Whilst in the villages we recommend you do not give money to anyone, as this does create problems between the village people.  They live as a community and money needs to be shared between all in the village.

If you would like to take something to the villages, a gift that they can share is more appropriate, clothes, ball games, colouring in items, books, reading and writing material.

First aid items are also very much needed (and appreciated) e.g. bandaids, antiseptic lotions, strapping etc. We do not recommend leaving your prescription or strong medication with the village people, as they are not used to such medications. If taken without supervision they could cause harm.

We also ask our trekkers not to wander around the villages in swimming costumes.  Please cover up while walking around the villages; it’s a sign of respect.