International Guests: We have a good reputation with our International Guests and more than 60% of our clients come from all over the World. France, Greece, Hungary, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, China, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada, Chile, South Africa, Bangladesh, Srilanka, UAE, Iran, Turkey to name a few. Trek cost for foreigners is slightly higher than the cost for our Indian guests. This is mainly due to higher permit fee applicable for admission to National Parks or protected forest areas and higher cost of efficient English speaking local guides, etc. Sometimes, it may be higher due to local crew wages and other specific arrangements we make to ensure a safe, comfortable and enriching travel experience in India. However, we absolutely DO NOT 'hyper-charge' our International guests ever and at the same time, ensure that we meet all the standards for highly qualified trek leaders and guides, safety, medical preparation, evacuation strategy, rescue arrangements, eco-sensitive travel, high-value knowledge sharing about the area and customs of the locals.
Private Group: We love to trek in smaller private groups and that's what we do majorly. Trek with small team deep into the Himalayas as we believe that it gives the best ambiance to experience the Himalayan spirituality, serenity, solitude, and rawness. Small private groups are also eco-friendly, safe, easy to manage and more caring towards each other. Most importantly, private groups are more focused on their objective, especially for difficult treks above 6000 meters. They can be customized to suit your needs. On the other hand, they cost a little more due to more dedicated resources. We specialize in arranging customized private groups catering to your specific needs. Contact us to request a private group for your team. Fixed Departures are scheduled to ease our logistic movement and trek leader availability. It is open for any interested, fit trekkers to register and participate in the trek to form a group, and also bring down the cost. We do offer some fixed departures on popular treks and our fixed departures follow dynamic pricing as stated above. Since we limit our group size to 15 and offer unique experience, top-quality equipment, resources, high altitude safety, and evacuation strategy, our fixed departure price may vary significantly from others. You can also convert our fixed departure treks into a private group if the date suits you and has no registrations so far.
Open Groups: Open groups are fixed departures that we organize on popular treks. We form a group of up to 15 members through our website and other platforms. The cost is either fixed with fixed schedule and itineraries. Group discount pr seasonal discount applies from time to time.
Booking Of Trek And Payment Of Trek Fee: We initially charge just the booking amount to keep your slots booked. The final price shall be known later as the team builds till the closing date for a batch. Balance amount needs to be paid 1 month before the trek start date as per Actual Trek Fee applicable ( as per the group size at the time of team finalization). Any difference amount, if any, will be either charged or refunded at the time of joining the trek, but before the start of the trek. Your invoice will detail all the historical changes made on the invoice amount as per bookings and cancellations, and you can see the changes online. Everything is managed through online automated systems and integrated payment gateways facilitating numerous modes of payments - from credit cards to UPI. We facilitate international payments through PayPal, TransferWise and various other Wire Transfers.
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ON ANY OF OUR TREKS, WE ATLEAST PROVIDE:
- Sleeping Dome Tents (3 0r 2 person ),
- Thick Waterproof Foam Mattress,
- Subzero Sleeping Bags with fluffy and warm fleece sleeping bag liners, ( Down feather sleeping bag liners of extreme and premium treks ),
- Toilet tent with seat,
- Kitchen Tents,
- Dining Tents with seating stools and serving table,
- Washing area and sack bins to collect waste.
- On a few of the extreme treks, we provide hot water bags and expedition down jackets as well.
Safety And Preparedness:
We are headed by owners who are Search And Rescue Certified by UIAA and Indian Mountaineering Foundation, apart from being Basic and Advanced Mountaineering certified students of Mountaineering aspiring and practicing within their work itself, to become successful Climbers and Expedition Leaders themselves. Each one of them brings lots of on-field experience in the Himalayas to Himalayan High. Being sincere students of the same sport itself, we understand and believe in, the importance of safety on such adventures in the remote corners of the Himalayas.
Standard Safety Gears that we always carry or provide on our treks are:
On Summit treks above 6000 meters or treacherous treks in raw terrain:
- walking ice axe,
- ascendors and descenders,
- harness and locking carabiners,
- climbing boot, crampons and gaiters.
- climbing rope and anchoring devices
On Moderate to Strenuous Snow Treks:
- Ice Traction Mini Crampons
- Rope, wherever required
Techniques, Medical Safety, And Other Safety Measures: We teach snow technique and self-arrest a fall on snow slopes in base camps. Medically, all of our groups are equipped with Oxygen cylinders, pulse oximeter to monitor individual blood oxygen saturation and pulse rate. We carry High Altitude Medical Kit accompanied by an experienced and capable leader. We use wireless sets and available mobile signals for efficient communication and coordination. Safety Gaiters and Ice Traction crampons are always provided which has many times proved to boost confidence of an amateur trekker or has saved experienced trekker from a casual slip and fall. Most importantly, we trek in Small Groups increasing safety and success on summits as well. In fact, our summit success ratio over 6000-meter peaks is envied by many. Everything is a result of a well planned, safe trek. From food to sleep-comfort to safety.
Finally, In all of our treks, we pay attention to and breed the culture of Positive Attitude. We teach, to motivate and boost, the intrinsic sense of adventure inherent in a human being - be it for survival, adaptation with the unknown environment with excellence, possessing the heart that cares for the Ecology, and a Mind that likes winning over the challenges - Be it Life or the Mountains. In that process, we too learn constantly, bettering Himalayan High day by day... We believe that any Himalayan trek is not worth if it does not make you a better and harder human being.
Altitude Specific Meal Plan We Serve On Our Treks:
- Morning Tea: Black ginger - lemon tea with honey or as desired
- Breakfast: oats porridge, milk cornflakes, bread, chapatti with vegetable, boiled eggs, omelets, upma, etc
- Fruits: Seasonal. Banana, oranges, apples, etc
- Lunch: Rice, dal, seasonal vegetables, papad, pickle, salad, etc
- Evening Snacks: Pakoda, Popcorns, noodles, poha, etc with coffee or tea
- Soup: Packet soup like tomato, mushroom, mixed veg, etc
- Dinner: Rice, roti, dal, seasonal vegetables, papad, pickle, salad, etc
- Hot Drinks: Bournvita or hot chocolate, mint tea or ginger tea
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