Social Life in Nepal
The Nepalese are conservative in most aspects of their lives and this is best seen
in their behaviors, dress, and dining etiquette. They tend to dress and act conservatively,
much of which is based on their deeply rooted Hindu and Buddhist faiths.
Most of Nepal's population is Hindu and according to Hinduism cattle are sacred
so avoid eating beef, if you can even find it. Also be sure to eat only with your
right hand as the left hand is considered unclean. Beyond these simple dining rules
(see our Nepal Dining & Food Page
for more details), just be conscious to avoid sensitive conversation topics, such
as politics, finances, religion, and business unless initiated by your local counterpart.
Also try to avoid being loud, rude, showing off wealth, or getting noticeably drunk