Nepal

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Facts about Nepal

  • Currency:
  • Nepalese Rupee
  • Language:
  • Nepali, Maithali, Bhojpuri, Tharu, Tamang, English
  • Electricity:
  • 230 V
  • Calling Code:
  • +977
  • Capital City:
  • Kathmandu
  • Famous For:
  • N/A

Stuff to See and Do

 

General Advice

Language

Namaste in Nepal!
by Kathmandude about 5 years ago

Don't walk around saying "Namaste" to every single person you run into on the streets in Nepal. "Namaste" literally means "I acknowledge the soul within you," or something like that. Don't be afraid to say it, I'm just saying you'll look like an idiot if you go around saying it very freely all the time. I hope that makes sense!

Stuff to Know

Basic Tips
by Passportenvy about 4 years ago

Namaste: Once arriving in this vibrant country you will without a doubt be greeting soon by "Namaste." This is a simple greeting which can be used for many occasions. Simply press the palms of your hands together in front of the middle of your chest while saying the greeting. This is a polite way to greet or send good wishes to a person. Caution: Do not over use this saying. The Nepalese will appreciate your use of the word but if you overdue it they will giggle.

Dal Baht:
This is the staple food of all Nepalese. It consists of rice and lentil soup. If you are lucky it can also involve chicken. In most tourist areas you will have silverware but beware in local areas you will be eating with your RIGHT hand, Eat up!

Hands:
What do I do with my hands? Well everything. You were given hands so use them! The RIGHT is for eating. The LEFT is for ummmm... wiping. Do not get them confused and never touch someone with your left hand. Get the picture?