Shopping in Kathmandu

Tourist Destination & Shopping in Kathmandu


The Himalayan region of Nepal is a great shopping destination, and offers a wide range of products to discerning travellers to take home as souvenirs.


Our concierge team can advise you on the best shopping areas.
Please call: +977 1 4491234 - Ext. 5180


The main shopping areas are:

Thamel
Located about 25 minutes from the hotel, Thamel is a popular tourist destination in Kathmandu and is the pre-base camp for mountaineers.  The area is home to a wide range of mountaineering gear shops, foreign money exchange booths, pubs, clubs and nightlife, along with numerous travel agents and guest houses.  Visitors can buy local handicraft, pashminas, garments, gems and jewellery.  There is no entry fee, and shops are open until 10:00pm.
Distance: 6 km (3.7 miles)
 

Durbar Marg
About 25 minutes from the hotel, Durbar Marg is home to brand name stores and outlets.  The Narayanhiti Palace Museum is also located here.  There is no entry fee, and shops close at 8:00pm.
Distance: 6 km (3.7 miles)


New Road
About 30 minutes from the hotel, New Road is one of the most frequented marketplaces in Kathmandu.  From clothing and jewellery to electronics... you name it, you get it at New Road.  If you want to understand the Kathmandu lifestyle, New Road is a must see.  There is no entry fee, and shops close at 8:00pm.
Distance: 7 km (4.3 miles)

 

Kupondole
About 40 minutes from the hotel, Kupondole is on the way to Patan Durbar Square and is home to a few shops selling local handicrafts.  There is no entry fee, and shops close at 6:00pm.
Distance: 10 km (6.2 miles)

 

Indra Chowk
About 30 minutes from the hotel, this courtyard was named after the ancient Vedic deity, Indra.  Here, one can find Nepali shawls, bead necklaces, local goods and spices, and the area is also famous for the various surrounding temples.  There is no entry fee, and shops close at 8:00pm.
Distance: 7 km (4.3 miles)

 

Patan
Patan Durbar Square (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) Patan Museum (a famous Lord Krishna temple) and the Taleju Temples are all located around 45 minutes from the hotel.  Patan is famous for its woodcarvings and sculptures of stone and metal.  An entry fee of NPR 200 (approximately USD $3) applies for foreign nationals to enter the Patan area.
Distance: 14 km (8.6 miles)

 

Boudha
Just five minutes’ walk away from the hotel, Boudhanath Stupa - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - is located in Boudha and is a religious centre for Buddhists.  Surrounding the Stupa are many different monasteries belonging to different Buddhist sects.  Most visitors go to the Stupa for sightseeing and shopping, picking up such items as Tibetans handicraft, gems, jewellery and Thankas.  An entry fee of NPR 150 (approximately USD $2) applies for foreign nationals.  The area is open 24 hours a day, and shops close at 7:00pm.
Distance: 1 km (0.6 miles) - 5 minute walk

 

City Centre Shopping Mall
About 20-25 minutes from the hotel by car is the City Centre Shopping Mall, which is of international standard and has showrooms and retail outlets of popular international brand name commodities, as well as restaurants, a multiplex cinema, a supermarket and separate play areas for children.  No entry fee is required, and the mall is open from 10:00am until 8:00pm.
Distance: 5 km (3.1 miles)

 

Civil Mall
About 30 minutes from the hotel by car is the Civil Mall, which is home to a range of stores selling everything from clothing and home appliances to electronic appliances and mobiles phones.  It also has a multiplex cinema.  No entry fee is required, and the mall is open from 10:00am until 8:00pm.
Distance: 7 km (4.3 miles)

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