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Swayambhu

Swayambhu

It is said that the Kathmandu Valley was once a giant lake. When the waters receded, a lotus emerged which became the hill where the Swayambhu Stupa now sits. Below is a nice video via "JOEJOURNEYS" which shows many of the features of the hill. When the devastating...

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Eco-Friendly Wrapping Paper from Nepal

Eco-Friendly Wrapping Paper from Nepal

There's nothing quite like unwrapping a gift, whether it's for a wedding, holiday, birthday, or other special occasion. The problems with modern wrapping paper Yes, some wrapping paper is reusable, and technically, most wrapping paper can be reused if the gift is...

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Give Some Special Love to your Gifts

Give Some Special Love to your Gifts

Wrapping paper has never been this much fun Handmade in the Himalayas of Nepal, lokta wrapping paper gives a gift something special, making the gift and the effort the care for the wrapping something to remember and cherish, just like the thought and effort gone into...

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Major Flooding in Nepal

Major Flooding in Nepal

The monsoon season has brought continuing and heavy rain to Nepal and causing major flooding in many areas of the country.

Well respected photographer Narendra Shrestha tweeted these images showing the deep flooding, but also the resolve and determination of the Nepali people to help one another.

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Extended Prime Day Deals 2019

Extended Prime Day Deals 2019

Handmade Paper from Nepal Made in Nepal using tree-free paper, Lokta paper follows a tradition of over 1,000 years. Cuttings from the lokta bush are cooked into a mash and then spread by hand over boxed screens at set to dry in the Himalayan sun. The lokta bush grows...

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A Thoughtful Gift Idea for the Friend who has Everything

A Thoughtful Gift Idea for the Friend who has Everything

For the Friend or Family Member who has Everything There's always that friend or family member who is hard to get a gift for whether it be Christmas, birthday, or any other special occasion. One thing that makes buying a gift for the person who has everything...

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Save Your Dreams

Save Your Dreams

The Nepali Garden of Dreams Journal We're happy to announce a new journal, the Nepali Garden of Dreams Leather and Lokta Notebook. The journal is the perfect place to capture you dreams, aspirations, or musings. A New Notebook Design The notebook features a tradition...

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Collect Your Experiences

Collect Your Experiences

New Combination Leather & Lokta Cover Journal The Nepali collector journal features a brand new design unlike anything we've ever created. The Nepali Collector Notebook has a cover that is both leather and lokta. The spine is made from water buffalo leather, while...

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Holiday Gift Ideas

Holiday Gift Ideas

Gifts Ideas for the Season Journals from Kathmandu Valley Co. are made with a special paper called Lokta Paper. The paper is tree-free and made from cuttings of the lokta bush which grow naturally in the high Himalayan mountains of Nepal. When cut, the lokta bush...

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Giving Opportunities Around the World

Giving Opportunities Around the World

A December of Giving With the traditional hustle and bustle of the holidays, it's nice to take a moment and reflect on what we have, and how we can use what we have to help others. One of the charities that we love is called Heifer International which provides...

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