EXPEDITION PAYMENT SCHEDULE
Payment Schedule for Expedition Members
After acceptance to join a Trekker Nepal Expedition, $2,000 non-refundable deposit is required within one month of acceptance and to secure a position. For expeditions, 50% of the balance is due 120 days prior to departure, and final balance is due 60 days prior to departure.
Cancellation by Expedition Members
Cancellations more than 120 days prior to departure, but after the initial deposit has been paid will incur a $2,000 fee of the original deposit, plus bank charges to return the remaining balance.
Cancellations more than 60 days prior to departure but less than 120 days will incur charges of $5,000 plus bank charges to return the remaining balance unless a replacement Member can be found, in which case charges will be $2,000 plus bank charges to return remaining balance.
Cancellations less than 60 days prior to departure will incur charges of full price unless a replacement Member can be found, in which case charges will be $5,000 plus bank charges to return remaining balance.
Transfers by Expedition Members
Transfers more than 120 days prior to departure can be transferred to another Trekker Nepal expedition at no cost, plus/minus that expedition’s advertised price
Transfers more than 60 days prior to departure but less than 120 days can be transferred to another Trekker Nepal expedition at no charge so long as a replacement Member can be found or at a charge of $1,000 if not, plus/minus the new expedition’s advertised price.
Transfers less than 60 days prior to departure can be transferred to another Trekker Nepal expedition at a charge of $2,000 so long as a replacement Member can be found, plus or minus the new expedition’s advertised price.
Cancellations by Trekker Nepal
Only in exceptional circumstances which are beyond the control of Trekker Nepal will an advertised expedition or trek be cancelled.
If this should be happen, then there will be dialogue between Trekker Nepal and Members to reach a mutual decision.
If Trekker Nepal cancels an expedition or trek because of insufficient numbers, Trekker Nepal will refund all monies in full.
Cancellations will be refunded in full, less bank charges, or transferred to another Trekker Nepal expedition, plus/minus advertised price less bank charges for any returned part or transferred to another operator’s expedition, plus/minus operator’s advertised price less bank charges for any refundable part.
Everest South US 38,650 Price …………………Deposit $2,000 Payable within 30 days of Booking Confirmation
Second payment $36,650 Due by 28 November 2017 Final payment $36,650 Due by 2 January 2018
Lhotse US$25,000 Price ……………………..Deposit $2,000 Payable within 30 days of Booking Confirmation Second payment $11,500 Due by 01 December 2017 Final payment $11,500 Due by 01 February 2018
Makalu US$35,000 Price …………………….Deposit $2,000 Payable within 30 days of Booking Confirmation Second payment $16,500 Due by 01 December 2017 Final payment $16,000 Due by 01 February 2018
Lobuche US$3,500 Price Deposit $1,000 Payable within 30 days of Booking Confirmation Final payment US$2,500 due by 29 January 2018
Island peak US$2,300 Price ………………….Deposit $1,000 Payable within 30 days of Booking Confirmation Final payment $1300 due by 29 January 2018
Chulu West and Chulu east US$2,000 Price …………………Deposit $1,000 Payable within 30 days of Booking Confirmation Final payment $1,000 due by 29 January 2018
Amadablam US$4,500 Price ……………………..Deposit $1,000 Payable within 30 days of Booking Confirmation Final payment $3,500 due by 29 January 2018
Mera peak US$3,000 Price ……………………Deposit $1,000 Payable within 30 days of Booking Confirmation Final payment $2,000 due by 29 January 2018
Manaslu US$18,000 Price …………………..Deposit $2,000 Payable within 30 days of Booking Confirmation Second payment $8,000 Due by 29 April 2018 Final payment $8000 Due by 29 June 2018
K2 US$42,000 Price …………………………..Deposit $2,000 Payable within 30 days of Booking Confirmation Second payment $20,000 Due by 05 February 2018 Final payment $20,000 Due by 05 April 2018
I feel lucky that my first trek in Nepal was with Wangda. His route to Pikey Peak was unique– it was a privilege to stay in his family home and with his other family members throughout the trek. We learnt about Sherpa life and culture first-hand and enjoyed many freshly prepared meals, which were extra satisfying after a day of trekking. Wangda and his four porters went out of their way to make sure we were well-fed, safe and comfortable. The
trek was fantastic – especially the walk along the ridge with great mountain views to the Pikey base camp (where we had a brilliantly memorable evening dancing around to traditional Sherpa songs and drinking the local rakshi) and from the peak down through forests to the picturesque town of Junbesi, which is full of orchards. The peak was incredible we had a panoramic 360-degree view that encompassed Annapurna and the Everest range at sunrise – and it was all to ourselves too. Wangda is also great fun with a sense of humour- he kept us entertained throughout.
