The Nepalese people are friendly and hospitable by nature and the tourists in general will have no difficulty in adjustment. At the same, one may be confused regarding some customs, traditions andmanners as in coming into any unfamiliar society. Nepal like any other country, has its own ways of regulating life though it might be different in degrees to each individual visitors. We want the visitors to observe and see the ways of Nepalese people and share with them. It is in this spirit that we offer some practical guidelines that could help to make the stay delightful and rewarding.
The Religious way of Life:
Religion is an intergal and deep-rooted part of Nepalese life. Temples, images, sacred paintings are to be seen everywhere. A majority of the people in Nepal are Hindus but Buddhism also has an important place in this country. Hinduism and Buddhism are closely connected in Nepal and it would take a lifetime's study to understand the complexities of the country's religious life. Some hints regarding religious matters. Visitors to Hindu temples or Buddhist shrines are expected to be unshod as a mark of respect. In fact, a pair of open sandals is more convenient and comfortable while visiting temples and stupas.
In some of the temples entrance may be prohibited for non-Hindus.
Leather articles are prohibited to be taken inside the temple precinct.
It is better not to touch offerings or persons when they are on way to shrines.
Beef is strictly prohibited among both Hindus and Buddhists. No female animal is killed for food.
Walking around temples or stupas is traditionally done clockwise.
Generally temples, stupas and monuments are permitted to be photographed but it is better to askauthorized persons for permission before using a camera.