Do's

  • Always travel with a guide.
  • Vegetation is fragile; follow designated trails.
  • Avoid littering and deposit garbage at designated places.
  • Keep all pollutants away from streams and lakes.
  • Respect local culture by taking permission before taking photographs.
  • Dress modestly. Be aware of the customs, manners and culture of the local people.
  • It is customary to leave a donation at a monastery and to circle shrines in clockwise direction.

Don'ts

  • Don’t disturb wildlife or its habitat.
  • Don’t buy endangered species or antiques.
  • Don’t smoke, drink alcohol or talk loudly near sacred places.
  • Don’t pluck plants or flowers.