The Nepali Trekker from Kathmandu Valley Co. is the perfect journal for any adventure and utilizes a special tree-free paper called Lokta Paper.
Capture your memories, thoughts or sketches on the 96 unlined pages (192 front/back). Measuring 5 x 8 inches, this journal is the perfect size for any adventure.
Already traveling great distances, the Nepali Trekker Journal has trekked for miles and thousands of vertical feet in its production.
Handcrafted in the Himalayas and used anciently for sacred texts, hand-made 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 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.
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.
96 Pages (192 Front/Back)
Using the time-honored tradition of vegetable-tanning, the beautiful caramel color of the water buffalo leather is created from using mimosa bark in the tanning process.
The dark brown leather is tanned using walnut husks.
The unique “Tiger Stripe” Nepali Trekker is made from alternatinating vegetable-dyed leather strips of mimosa and walnut.
Handmade Lokta Paper
Thank You for Supporting Talented Nepalese Artisans
Thank you for helping to preserve a 1,000-year-old tradition in Nepali paper making.