Some Do and Don't

  • The form of greeting in Nepal is "NAMASTE" and is performed by joining the palms together.
  • Develop a genuine interest attitude and respect their local custom
  • Before entering a Nepalese home, temple, and stupa remember to remove your shoes.
  • Never touch anything with your feet. This is considered an offence among Nepalese.
  • Dress appropriately while travelling.
  • Public displays of affection between man and woman are frowned upon.
  • Seek permission before entering a Hindu temple. Many Hindu temples do not allow non-Hindus to enter.
  • Leather articles are prohibited to be taken inside the temple precinct.
  • Walk on clockwise while walking around stupas and Mani.
  • Take photographs only after receiving permission for the object or person being photographed

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