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Tree-free paper products from printer paper to toilet paper

Our handmade nepalese lokta paper is tree-free and made from the renewable lokta bush. Bushes are cut for the paper and grow back quickly. Uses for Lokta Paper Lokta paper can be used as handmade wrapping paper, handmade printer & craft paper, or for handmade...

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...

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...

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...

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmF94cySfAU Well respected photographer Narendra Shrestha tweeted these images showing the deep flooding, but...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Green Monday, Redefining a Holiday?

In recent years, the term "Green Monday" has popped up in relation to online shopping. It's usually designated the second Monday in December and began with eBay back in 2007 (See Wikipedia: Green Monday). It's a shopping day or holiday that was designated as the...

Introducing the Nepali Wayfinder Journal

Have You Found Your Way? Writing out your thoughts, troubles, joys, and sorrows can sometimes be what is required to reach clarity. There's something almost meditative when sitting down with pen and paper and letting it all come out through writing. That's why we...

Why is Lokta Paper Special?

Lokta Paper is Handmade When was the last time you appreciated a piece of paper? A single sheet of paper? Something small can make a big difference, helping us be conscious of the world around us. Each sheet of Lokta paper is crafted by an artisan trained in the...

5 Ways to Get the Most out of your Travel Journal

An amazing trip can provide memories that will last a lifetime, but how to you capture those memories adequately in a travel journal? To begin with, you don't need to be a professional writing or even be poetic with words to get the most from writing in your own...

New Nepali Cherish Greeting Cards

New Handmade Greeting Cards We are pleased to introduce to you our new natural greeting cards made from handmade lokta paper. Three new designs include real flower petals added to the creation of the paper. How Lokta Paper is Made Lokta paper is created from cuttings...

An Epic Arrival from Nepal

Hefty Pages for Extra Hefty Jobs We'd like to share with you our new extra-thick Epic Pages now included in the Nepali Eco Epic. These pages are great for projects requiring extra or thicker ink. The pages are clean-cut which make them easier to turn and flip through...

Beautiful Nepal

"Local legends have that a Hindu sage named 'Ne' established himself in the valley of Kathmandu in prehistoric times and that the word 'Nepal' came into existence as the place was protected ('pala' in Pali) by the sage 'Nemi'. It is mentioned in Vedic texts that this...

Butter Lamps in Nepal

Butter Lamps (or Butter Candles) are something you may see regularly at many temples and homes in Nepal. "The light from the flame of a butter candle symbolizes the wisdom of the awakened mind, dispelling the darkness of delusion and mental obscuration." (Boss Nepal)...

Keep it Cool on International Yoga Day

International Yoga Day The United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared June 21 as International Yoga Day to be celebrated each year on the longest day of the year (for those in the northern hemisphere). Keep it Cool today, and do some Yoga today. Capture the...

Father’s Day Gifts for 2017

This Father's Day, Give Something Personal Our journals are Handmade in the Himalayas of Nepal, but what makes them even more unique is that the paper is handmade. Take a moment to pen a personal message in your gift of a truly unique leather bound journal. Handmade...

Learn what it takes to make handmade Lokta Paper

What does it take to Make the World's Most Special Handmade Paper? 1. Tradition Lokta paper follows a 1,000-year-old tradition in paper making. 2. Sustainability Lokta bushes when cut, grow back quickly to their original height, making it a very sustainable source...

Handmade in the Himalayas: Natural Printer Paper

Add a Deeper Meaning to your Work with Handmade Lokta Printer Paper All too often, we treat too lightly the things around us. It's a disconnect between us and the earth around. Reconnect with Nature In a society that increase ever day in mass-produced goods, it's...

Inspirational Buddha Quotes for Meditation

Buddhism in Nepal There are many wonderful buddhist sites in Nepal, and many were damaged by the earthquake in 2015. Rebuilding efforts continue. Thank you for supporting our handmade products helping the economic regrowth of Nepal. We'd like to share a video...

The Eternal Rule

Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule. -Buddha

Indigo Colored Lokta Paper for Crafts & Printing

Lokta Printer and Craft Paper with Indigo Natural Indigo is a dye used for centuries to create a variety of beautiful blues. Now, it's a part of our Handmade Lokta Printer Paper, adding its distinctive color to our handmade lokta paper. Handmade Lokta Paper made for...

Handmade Lokta Printer Paper – Vegetable-Dyed Saffron

An Ancient Tradition in a Modern World Lokta paper is made by hand in the Himalayas of Nepal, and has been a tree-free source for paper in the region for over a thousand years. Now as an alternative to regular printer paper that is treated with bleach and other...

4 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

There's 364 other days to interact with technology. Take a little time off today, reduce your electricity usage. Meditate or even... 1. Go Outside It's a shocker, but it's easier to spend all day inside. Go for a walk, or a hike, or simply stand in some sunshine...

Be Unique, with Handmade Laser and Inkjet Printer Paper

Ancient Paper Tradition Brought to You in a New Way 1,000-Year-Old Tradition at Your Printer's Fingertips. There's no paper quite like handmade lokta paper. It follows an ancient paper-making tradition in Nepal, and we are proud to introduce our handmade Lokta...

