Please read carefully the following Terms and Conditions before registering for the trek.
Pickup: Trekkers are picked up from Shimla, old bus stop at 6:30 am. Usually, trekkers are clubbed together with other participants to make a group. The group travels together to Diude in shared cabs. Transport from Shimla to Diude and return from Barua to Shimla costs Rs.6,000 one way (in a Bolero/Max) or Rs.9,500 per Tempo Traveller one way. A Bolero/Max sits 5-6 participants. A Tempo Traveller accommodates 12. Participants are expected to share the cost of the cab. The cost is shared this way: Total no of vehicles divided by total no of participants.
No service tax is applicable on transport cost. Altitude Adventure only arranges the vehicle pick up and is not responsible for any issues during transport. You can choose to come independently to the base camp.
Backpack offloading: Altitude Adventure expects trekkers to carry their own backpacks — which contains clothes, warm gears, toilet kits etc. Camping gears like tents/sleeping bags is carried by Altitude Adventure support team. If for some reason you do not want to carry your backpack, you can offload the same by paying an additional charge.
Backpack offloading charge for the entire trek duration is Rs 1,733/- (inclusive of GST at 5%). Partial offloading is not allowed. Charges vary for offloading on arrival at the base camp. Also, offloading on arrival may be refused if sufficient man/animal power is not available. Your offloaded backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kgs. No suitcases/strolleys/duffel bags are allowed for offloading.
Emergency during trek: In a trek a medical emergency or any other emergency may arise. If for any reason you are sent down from the trek then Altitude Adventure will make arrangements for your return to the base camp or nearest road head. A staff will accompany you. He may not be a trained personnel.
Evacuation or dealing with emergencies is extremely difficult in the mountains. It is time consuming as well. A normal trek of 2 hours may take 6 hours in an emergency (a sick person is not easy to evacuate). Doctors do not go along with a team. Doctors are not available at the base camp or nearest road head either. Altitude Adventure trek leaders are trained to administer first aid and know how to deal with issues related to the mountains. However, they are not doctors.
Registering for this trek is an understanding that you have read up on the difficulties of high altitude trekking and understand the risks. You have also understood what AMS, HAPE and HACE are. You have taken efforts to educate yourself and you are in a position to manage your own altitude related emergency.
Fitness: A high altitude trek in the Himalayas requires considerable fitness. Your body needs to train itself to process more work with lower levels of oxygen. Cardiovascular training before a trek is critically important. Training must include strength and flexibility workout. We have laid out the eligibility criteria here. Registering for the trek is an understanding that you will undertake the mandated fitness training. Altitude Adventure has the right to reject candidates who do not meet our eligibility requirement at the base camp.
Non-liability: Altitude Adventure is not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/equipment or other belongings on the trek.
Drinking and smoking is dangerous on a high altitude trek: It is strictly prohibited. If you flout this rule your participation on the trek will be cancelled forthright.
Payment: Payment for the trek can be done online through credit/debit card or net banking. Cheque/draft or cash are not accepted.
Cancellation: If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc), Altitude Adventure will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. The voucher can be redeemed for the same trek or another trek in the next one year.
In case, you wish to cancel your trek, please mails us. Please DONOT call us for canceellation. Cancellation requests are taken only over email.
The cancellation charges are as under.
Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek — full refund.
Cancellation between 30 days and 20 days to the start of the trek — 50% refund.