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20 Day Journey To Everest FROM $5,000 PER PERSON, TWIN SHARE
- Tengboche Monastery
- Namche Bazaar
- Everest Base Camp
- ✓ Return international airfares with China Southern
- ✓ Return airport transfers
- ✓ Return internal flights between Kathmandu and Lukla
- ✓ 4 nights in a comfortable hotel in Kathmandu
- ✓ 14 nights in local teahouses during your trek
- ✓ Daily breakfast, 11 lunches and 11 dinners
- ✓ Professional trekking team with guide and porters
- ✓ Acclimatisation in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche
- ✓ Incredible sightseeing as per the itinerary
- ✓ All entry fees, national park permits and TIMS Card
- ✓ 24/7 customer service and your own Dedicated Support Agent
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Everest, the name alone suggests adventure and beauty in equal parts. Savour incredible vistas of the world's highest mountain & take pride in your accomplishment as you reach Everest Base Camp
Home . KathmanduDestination Home . Kathmandu Meals included Dinner Hotel Mandala Boutique Hotel, or similar Welcome to Nepal! You’ll be flying into the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, the largest metropolis in Nepal and the country’s capital. You’ll be welcomed in the Nepalese traditional style by our representative, who will assist in transferring you to your boutique hotel before briefing you on your tour logistics. After settling in at the hotel, we’ll enjoy a typical Nepali dinner served in the evening.
KathmanduDestination Kathmandu Meals included Breakfast Hotel Mandala Boutique Hotel, or similar After breakfast this morning we’ll join our guide for a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley. We’ll drive to Swayambhunath, a famous Buddhist stupa also known as Monkey Temple, where you can admire stunning views of the mountains and surrounding valley. Swayambhunath is among the most ancient of all the holy shrines in Nepal and attracts Buddhists and tourists from around the globe. Its lofty white dome and glittering golden spire are visible from far and wide. Next on our tour today is Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva, which is often recognised as the most famous temple for Hindus in the Indian subcontinent. After our visit to Pashupatinath we will explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Patan Durbar Square. One of the most glorious examples of traditional Nepalese architecture, this historical landmark features centuries-old temples as well an ancient royal palace. This evening is free for you to relax and prepare for the beginning of your trek tomorrow.
Kathmandu . Lukla - trek - PhakdingDestination Kathmandu . Lukla - trek - Phakding Meals included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Hotel Local Teahouse, or similar Today we will be taking a very scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Lukla is a small rural town that sits at an altitude of 2,845m and is the main gateway for those seeking to visit the Himalayas. Upon arrival we will meet our trekking crew, and following a short tea break we’ll begin our trek northwards up to the valley of Dudh Kosi. We’ll descend from the small plateau into the lushly forested valley where we’ll see the glacier-fed river and catch glimpses of the snow-capped mountains. The trek is a brief and easy one today. However, the difference in altitude between Lukla and Kathmandu can prove difficult to acclimatise to for some. After lunch we’ll continue trekking north along the trail, crossing several streams as we make our way towards Phakding, which sits at 2,650m. We will spend our first night in this picturesque settlement, which offers extraordinary views of the surrounding mountain landscape. Note: flight delays in Kathmandu and Lukla Lukla Airport is situated within a valley surrounded by high mountains. Due to this reason, landing and taking off from Lukla is considered to be difficult and technical. The weather in the Everest region is unpredictable and is likely to change every few hours, with the potential to result in flight delays or cancellation.
Phakding - trek - Namche BazaarDestination Phakding - trek - Namche Bazaar Meals included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Hotel Local Teahouse, or similar Today your magnificent trek continues as we begin our hike to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) through lush farmland and charming mountain settlements. We’ll follow the Dudh Kosi River northwards on a trail that takes us through otherworldly forests of rhododendron, giant fir and magnolia trees. We will then cross the west fork of the river, the Bhote Kosi, and start the steep climb towards Namche Bazaar. Namche is a Sherpa village and an important trading center. Locals from various nearby villages gather here during the weekly bazaar and sell fresh produce, as well as homemade yak cheese and butter. Here we will be warmly welcomed by locals as we settle in for the next two nights.
Namche BazaarDestination Namche Bazaar Meals included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Hotel Local Teahouse, or similar Today is set aside for rest, trekkin preparation and acclimatisation. Enjoy your free time in Namche, or explore the enchanting nearby villages of Thamo or Syangboche. We suggest you stay active even during this rest day so that you can prepare for the trekking that lies ahead.
