Nepal, the Himalayan country, is known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal lies in South Asia. this small and beautiful country encompasses verities of Culture, Bio-Diversity, Language, geography, including fertile plains in the south, forested hills in the middle, and the Himalayas in the north including eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest peak on the Earth.
Nepal is one of the multi-ethnic and multi-cultural nations. Here, individuals worth their culture and customs a lot of. Many of their cultures, beliefs, and customs you may notice are fascinating and Strangers well on the far side with scientific logic. The below list is a few cultural dos and don’ts when you are traveling to Nepal.
1. The form of greeting in Nepal is ‘Namaste’ and is performed by joining the palms together.
2. Don’t drink from other people’s bottles or glasses and do not eat from other people’s plates. It is considered ‘Jutho’ or impure by Nepali culture unless you have permission from them.
3. Before getting inside the Nepalese Home, Temples, Stupas, Monasteries, and any other holy places you must remember to remove your shoes or slippers.
4. Batter to ask for permission first before entering the Hindus Temple. Many Hindu temples don’t allow westerners/foreigners to enter. and Always walk around temples/ stupas clockwise (from the left-hand side).
5. Take photographs only after receiving permission for the object or a person being photographed.
6. Avoid Kissing and Hugging in public and public places. It is taken as a social offense in most of the areas of the country.
7. Avoid touching offerings or persons when they are on the way to religious shrines.
8. While traveling dress perfectly. Women should especially avoid dressing in skimpy outfits. You can get sunburn easily!!!
9. Always try to discourage beggars and hawkers
10. We want to provide an eco-friendly journey to the land of the Himalayas. So please try to be eco-Friendly and also encourage your guides and support staff to be eco-friendly and help to save the environment
11. Using spoons and forks for Eating is not common in Nepal. Most Nepalese use their fingers to eat. Especially when you are having “Daal Bhat” the staple Nepalese Dish. Use your right hand to eat and deal with food. Nepalese use their left hand to wash after defecating.
12. It is illegal to take anything older than 100 years. Do not take any religious objects like prayer stones, statues, temple ritual objects, prayer flags, etc. away from sacred sites and discourage others from doing so. It is also illegal to take items made from wild animals skins or furs.
13. Never trek alone in the Mountains; if you run into trouble or take a tumble no one will know. Trekking with a local agency like us assures the best security.
14. Always register your trekking plans with your embassy or consulate if you are not going with an agency or trekking Solo. Beware of other trail hazards, watch where you are going, and don't over-extend yourself.
15. Avoid all kinds of illegal activities, Nepalese jails are a very unpleasant hell so don’t go off the rails and make sure you don’t end up in one.