Nepali Collector Journal

Nepali Collector Leather Journal

Start Your Adventure with the

Nepali Collector
Leather & Lokta Journal 

The Nepali Collector Journal, one of the most unique journals in the world, features a combination cover of water buffalo leather and lokta paper following a 1,000-year-old tradition in paper making.

The pages are made with tree-free Lokta Paper, handmade in the Himalayas of Nepal.

A unique journal to collect your thoughts, adventures or sketches, the journal provides a one-of-a-kind experience when writing.

Available in two sizes 5×8 and 6×9 inches, and two different color combinations (Terra Cotta, Busy Bee, and Dark Walnut).

Collect Your Adventures

Collect your thoughts, trips, adventures, and musings in the Nepali Collector Notebook by Kathmandu Valley Co.

Vegetable-Dyed, Leather & Lokta Combination Cover

Using the time-honored tradition of coloring with natural vegetable-dyes, the journal comes in two color combinations.

The Nepali Collector Journal – Terra Cotta

Vegetable-tanning with black walnut husks creates a rich dark brown in the water buffalo leather spine. The second half of the hard-back Terra Cotta cover is made from lokta paper vegetable dyed with natural cutch wood resin.

The Nepali Collector Journal – Dark Walnut

Mimosa bark is used to create the beautiful caramel color in the buffalo leather spine. The lokta paper portion of the cover is dyed with natural black walnut husks, creating a rich dark brown color. 

Tree-Free Paper

Lokta bushes grow on the southern slopes of the Himalayas of Nepal.


Each journal made with the ancient tradition of natural vegetable dyes.


Lokta bushes regrow quickly after being cut, regaining full height in 5-7 years.

thumb_01_60_6096 Pages (192 Front/Back)

Traditional Deckle-edge pages (similar to rough cut) add to the vintage feel of every page.

thumb_01_60_60Bleach and Acid Free

Modern papers are bleached to gain brigtness, our paper is bleach free and acid-free and retains its natural color.

Sustainable & Tree Free

Eco-Friendly Paper

The paper is made from lokta bushes which grow 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.

Once cut, the inner bark of the Lokta bush is 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.

Sustainable & Tree Free

Beautiful & Unique Texture

Lokta paper has a beautiful texture containing natural flecks from the outer lokta bark 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.

The paper’s deckled edges (rough cut), and leather closure makes this journal an international favorite.



 Handmade Lokta Paper

Nepali Collector Journal

The Terra Cotta and Dark Walnut journals are both available in 5×8 and 6×9 inches. Include the Nepali Collector Leather & Lokta Journal in your next adventure!

Thank You for Supporting Talented Nepalese Artisans

Thank you for helping to preserve a 1,000-year-old tradition in Nepali paper making.