Namche Baazar - trek - PhortseDestination Namche Baazar - trek - Phortse Meals included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Hotel Local Teahouse, or similar Today we leave Namche to continue our trek towards Everest Base Camp. The views of the neighbouring mountain, Ama Dablam, are spectacular as it rises 6,856m from the valley below. Upon arriving at the tiny settlement of Mong La, we’ll pause for lunch at the aptly named Mountain View Lodge & Restaurant. From here you can see Phortse, the village where we will be staying tonight. After lunch it's a very steep downhill climb to the river below and then up again to reach Phortse (3,800m). Primarily a farming village, Phortse produces potatoes and buckwheat. In the trekking season many local men are employed as trekking and mountain guides, while the women stay home to look after the family, run the lodges and tend to the yaks and land.
Phortse - trek - DingbucheDestination Phortse - trek - Dingbuche Meals included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Hotel Local Teahouse, or similar After breakfast we continue our trek uphill out of Phortse, enjoying marvellous views looking back at the village. The path wraps around the side of a steep slope, but with sturdy stone steps built directly into the cliff face. The views looking across the Imja Khola Valley to Tengboche, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, are breathtaking. You’ll also have a clear view of the sharp slopes and jagged peaks of Thamserku Mountain (6,623m) rising from the valley behind Tengboche. Upon arrival in the beautiful village of Panboche, we’ll enjoy some lunch and rest our feet. Panboche is situated high in the Himalayans, inhabited mainly by Sherpas and surrounded by fields that grow vegetables for the lodges. After our lunch, we will continue on to the village of Dingboche (4,410m) where we’ll be staying for two nights for further acclimatisation. Dingboche is nestled into a small protected valley, the Chukhung Valley, surrounded by imposing snow-capped mountains.
DingbocheDestination Dingboche Meals included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Hotel Local Teahouse, or similar Today is another acclimatisation day. You may use your free time to hike up the Imja Khola River to Chhukung or Nagarzhang Peak, a small summer settlement offering incredible views. From here you can see vistas including Island Peak, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and the fluted ice walls that flank the Amphu Lapcha pass. Ensure you remain active today and prepare yourself for the next leg of the journey.
Dingboche - trek - LobucheDestination Dingboche - trek - Lobuche Meals included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Hotel Local Teahouse, or similar The ascent towards Everest Base Camp continues today through storybook alpine meadows and summer yak pastures towards the end of the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. With elevations of 4,900m to 7,600m, Khumbu Glacier is the highest glacier in the world. Today our trek ends at Lobuche (4,910m), a small settlement and one of the last overnight stops with lodging on the trail to Base Camp. Here the view is straight towards neighbouring Nuptse Mountain and the sunset is truly magnificent.
Lobuche - trek - Everest Base CampDestination Lobuche - trek - Everest Base Camp Meals included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Hotel Local Teahouse, or similar Today we trek to Gorak Shep (5,140m), the final stop before Everest Base Camp (5,364m). Gorak Shep was the original base camp for climbers in the 1950s before it was moved closer to the base of the mountain. The higher altitude makes this day’s trekking quite challenging. We will climb the magnificent Khumbu Glacier and cross the Changri Glacier to reach Gorak Shep. The views are truly unforgettable and bring to mind TS Eliot's famous quote, "The journey, not the destination matters". After a short break here, we will begin our final push to Everest Base Camp. Upon arrival at Base Camp, you’ll forget all about how sore you may be while you pose for photos and celebrate your incredible achievement with the rest of the group. This is truly a remarkable moment.
Everest Base Camp - trek - PhericheDestination Everest Base Camp - trek - Pheriche Meals included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Hotel Local Teahouse, or similar Our adventure is far from over! Early this morning your guides will check that everyone has acclimatised fully - if that is the case then the group will continue on towards Kala Patthar at sunrise, which at 5,550m altitude is higher still than Everest Base Camp. For many, this landmark proves the most memorable stop, offering an excellent viewpoint of the Everest region, with panoramic vistas of the front of Mount Everest and Mount Pomori. The ascent of Kala Patthar begins at Gorak Shep, and upon our return to this small settlement, we will enjoy breakfast, soaking in more of the heavenly views and continuing to revel in the glow of our success. We will then be trekking back down to the village of Pheriche (4,240m), perched above the Tsola River, where we will spend the night.