Trek the mountains of Khumbu, Nepal Home of the Sherpas

This short video courtesy of Google Maps, shares the stunning and unique beauty of Nepal. Namaste

4 Little-Known Facts about Tigers

In honor of the majestic tiger's comeback, here are 4 Fun Facts about Tigers. 1. Tigers Have Round Pupils Ever wonder why the stare of a tiger is so entrancing? Tigers have circular pupils and not vertical pupil slights like other cats. Tigers hunt during the day...

Journal Gift Ideas

It's never too late to give a gift (unless it's your anniversary that you've missed, then you're in big trouble). For any other holiday, it's never too late to find that last minute gift, and we've got some ideas for you. Something Unique: Nepali Traveler Journal...

Introducing the Nepali Namaste 6×9 Inch Journal

The newest Vegetable-dyed journal is our larger 6x9 inch Nepali Namaste Journal. This journal is perfect for meditative thoughts. Take a moment to relax and acknowledge the divine within others and within yourself. The Namaste 6x9 Journal gets its naturally covered...

Breathtaking Views of the Himalayas

The talented folks at Teton Gravity have put together a truly stunning video of some of the Himalayas most iconic peaks. The Video starts off in Kathmandu, Nepal and then traverses the Himalayas. How did they film these amazing shots? They state: Filmed from a...

Introducing our Handmade Wool-Felt Nepali Traveler Journal

A Rustic Journal Unlike any Other Our Nepali Traveler Journal is crafted with handmade Wool Felt from Himalayan sheep. The Wool Felt is created layer by layer of rolled-by-hand natural wool. Soapy water is poured over each layer helping to combine and interlock the...

3 Reasons to Keep an Adventure Journal

Sometimes, let's face it, you just need to go on an adventure. But in today's Insta-culture, Instagram, instant-replay, and instant meals, there's an allure that calls to tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of people every day, the need to take the time...

There is no end to the adventures…

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” —Jawaharlal Nehru Nepali Trekker Leather Journals, handmade in Nepal with non-tree Lokta paper...

Never Let Fear get in the Way

“Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.” —Earl Nightingale Don't Let Fear Hold you Back You are meant...

Everything Should be Your Teacher

“Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything—even mountains, rivers, plants and trees—should be your teacher.” -Morihei Ueshiba Record your life lessons, thoughts and dreams...

Find your Path with the Nepali Pathfinder Rustic Journal

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -Ralph Waldo Emerson Discover Your Path and Record the Journey Everyone's path is different. Each person's journey takes different turns and presents mountains and twisting...

Sun-kissed Paper – The Miracle of non-tree Lokta Paper

Deforestation is a Major Problem "Swaths the size of Panama are lost each and every year." (Source: National Geographic) It's estimated that each person in the United States uses 749 pounds (340kg) of paper every year. That's not limited to just plain computer paper....

2 Very Unique Journaling Ideas for September

A Saved Conversation Saves History We know many figures from history because of the letters they left behind. John Adams, Abraham Lincoln, and many others expressed themselves through letters, many of the letters survived to today and provide wonderful insight into...

When was the ballpoint pen created?

Celebrating the birthday of the creator of the ballpoint pen, we thought it appropriate to give a shoutout to its creator László József Bíró (Born September 29, 1899). It seems like the ballpoint pen has been around forever, but it's actually much newer than you...

The Two Different Sides of Lokta Paper

Lokta Paper has two different sides. Literally. One of the sides is smooth, while the other side of the same sheet is more rough and natural looking. It all goes back to the unique way that Lokta Paper is made. What Gives Lokta Paper its Distinctive Two Sides? Lokta...

We are all Travelers

“We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.” -Robert Louis Stevenson Take a journey of a lifetime or just a quick holiday nearby. Capture the memories, and preserve them for yourself or for a...

3 Awesome Journaling Ideas for August

Since things get crazy as summer winds down, and especially with kids getting ready to go back to school, we've listed some very fun journaling ideas from some fantastic people around the web to help remember the summer days and plan ahead for the fall. 1. Keep a...

Life in those Years, and Something to Remember them by

“In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.” -Abraham Lincoln Keeping Track of the What's Between the Numbers Make the years count, then count the years by remembering the adventures and lessons learned. Recording notes from...

Go with your Heart

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” -Confucius Take a journey, but remember to bring your heart and mind along. Today's ever-connected world can leave us actually disconnected from the things that matter most, and can take us away from being present to the...

Introducing the Nepali Pathfinder Journal

“Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.” -Theodore Roethke Introducing Nepali Pathfinder Leather Journal The Nepali Pathfinder Leather Journal is handmade in Nepal and contains Lokta Paper. The paper is made from strips...

Introducing the Nepali Companion Notebook

The New Softcover Notebook from Kathmandu Valley Co. From the high Himalayas, comes a new notebook. The Nepali Companion is unique in not only it's lokta paper pages, but also it's vegetable-dyed, lokta paper cover. Nepali Companion Notebook - Medium, Terra Cotta...

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