Driftwood Adventures - Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Fixed Departure Date
- Fixed Departure Date April 2018
Those who know me know that I love to travel and immerse myself in different cultures. Immersing oneself in another culture can be life changing. Until now I have only shared these experiences through my photos.
I have used my photography to help people see our surroundings, both locally and abroad.
This spring I am going back to Nepal. I had such a positive experience hiking to the Base of Everest spring of 2016 - from the openness and the gentle nature of the people I met to the magnificence of the Himalayas - that I want to go back and share my experiences with others!
This time, I will be trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp. I will be leading this trip with my cousin and partner in adventure, Christie Solomon. Malla Treks (www.mallatreknepal.com) will be our outfitter and Tshering Tendi Sherpa will be our guide. The trip will include historically rich city tours of the capital city, Kathmandu, and Pokhara, the second largest city in Nepal. Once on the Annapurna circuit we will have the opportunity to explore the Hindu and Buddhist cultures, eat foods from local farms, and enjoy the Nepalese culture first hand.
The trek will be a spectacular journey on foot to the South Face of Annapurna, all the while staying in the best Tea Houses. The Annapurna Base Camp trek will expose you to mountain ranges that are magnificent, colossal and snow-capped against the most brilliant blue sky. We will hike through ethnically diverse villages along with forests with different flora and fauna. Trek upstream along the Modi Khola into the Annapurna sanctuary, a valley surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks. When we reach the Annapurna Base Camp you will be surrounded by the panoramic and picturesque views of the Annapurna Mountain range, Tent Peak, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and Annapurna South. Their beauty is indescribable!
Our hope is that each member of our group will have the opportunity to engage with the local villages and communities; learn how they live, laugh and see life. Through genuine interactions we will create an opportunity to tell a story through a lens different than our own. No matter what camera you own - even if itâ€™s just an iPhone - we will help you tell a story that you can share. Our camera is our tool, but our hearts are how we will connect.
If you have an open mind, a sense of adventure and are willing to step outside your comfort zone, then this is the trip for you! We will immerse you in a culture that is warm and very welcoming. There will be opportunities to work on landscape and portrait photography, as well as some videography. This is a personalized trip for the travel adventurer, as well as for those who love exploring new cultures. It is not a trip for those faint at heart.
â€œCourage is the power to let go of the familiarâ€
Please contact us if you would like to join us!
Briana Gallo: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christie Solomon: email@example.com
Durga Bhandari (Handeling agency in Nepal): firstname.lastname@example.org
- Best Season: February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November & December
- Country Visited: Nepal
- Trip Start: Kathmandu
- Trip Ends: Kathmandu
- Destination: Annapurna Base Camp
- Trip Route: Ktm-Pokhara-Ghorepani-Poon Hill-Chomrong-Himalaya Hotel-Machhapuchere Base Camp - Annapurna Base Camp - Bamboo-Nayapul-Pokhara-Ktm
- Trip Style: Lodge to Lodge Trekking
- Activity: Photography Workshops
- Max. Altitude: 4,130 m /13546.4 ft
- Activity Per Day:Approximately 5hrs walking per day
- Trip Category: Annapurna Region
- Impressive Sunrise and mountain views from Ghorepani and Poon Hill
- Typical Gurung village along the trekking route
- Fishtail (Machhapuchhre) Base Camp
- Spectacular mountain and glacier views from Annapurna Base Camp
- Natural Bath in hot spring at Jhinu
- Children's dance profomance in Pokhara
Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu (4264 ft)
Upon our arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Malla Treks P Ltd. He or she will escort you to the hotel; there will be a briefing on the trek arrangement. Overnight in Kathmandu at Hotel shangrila.
Day 02 - Drive to Pokhara (900 m) by tourist bus - 7 hrs
Our trekking staff will pick you up at the hotel at 6:30 am and escort you to the bus station. The bus to Pokhara leaves at around 7:00 am. A beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa Lake, Pokhara is also known for its panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu, hence providing the perfect starting point for our trek.
Overnight at shangrila Village resort dinner, Breakfast Included
Day 03 Drive to Tikhedunga and Trek to Banthanti (2070M)4-5 hours
We begin our trek at Tikhedunga after 2 hour drive on a private vehicle from Pokhara.
