1 – Do not trek alone. There have been numerous disappearances of solo trekkers in recent years. Always hire a guide or trek with other people. Always communicate your travel plans to your next of kin.
2 – Food safety – Avoid water that is not bottled or boiled. Avoid meat on the trek and pre-cut fruit as much as possible.
3 – Do not give money to beggars that you see on the streets. Even though they look pitiful, your giving away of money encourages them only to beg for more. If you really care support one of many charity organizations working in Nepal .
4 – Do not touch someone’s head or sit showing the bottom of your feet towards them. It is considered rude.
5 – Do not assume that “ganja” (marijuana) is legal in Nepal . It is not. Even though it is a common weed on hillsides you can get in trouble for picking it and carrying it for consumption purpose.
6 – Bring a universal plug and voltage adapter kit for your Electronics. Nepal uses 220V.
7 – Always have some tissue paper and hand sanitizer with you at all times – and note that some of the toilets may require squatting.
8- Support the NON-Plastic Initiative, please limit your use of plastic items, and help make Nepal a better place.
9- Respect the culture and tradition