Nowadays most people have trust issues. They rarely trust some new people or new things. We mostly trust those things or those people who we have known for some particular period of time. That’s why when it comes to choosing some brands, we as Nepalese have been always preferring international brands in Nepal more than Nepali brands.
It’s because these international brands have been in the market for a long time, and have their names. We are easily not trusting any new brands, especially if they are Nepali. But although, there are some top Nepali brands that we still trust the most than other international brands.
So, we have picked the names of some top Nepali brands that aren’t only popular in Nepal but are also liked in other countries. These all are “Made In Nepal” brands that Nepalese feel proud of.
Top 10 Popular Nepali Brands
We have made this list by including the names of different brands. Like we have included the names of clothing brands, foods & beverage brands, technical brands, and other brands that are popular. We hope you are going to enjoy reading this list.
1. Nepal Telecom
Nepal Telecom is not only the biggest company in Nepal, but Nepal Telecom/NTC is also the biggest brand in Nepal. Nepal Telecom is the company that started the Telecommunication service in Nepal. Until 2003 when UTL began to provide telecom service, NTC had a monopoly in the telecommunication sector. There was a time when people had to stay in queue to purchase the SIM card of NTC. Later many telecommunication companies like Ncell, previously known as Mero Mobile also entered this sector. However, all these things also couldn’t stop NTC to emerge as the biggest brand in Nepal. While most telecommunication companies like UTL failed to survive in this field, NTC is still standing on the top. There are more than 20 Million active users of Nepal Telecom.
Founded and launched as “Mero Mobile” in 2005, Ncell is a telecommunication and mobile service provider company. Previously known as Mero Mobile, it was rebranded as Ncell by its parent company in March 2010. Later on April 2016, it was also changed to Ncell Axiata when Ncell became a part of Malaysian telecommunication company Axiata Group. If NTC is a company that introduced telecommunication services to Nepal, Ncell is the company or brand that brought a trend of telecommunication services among the Nepalese. They began to provide their service throughout the country that NTC was lacking in the beginning. Within a very short span of time, Ncell emerged as one of the leading brands in Nepal.
3. Wai Wai Noodles
If there is any Nepali brand that is more popular in other countries than Nepal, then it’s Wai Wai Noodles. Wai Wai is a brand of instant noodles that was initially started in Thailand in 1972. With the technical assistance of a Thailand company, Thai Preserved Food Factory Co. Chaudhary Group introduced Wai Wai noodles in 1985 in Nepal. Initially, CG built 4 factories in Nepal and 6 factories in India for the manufacture and distribution of Wai Wai. Wai Wai has been loved by people from its initial days. Today, it has come a long way. Every year more than 2.3 billion packets of Wai Wai Noodles are made and distributed over 32 countries including countries like Bangladesh, Serbia, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, etc.
4. Shikhar Shoes
If you are a Nepalese, you must have heard the name of Shikhar Shoes. Shikhar Shoes is the leading footwear brand in Nepal since its establishment in 2052 BS. The industry was established as a proprietorship firm in 2052 with its corporate office & factory in Ranibari-3, Kathmandu, converted into Pvt.Ltd company is now having its corporate office in Ranibari-3 Kathmandu & its factory in Goldhunga-3. In the initial days of its establishment, the company was only producing men’s leather shoes. But now they are producing complete men’s and women’s sandals & shoes. Shikhar Shoes is the number footwear Nepali brand on the basis of its goodwill, images, and sales in the country. The company is producing more than 1500 footwear every day and has the capacity of producing 5000 shoes every day. Despite having many footwear Nepali brands, Shikhar Shoes is still the most reputed footwear brand in Nepal.
5. Goldstar Shoes
Goldstar Shoes is now the brand that most Nepalese are well aware of. Goldstar was started in the mid-1970s under the name of Modern Slipper Industry Pvt.Ltd & Kiran Shoes Manufacturer. Goldstar was launched in 1990 with an aim to provide mid-price range shoes. Goldstar is a robust brand made with genuine materials and modern technology. Not only all over Nepal but Goldstar shoes are also sold in India. Recently they have expanded their stores in the countries like US and Qatar and is also gradually getting popularity in western countries as well.
6. Ruslan Vodka
For being the favorite vodka of most Nepalese, Ruslan is one of the top Nepali brands. Ruslan is an alcoholic beverage Nepali brand that was started in 1973 AD by the founders of Jawalakhel Group Of Industries Vijay Shah and Maggie Shah. Since its establishment in 1973, Ruslan has built a kind of legacy as Nepal’s favorite vodka. There are other brands in this category, but none has been able to even give competition to Ruslan. Ruslan has been maintaining a powerful edge over its competitors with over 85% of the vodka market share in Nepal. With adherence to the highest quality standards, Ruslan continues to weave happiness and enjoyment into the lives of millions. It is enjoyed by millions not only in Nepal but also in countries like Germany, Japan, and other countries.
7. Surya Cigarette
Surya Cigarette is probably the most popular and best-selling cigarette in Nepal. Surya Cigarette is being manufactured by Surya Nepal Pvt.Ltd for over 25 years. The company has the largest distribution network in the country for its product that reaches over 5000 wholesalers, and over 10,000 retailers. This made Surya Cigarette one of the top Nepali brands. Surya Cigarette is exported to other countries like Indonesia, Singapore, etc.
8. Hattichhap Chappal
How many of you remember the slogan “Hathi Baliyo Ki Hathi Chhap Chappal”? If you are a Nepalese, you probably must have heard this slogan. This has been a very famous slogan among the users of this brand. Hathichhap slippers and sandals have been always recognized for their style and durability. The popularity of this slipper brand has been unmatched. Hattichhap Chappal is also a brand of Universal Group that owns Goldstar shoes. In the early 1980s, Universal Group started producing Hawaii slippers called Hathi, and now this brand is available throughout the country. Hattichhap Chappal has been the pioneer of slippers for over three decades. They have produced various ranges of EVA sandals and Hawaii slippers till now.
Kantipur Daily is one of the popular newspapers in Nepal and has also become one of the top Nepali brands. Owned by the Kantipur Media Group, Kantipur Daily is one of the widely-read daily newspapers in Nepal with over 453,000 copies of newspapers being published every day. It was first published on 7th Falgun, 2049 BS, and was founded by Shyam Goenka.
10. Logo-Made In Nepal
Logo-Made In Nepal is one of the popular clothing brands in Nepal. LOGO-Made In Nepal was established in 1997 by Logo Industries which is a group of companies operating in the fashion business in the Middle East and Europe for 23 years. Since its establishment in 1997, Logo Industries Nepal has been a production hub for the European market by manufacturing more than 4000 pieces of garments every day and employing over 500 people. Due to political insurgency and unstable government, all the activities of Logo Industries in Nepal stopped and the production unit moved completely to Dubai, UAE in the year 2003. After several years of anticipation, when the business environment and political situation of Nepal become better with lots of business opportunities, they re-started their production in Nepal as Logo Fashion Industries (Pvt.) Ltd with new ideas and concepts along with our several years of experience.
These are our picks of the top 10 best Nepali brands that are produced and manufactured in Nepal with the label “Made In Nepal”. Since it’s our personal pick, your opinion may be different, and according to you, there may be some other brand at the top. So let us know your opinions and suggestions about this in the comment box, and if you like reading this article, then share it with others.