There are few other places in the world with such a harmonious blend of cultures as Nepal. Take a cultural tour in the Kathmandu Valley to discover about the Newari founders, or take an ox cart village tour in the Terai region to truly discover Nepal’s fascinating mix of cultures.
Respective to geography and religion, Nepal’s cultural environment is as diverse as its natural settings.
One of the first mountaineers (two) to climb Mt. Everest is Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. Sherpas follow Tibetan Buddhism, the “ancient school” by religion, friendly in nature and share part of a culture of Tibet. Trek to the northern-most region of Nepal to see the rich mix of culture and lifestyle.
Newars, being indigenous the Kathmandu Valley, are rich in metal works, arts, crafts, and building castles and temples. Chettries (Khas) and Brahmins are Hindus by religions and historians state they are ancient settlers of Karnali region of Nepal. They have carried their cultural values – with them – wherever they settled.
Terai is the home of Tharu tribes, and of Madhesis. The tradition, custom, art & pottery, and language resemble the ancient Aryan culture and civilization.