideas and a Giveaway.   Gift Ideas for the Explorer The Everest Explorer Journal is rugged, tough, and perfect for any adventure. It comes in four different sizes and has already begun an adventure just getting to you. Handmade Paper The paper in the journal (and in all our journals) comes from the Lokta bush which grows in the Himalayan mountains of Nepal. A non-tree source, the lokta bush grows...

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This Father’s Day, Give a Handmade Treasure.   Featured in the image above are three of our customer favorite journals. Everest Explorer Leather Journal The Everest Explorer Journal comes from the Himalayas, made famous by being the home to the tallest mountain in the world. This rustic journal makes a great gift for the adventurer in your life. View the Everest Explorer Journal, Nepali Traveler Journal (Caramel and Dark...

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An Adventure Already in the Making For your next adventure, start with a journal that’s already been halfway around the world. The Rustic Everest Explorer Journal by Kathmandu Valley Co. started its journey in the Himalayas of Nepal. The World’s Most Unique Paper The adventure began high in the Himalayas with a paper-making tradition that spans 1,000 years in Nepal. It begins with a non-tree source for the paper, the Lokta...

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Have you ever made a bowl sing?   A Tibetan Singing Bowl, also called a Himalayan Bowl (most of them are made in Nepal), creates a rich tone when tapped with the mallet. But to make it sing…touch the felt portion of the mallet to the rim of the bowl, and then with a little pressure, circle around the bowl evenly. The bowl will in fact start to sing. It’s calming. It’s beautiful. Feel your song. Below is a video of a small...

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In need of a gift idea for that special traveler? Perfect for the adventurer, hiker, camper, the Nepali Traveler Journal is made with water buffalo leather, vegetable-dyed with mimosa bark giving it that beautiful caramel color. The paper is handmade in the Himalayas and comes from a non-tree source, the Lokta bush. When cut, the Lokta bushes regrow new shoots, reaching maturity in about five years making it a sustainable resource....

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