No animal sacrifices this time
As indicated by part one of the video series chronicling the Far Cry 4 developers' trip to the Himalayan region, they seemingly rushed off to watch an animal sacrifice nearly as soon as their plane touched down. The second part is a bit more reserved, if you consider riding on top of buses that are likely to careen off the road to be a step back.
Fascinating cultural differences and dangerous feats aside, it's interesting to watch the developers comment on aspects of the area, and how they're going to incorporate them into Far Cry 4. Make sure to keep an eye out for the "Little Old Lady Using a Step to Sharpen Her Blade" side mission.