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Travel Year 2011

Travel Guide

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Foreign Travel

when traveling to a foreign country you need to do a bit of research before hand. You should consult your G.P. or travel doctor to find out if you need any pre travel vaccinations. Your doctor cans also advice you on relevant medication to take and what will be available in the country you are traveling to. You should research the climate and conditions of the country you are traveling to and pack accordingly.

It’s also important for you to be aware of the customs and religious beliefs of the local people. You should be aware of appropriate behavior and dress codes, not only is the respectful and responsible thing to do, but it could save you a lot of hassle and bother, especially for female travelers.

Also if you are carrying medicine make sure you have the relevant prescriptions from your doctor. Drug trafficking is a major offence. You should never leave your bag unattended at any shipping port. Also you should familiarize yourself with the drug laws and regulations of the country you are traveling to.

To make best your travel plans it is important for you to be aware of what to expect in the country you are traveling in. A little bit of education and knowledge goes a long way in making your holiday a successful and enjoyable affair. Pre researching your trip will take a lot of stress out of your travel.

Passport

Of course for travel you need a current passport; your passport should be valid for at least six months from the date of your departure. Trying to renew your passport overseas can be a very difficult task and in fact most countries will not issue visa in passports that are about to expire. Also you should check vise requirements for the countries you are traveling; in some cases you can not get visas on arrival. As a guideline here is some information on visa relevant to this area. Also check that your airline tickets are in exactly the same name as your passport. Some countries may require that you have a return air ticket, or have sufficient funds to purchase such a ticket.

Visas

Australians, Americans, British and Canadians currently require a visa for . For all other nationalities please reconfirm your visa requirements with your travel agent.

We strongly recommend you apply for your visa prior to arrival in (there are consulates in many countries), although you can obtain a visa on arrival at Kathmandu Airport for $US30 for a Single Entry, and $US45 for a Double Entry. You must have US Dollars cash to the exact amount and one passport photo. Expect some delays in processing the visa application at the airport. Passengers then traveling to or (these trips start and finish in ) should obtain a Double Entry Nepal visa.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is highly recommended and is in fact compulsory should you be going trekking, rafting, paragliding etc. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency evacuation. Participants without adequate insurance cover will be asked to arrange cover immediately before commencing their holiday - this can be very difficult and expensive to arrange locally We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please check with your insurance company that adventure activities and trekking above 3000m are covered in your policy, as some companies do not cover such things.

For Every Adventure trips your policy must cover evacuation by helicopter and repatriation. In the event of emergency evacuation, you are liable to the helicopter operating company and to ATC for both the helicopter operating company’s direct costs - which can amount to thousands of U.S. dollars - and also to ATC for an additional amount of 10 per cent, to cover ATC’s costs for organizing the evacuation. Passengers requiring emergency evacuation will be billed for the cost and required to pay prior to departing Kathmandu or the relevant point of exit.

(You will need to take out additional higher risk coverage for Mountaineering and Expedition. )

Vaccinations

As with traveling to any Asian country there are several precautions you should take before you depart on your trip. The below is only suggested precautions that you should take, we like to recommend that you consult with your travel doctor before you go traveling. The following vaccinations are advisable, but depend on the area that you are traveling and your length of stay.

  • Typhoid
  • Polio
  • Tetanus
  • Gamma Globulin or Havrix (against Hepatitis A)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Smallpox

Important Stuff

when traveling of course you needs your passport and relevant visa. You should also make copies of these, one to bring with you and one to leave with family or friends. Keep these separate from your passport. Other things you should have copies of are insurance policy, birth certificate, a record of bank details and traveler’s cheque details. You should also have contact numbers for your bank and insurance company and your travel agent/ flight booking office.

Walking times:

This itinerary is intended as a guide only. Local conditions and weather may necessitate variations to the program and can affect the availability of views and panoramas described. Be aware that all times stated are approximate and may vary with individual and group fitness, weather and track conditions.

Health and Medicine

Heath is the most important fact that we have to take conscious about it. There are no specific health requirements for your trip, though we recommend a good fitness level so you get the most enjoyment out of your holiday. You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information about before you depart for your trip, they can inform you about vaccinations and things you may need to be aware of. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements. Please be aware that you may be in remote areas and away from medical facilities for some time during this trip, and for legal reasons our guides are prohibited from administering any type of drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc.   Also you should make yourself familiar with altitude sickness if you are trekking above 3000m.

Safety and Security

Security and safety are a high priority of our company however there are risks associated with adventure travel, that you should consider before booking .Our trip operators constantly monitor their areas of operation and will cancel or re-route a trip if they feel a destination is unsafe. The decision to travel to a particular country or region is a personnel one.

Environmental Issues

For the good of us all that live on this planet, the protection and conservation of the environment is the most important thing. When traveling and trekking in, you will at times be entering environmentally sensitive areas. At ATC we put environmental issues first, all of our treks and tours are arranged to give minimum impact to the environment. We encourage our guests to carry out litter and not use plastic water bottles.

We also don’t use wood fires at our camp sites and also try not to use tea houses which do so, we prefer to stay in places that use gas and solar power. It’s the small things that we all do that can help to preserve the environment for the future generations of trekkers.

Traveling responsibly

responsible travel is the main focus at ATC; we arrange all of our tours and treks to be sensitive to the environment and the local culture. We believe that it is very important when traveling to respect the customs and culture of the local people as well as preserve the environment for the future of tourism and our own good.

We implement responsible travel by employing local guides and porters, supplying proper equipment, rightful wages and insurance for all our staff, promoting local awareness and respecting the privacy, culture and customs of the people who live in the areas that we are traveling. We do not encourage begging or that our clients give money to local children, instead we support schools and health centers in local communities and our clients can donate accordingly should they wish.

We also look after the environment, while trekking we take out all our rubbish, we don’t encourage the use of plastic bottles, we use gas instead of fire wood and we provided adequate warm clothing and blankets so that we don’t need to use excess fuel for heating.