Do try the lemon juice here. It's a unique taste to experience.
You can buy spices and honey from here. (Those of you who have a similar taste as mine would agree that condiments from different places, taste different, and adds variety to the platter.)
You don't have to buy packaged water here as the tap water itself is the tastiest water you will every taste. Trust me we filled up two large bottles with water for our way back and used it
BEST TIME TO VISIT?
Avoid visiting this place in July as it rains heavily here and the trail can get quite slippery. Also, as this is a village covered by dense trees, you'd fine insects here.
You can visit when it doesn't rain too much so that you can explore well and also find waterfalls all throughout the way.
The beauty of this place is 100 times more in the rainy season.
Carry a good mosquito repellent no matter which season you travel in.
Surrounded by trees this place is very cold in winters and rains so carry warm clothes along.
Do not dispose garbage here if possible carry it along with you and dispose it in the city as the locals here do not have proper garbage disposal facilities and they just end up burning the waste.
Do not ask for plastic bags while purchasing things, carry your own bag as the locals do not have carry bags available.
Travel light. Do not carry heavy backpacks as it's a long journey. Weight will just make the experience uncomfortable and stressful.
( Lot of hotels agree to keep your extra luggage in their spare room free of cost while you make a visit to Nongriat)
Carry some dry fruits to help you get energized during your trek.
Carry a medical kit as you won't find medical help here.
You don't need a guide. Directions are mentioned all thorughout the trek.
Some trees here are considered sacred so do not touch or spit.
Though this trek may look stressful, it is not something impossible to do. I myself am not much of a trekker but found this trek less stressful than I imagined it to be. If you make up your mind and have fun all thorughout your trek you would not even know when you complete your journey.
And even if this place includes climbing some odd 3600 steps the view down there is worth it. Some places are worth being so disconnected. Sometimes you need to earn such places. It's like a reward you give yourself when you find it.
Incase your planning your trip to Nongriat, have a wonderful and safe trip!!