The form of greeting
in Nepal is 'namaste' performed by joining palms together.
As a mark of respect
Nepalis usually take off their shoes before entering someone's
home, temple or stupa.
Food or material that
contains another's saliva is considered 'jutho' or impure.
with feet or using left hand to give or take is considered offense
Women wearing skimpy
outfits are frowned upon especially in the rural parts of the
As a part of the
tradition some Hindu temples do not allow westerners to enter.
Leather articles are
prohibited inside temple precinct.
Walking around temples
or stupas is traditionally done clockwise.
To avoid conflict
photography is carried out after receiving permission from the
object or person.
Public displays of
affection between man and woman are scandalous.
Nodding head and a
slight dangling of head from left to right means 'Yes' while
shaking head means a 'No.'