We move on towards the steep climb to Ulleri, a large Magar village at an altitude of 2,070 m. The trail ascends more gently from this point, through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti at 2,250 m, over night stay at banthanti guest house.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 04 : Trek to Ghorepani (2,840m) - 5 hrs
We move on towards the steep climb and then trek towards Nangethanti at 2,460m. After an hour walk we arrive at Ghorepani (2,840m). Overnight at a guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 05 : Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210m); and trek to Tadapani (2,610m)
Today, very early in the morning, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill at an elevation of 3,210m, a brilliant mountain range spectacle; this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas. There we spend about 1 hour, then returning to Ghorepani we take a hot breakfast at a hotel. Then we make a climb along ridges, and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2,960m). After that we descend to the Banthanti, then turning off to Tadapani. Overnight at a guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 06 : Trek to Chommrong (2,140m) - 5 hrs
The day starts with a steep downhill through rhododendron forests. Leaving Tadapani, we descend through the forests and then the trail eases as we reach Gurjung which is the village of Gurung people, with an easy walk to Chommrong at an elevation of 2,140 m. Overnight at a guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 07 : Trek to Dovan (2600M) - 6 hrs
ToHiking through lush rhododendron forest festooned with ferns and orchids, we reach Kuldi Ghar, a small settlement perched on the steep-sided valley. We descend quickly across rock slabs into a bamboo forest. The trail continues through a dense bamboo forest, often over a tangle of roots and fallen bamboo that can be slippery when wet. From Bamboo, we continue up for another hour or so until reaching Dovan. Over night at guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
DAY 08: Trek to Machhapuchre Base camp - (4000M) 5 hours
From Dovan the trail climbs high above the river, on to the lateral moraine, and down the other side to the glacier. Upon arrival at Machhapuchre Base Camp, over night stay at lodge .
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
DAY 09: Excursion to Annapurna base camp and come back to Machhapuchre base camp
We climb very early to the viewpoint for a stunning sunrise. Since it is totally surrounded by mountains, this area is known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. Two hours trek from Machhapuchhare Base Camp takes you to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) at elevation of 4,130m. There, you will view unobstructed views of mountain scenery, which is very spectacular we than come to machhapuchhre base camp . Overnight at a guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 10: Trek to Bamboo (2345m) - 6 hrs
We follow the same trail down today the trail drops by 1,700m to the bank of Modi Khola to Bamboo at 2,345m where there are a few teahouse/lodges available to stay at. Overnight at a guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 11: Trek to Jhinu hot spring (1,780m) - 5 hrs
We follow the same trail until Chommrong. Once we have passed Khuldighar there is an experimental sheep farm, the trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo fields. From Chomrong the trail descends very steeply to the Jhinu hot spring, where you can bathe in natural hot springs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
(Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Day 12 Trek to Sinwi (1,010 m) - 4.5 hrs. Drive to Pokhara - 2 hrs.
From Jhinu hot springs we walk at the right side of Modi Khola for 4.5 hrs to Sinwi which can be considered one of the best and the most relaxing walks of the entire trek. We reach sinwi then 2 hours drive will take us back to Pokhara.
After we check in to hotel we then go to children home for dannce profamnce . The home is dedicated to preserving the rich cultural heritage of the remote Mustang area, where the Tibetan cultural and tradition are on the brink of extinction. Himalayan children's care Home is a non profit organization that aims to provide health services, education, food and shelter to the children of Musatng , many who have lost their parents due to the harsh conditions in the regions. The home was founded 1996 and currenly houses 73 childred with ages ranging from 4 -13 please see their site at www. hchmustang.org. Driftwood Adventures- has been involved in raising funds. Overnight at Shangrila Village resort hotel.
(Breakfast and Dinner Included)
Day 13 : Fly back to Pokhara to Kathmandu
After morning break fast we check in the airport to fly back to Pokhara. A 30 min dramatic flight to Pokhara and flight back to Kathmandu, To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight at shangrila Hotel
(Breakfast, dinner including)
Day 14: Fly Home: Farewell Friend
You are saying good bye to the mountains as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We hope you enjoyed the tour with us, and are sure you`ll be back in your trip somewhere in the Himalaya again. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Malla Treks P ltd will transfer you to the airport. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
- $3250.00 per person Twin sharing (above 5 members)
- $250 (Single Supplement)
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
- twin sharing accommodation in a Five star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included. (3 nights) & one night in Pokhara (Lunch , dinner and Breakfast Included)
- Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle.
