Dating in nepal

The following hints apply especially in temples and monasteries.

Nepalis will constantly be befriending you, wanting to exchange addresses, take photos and extract solemn promises that you will write to them.Giving the Nepali greeting, (“I salute the god within you”), your palms held together as if praying, is one of the most attractive and addictive of Nepalese customs.Many different ethnic groups coexist in Nepal, each with their own complex customs.In the Kathmandu Valley, where they mix the most, there’s a high degree of tolerance of different clothes and lifestyles – a fact that travellers sense, and often abuse.As a Westerner you have a lot of status, and relatively speaking you’re fabulously wealthy.

Probably the greatest number of Nepali taboos are to do with food.Couples who cuddle or kiss in public will at best draw unwelcome attention.Handshaking has increased, but not all women will feel comfortable to shake a man’s hand.When Nepali men bathe in public, they do it in their underwear, and women bathe underneath a (sarong). In Nepal, the forehead is regarded as the most sacred part of the body and it’s impolite to touch an adult Nepali’s head.The feet are the most unclean part, so don’t put yours on chairs or tables, and when sitting, try not to point the soles of your feet at anyone.Nepal “abolished” the caste system in 1963, but millennia-old habits take time to change.