The Spirit of Adventure
Many of our treks take place in remote areas. In such areas you should not expect everything to work perfectly.
Delays or interruptions to your itinerary may occur for a variety of reasons – political, climatic or simply through equivalents of MURPHYS Law.
Whilst travelling in such remote areas is stimulating and rewarding you must be prepared for the occasional inconvenience or discomfort and even a little risk.
We of course use our experience and expertise to solve problems without your even noticing them but there are factors that we simply cannot control.
The right mental approach to travel is as important as being physically prepared.
The months of June, July, August and September are the best months to visit Kashmir/Ladakh/Zanskar. It is usually sunny and warm, but not too hot, so that trekking and other activities are very pleasant. As Kashmir/Ladakh/Zanskar are in the rain shadow of the first range of the Himalayas, it does not get the famous monsoons which most of the rest of India is experiencing at this time of the year. At the higher altitudes in Ladakh and on the trek, although it is quite warm during the day, at night the temperature can drop significantly but never enough to be uncomfortably cold.
We require that all participants for the trekking expeditions should be in good health. We recommend that before departure participants should partake in regular, strenuous exercise including walking, cycling, swimming and running. Anyone suffering from severe muscular, chest, heart or bronchial disorders, asthma or high blood pressure, are strongly advised against coming.
Personal travel insurance is not included in the tour price. Every effort is made to ensure the safety of all the participants. However, we insist you take out a personal travel insurance policy as a condition of you being accepted on the trip.
Occasionally route changes may be necessary on any trip. This could be due to inclement weather, political restrictions or any other cause. Route changes are at the discretion of the leader. No refunds will be available in the event of route or itinerary changes.
Postponement or Delay
Delays or even cancellations can occur to transportation services and flights within India. We will not be responsible for postponement or delay for any trip caused by delayed transportation services. Every effort will be made to minimise any inconvenience caused but we are not responsible for any additional cost that may be incurred.
Previous walking experience and good physical condition essential
Walking 15 – 17 kilometres per day
Maximum altitude of 5500m
Hard walking 10 – 15 kilometres per day
Maximum altitude of 5000m
Walking up to 10 – 15 kilometres per day
Maximum altitude 4500m
10 – 15 kilometres per day
Maximum altitude 4000m
Two person tents, sleeping mats, ponies/porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment
English speaking guide
Comprehensive medical kit
All nutritious meals on trek (great care is taken with personal hygiene when preparing meals on the trek).
Transport from the start to the end of the trek
Personal clothing, laundry, medical expenses and items of a personal nature. Personal travel insurance and emergency evacuation charges.