The Chhantyal (ethnic group): photo 29
Photo 29 of 41 in Gallery: The Chhantyal (ethnic group)
Image title: Chhantyal Benalo
Benalo (सार्को) is a Nepali word and can also be transliterated as Benālo.
The Chhantyal people are an indigenous ethnic group from Nepal originating from the Himalayan region, with their roots dating to at least the late 16th century. Their religion is Buddhism but they have their own feasts and festivals. The Chhantyal people speak their own “Kham” language which is similar to the Gurung language in some extent.