Trip notes are outdated.
The gite provides a pillow, blanket, thin quilt and sheet.
We were pleasantly surprised at the small dormitories (having envisaged a vast Alpine hut style bunkroom).
You need a Northern Europe 2-pin plug adaptor.
Treated drinking water was not provided - there was bottled water to buy instead.
You need cash to take up to the mountains with you - apart from the lunch and tea stops there and back, you need cash for tips for village staff and for bottled water, Kit-Kats, biscuits, toilet paper etc.
The tracks and paths in the mountains are very dusty. This swirls around when disturbed by walkers/mules or the wind, and it's nearly always windy. So a scarf is useful to cover your face.
The holiday provided a cash boost to a largely cashless, self-sufficient society, so villagers can pay for water, children's education and other expenses. The Exodus projects have also provided an impetus for locals to initiate their own improvements.
But there was the inevitable impact of our visit. The village has no good way of collecting/disposing of their own or our rubbish, which is eventually burned (including plastic that produces toxic smoke) but much rubbish blows away first. We disliked buying bottled water and would have preferred to pay for and then treat refills of our own bottles from the tap (villagers have to pay for this water too).
Also uneasy about the use of precious spring water to provide showers and flushing toilets. The waste went into the ground, so a way of directing the shower water to flush loos, and some sort of cess pit would be better - or compost toilets?
Loo paper goes in a basket to be burned later - not pleasant for the person with this job - perhaps we should be encouraged/taught to adopt the alternative to paper?