Buddha Thanka Treasure was established in 1973 at Kathmandu Durbar Square but was initially titled “Best Thanka Treasure.” Originally founded and directed by locally renowned social worker, entrepreneur, culture and heritage expert Rajesh Pd. Shrestha the company has since been passed on to his son Suryadeep Pd. Shrestha who is the current Managing Director.
Rajesh’s dream and vision for Buddha Thanka Treasure was to establish a sound means for the preservation of this sacred tradition. This vision manifested in the form of highly trained and disciplined artists, an effective teaching and training program, a highly visible distribution point, and an organization based on tradition and family values. All this has preserved the art form and made it accessible to all those seeking the beauty and up-liftment of this ancient art.
Although in 1973 Buddha Thanka Treasure merely consisted of Rajesh, 2 master artists, and 8 beginner artists, our family has since grown and now consists of Managing Director Suryadeep Pd. Shrestha, Showroom Correspondent and Service Specialist Bijeta Shrestha, Administrative Head RN. Ramina Shrestha, Director/Founder Rajesh Pd. Shrestha, and over 250 artists operating mostly from the Sindhupalchok district Northeast of Kathmandu, Nepal.
Our extensive and exclusive showroom is located at Swoyambhu Stupa (Monkey Temple) in Kathmandu. One of the largest showrooms in Nepal, we specialize in retail, wholesale, and international export.


I bought a magnificent mandala painting – they have a splendid showroom packed with beautiful paintings and objects. One would like to spend hours going through the items and learning about the meaning and significance of them. Staff were very friendly and welcoming and willing to talk and explain.

Marek Rozwadowski

I am very happy with my Wheel of Life and Medicine Buddha Thankas. The folks at BTT were very knowledgeable and helpful. I will be back next trip for sure.

Anthony Gamell

Its nt just a store selling paintings it is something more & precious than that!!!! you need to visit so that you can understand!!!!

Rajesh Shrestha

Swayambhu, Kathmandu, Nepal

(+977) 01-4288114