Explore unusual facts and quirky tidbits that give a wonderful, insider's view of Nepal, including topics such as lifestyle, religion, festivals, the arts, and more.
» In rural areas, children walk up to three hours to go to school. Roads are a recent addition in select communities, but the rest of the country, especially in the mountainous areas, still travels by foot.
» The topi is the traditional Nepali men's cap. It is a long, rectangular beret made from colorful Dhaka cloth with geometric patterns or solid black cloth. One may identify a person's village, or origin, from the unique design of a topi.
» Pashmina scarves are a specialty of Nepal. The delicate hair used to make them comes from the underbelly of a special mountain goat and provides extreme warmth. Both men and women wear pashmina shawls during the colder months.