Security of our clients is the foremost important for us. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips, all our guides are licensed by Nepal Government. They are absolutely honest who you can trust your life with; they will ensure that you do not have any feeling of insecurity throughout your trip.
If you are on ‘camping trek’ please do not leave your bags unattended at any time for your own safety. Take your main bag inside the tent once they reach campsite. At night, put all bags and belongings in the middle of the tent. Your guide assigns a Sherpa on turnwise basis to guard the campsite throughout the night.
If you are on ‘Tea house or GAP trek’ arrangement, you will be sleeping in local tea house. You have to take sensible precautions yourself at all times. Never leave your baggage unattended and keep your lodge room locked when you go out. More information on Nepal’s security assessment available at ‘Safety updates’
You will need to get your own local medical advice about suitable inoculations and any prophylactics before departure. The major health concern on a trek is altitude related illness or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS, DISCUSSED IN DETAIL UNDER ALTITUDE SICKNESS SECTION). All our high altitude treks/climbs are equipped with life saving equipments like Gammov Bag, Oxygen and a set of Medical kit as suggested in Dr. Jim Duff’s list of medicine for trekkers. Since our staffs/guides are not qualified for suggesting medications to western clients, we would request you to use the medicines upon your own risk for your comfort, a printed verse of the standard manual stating the use of included medicines are made available in the medical kit. Principally it is safe and reliable if you have your own list of medicines supplied and so not depend on what we have.
RESCUE/ EMERGENCY EVACUATION
In the case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we believe will not happen; you shall be rescued by a helicopter. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back in Kathmandu. Ask your guide to arrange a runner to the nearest communication point and inform office about requirement of a helicopter. While asking for the helicopter, please send name of the sick person and give exact location from where helicopter can airlift you. Do not leave the place although you are getting better once you have ordered Helicopter.
Your insurance is not included in our trek cost. We insure all our staff. Please ensure that you arrange your own insurance for emergency evacuation, personal effects, personal accident, medical travel expenses, baggage, cancellation etc.
We work with the motto "Tourism for Development". Explore Himalaya Community Service Project was conceived to empower underprivileged segments of Nepal.