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The form of greeting in Nepal is ‘Namaste’ and is performed by joining the palms together.

1. Nepalese mules and yaks find it disrespectful if you stand streamside rather than mountainside when they pass.

always keep to mountain side when passing the loaded beasts.

2. Nepalese porters carry rather a heavy load and bent double their vision is usually limited to the ground beneath their feet.be patient if you find yourself behind the slow pace of one.overtake them only when there is ample space.

your guide will brief in details before departure the treks.

3. Keep mani walls and sthorten to your right when you pass them.and it goes without saying,they shouldn't be climbed or defaced,and under no circumstances should you remove the tablets.

4. Household fires are considered sacred, your cigarette butt isn’t. don’t mix them.

5. Wrinkled faces of the old and chubby faces of the young might not always appreciate the photographic intrusion. please ask before taking photos.

6. Be great full that unlike other parts of the world you are allowed in the most sacred place of worship here.

7.Don’t extend the privilege by taking picture indiscriminately inside gompas or temple.always ask first.

8. There are dustbins all along the trails use them.

9. Avoid mineral water.lifespam of the plastic bottle is longer than the age of mountains that you see.

10. Purchasing animal parts or antiques is just asking for trouble.

11. Before entering a Nepalese home, temple and stupa, remember to remove your shoes.

12. Be careful not to use your spoon, fork or hands being used for your eating, cooking utensils for the serving dish. Do not eat from other people’s plate and do not drink from other people’s bottle or glass. It is considered ‘Jutho’ or impures by Nepalese.

13.  Never touch anything with your feet. This is considered an offence among Nepalese.

14.  While traveling, dress appropriately. Women should especially avoid dressing in skimpy outfits.

15.   Avoid bathing in public except Hotspring.

16.   Seek permission first before entering a Hindu temple. Many Hindu temples do not allow westerns to enter.

17.   Never spit around temple premises.

18.   Avoid kissing and hugging in public especially between men and women. It is taken as a social offense in most of the areas of the country.

19.    Don't touch any cooked food unless it has been given to you to eat. It is all right to touch uncooked food such as fruits and raw vegetables.

20.   Don't put more food on your plate than you can eat as Nepalese believe that the food should be respected, not thrown away. Once your lips or tongue has touched the food placed on your plate, it is considered polluted.

21.   Nepali does not use their left hand while giving or receiving something. The left hand is considered to be inauspicious and ritually impure as it is used for cleaning after defecating. The left hand can be used for giving, receiving or passing things if the right hand is soiled from eating. Otherwise, use only your right hand for eating or handing over an object. It is a sign of respect to give or receive things with both hands. Nepalese extend their right hand out and hold onto the right forearm with the left hand as they offer an accepted object.

 

 

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