Cultural Etiquette in Nepal

Common salutation behavior of Nepalese people starts with “Namaste” or “Namaskar”. There is no very strict rule and punishments for foreigners regarding religion & cultural misunderstanding. However, always ask the guides or support crew members before taking pictures of people, temples and people’s houses.

Nepalese people are shy by nature. People regard guests as god “Atithi Devo Bhava”. Henceforth, tourists are required to respect the host nation’s culture, traditions and rituals. While trekking in Himalayas or any forests some place might be sacred ground and unnecessary encroachment or insult of such places are not acceptable.

Though the nation has been embracing global change and moving in today’s pace of civilization still people of Nepal might not accept open expression of same gender intimacy.

Please heed the instructions and briefing of tour or trekking guides before embarking on any tour or trekking in Nepal.