You don’t need to pay deposit to register a space on this expedition, a non refundable deposit of US$2000 per person is only required when we have minimum of 4 spaces booked by December 2017. Final payment is due no later than 60 days prior to the departure, your reservation maybe cancelled if full payment has not been received by 60 days prior to departure.
Cancellations made more than 60 days prior to the workshop date, forfeit your deposit; Cancellations made between 45 – 60 days prior to the workshop date, you will receive 50% refund; Cancellations made less than 45 days prior to the workshop date are not eligible for refunds; in the event of not getting Tibetan Permits within 7 days prior to the workshop, you will receive 95% of total payment to deduct some cost related to organise this trip.
Accommodations will be comfortable and food is also excellent in Lhasa and on the road.
Juanli will make sure that we will eat well while we trekking in Kharta Valley. We strongly advice packing some of your favourite snack foods with you; energy bars, chocolate, mixed fruit etc. High energy trail mix is the utmost luxury high on the mountain and you should carry it always. A good thermal cup is also recommended to have a hot drink available all the time.
The main focus of this trip is magnificent mountain vistas, but we will visit a few monasteries that are less commercialised and closer to our heart when we are transit between landscape locations.
You can plan some culture sightseeings at the end of the trip, and we can certainly help you find the best local English speaking guide.
Overview: This is a very subjective area, but we ask prospective applicants to honestly and objectively assess their fitness level and abilities. We will be trekking for 7 days at altitudes between 3800m to 5390m. if you do not have any experience of high altitude activities you need to be aware that you will most likely reform slower and use more energy the hight you go. Juanli has travelled with Chinese group which some of them has no trekking experience but doing very well through the expedition.
Health: Applicants with medical conditions related to heart attack, Diabetes, Chest Pain & Breathing problem or have allergies or special dietary requirement are not suitable for this trip. In April/May, weather is already warm; but at altitude, you need a good healthy diet, keep moderate exercise and try to avoid catch cold prior to our trip.
Fitness requirment: To quality for this expedition you should be capable of a full 8-10 hours day trek on rough trails in the mountains carrying a 5kg pack. The fitter you are, the better you will enjoy the scenery. Most trekking days fall short of this level, but being capable of that at home should guarantee your ability.
To maximise the photographic opportunities we will be trekking in to the best area, basing ourselves there for a few days to explore in a more leisurely manner.
Fitness Level: The majority of the effort will be expanded crossing this obstacle. Yaks and sherpa will be used to carry the vast majority of our gear, although for safety we recommend you carry your own valuable documents. This is not a race and there is plenty of time allocated each day to reach the next camp. There will be many and frequent opportunities to read, take plenty of images and consuming snacks and water.
Tibet Permits only officially granted 5 – 10 days prior to the date of enter Lhasa, and access to the Kharta Valley regulations can change because political event even after we enter Tibet. We may need to alter the itinerary if unforeseen restrictions to Tibet and Mt.Everest at near the time, but we will replace with locations that offers best photography and unique experience.
In the event of one or few participants do not feeling very well on our trip, Juanli as native Chinese speaker will handle these issues as best available to ensure you are getting looked after or arrange transport back to your own country depending on location.
Expenses related to Chinese visa application & Travel arrangement due to unforeseen circumstances or health issues will be paid by yourself.