2-. Equipment and clothing: INFINITO
SUR will provide all of the group gear for your climb or expedition. Included
are tents, stoves and cooking equipment, ropes, and anchor equipment.
You will need to provide all of your own personal gear and clothing. Trip
members will be expected to carry a share of the group gear and food.
You will receive a detailed equipment list following your registration
in the expedition or climb. Our staff is happy to discuss your equipment
needs with you and can recommend a wide variety of equipment that has
worked well for them for many years. Please contact us with any questions
|7-. Food: INFINITO SUR pride themselves
in preparing amazing gourmet mountain cuisine. All of the meals from the
trailhead and back will be provided. Meals will consist of pastas, rice,
soups, dehydrated and fresh foods. Be sure to bring along your favorite
munchies, energy food, and after dinner treats.
8-. Visas: You will need to obtain a visa for most of the holidays we run. We will supply full details, and the relevant application forms, on request or when booking. Generally visas need to be applied for around 2 to 3 months in advance of the trip departure date.
9-. Value for money, small groups and surcharges: We aim to provide value for money on all of our holidays. In an attempt to offer holidays at the lowest possible price, all of our trips are costed on a minimum group size of 4 (unless otherwise stated). Should the final number of bookings be less than 4, to avoid canceling a trip with a low sign-up, a surcharge of the land only price, to cover the extra costs involved in handling a small group, will be added to the final expedition trip.
10-. What the price includes: You should refer to individual trip dossiers for exact information about what is included in a particular trip, generally the price include the following:
"All internal flights, road transport and transfers as per the itinerary. "Twin occupancy hotel accommodation. "All camping facilities sharing two person tent. "Full trek service including local guides, cooks, porters, muleteer, mules and including cost of equipment and insurance for local staff. "All meals throughout while in the climbing itinerary. "Western leader. "Comprehensive medical kit. "Park fees and permits. "Airport- Hotel transportation in the internal flights.
11-. What the price does not include:
"Visas cost. "Inoculations. "Porter's, guide's and other tips. "Bar bills, hotel refreshments, laundry, telephone calls, souvenirs, etc. "Entrance fees to historical sites, museums, spectacles, etc. "Travel insurance. "Personal clothing and equipment. "Foreign airport taxes. "Excess baggage charges.
12-.Minimum age requirement: We would prefer to talk with you about the trip you are interested in and whether it is a practical choice for someone under the age of 18.
13-.Booking international airline tickets: INFINITO SUR has found that many people prefer to make their own reservations, often finding less expensive fares on their own. We suggest you contact your travel agent or airlines.
|14-.Meeting Point: because the international
time difference, most groups flying South arrive at their destination on
the day after their departure, and this is the day on which we would advise
to meet up with your group. Naturally, the hotel accommodation that is used
by the group is included within the price of the trip. If your flight arrangements
mean that you will arrive well before the group or depart after the group
has returned home) we can book additional hotel nights for you, at very
15-.Personal spending money: The majority of our holidays include all food and accommodation ,and for these we suggest that USD 250 taken in cash or travelers checks should adequately cover your needs. On this, on average, USD 25 should be set aside for airport taxes and USD 50 to 100 for tips, leaving the rest for incidentals such as soft drinks, restaurant meals, and souvenir hunting. Credit cards can normally be used for buying goods in the larger shops, or for paying for food etc. in hotels, but not drawing cash.
16-.Climbing grades defined: "Beginner- no previous mountaineering skills required. "Advanced beginner- basic mountaineering skills recommended including self-arrest, cramponing, ice-axe use, rope and glacier travel experience. "Intermediate- - basic mountaineering skills recommended in addition to experience on technical terrain consisting of 40-50 degree snow/ ice slopes.
"Advanced intermediate- Intermediate mountaineering skills recommended and proven experience on technical rock & ice terrain.
"Advanced- Advanced intermediate mountaineering skills recommended in addition to experience on technical terrain, including rock and ice climbing. Brief climbing resume needed. This low cost insurance can be purchased from Specialty Risk International and coverage includes the following: 1)All deposits and payments if you cancel your trip prior to departure because of personal or family illness. 2) In country emergency evacuation. 3)Payment in the event of termination of the trip after arrival in country due to political or natural emergency. The cost of premiums will vary depending on the length of the trip and type of coverage you obtain but you can expect to pay around 6% of the total trip cost. Any Travel Insurance questions can be answered directly by Specialty Risk International at 800-335-0611.
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