Pheriche - trek - NamcheDestination Pheriche - trek - Namche Meals included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Hotel Local Teahouse, or similar Following breakfast this morning we continue our descent towards the village of Tengboche where we can explore the extraordinary monastery. Tengboche Monastery is one of the most famous in Nepal, likely due to its unrivalled backdrop of Mount Ama Dablam. After exploring the monastery, we’ll trek further downhill to Phungi Thanga Village, where we’ll enjoy our lunch. Following this we then cross an exhilarating suspension bridge and trek along trails that snake towards Namche (3,440m). We will again get to experience the gorgeous views Namche has to offer - the Dudh Koshi River rushes below us and the peaks of Thamserku, Kantega, Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Everest rise in front. We’ll be surrounded by mani walls (intricately carved stone structures), chorten (stupas), and suspension bridges that dot the river. Soak it all in during our final evening of this unforgettable trek.
Namche - trek - LuklaDestination Namche - trek - Lukla Meals included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Hotel Local Teahouse, or similar Today is slightly bittersweet as we begin our final descent. The landscape will gradually change and become greener and more lush. We’ll pass stunning waterfalls and glistening streams and you may find yourself slowing down to take in as much as possible. We’ll cross the vertiginous Hillary Bridge and some now-familiar villages. Today’s final trek is long and leisurely as we make our way back to Lukla where we began. Upon completion, we’ll celebrate our adventures at a local teahouse and gaze back at the jagged peaks of the mountain we’ve enjoyed. Tonight we bid adieu to our incredible trekking crew and thank them for their role in our accomplishment.
KathmanduDestination Kathmandu Meals included Breakfast Hotel Mandala Boutique Hotel, or similar Today is another free day to spend at leisure, or to account for any flight cancellations out of Lukla due to bad weather. Feel free to continue exploring, shopping, sightseeing or relaxing. Perhaps you’ll head back to your favourite local café to rest your feet and reminisce with the new friends you've made on your trip.
Kathmandu . Khopasi - trek - BalthaliDestination Kathmandu . Khopasi - trek - Balthali Meals included Breakfast Hotel Balthali Mountain Resort, or similar This morning begins with a wonderful sightseeing tour of Boudhanath, one of the largest stupas in the world. Built in the 14th century, this huge monument is said to have been created just after the passing of Buddha. Each side of the base of the stupa tower is decorated with massive pairs of eyes, representing the Buddha’s all-knowing nature. From here we will drive to Khopasi, where we get back on our feet again to trek to tonight’s accommodation, passing through scenic villages and magical countryside. After we arrive at Balthali Village the afternoon is yours to spend at leisure, or to take the optional walking tour.
BalthaliDestination Balthali Meals included Breakfast Hotel Balthali Mountain Resort, or similar Today is a free day to rest or explore the nearby villages. Balthali sits at the convergence of the Roshi and Ladku rivers, and the area is a prime example of a Nepali village, surrounded by terraced rice fields and charming thatched farmhouses.
Balthali - trek - Khopasi . BhaktapurDestination Balthali - trek - Khopasi . Bhaktapur Meals included Breakfast Hotel Vajra Guesthouse, or similar After breakfast this morning we’ll be trekking back to Khopasi where we will meet our transport and carry on to the medieval town of Bhaktapur. This exquisite ancient town is full of incredible wood, metal and stone artwork, as well as magnificent architecture. Bhaktapur is also noted as the site of well-preserved palace courtyards and towering temples. It's also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival, you’ll have the rest of the day free to relax and explore.
Bhaktpur . KathmanduDestination Bhaktpur . Kathmandu Meals included Breakfast Hotel N/A This morning we drive back to Kathmandu for your final day in Nepal. Upon arrival enjoy free time to do as you like. Our local guide can advise you on the best shops in the area to pick up any last minute souvenirs. At the appropriate time, our airport representative will bring you to the airport for your return flight home. We hope you have had a fantastic time and will be heading home with many memories of your incredible trekking adventure.
HomeDestination . Home Meals included Hotel N/A Arrive home today.
