Habits in Nepal

  • To say hello in Nepal, you say Namaste and bow with your hands in prayer position.
  • In Nepal the cow is a sacred animal. The cow guides the dead on their way to heaven.
  • It is uncommon to show affection in public, like kissing and hugging.
  • In Nepal, shaking your head from side to side will mean no while nodding your head up and down means yes.
  • Do not touch someone with your feet. If you do so, please tap immediately the person’s shoulder and your forehead.
  • Take off your shoes before entering a house or a temple.
  • Only use your right hand for eating, shaking hands or giving money. Your left hand is your bathroom hand in the Nepalese culture.