- All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
- T - house standard Lodges and Guesthouses accommodation during the trek. (we provide accommodation at Lodges which are mentioned in the details itinerary)
- Local Malla Treks Nepal licensed English speaking guide.
- The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
- Annapurna conservation fees and TIMS permit for trekking.
- Sleeping bag by Malla Treks Nepal (which need to be returned after the trek).
- Airfare from Kathmandu – pokhara- Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu, Pokhara airport.
- Tourist Bus Kathmandu to Pokhara
- Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
- Free Malla Treks duffel/ T-shirt (yours to keep).
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- Official expenses.
Cost does not Include
- Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
- International airfare and airport departure tax
- Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
- Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
- Personal trekking Equipment (See the trekking equipment page).
- Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.
The following gives you a general idea of the personal items that you can bring for the trek. The personal items are of individual interest, and choice. The most important fact that one should keep on mind is that one should have enough clothes to tackle the cold weather in the Himalayas.
In a supported trek, heavy items are carried by porters or yaks and personal belongings that you may need for the day like money, water bottle, rain gear, camera, sun cream and toilet paper etc. should be carried by yourself. So you are briefed to pack items in two different bags.
We will supply complimentary water and wind proof duffel bag which you can use on the trek and is carried by porter/s. The duffel bag is yours to keep after the trek. You can leave your bag with your non-trek items at the hotel in Kathmandu and collect them after the trek.
- 4 seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trek)
- Duffel or Rucksack bag or suitcase (We will provide one complimentary Malla Treks duffel bag for you to keep.)
- Down Jacket (Optional/we can provide if you need one but is to be returned after the trek)
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
- Shade hat or baseball cap - some people drape a bandana down the back of their head and then put a baseball cap on to hold it in place. This can be a flexible alternative while keeping the sun off your ears and neck.
- Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover your ears.
- Balaclava - lightweight, thinner variety.
- Glacier glasses-100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (i.e. Julbo or Cebe). This is to protect your eyes from the stronger rays of the sun due to the thinner atmosphere which can cause a painful condition known as snow blindness. Regular sunglasses are not sufficient. If you wear prescription glasses, speak to your doctor about prescription glacier glasses, perhaps with transitional lenses.
- Headlamp - Black Diamond and Petzl both make several good ones. Make sure to bring extra batteries and that they are lithium batteries so that they will last in the colder temperatures. These are indispensable for getting around at night, reading, etc. so, don't go cheap here.
- Some people like ear-muffs; These are optional; a good hat, balaclava, and hooded jacket should really be sufficient, but this is a personal choice for some people (optional).
- A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it (optional).
- 1 pair liner gloves, thin wool or synthetic, useful alone on mild days or as a layer inside other gloves / mitts for additional warmth.
- 1 pair warm gloves (heavier fleece or wool).
- 1 pair shell gloves or mitts; Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.
- Instant hand warmers are always nice in a pinch, but really shouldn't be necessary on the trek. Bringing appropriate hand protection as recommended above, should be sufficient (optional).
- T-shirts (2).
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
- Fleece jacket or pullover.
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
- 2 women sports bras, Synthetic, no cotton!
Lower Body – Legs
- 2 pairs nylon hiking shorts - Quick drying type, not cotton!
- Underwear, stay away from cotton (4).
- 2 pairs lightweight long underwear - capilene or other synthetic.
- 1 pair soft shell pants - synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
- 2 pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
- 1 pair hard shell pants. Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best. Should zip from the top and bottom - this makes it easier to put on over boots without getting undressed should the weather change once you are underway for the day.
- 1 pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis).
- All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.
- 4 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or capilene.
- 3 pairs heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks.
- 1 pair light weight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail.
- 1 pair light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots. Ensure a good fit with layered socks and you have worn then before to get used to it (otherwise you will get lots of blister).
- 1 pair light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu.
- 1 pair hiking gaiters, good for keeping dust and rocks out of your shoes / boots as well as keep your feet dry as necessary (Optional).
- 1 pair sandals (Optional).
Medicines and First Aid Kits
- Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well
- Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
- Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
- Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
- Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.
- 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.
Miscellaneous, but Important !
- Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies).
- Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave on at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of your).
- Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
- Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from having to stop and look for it.
- Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its' effectiveness over time.
- Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type.
- Water purification Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals.
- Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
- 2 bandanas.
- 1 pair adjustable trekking poles. Although these are listed as optional, these can be of great assistance to people who may think of themselves and generally clumsy or with bad knees, ankles, etc, especially when going downhill (Optional).
