Dressing in Nepal

by Suraj KC | Jul 04, 2018
Dressing in Nepal

Nepal is home to various religions, ethnic groups and even climates. This has led to significant variations in Nepalese dress, both historically and in modern times. While the dress of Nepal has also been influenced by nearby countries, including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, Nepalese clothing retains an independent identity with garments specific to the cultures of Nepal.

Traditional men’s clothing in much of Nepal consists of the daura suruwal or labeda-suruwal. This garment consists of a long tunic or vest over pants. The vest or tunic has five pleats and eight ties, each with religious significance. The pants fit quite loosely through the hips and crotch and are then quite fitted from the knee to ankle. A wool hat, called the topi, completes the traditional outfit. Today, the topi may be worn with Western men’s dress, particularly in the cities.Women in Nepal wear a sari-like garment called a guniu. The guniu can be woven from cottons or silk fabrics. In Nepal, the sari is commonly draped around the waist and worn with a separate shawl like garment on the upper body. This style of draping is called Haku patasi.

Here are some of the common dresses that are comfortable and okay to wear in Nepal.

Scarves

For every single “what to wear” or “what to pack” listScarves are best. The reason is simple: a scarf is the most versatile and useful item in your travel wardrobe. People can convert scarves and sarongs into shirts, dresses, wraps, skirts, and head coverings. For Nepal, especially in the colder months, it’s essential to have warmer clothing that you can layer. As soon as people arrive in Kathmandu they bought a few yak wool scarves; they are very cheap, and very warm. One can be actually warm enough to use as a wrap of scarv. The scarves for men are called “ Gaal bandi”

Jumpers

A warm jumper or sweater is essential if you’ll be in Nepal, especially in the colder months Again, what I recommend doing is going shopping as soon as you arrive; trust me, the wool sweaters you’ll find in the markets of Nepal are much cooler (and will mean so much more to you) than one you buy from a department store back home. As most tourists will arrive to Nepal by way of Kathmandu they would spend at least a day in the city to do some shopping before moving on anywhere else.

In fact, Nepal is the conglomerate of fashion and cultures. There is no problem if you wear any shorts of clothes here, the main thing is it must be weather friendly. For summer the Clothes like : T-shirts, shirts, pants , half pants, pajams are the best thing and For winters trousers , sweaters , jackets and other winter clothes are best .
Just check the climate before you visit here.


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