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Everest Base Camp Trekking 16 days

Everest Base Camp TrekkingMt. Everest is the Earth's highest mountain, with a peak at 8,848 metres (29,029 ...

Langtang Valley Trekking 8 days

Langtang Valley TrekkingLangtang is a region in Nepal to the north of Kathmandu and bordering Tibet. The ...

Annapurna Culture and Base Camp Trekking 16 days

Annapurna Culture and Base Camp Trekkingwelcome to treks in the most famous area in Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is a mo ...

Manaslu Round Trekking 23 days

Manaslu Round TrekkingIt is the fifth highest mountain in the world at 8,481 metres (27,825 ft) and is ...

Tibet Tour 12 days

Tibet TourIf you want to savor the rich Tibetan culture and history but don't have much ti ...

Gosaikunda Helambu Trekking 14 days

Gosaikunda Helambu TrekkingThis is a superb introduction to Langtang trekking in Nepal among some of the mo ...

Cultural Tour 4 days

Cultural TourThis is a short trip that lets you explore ancient temples and religious shrines ...

Kathmandu Valley with Nagarkot 6 days

Kathmandu Valley with Nagarkotwelcmoe to land of Himalayan country of Nepal This is a short trip that lets you ...

Kathmandu Chitwan and Nagarkot 8 days

Kathmandu Chitwan and NagarkotA tour that takes you for a cultural, historical and wildlife exploration of Kat ...
Featured tripsPeople and Religion
People and Religion

Hinduism and Buddhism are the two main religions in Nepal. The advent mixes of Buddhism and Hinduism have co-existed that have shown with the complete mix of temples, stupa and other religious shrines at the same boundary. The religion practice is the very important part of the lives of the Nepalese people. Mythologies of various Hindu god and goddesses abound in this country and cultural values, are based on the philosophies of holy books like the Gita, Ramayana, etc. however the Buddha never wrote his Dharma {religion} or teaching, a schism later developed. However, both Hindu and Buddhist worshippers may regard the same god with different names while performing religious rites.

In this regards both religions are practiced in the country as well as other religion like Islam, Christianity, Muslim, Bon, etc. The religion also varies according to its geographical features of the country. The people of the high Himalaya, such as Sherpa, tamang, Tibetans, Gurung, magar, mainly practice Buddhism and the Newar in the Katmandu valley, as well as all people in the country practiced both Hinduism and Buddhism. Some of the earliest rulers the Kirats practice their own kind of religion based on their own ancestor worship and the Tharus practice animism.

The practice of these religions can see clearly in the temples, stupa, or even at home. Women and children visit neighborhood shrines at dawn to offer worship to the Gods, Holding plates of rice, flower ad vermilion powder, they perform worship by lighting incense, ringing the temple bell, and applying tika, a red paste, on their foreheads. Passers by stop at temples and show their reverence to the god by spending a few minutes praying .Occasionally , groups of men sit new temples playing music an singing hymns until midnight. However essential follow it in the different festivals.