Nepalese people are friendly and hospitable by nature and the tourists
in general will have no difficulty in adjustment. All the same, one may
be confused regarding some customs, traditions and manners as in coming
into any unfamiliar society. Nepal like any other country, has its own
way of regulating life thought it might be different in degrees to each
want the visitors to observe and see the way the Nepalese people live and
share with them. It is in this spirit that we offer some practical guidelines
that could help to make the stay delightfully, homely and rewarding.
has a population of more than 28 millions, made of different races and
tribes. The Gurungs and Magars live mainly in the west and the southern
slopes of Annapurna, Himalchuli and Ganesh Himal mountains.
Limbus and Sunuwars inhabit also the slopes and valleys of eastern
The Sherpas live in the Himalayan region up to an average altitude of 4,570 m.
The Newars constitute an important ethnic group in the capital valley of Kathmandu.
are Tharus, Yadavas, Satar, Rajvanshis and Dhimals in the
The Brahmans, Chhetris and Thakuris are spread generally over most parts
of the Kingdom.
different ethnic groups have their own languages for dialects, but Nepali,
the national language, written in Devenagari script, serves purposes of
the the Kingdom's lingua franca in Nepal. The educated people speak and
understand English as well.