Village visits are a wonderful way of getting off the tourist circuit and staying in the real country. Trekking holidays in the Himalayas also offer these experiences, as many of the accommodations are family run. During a village visit your accommodation is basic but your homestay family will do their best to make you feel at home. There is electricity but no running hot water, and simple bedding. Mealtimes will be home cooked food shared with the family, a typical meal consists of lots of rice, green leafy vegetables, flavoured with wild herbs and chillies. Customer testimonials.