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Equipment and Fees


CAMPING FACILITIES

For the majority of our treks we supply generous two man tents with sewn-in ground sheets, foam pad, and typically, Kelty Snowfall Expedition tents. A mess tent, cook'stent, latrine tent, stools, plates, cutlery etc. are all provided. On climbing trips, which require the setting up of high camps, we may use lightweight mountain tent.

TREK DOCTORS

Sherpa Ascent International encourages suitably qualified doctors to join every trek and discounts are offered. For more information, please contact the Sherpa Ascent International office.

WHAT THE PRICE INCLUDES

All internal flights, transport and transfers as per the itinerary.
Twin occupancy hotel accommodation and all meals, unless stated in the trip dossier.
All camping facilities sharing two person tents and all meals on trek.
Full trek service including guides, cooks, porters etc.
Trek permit, peak permit, National park fee etc.
Cost of porterage, porters' insurance, etc.

WHAT THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

International air fares.
Cost of visas.
Medical check up and inoculations.
Porters', guides' and other tips.
Bar bills, hotel refreshments, laundry, telephone calls, souvenirs, etc.
Entrance fees to historical sites.
Personal clothing and equipment.
Airport taxes.

PERSONAL SPENDING MONEY
The vast majority of our treks and climbs include all food and accommodations. For personal spending, we suggest that you bring about $180 in travelers checks. Of this, on average, $20 should be set aside for airport taxes and $50 for porters' tips, leaving $110 or so for incidentals such as soft drinks and souvenirs. There is little to spend your money on once in the field, but bring more if you intend to purchase a carpet or other expensive items. Credit cards can normally be used for buying goods in the larger shops, or for paying for food etc.

ORGANIZATION IN NEPAL

From the moment of arrival in Kathmandu to the time of departure, Sherpa Ascent International staff will ensure that all aspects of your trip are comprehensively handled. You will be met at the airport and taken straight to your hotel. From this point onwards all arrangements are made for the smooth operation of your trip, from sight-seeing to trekking, to return flights.

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES ON THE TREK

The main environmental problem in the Himalaya is deforestation, and trekking puts an additional strain on local wood supplies. In addition, trekkers leave litter, strain local sanitation systems, and contribute to water pollution. Sherpa Ascent International ensures that all meals are cooked with kerosene including hot shower water and boiled drinking water. We also make sure litter is deposited in designated trash bins, where they exist. Elsewhere, we carry all nonburnable back out, including tins and batteries.
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