Souvenirs are unique gifts that are selected to be gifted to your loved ones, close friends, and colleagues. It is also used as a memory of some trips, travels, or times of your lives.
Nepal is a country blessed with amazing natural beauty and unique diversity of cultures and ethnicities. Millions of people come to Nepal every year for glimpsing the beauty and cultures of Nepal. From the world’s highest mountains to traditions that have not existed in many parts of the world Nepal is one of the city’s best destinations.
Along with natural beauty, the existence of more than 100 tribes and ethnicities living in Nepal makes it filled with unique cultures, traditions, and legends. It also leads with unique cuisine and goods that may not be found anywhere else. While many goods were either used for ancient cultural and traditional and other purposes, today there are many of them which are used as souvenirs.
Here is the list of top 10 exciting souvenirs you can buy in Nepal:
It is a curved shaped knife the national weapon of Nepal which is used by the Gorkhas of Nepal. It is commonly known for its unique khukuri traditional metalwork. It serves as a symbol of wealth, social background, and prestige in some communities as well as identifying a social purpose. The khukuri has served as both the main weapon of war and a powerful tool in times of peace, and many men from diverse communities in Nepal like always having one with them.
The unique natural fiber known as pashmina, which is good for human skin, is taken from the fur of mountain goats, also known as Chyangra. The term Pashm, which comes in Farsi and is used to describe the fleece of the Himalayan Goat (Changra), originates from Urdu. Making a Pashmina shawl needs at least three or four Himalayan goat’s wool of the finest quality. Although it is quite thin, a pashmina shawl is extremely soft, warm, and comfortable. It helps as an insulator by keeping the heat inside and covering the skin from the chilly wind.
The Tibetan singing bowl is a form of a bell that vibrates and generates a deep, rich tone. It is often known as the Himalayan bowls or singing bowls. muscular repair and deep relaxation. It helps for better blood circulation, pain treatment for spine injuries, stress relief, pain relief, headaches, and migraines, as well as relief for joints, muscles, and other types of suffering. You should pour just about enough water into the bowl to fill it in half. Moreover, it is long used by Buddhist monks during their meditation practice.
Thangka is a Tibetan painting including a Buddhist god, event, or mandala, on cotton with silk applique. It is used for both personal meditation and teaching others about Buddhist doctrine. The lives of the Buddha, several famous lamas, and other gods and bodhisattvas are portrayed in thangka, which is a significant teaching instrument. Moreover, it is also known as tangka, thanka, tanka, or Tibetan scroll painting.
Nepali Dhaka is a traditional handmade fabric of the indigenous Limbu people of Eastern Nepal which is famous not only in Nepal but all over the world. Dhaka is a fine cotton fabric that is hand knitted in many colors and designs, commonly with geometric shapes. The Dhaka topi is a feature of Nepalese national dress and a symbol of Nepalese identity. For official photographs of passports and paperwork, Dhaka topi is recommended. At the Dashain and Tihar celebrations, Dhaka Topis are given as gifts.
Nepal is a diversified country where you can find different mask statues of different cultures’ gods and goddesses. Hence, you can bring statues of mythological gods back to your home to promote good fortune and calm when you visit Nepal. According to mythical cultures, Nepali masks come in a variety of shapes and sizes. These masks are mostly used in Lakhe dance and religious mimicry, which has made them more popular and attracted the attention of tourists. There are several statues of local Hindu and Buddhist followers across the magnificent cities of Kathmandu. So if you are in Nepal you can take statues and masks as a momentum of Nepali unique cultures.
A Tibetan prayer flag is a rectangular flag with prayers written on it that is waved to represent wisdom, strength, and compassion. They supposedly emit positive spiritual vibrations, and the prayers are silently carried by the wind. Burning old prayer flags is a traditional Tibetan respect act that sends prayers to the sky. People are mainly used to hanging this flag outside where the wind blows them moves them and carries prayers and positive energy to a variety of places and creatures, including humans. There is a total of five colors in the prayer flag blue represents the sky, white represents air, green represents water, red represents fire and yellow represents the earth.
The prayer wheel is a spinning cylinder that includes prayers, and each rotation represents the repetition of a specific prayer. A tightly wrapped roll of printed mantras can be found inside each prayer wheel cylinder. About 23,000 of these mantras are printed on each of the 1,400 paper sheets inside each cylinder. Buddhists also place prayer wheels at the front of their homes so that guests can spin them as they enter and exit. Worshipers spin prayer wheels to earn merit, help all living things, and purify their karma
Nepal, a country in the Himalayas, is well known for its unique spices and exotic herbs. Every Nepalese kitchen emits the scent of these particular herbs which gives a unique taste to Nepal’s food. Fresh spice aroma meets you as you go through the neighborhood market and backstreets. Nepal’s bazaars have many different spices, some of which are local specialties.
Nepalese love drinking tea as it is refreshing and has many health advantages. A large percentage of Nepal’s gardens produce diverse types of tea in the east. Tea comes in a variety of gorgeous packs, Earl Grey, green, masala, silver tips, and golden tips. The taste of the local tea also known as Nepali Chiya will make you addicted to the tea. So before leaving Nepal don’t forget to bring the packets of tea and start your day with a cup of tea from Nepal.