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
  1. Smile and great people, especially elders.
  2. Shake hands, gently.
  3. Be sure to sit at the same level as other people.
  4. Be polite to each other.
  5. Use only the right hand to eat and hand objects or money to someone.
  6. Accept hospitality and food, you don’t have to eat and drink.
  7. Dress modestly. Women should keep upper arm and things covered.
  8. Bend down and walk around seated people when you need to pass.
  9. Say good bye and than you when you leave.
  • Don't
  1. Enter houses, buildings or village without being invited.
  2. Wear shoes inside a house.
  3. Point at people with your finger. Don’t ever use your foot to people.
  4. Point the bottom of your feet directly at people whilst sitting on the floor.
  5. Touch anyone’s head.
  6. Step over people or food on the floor.
  7. Eat with your left hand, or use your left hand to give or accept object or money.
  8. Raise your voice, especially in anger.