Since the majority of our people live in rural areas, their outlook to life is simple and traditional. In fact, they take special delight in the company of foreign visitors but there are certain things that are alien or embarrassing to Nepalese people. Here are few things to keep in mind.
It is better to be decently clad when visiting any place. Sun and beach wear is not proper when roaming around. Briefs, shorts, bare shoulders and backs may not be appreciated. One need not be stiff and overdressed but comfortably and decently covered.
Do not be offended if a Nepalese lady hesitates to shake hands. In Nepal, people, especially women, do not normally shake hands when they greet one another, but instead press palms together in a prayer-like gesture known as "Namaste".
Public display of affection between man and woman is frowned upon. Do not do something that is totally alien to our culture.
We are hard on drug abuse; trafficking and possession of drugs are taken as serious offences.
Cheap charity breeds beggars but does not solve their basic problem. Therefore, do not encourage beggary by being benevolent.