Shopping in Kathmandu offers a variety of goods ranging from
authentic local handicrafts to religious souvenirs. In Kathmandu,
there are shops in the Patan and Bhaktapur areas that trade in
bronze and copper goods such as Buddha idols, while Pokhara is good
for Gorkha insignia banners, flags and medals, as well as Newari
artefacts such as wooden statues and figurines. There are also many
shops in Kathmandu selling hand-woven cotton fabric and clothing.
Nepalese souvenirs include Tibetan carpets, thangkas and paubhas
(scroll paintings), Terai baskets and traditional rice paper.
Kashmiri shawls, Tibetan robes and embroidered kaftans are also
very popular, and there is a lot of religious paraphernalia for
sale at Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. However, the most sought-after
treasures are the rare lime-green tourmaline gems.