- Return international airfares with China Southern (or similar if unavailable)
- Return airport transfers
- Return internal flights between Kathmandu and Lukla
- 18 nights accommodation in comfortable hotels in Kathmandu and local
teahouses during your trek
- Breakfast daily, 11 lunches and 11 dinners
- The services of a professional trekking team including guide and porters
- Acclimatisation days in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche
- Incredible sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley, including spectacular views of
- Trekking off the main trail to the traditional Sherpa village of Phortse
- All entry fees, national park permits and TIMS Card
- 24/7 customer service and your own Dedicated Support Agent
- Kathmandu – Visit Buddhist stupa Swayambhunath, the most ancient and enigmatic of all holy shrines in the Kathmandu Valley
- Kathmandu – Visit Pashupatinath, temple of Lord Shiva, one of the most famous Hindu temples in the Indian subcontinent
- Trek to Phakding (2,845m) – Enjoy tantalising views of the valley of Dudh koshi
- Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) – The largest Sherpa village and the gateway to Mount Everest, walking through magnificent forests of rhododendron and
- Trek to Phortse (3,800m) – A quaint farming village that enjoys views of towering Ama Dablam (6,812m) from the valley below
- Trek to Dingboche (4,410m) – Enjoy magical views across Imja Khola Valley to Tengboche, an old monastery, and lunch at Pangboche, a beautiful village
situated high in the Himalayas
- Trek to Lobuche (4,910m) – Ascend towards Base Camp through alpine meadows and yak pastures, towards the end of the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier
- Trek to Gorakshep (5,140m) – Your most challenging climb, crossing Khumbu and Changri Glacier, offers the most rewarding views
- Climb to Kala Patthar (5,550m) and trek to Pheriche (4,240m) – Marvel at panoramic sunrise views and vistas of the Everest region
- Descend back via Namche Bazaar and Tengboche to Lukla – Enjoy beautiful waterfalls and streams as the landscape becomes greener
Balthali – Relax in this scenic mountain village, where you can see 800-year-old temples
- Bhaktapur – Trek to Khopasi and drive to Bhaktapur, an enchanting medieval town full of Nepalese art and architecture
HOW TO BOOK & PAYMENTS Deposit & Payments
Secure your package with a deposit of $500 per person.
Pay the 2nd instalment of $2099 per person within 28 days.
You will then be invoiced for final payment 90 days prior to departure.
Select the purple ‘Reserve Your Seat’ tab to begin your booking (you must ‘Sign
Up’ first by entering your email and creating a password)
Then select the purple ‘Book now’ tab of the tour you have selected
Select your Departure Date, Departure City, Number of Passengers, Room
Configuration, any Upgrade Options, and enter any Special Requests
Click the purple ‘Proceed to Secure Checkout’ tab
Enter your credit card or PayPal details to secure your deposit/payment
Once your order is complete, you will be prompted to complete a Booking
Form so that we can fulfil your booking
Your booking is confirmed once your Booking Form is submitted and you can
begin the countdown to your Inspiring Vacation!
You will then be allocated and contacted by one of our Dedicated Support
Agent’s (within 48 hours) who will support you right up until you return from
FLIGHTS, UPGRADES & EXTENSIONS
The full-service airline used will be China Southern (or similar if unavailable)
Perth Customers – Full-service airline used will be Singapore Airlines
Flights will require a minimum of 1 transit (maximum 2)
All tickets will include 20 kilos checked baggage per person, along with 7 kilos of
Despite the airline’s baggage allowance, we recommend travelling with 20 kilos
per person due to restrictions with internal flights (where applicable), as well as
coach and train transportation. Also, you will be responsible for handling your
luggage at all times as the services of porters is not included. If travelling over this
amount, you will be liable for any excess baggage fees enforced by the airline,
Once ticketed, flights are non-refundable; any changes will be subject to the airline
rules and change fees
Full names as per passport (including all middle names) are required
Any airline schedule changes or cancellations are beyond our control
Premium Economy or Business Class upgrades
Premium Economy upgrade available from an additional $2,100 per person
(subject to availability).
Business Class upgrade available from an additional $3,100 per person (subject to
Please specify this as a ‘Special Request’ when completing your booking and you will be
quoted for the additional fare. In the event your selection is unavailable or that you are
dissatisfied with the quote, you will be provided with a full refund.
Land Only discount (if booking your own flights)
A reduction of $800 per person applies if you wish to arrange your own airfares. To purchase
a land-only fare, please select this option in the booking process under ‘Departure City’.
Please note, if you are not arriving or departing as per the group itinerary, airport transfers
will not be included.
How to extend your stay
Some customers like to enhance their holiday by extending their stay post tour. If you wish
1. Follow the ‘book now’ prompts.
2. After selecting your departure date and completing your bedding configuration
details, please select that you wish to ‘stay-behind’ in the ‘extra services’ field.
