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10 Things To Know Before Travelling To Nepal

With its diverse ethnicity and traditional beliefs, Nepal has numerous cultural practices that may appear unusual to a person on his, her first visit to the country. However, to enjoy your stay in this remarkable Himalayan Country. It is important to take into consideration of the varieties of the cultural aspects of the country. Here is a 10 things which may be helpful to you.

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10 Things To Know Before Travelling To Nepal

1. Avoid using Shoes

Before entering a Nepalese home, Temple (leather items in Hindu Temples), and monastery remember to remove your shoes, specially on village. Leather articles are prohibited in most religious places.

2. Always use Right Hand  
Avoid eating with your left hand and do not offer food from your plate, nor eat from a common pot, and avoid touching your lips to a shared drinking vessel. 

3.  Remember your Feet
Never touch anything with your feet, and try not to step over or point your feet at another person, a sacred place or a hearth. This is considered and offence among Nepalese.

4. Take Permission  
Seek permission first is good idea before entering a Hindu temple.  Many Hindu temples do not allow westerners to enter. 

5. Greeting  “Namaste ” 
Among Hindus, avoid touching women and holy men instead the traditional palms-together “Namaste” greeting is preferable.

6. Ask Permission 
Take photographs only after receiving permission for the object or person being photographed. 

7.  None Vocal Communication
Different cultures assign different meanings to the none vocal communication, Remember, when a person shakes his head from left to right many times, he may mean “NO”

8. Respect Local Customs 
Develop a genuine interest to meet and talk to Nepalese people and respect their local customs. Observe what residents are wearing and dress accordingly

9. Use Both Hands
Use your both hands to show appreciation and respect rather than one while giving or accepting something from others.

10. Kissing and Hugging 
Kissing and hugging in public especially between men and women is social offence in Nepal. Also while traveling, dress appropriately. Women should especially avoid dressing in skimpy outfits.

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