The Everest Explorer Journal with Lokta paper from Kathmandu Valley Co.TM has a history rich in ancient tradition.
Made in Nepal, the home of Mount Everest, the tallest and certainly one of the most majestic mountains of the world, the Everest Explorer Journal is ready for an adventure of any size.
A Nepalese Tradition for over a Thousand Years
The Everest Explorer Journal contains hand-made Lokta paper, also referred to as Nepali Paper.
Hand-crafted in the Himalayas and used anciently for sacred texts, Lokta paper has been a staple of Nepalese artisans for centuries.
The oldest surviving Lokta paper is a religious text, a copy of the Karanya Buha Sutra Buddhist text estimated to be 1,000 to 1,900 years old.
The Difference of Lokta Paper
Our paper is made from Lokta bushes which grow naturally on the southern slopes of the Nepali Himalayas between 5,250 and 13,000 feet.
When properly cut, the bushes can produce three to eight new, fast-growing shoots making Lokta paper one of the most sought after non-tree papers.
Lokta paper is not treated with bleach or other harmful chemicals used in manufacturing of other papers.
Unique Hand-made Paper
Once cut, the inner bark of the Lokta bush is stripped and “cooked” into a mash to soften the fibers.
The mash is then hand applied to boxed screens and sun-dried in the rural, high altitude villages of Nepal.
The paper is then carried down the mountain by pack animals and is then assembled into the journal in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Beautiful and Unique Texture
Lokta paper has a beautiful texture containing natural flecks from the bush and can vary slightly in thickness from page to page due to the unique handcrafting process.
The paper is acid-free and is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest hand-made papers.
Vegetable Tanned, Rustic Leather
The water buffalo leather for the Everest Explorer Journal is vegetable tanned using the time honored practice of walnut husk tanning, providing a durable and unique look and feel for each and every journal making them truly one-of-a-kind.
Capture your Adventures
The journal is the perfect note-taking companion at home, work, or for your adventures and journeys around the globe.Capture your memories, thoughts or sketches on the 96 unlined pages (192 front/back). With four different sizes, the Everest Explorer journal is the perfect size for any big adventure. The paper’s deckled edges (rough cut), and leather tie strap makes it a popular choice among writers and creatives.
The Everest Explorer Journal is available in four sizes:
Small: 41/4 x 51/2 x 11/4 inches
Medium: 5 x 61/2 x 11/2 inches
Large: 63/4 x 83/4 x 11/2 inches
Extra Large: 8 x 101/2 x 11/4 inches
This Himalayan handcrafted treasure supports the talented Nepalese artisans and preserves the thousand-year-old tradition of hand made paper in Nepal.