We cannot accept bookings from unaccompanied minors, although we can
sometimes take accompanied teenagers depending on their experiences and the
suitability of the trip. We do not have a strict upper age limit, but as this is
by nature adventurous active holidays and all contain elements that require a
certain level of fitness and mobility, you must be certain that you are capable
of fully participating in the activities indicated in the Fact Sheet. In certain
circumstances we may require reasonable proof of medical fitness and general
suitability before accepting a booking for particular trip.
For your own safety, if you are over 55, if you are
travelling on a high altitude trek (over 3000), or have a medical condition that
might interfere with your enjoyment, we ask you to complete a medical form and
seek your doctors consent to your participation. In the event that your doctor
do not agree, we will allow you to transfer your money without penalty If you
are booking less than 56 days before departure, we recommend that you obtain
your doctors consent prior to booking.
For certain this trip we require further information to
ensure that your experience and fitness matches that required to safety
undertake the holiday. We ask you to complete the experience section on the
Booking Form, whereas for grade D trekking trips, where ice axe and crampons are
required. Groups and Discounts: We are normally able to give discounts to groups
of 10 or more people booking together on one of our regular departures, and in
many areas we can put together a special itinerary if you have a group of
friends interested. Minimum 8 people needed for operation and maximum 20.
For this trip we attach a Fact Sheet containing a detailed
itinerary and essential tour information.
It is a condition of joining this trip you must be insured
against medical and personal accident risks (to include repatriation costs, air
ambulance and helicopter rescue services). We also strongly recommend that you
take out cancellation insurance. You must also ensure that the policy you take
provides an adequate level of protection and covers you for the activities
involved in your holiday. You must carry proof of insurance (eg your insurance
certificate) with you on your trip, you will be required to take out a suitable
policy at that time.
Health, Visas and Passports: It is a good idea to have a medical and dental
check-up before you travel. On this trip a first aid kit is carried to deal vith
minor accidents, but this is necessarily limited. You will need a fully Passport
valid for at least six months. If there is a need you obtain a visa prior to
arrival, and it is your responsibility to obtain those that are necessary.
It is difficult to give an average amount as so much
depends on the individual and the destination, but it would be wise to allow a
minimum of 10 $ per day for incidentals and trips, though on this trip it would
be hard to spend as much as this. Remember there are often souvenirs to buy and
you should allow some extra spending money for this.
Baggage on Flights:
You are restricted to 20kg of baggage on most flights.
We recommend you to take rather less than this to allow for souvenirs that you
may want to bring back.
Baggage on Trip:
On this trip there is restrictions as to the type and
weight of baggage that you can bring; on trips where it is not possible to take
a suitcase you will need a back pack. Generally you can take whatever type of
bag will protect your belongings and stand up to rough treatment.
Our staff are there to help if you need any special
assistance. This trip is more participatory: on some we have cooks and camp
helpers to do the work, and you will not be expected to do any helping, but you
will need to help by putting up your own tent, and sometimes also by joining a
Meal plans prepared according to mountain menu. All you need to do
is to take enough money to cover the cost of meals not included in the trip cost,
and any of drinks and incidentals.
Hotels and Pensions:
In the main centers we normally use at least tourist
class hotels, wherever possible with twin rooms and private facilities.
Accommodation based on twin-share, though single rooms are sometimes available
for an extra cost. By nature, accommodation in remote areas is often of a
simpler type; there may be only be low standard hotels, and lodges and pensions.
In such places, services such as plumbing and hot water can be erratic and below
the standards found in your home country.
Where camping equipment is needed, all the communal
items are supplied by Gürtour, including tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads,
packs, cooking and eating utensils.
Clothing and Equipment:
On this trip light, comfortable casual clothes
are all that is needed, plus cold and wet weather protection. Gore-Tex equipment
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Domestic flights in the destination country are
included, except where tickets for these have to be issued in conjunction with
your international ticket
Whether in hotels, lodges, pensions or camping this is
always included during the tour.
Single Rooms or Tents:
Our prices are based on twin share accommodation.
If you book on your own, we arrange for you to share with a person of the same
sex. We do not charge a single supplement. If you would like a single room or a
tent on a particular holiday you should contract us. You can book and pay for
this before, it may be necessary to make the request locally and pay the
supplement if the room or tent if sharing. Please note on this trip single
accommodation is may not available dou to local conditions.
Meal plans vary according to area and circumstances; for every trip,
details of what is included are shown in the food section of this trip, in the
All necessary transport during the trip is included, whether
private or public, include airport transfers on arrival and departure.
Included wherever it is part of the itinerary ( as stated in
the Fact Sheet) There are usually optional trips too.
On all trips we provide a leader, assisted by local guides,
drivers and any other staff as appropriate. Leaders usually meet the group
Permits, Taxes and Entrance Fees:
We include all necessary local permits,
taxes and entrance fees to National Parks or sites which are part of the
itinerary. Not Included Visas, vaccinations, travel insurance, airport taxes,
where not included in the price of the ticket, other personal equipment,
entrance to historical sites if not specified in the fact sheet, extra optional
excursions and any personal expenditure such as laundry, drinks and tips.