- Favorite snack foods, no more than 2 pounds (Optional).
- Paperback books, cards, mp3 player (there are a couple of stops where you could recharge. Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember, keep these items light weight (Optional).
- Binoculars (Optional).
- 1 light weight point & shoot camera or 1 large SLR. Digital cameras are ok, but you must keep the batteries warm when not in use (Optional).
- Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator (Optional).
- A pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman, some swear by them to avoid that chilly late night trip (Optional).
- 1 small stainless steel thermos (Optional).
This list is only a guide. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipments can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices.
Please Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer, please pack something to wear on top of them.
Terms & Conditions Agreement
1. THE CONTRACT:
Please go through the following Terms and Conditions that govern the relationship between you (client) and Malla Treks P ltd (hereinafter referred as "The Company"), Registered Company Number 3593/88/89. Please note that while booking a trip, you are agreeing to be bound by the Terms and Conditions as well as the cancellation policy and certain limitations of liability. Both parties agree to these Terms and Conditions to resolve any legal or other disputes that may arise during the trip.
2. BOOKING A TRIP:
A 'trip' refers to any product itinerary or activities that you buy with us including Trekking, Tours, Expeditions, and/or other adventure and tour programs.
A booking is accepted and becomes definite only from the date when the Company sends a confirmation invoice or email. It is at this point that a contract between the Company and the Client comes into existence.
Before your booking is confirmed and a contract comes into force, the Company reserves the right to increase or decrease brochure prices.
Please note that the company would not be liable to any warranty, collateral agreement, prior agreement, description of services, or conditions, other than as expressed herein.
3. DEPOSIT REQUIREMENT:
(a) Nepal Trips:
For Nepal Trips, you will have to make a non-refundable deposit of 15% of trip cost at the time of booking the trip. You can pay the remaining amount before the trip departure.
The non-refundable deposit should be sent to the Company or its Agent. The Company's Tailor Made trips may require a higher deposit or full payment at the time of booking. If deposit is different from that outlined in this clause, you will be advised by the company at the time of booking.
Payment: please contact Briana Gallo
4. FINAL PAYMENT/ACCEPTANCE OF BOOKING/CLIENT DETAILS:
Final payment on trekking must be paid 30 days prior to departure.
5. CANCELLATION BY THE CLIENT:
Any cancellation by a Client must be made in writing and acknowledged by the Company. The date on which the request to cancel is received by the Company or its Agents will determine the cancellation charge applicable.
The cancellation charges are expressed hereafter as a percentage of the total tour price
Cancellation 60 days or more before departure: Loss of deposit.
Cancellation 59-21 days before departure: 20% of cost of services booked.
Cancellation less than 21 days before departure: 50% of cost of services booked.
The Client is strongly advised to take out cancellation insurance at the time of making the booking.
Please note that no refunds will be made if you voluntarily leave a trip for any reason after the trip has begun. No refunds will be made for any accommodation, transport, sightseeing, meals or services not utilized.
6. CANCELLATION OF A TOUR BY THE COMPANY:
The Company reserves the right to cancel any trip you booked unless guaranteed to run.
Malla Treks P ltd reserves the right to cancel any trip, including a guaranteed trip, prior to departure due to reasons beyond its control (i.e. due to natural disasters, flight cancellation, consequences of strikes, industrial action, wars, riots, sickness, quarantine, government intervention, weather conditions, or other untoward occurrences. In such a case, Malla Treks P ltd will refund the trip price only. If The Company cancels a departure which is guaranteed to run, we will refund the trip price, or you are entitled to take an alternative trip of the same value.
Please also note that significant alterations do not include a change of airline carrier, flight time tables or itineraries provided the departure and arrival dates remain unchanged, the substitution of a vessel, modification of itineraries, and change in cabin category or hotel accommodation provided it is of the same category.
The Company is not responsible for any incidental expenses or consequential losses that the Client may have incurred as a result of the booking such as visas, vaccinations, non-refundable flights or rail, non refundable car parking or other fees, loss of earnings, or loss of enjoyment, etc.
7. MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The Company must be notified in writing at the time of booking of any medical conditions, physically challenged conditions or any other mental and or physical condition which may affect fitness to travel and or any medical condition. Failure to notify the Company may result in the client being refused travel. Failure to notify the Company of any such condition that results in cancellation will result in 100% cancellation fees to the Client.
