Food and Entertainment
Nepal lies at the intersection of two of the world’s greatest gastronomic giants, India and China and, while their influence is evident, Nepalese food is quite different. A common dish, dal bhat tarkari, is a combination of lentil soup, rice and curried vegetables. Popular drinks are lassis and chang, the Himalayan home brew made from barley. In the evenings, traditional folk musicians or gaines gather to sing and socialise, with classical dancing and trance-like masked dances enlivening the Kathmandu Valley and Bhaktapur regions.