Useful Nepali Phrases

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

The area that you will be traveling or on trekking in best popular area for walking journey and expeditions (Annapurna-Everest and Langtang area), so you might come across many other trekkers and mountaineers with Tea Houses/ Lodges and many traditional villages every hour or so with constant views of the snow capped mountains.

After the main villages and town the area will be barren with little vegetation like Juniper, Alpine shrubs & bushes and there are chances of seeing some wildlife like Impeyan Pheasants (Danfe), Musk Deer and other Mountain Antelopes or the rare elusive snow leopard on route.

As you Trek along you will encounter the low, mid hills to highlanders villages with their rich culture and religion most of the way especially in higher and mid region of Himalaya. On the trail, you will come across some religious shrines and prayer walls or Mane where one has to walk clockwise as it is the custom of Tibetan Buddhism.

CURRENCY:
The rates provided are standard of 2016:

At present, 1 US$ = Rs. 106 and 1 Australian $ = Rs. 75. UK Sterling Pound 01=
Rs. 165 Euro 01: Rs. 180 subject to change slightly daily or weekly.

Nepali Rupees denominations bills of Rs. 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 500 & 1000 are available. 100 paisa makes a rupee like dollars and cents. Coins are very seldom used. On trek try to carry bills of smaller denomination

COMMON IN NEPALI PHRASES:

Namaste – Hello, a formal greeting, Dhanyabad – Thank you, Kasto Chha – how are you, Ukalo – uphill, Oaralo – downhill. Bhok Lagyo – Feeling Hungry, Pani –Water, Aago-Fire, Ghar-Home, Ghaon-Village, City-Sa-ar, Manche-Person, Didi-Elder Sister, Bhaine – Younger Sister, Dai Elder Brother, Bhai-Younger Brother, Ama –Mother, Buwa / Baba-Father, Mama-Uncle (from mother side), Kaka-Uncle for Fathers side, Maiju-Aunty, Babu-male child, Nani-female child, Keta / Keti-Children, Yo Kati Ho- How much is this?, Ramro Cha-It is good, Ramro Chaina-Not good, Dherai Ramro, More Good or Excellent. Kaha Jane-Where to go, Khana-Food / Meals, Sootne-To Sleep,
Utnay-To Wake up or to stand, Bhasa / Bhasne- To sit / live.

In Nepal and on trekking area, the local people address each other by using Brother or Sister Relation – Bhai for younger brother and Dai or Daju for elder brother, Bhaini for younger sister and Didi for elder sister.

Traveller Reviews

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