Some trips may be unsuitable for Clients due to age, mobility, pregnancy or physical or mental conditions. It is the Client's responsibility to check prior to booking. The Company is not required to provide any special facilities unless it has agreed to do so in writing. The Company will do its best to meet Clients special requests including dietary, but such requests do not form part of the Contract and therefore the Company is not liable for not providing these requests.
Medical facilities vary from country to country and the Company makes no representations and gives no warranties in relation to the standard of such treatment.
8. TRAVEL INSURANCE:
Adequate and valid travel insurance is compulsory for all travelers. Your travel insurance must cover accidents, injury, illness and death medical expenses, including any related to pre-existing medical conditions, emergency repatriation (including helicopter rescue and air ambulance where applicable) and personal liability. The Company also recommends it covers trip cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. You must carry proof of insurance with you and produce it if reasonably requested by the company employees or suppliers. The company reserves the right to cancel or suspend your participation on a trip or in certain activities that comprise part of a trip, at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund, if you are unable to provide proof of insurance when requested.
9. FLIGHT DELAYS AND CHANGES IN THE ITINERARY:
Please note that mountain adventures are always unpredictable. Bad weather in mountain regions can cause domestic flight delays. In case of delayed domestic flights, Malla Treks P ltd will meet departing city accommodation (Guest House) and food (Lunch & Breakfast) costs prior to your trip. However in case of delayed return flights, the client is responsible to bear all additional expenses including food and accommodation costs. If you wish to make an alternative arrangements such as Helicopter flight to avoid flight delays, all additional cost would be your responsibility.
Moreover, Malla Treks P ltd does not accept any responsibility for costs incurred as a result of missed international flight, but would assist to make alternative arrangements wherever possible. Please also note that while on the field, we may have to make some changes in the itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances.
10. TRIP AMMENDMENT:
If the booking amendment request is received by Malla Treks P Ltd 21 days or more prior to your original trip departure, the company will make the necessary amendment with a charge of US$50 per person. In case you wish to make amendments within 21 days of the trip departure, the cost of amendment may be higher depending upon the company's arrangements with other parties such as hotels, Guest Houses, ground operators or airlines.
11. VISA & PASSPORT:
You must carry a valid passport and have obtained the appropriate visas when traveling with Malla Treks P Ltd. Please ensure your passport is valid for 6 months beyond the duration of the trip. Nepal Visa is available on arrival in Nepal. Visa fees for 30 days Usd 40.00
It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the correct visas for the countries you are traveling to. Malla Treks P ltd cannot accept responsibility if you are refused entry to a country or places because you lack the correct visa documentation.
12. INJURIES AND EVACUATION:
Malla Treks P ltd would not be liable for any injury/health conditions/emotional or other conditions suffered by the client during the trip. Similarly, our package cost does not include any personal insurance. Hence, we advise the clients to take adequate insurance packages, including medical emergencies and evacuation by Helicopter.
13. SERVICES MISSED OR UNUSED:
There will be no discounts or monies refunded for missed or unused services, this includes voluntary or involuntary termination/departure from tour, i.e. sickness, death of a family member etc, late arrival on the tour, or premature departure either voluntarily or involuntarily.
14. UPDATING OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
The Company reserves the right to update and amend these terms and conditions at anytime. It is the responsibility of the Client to keep updated with any changes. The current version of terms and conditions will always be found on the website www.mallatreknepal.com and will be the terms referred to in any dispute.
Briana Gallo* is a Fine Art Photographer, a Photo Philanthropist, Film Maker and a Travel Blogger with Huffington Post & Anew Traveller. She is located in La Jolla, CA. Briana believes in the power of Photo Philanthropy to inspire hope and understanding, and to connect people around the world, as well as in our local communities. She has worked in Honduras, Cuba, Ethiopia, Chiapas, and recently Nepal 2016. She will be traveling to Hue, Vietnam in the winter of 2017. Briana forges real connections with communities when she shoots turning her lens into a bridge rather than a wall.
Chhering Tendi Sherpa
A resident of the Phakding, Solukhumbu region of Nepal, he is a trained trekking guide and has been working with Malla Treks since 1889. He can talk in English, Nepali and Hindi languages as well his native language Sherpa & Tibetan. He has been to trekking zones like Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, Upper mustang, round Dhaulagiri, Upper Dolpo, Humla Trek many times with different groups. As he believes in good customer service, he has always tried to look after the guests in the best possible way. He is happy with his job and loves the thrill that he experience every time he embarks on a trek.