The site of Chhaya Center is located at Thamel, the main tourism hub at Kathmandu, Amrit Marg, West of Keshar Mahal and East of Bhagwan Bahal temple. It lies in South of Godavari Almunai Association (GAA) and North of Sanchaya Kosh Building. It is 500 meters from Durbarmarg and 5 km from Tribhuvan International Airport. Swoyambhunath Stupa is just 2 kilometers away from the site and Kathmandu Durbar Square is 1.5 kilometer away from the site.

Considered as the biggest complex in Nepal as tourist destination , we have 76000 sq. ft. of land (around 14 ropanies of land). The complex has taken only 40% ground coverage as built up area making 60% open space to facilitate ease of movement. We have developed six “chowks” each representing a unique theme of different tourism squares of the country. In addition, we have 7,866 sq.ft as the leased area till the period of construction. The central chowk of around 12,000 sq.ft area is the center of attraction in which all types of activities like concerts, gala events, festivals etc. will take place throughout the year.

Area of total Lower Ground Floor is 15,994.00 sq.ft where there is facility of parking with dual system. From the 5th floor to the 14th floor there will be around 200 rooms to be used as hotel facilities providing occupancy for 400 tourists, making the location a prime tourist footfall area.


The basements will accommodate around 386 cars in the parking facility. Total capacity of the basement is 153 cars . Area covered by basement is 50,698 sq.ft. The basement floor height 5 meters for dual parking provision.

Chhaya Center Dashain Festival Offer

Dashain is finally here! And we all know Dashain is not just about rituals and celebration but also about shopping spree for Nepali people. Shopping can be overwhelming for people during such times. So, Chhaya Center is here to help you with your festival shopping. We have a variety of unique deals and special attractions in our stores to make your shopping a wonderful experience filled with fun and excitement. Let's have a look at all our Dashain deals.

Lower Ground Floor

80 cars and 217 motor bike parking is the strength of Lower Ground Floor. The total area covered by this floor is 50,267 sq.ft.

Eateries at Chhaya Center

Much more than just a shopping complex, Chhaya Center offers ranges of places to eat that boasts incredible global cuisine. Eateries in this mega complex offers varieties of dishes, including Italian, Japanese, Continental, local and many more that is sure to delight your taste bud. Not just food, the eateries also feature vibrant and lovely setting that provides one of the best ambiences in town.

Ground Floor

Total built up area of this floor is 36,995 sq.ft within which aligned commercial area is 16,738 sq.ft. The floor has 1 restaurant of 1,015.32 sq.ft and 82 retail shops for branded items.

A Quick Guide to Chhaya Center

Located in the heart of the bustling tourist hub, Thamel, Chhaya Center is one of the largest multifaceted mega complexes in Nepal. A spectacular shopping paradise covering an area of 86000 sq. ft., this center is a home to international and national brand outlets, casino, conference halls, and the only five-star hotel in Thamel “The Aloft” from its 5th floor to 15th floor. Due to its own set of attractions, Chhaya Center is sure to catch your heart and eyes. Here is a quick guide to Chhaya Center that we hope will definitely be helpful to plan your next trip here.

First Floor

Among 38,148 sq.ft of built area, the commercial space separated for this floor is 20,962.30 sq.ft. There are three restaurants of 1115.97 sq.ft., 1162.77 sq.ft., and 1932.91 sq.ft respectively. Altogether there are 76 retails shops of total 16750.65 sq.ft. for international and national brands.

2nd Floor

The built up area of this floor is 38,148 sq.ft and the commercial space is 21,943.38 sq.ft. The floor has total 76 shops of total 17615.82 sq.ft dedicated for handicrafts goods and three restaurants of 1120.64 sq.ft, 1198.49 sq.ft. and 20008.43 sq.ft respectively.

3rd Floor

The total area is 38,148 sq.ft of this floor where 26,428.26 sq. ft is a commercial area.

The Evolution of Retail Shopping

If you ask a typical sixteen-year-old girl what she wants to do in her free time, the potential answer can be going to the nearest shopping center. Going out shopping with friends or strolling to the shops has evolved into an ideal form of short-term escape in today’s world. Not just a brief break, shopping and spending money on something one loves is more powerful antidepressant than fitness, sunlight, or medicationitself. One might wonder how this phenomenon has been an important part of our life. When did it all start? Has it changed over times? To know the answer, let’s have a look on its history.

4th Floor

Total built up area of this floor is 36,995 sq.ft within which aligned commercial area is 29,097.98 sq.ft. There are 5 meeting halls covering 3936 sq.ft and 1 banquet hall of 7,421.20 sq.ft. The floor has Food court and 3 Multiplex cinema hall covering 17,740.54 sq.ft.


As Nepal enters the second phase of Covid-19, the latest outbreak is infecting and sickening more young adults and children than ever. As anticipated, the B.1.1.7 mutant is increasingly displacing other strains in South Asia and Nepal, with the latest increase in positive cases attributed to the strain's spread among the country's youth. They are being infected with more virulent and deadly corona virus strains, increasing the risk of higher mortality rates. Due to this critical situation, Government of Nepal has announced lockdown in Kathmandu Valley and other districts since April 29. The Government is tightening the restriction orders in different phases with recent suspension on all international and domestic flights.


Nepalese Gastronomy Chefs Competition 2021 – INCS & GNCF Culinary Award 2021

Nepalese Gastronomy Chefs Competition 2021 – INCS & GNCF Culinary Award 2021
Photo courtesy: Aloft Hotel Kathmandu

Nepalese Gastronomy Chefs Competition 2021 – INCS & GNCF Culinary Award 2021 

Nepalese Gastronomy Chefs Competition 2021 - INCS and GNCF Culinary Award 2021 was held at Aloft Hotel, Chhaya Center on 22nd March 2021. The event which was organized by Aloft Kathmandu and Century Spices and Snacks, was held to promote Nepali cuisine and encourage Nepali Chefs for experimenting and innovating Nepali foods and flavors. Master Chef Santosh Shah, first Runner-up of BBC MasterChef Professional 2020 and Mr. Vikram Singh, General Manager of  Aloft Kathmandu Hotel were the judges of the event.