I hope to go back to Nepal one day and now I’ve been on a trek with Wangda, I wouldn’t want to go with any other guide.
Rose Lock, October 2017
I have recently returned from a trek to Pikey Peak with Wangda Sherpa as our guide. It was my second visit to Nepal.
The previous time was to the Annapurna region with Wangda’s father Lakpa as our guide. This time we were looking for a trek in a less commercialised region, with a chance to discover more about Sherpa culture and traditions,
which is exactly what we got. Staying in Sherpa houses and finding out about their way of life, gave us a unique insight into the lives of these proud and resourceful people. Wangda was a superb guide. The trek to Pikey Peak took us through some beautiful mountain countryside with amazing views including the whole of the Everest range. Wangda ensured our comfort and safety at all times, whilst he was only too happy to answer all our questions about the country and people. Thanks to him the whole trip was a wonderful and memorable experience from start to finish.
Mike Cant UK”
“For me, the walk with Wangda to Peekey Peak was the trip of a lifetime. I’d never travelled anywhere challenging before and was both excited and apprehensive about it, as I have dietary needs and a chronic health condition. I needn’t have worried as Wangda and his team took great care and always ensured that we were well fed and hydrated – wherever we went there were always plenty of hot drinks and extra portions, if we wanted them. This isn’t a trip for the faint hearted – some of the accommodation is pretty basic – but it gives you a unique insight into the lives of the Sherpa people. They are tough, kind and good humoured. They may lack materially but this is more than compensated by their culture, community and family ties, and their love of the Himalayas.”
We had a fabulous time trekking around Wangda’s homeland. The whole trip was a great adventure from the jeep ride out of Kathmandu, the hospitality and friendship of the Sherpa people, the fantastic scenery and of course sunrise over Everest.
Every day was different, the food always freshly cooked, tasty and well portioned. We stayed in Sherpa homesteads and spent many an evening enjoying their hospitality, eating, drinking and dancing.Wangda and his team were brilliant, a great sense of humour, very knowledgeable and an admirable command of English from their leader. Also quite sensitive to our western needs so they took some cereals, coffee, and snickers for us -a nice touch!
A real adventure to be treasured forever!
In September 2017, my wife and I went an unforgettably amazing trek in the Mustang region with Lakpa. In addition to being a very experienced and trained guide, Lakpa is also a Buddhist monk and was able to show us the cultural depth of this traditional region better than we could have ever imagined.Upon our return to Kathmandu, Wangda took great care of us, taking us to must-see places such as the Patan Museum and Patan palace. Wangda made our visit fascinating by describing the various religious rites and cultures, putting it all into context for us.In addition to their guide activities both Lakpa and Wangda are very involved in development projects in and around their village in Eastern Nepal, including projects to rebuild damaged schools, finding funding for much-needed school resources (book bags, solar lights for doing homework, etc.). My wife and I were deeply moved by both Lakpa and Wangda as through their openness, generosity, and professionalism.- Brian Smith (Mustang Tour and Kathmandu valley trips, September 2017)Germany”
Last April I went on a beautiful trekking to Annapurna Basecamp with Wangda. Wangda is a very good guide and the trekking became a special trip because of all the interesting conversations we had and everything he told me about Nepal, India, and Buddhism among other things. Already during my trip I was fantasizing about the next trekking I want to do with Wangda and now that I’m back in Holland… I have to decide when to go; this year or next year?