Nepal is an incredibly hospitable country, and guests are treated with honor. In both Kathmandu and other towns, the tourist spots are one and the same as the local hangout, giving both locals and visitors a chance to mix and mingle. There’s no better way to appreciate a place than by listening and learning from those who live there.
As a primarily Hindu country with influences of Buddhism and Taoism, the cultural roots go back thousands of years. The sights, smells, and sounds of everyday rituals – like incense, bells, and oms – that go right into the beliefs and values of the people. You can learn from everyone you meet there, whether monks at a temple, your local tour guide, or a shopkeeper.
Contributors: Ashley Blake from Traverse Journeys