Nepali Expedition Journal

An Exciting Adventure Calls
Nepali Expedition Leather Journal with Lokta Paper

Following a 1,000-year-old tradition in paper making by hand, our Natural Lokta Paper is the perfect alternative to regular paper, providing a one-of-a-kind feel for each handmade journal.

The paper is made by spreading pulp from the Nepali Lokta bush over boxed screens. The hardy paper forms as it dries in the Himalayan sun.

Tree-Free Paper
Lokta bushes grow on the southern slopes of the Himalayas of Nepal.
The leather is tanned using the time-honored practice of a walnut husk vegetable-dye.
Lokta bushes regrow quickly after being cut, regaining full height in 5-7 years.
Step Back in Time
Go Natural

Lokta paper makes its way from the rural Nepali mountain villages to Kathmandu where it is hand-sewn into our journals. Each page contains natural flecks and texture unique to the art of hand-crafted Lokta paper.

Writing on Lokta paper is almost like stepping back in time and handling an important document.  

thumb_01_60_6096 Pages (192 Front/Back)

Deckle-edged pages (similar to rough cut) are edged by hand and add to the rustic style.
thumb_01_60_60Bleach and Acid Free
Modern papers are bleached to gain brigtness, our paper is bleach free and acid-free.
Ready for Any Adventure

Available in three sizes, the Nepali Expedition Journal is ready to join you in your travels whether it’s close to home or in a land far away.

Journal Sizes: Medium (5×6.5″), Large (6.5×8.5″), Extra-Large (8×10″).


Handmade Lokta Paper
Nepali Expedition
Include the Nepali Expedition vintage leather 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.

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