Shopping in Nepal provides the varieties of needs from low price items to branded one. Visitors can enjoy the places as well as buy things as souvenir from Nepal. Visitors can shop from alleyways to big departmental stores in Nepal. It is a place where you can find a lot of handicrafts, pashmina shawls and hand made artifacts. Likewise, artistic works of stone and metal, silver and gold trinkets, and exquisite wood carvings, spices, tea, famous Gurkha knife or Khukuri, Prayer wheels, stone carvings, singing bowls, paper–mache masks, thangkas and pauvas, carpets, jewelry etc. are other major attractions of Nepal.
Souvenir items are available in tourist areas like Thamel, New Road, Basantapur, Asan, Patan, Bhaktapur and around major hotels. Shopping malls and departmental stores sell branded items and accessories like cell phones, ipods and laptops to electronic appliances, cameras, music systems, kitchenware, garments, jewelry, perfumes, watches, toys, fitness equipment and a multitude of household items.
Popular shopping malls in Kathmandu Valley are: Bhatbhateni chain of stores, Saleways chain of stores, City Center in Kamal Pokhari, Civil Mall in Sundhara, Kathmandu Mall in Sundhara, Labim Mall in Pulchowk, Salesberry in Satdobato. Visitors can find luxurious wear, cosmetic items and other household appliances at these malls including varieties of food items. Apart from these shops one can even dwell around for spices at alleyways of Asan, and book stores for buying books. Shopping areas in the valley are around Durbar Marg, New Road, Putalisadak, Kumaripati, Bhatbhateni Lazimpat, Sundhara, Tripureshwor, Lagankhel and Jawalakhel. In Pokhara, the major shopping areas are Lakeside and Mahendrapool Bazaar.