Nepal is one of the most beautiful countries in the world in the context of natural beauty and traditional practices. It is a landlocked country between China and India and although it is a tourist destination, it isn’t as popular as it deserves to be. So, here are a list of things to expect in Nepal in the tourism year 2020.
Traditions and practices
There are more than 123 languages spoken in Nepal, with the vast difference in the cultures and practices, don’t be surprised if you come across different ethnic groups but try to explore more of the cultural diversity. Nepal is also home to the living goddess Kumari. You will find various traditions followed by different communities, with colourful Jatras and festivals with mouth watering foods, you don’t know what to expect but uniqueness in such diversity of Visit Nepal 2020!
The most common food in Nepal is Daal Bhaat which means Rice and Beans. You will find this food almost everywhere in Nepal. There are also various street food available with the popular ones being full of spicy and savory taste. You should not miss out the most popular street food; momos. They’re dumplings filled with either meat or vegetables, with a dipping sauce full of tangy rich flavours. You will most certainly not want to miss the opportunity of having the street food! For more ideas on the food found in Nepal, check out our other article
While travelling you must be careful to carry your own water bottles. The water is not purified in local places which may lead to an upset stomach or other water related diseases. Make sure you do not fill water from lakes and ponds as they aren’t certified enough to drink. To get drinking water, you can ask at any shop for boiled water.
While going on treks and or hikes make sure that you have a companion or more with you. You might get lost or might need help for an emergency. You never know what to expect while travelling so it is advised to go along with a guide or a companion to go around the place. This way there is less chance of you getting lost. For more information on travelling you can check on another article here.
Asking for help
Don’t be shy to ask for help. Nepali people are very kind and will help you if you need it. Just make sure that you are polite and are not disrespectful to their culture. You can start with a ‘Namaste’ or ‘Namaskar’ which is the sign of greeting in the country. They will be more than happy to see you in Visit Nepal 2020!
Go local, go Nepal!
Nepal is full of beautiful places packed with tourists, but there is more to the country than just the popular places. Try taking the local bus to travel and mingle with the locals. Take a detour through alleys than the main road and see the beautiful houses and complex paths between buildings. Have a cup of home made tea at small shops at popular locations. This way you will feel more in touch with the people and the country.
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