3. In the ‘Special requests’, field please specify your extension requirements.
4. Complete the remaining booking requirements and click ‘pay now’.
5. After finalising your purchase a member of our reservations team will be in contact
with you to discuss your extension request.
6. Please note, if you are not arriving or departing as per the group itinerary, airport
transfers will not be included.
A $150 per person supplement plus any fare difference applies if you wish to confirm your
extension. You will be contacted after purchase for the collection of this payment. All additional
accommodation and sightseeing are at your own arrangement.
Additional nights’ accommodation and airport transfer costs, if choosing to travel outside of
the standard itinerary:
- Pre-tour: Kathmandu – $90 per room (single or double/twin), per night, including breakfast and airport transfers
- Post-tour: Kathmandu – $90 per room (single or double/twin), per night, including breakfast and airport transfers
Please specify in the ‘Special Request’ field when making your purchase your preferred travel
arrangements and if you would like our team to book additional nights’ accommodation
and/or airport transfers. The additional cost for these land arrangements will be added to
your final payment invoice and are subject to availability.
- Travel insurance (compulsory – must include emergency evacuation cover)
- Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
- Optional activities
- Personal expenses
- Hot shower and battery costs
- Additional costs due to illness or rescue
- Any flight changes
You will travel with Emirates (Qantas, Etihad, Qatar, Malaysian, South African Airways, China Southern or similar if unavailable)
Most flights will require a minimum of 1 transit (maximum 2).
All tickets will include 20 kilos checked baggage per person, along with 7 kilos of hand luggage. Despite the airline's baggage allowance, we recommend travelling with 20 kilos per person due to restrictions with internal flights (where applicable), as well as coach and train transportation. Also, you will be responsible for handling your luggage at all times as the services of porters is not included. If travelling over this amount, you will be liable for any excess baggage fees enforced by the airline, payable direct.
Once ticketed, flights are non-refundable.
1. Any changes will be subject to the airline rules and change fees.
2. Full names as per passport (including all middle names) are required.
3. Any airline schedule changes or cancellations are beyond our control.
4. Premium Economy or Business Class upgrades Premium Economy - call us on 1300 874 764 to confirm.
5. Business Class upgrade available - call us on 1300 874 764 to confirm (subject to availability).
How to extend your stay
Some customers like to enhance their holiday by extending their stay pre- and/or post-tour. If you wish to do so, please follow these steps:
1. Follow the ‘Book Now’ prompts after signing up, until you reach the 'Notes' field
2. Here, please specify your preferred flight arrangements and if you require additional accommodation, with the number of nights needed.
3. After finalising your purchase and submitting your booking form, a member of our team will be in contact with you via email to verify your request.
In the event your selection is unavailable, or that you are dissatisfied with the quote, you will be provided with a full refund.
A general level of fitness and mobility is required for this tour. The itinerary includes ample free time and you will not be impacted by stairs and uneven terrain. Where coach transportation is included, you will be required to get on and off the coach or plane with ease.
20 kilos checked baggage per person
7 kilos of hand luggage.
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences however any changes are beyond our control.
Call us on 1300 874 764 / WhatsApp 0490 192 224 / Email email@example.com to confirm (subject to availability).
This package allows you to avoid paying a single supplement by booking as a Paired Solo Traveller. Please indicate in the 'Notes field for the special requirement at the time of booking during the purchase by sending us Call us on 1300 874 764 / WhatsApp 0490 192 224 / Email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm (subject to availability).
Regardless of whether an accompanying solo traveller is found, you are guaranteed to travel at no additional cost. Solo travellers are matched only on the basis of gender and not on other factors such as age, nationality, religion or sexuality. We kindly ask that you disclose any requirements, medical or otherwise, that might disturb your matched traveller’s sleep (e.g. sleep apnoea or a CPAP machine).
Unfortunately, with this in mind and in the interest of other travellers, we request that you proceed with your own private room with the resulting single supplement. Should a second solo traveller not be available, you are nonetheless guaranteed to travel at no extra cost and you will be placed into a single, twin share or double room by yourself. Your tour group may include multiple solo travellers who may or may not be paired. No changes will be permitted to any pairing arrangements.
Note that for some portions of some itineraries, the group sizes will vary. Some packages may operate on groups as small as 2 people and therefore, there may be time spent travelling only with your paired traveller. Should a package require a minimum number of 2 travellers and you are not paired, your booking may be cancelled.
