Cultural Tips

For your trekking convenience, we suggest that you read along the following cultural tips. Knowing the local habits must be one of your best friend in traveling.

DO:

  • Smile and greet people, especially elders.
  • Shake hands, gently.
  • Accept hospitality and food. You do not have to eat and drink, but it is polite to accept.
  • Say goodbye and thank you when you leave.
  • Dress modestly Women should keep upper arms and thighs covered.
  • Bend down and walk around seated people when you need to pass.
  • Use only your right hand to eat and to hand objects or money to someone.
  • Be sure to sit at the same level as other people.

DON’T

  • Enter house, building or village without being invited.
  • Wear shoes inside a house.
  • Point at people with your finger. Don’t ever use your foot to point at objects or people.
  • Point the bottom of your feet directly at people whilst sitting on the floor.
  • Touch anyone’s head.
  • Step over people of food on the floor.
  • Eat with your left hand, or use your left hand to give or accept objects or money.
  • Raise your voice, especially in anger