The form of greeting in Nepal is "NAMASTE" and is
performed by joining the palms together.
Before entering a Nepalese home, temple, and stupa
remember to remove your shoes.
Be careful not to use your spoon, fork or a hand
being used for your eating to touch other's food,
plate, cooking utensil or 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
impure by the Nepalese.
Never touch anything with your feet. This is
considered an offence among Nepalese. While
traveling dress appropriately. Women should
specially avoid dressing in skimpy outfits.
Seek permission first before entering a Hindu
temple. Many Hindu temples do not allow westerners
or non-Hindus to enter.
Leather articles are prohibited to be taken inside
the temple precinct.
Walking around temples or stupas is traditionally
Take photographs only after receiving permission for
the object or person being photographed.
Public displays of affection between man and woman
are frowned upon. Do not do something that is
totally alien to our environment.
Remember, many times, when a person shakes his head
from left to right, he may mean "Yes".
Develop a genuine interest to meet and talk to
Nepalese people and respect their local customs.