All departures remain strictly subject to availability and may sell out prior to your tentative booking being confirmed, in which case the fee will be refunded in full. All other booking terms apply.
The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land.
Travel insurance (compulsory)
Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
Final documentation including e-tickets and hotel details will be provided approximately 30 - 90 days prior to travel.
Your group size can be from 10-30 people
Children must be 5 years old or over and share a room with parents at all times. Children are at the same price as adults.
[Average] [Above Average] [Excellent] [Superior] [Athlete]
While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Tripmia Travels and Tours customers. As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times, you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available. This particular tour is categorised as a “Superior":
Superior – Active Tour: A very good level of fitness and mobility is required for you to enjoy all aspects of the itinerary, as this is considered a fast-paced tour. While there is some free time scheduled either in the morning or afternoon, there are many full days of sightseeing with minimal rest and some early starts. You will be required to walk up and down stairs, get on and off the coach and participate in all scheduled sightseeing that may be conducted on uneven ground and terrain. Any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aids, other than a walking stick or hiking poles, then this tour is not suitable.
It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from your intended date of return.
Australian passport holders do not require a visa to enter the European Union for a stay up to 90 days.
Some countries require e-visa . You will be able to obtain your E-visa when you have your tour documents indicating your date of entry into a country, approximately 120 days prior to departure.
Please note, the ETA has limited to 60 days validity from the date of arrival. We can assist you over the phone as best as possible, however additional fee of $300 will be charged if you want us to submit an application on your behalf.
Please note that the information provided is subject to change at any time. For the most up-to-date information, we recommend visiting https://smartraveller.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx.
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. At the commencement of your tour, you will be asked to provide tipping to your guide towards a ‘kitty’, which is then used towards the guide tipping for the services of helpers, hotel staff, restaurants and airport porterage. We recommend AUD$3 per person, per day, to be paid in local currency. Please note that this tipping is not for the guide or driver, merely for the guide to tip the services of other local workers during your tour. While not made compulsory, if you choose not to contribute to the kitty it means that the guide is tipping for these services out of their own pocket. Your cooperation in this instance is most appreciated.
Further, tips for your guide and driver will be collected at the conclusion of their services. To remove the uncertainty and stress of not knowing how much is appropriate to tip we recommend AUD$6-10 per person per day for your guide and AUD$3-5 per person per day for your driver to be paid in local currency. The amount you wish to contribute is dependent on the services received and at the complete discretion of the guest. Thank you for your understanding.
Any other tipping, such as tips for the camera and video fees, bathroom attendants or hotel porters that are taking luggage to your room, is at your discretion as are gratuities for additional requested special services. We encourage passengers to have a supply of small denominations of local currency to distribute for personal tipping.
Please note that all Tours and Packages are subject to availability and all prices are set. Any booking valued at or less than $1,000 must be paid in full amount after booking is made. Some airfares or services must be paid in full at the time of booking.
Credit Card Fee
The following Card Fees apply:
Visa Credit Card - 1.8% fee and MasterCard Credit Card - 1.76% fee applies.
American Express (Amex) - 2.8% fee applies.
For late payment or urgent bookings, please notify us via email at email@example.com
PAYMENT BY CHEQUE
Please note that cheque payments require about 5 business days to process. If you are paying by this method you will need to make the payment at least 5 business days prior to the actual due date. You agree not to stop payment of the cheque even when you cancel a booking. You agree that we may apply the proceeds of the cheque to satisfy any liability you have to us, including any liability in respect of cancellation fees, before refunding the balances to you.
Receipt of Deposit
By sending a deposit the client agrees to be bound by the terms, conditions and responsibilities set forth in this booking. The client also agrees that:
- All persons are fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen group tour as per the itinerary outlined in the Tours.
- All persons travelling on a Fully Independent Tour are fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen itinerary.
- All parties acknowledge the physical demands and hazards involved in the tour they will be undertaking and have chosen to participate at their own risk.
- All parties understand that any medical or dietary information provided to us does not, under any circumstances, make Tweet World Travel liable if a particular condition exacerbates while on tour or affects their ability to participate in any portion of the tour.
Balance of Payment
Outstanding balance depends on the type of service you are undertaking:
- For private tours/packages or other products, outstanding balance is due 65 days before departure. No voucher will be issued until final payment is received in our office. If the outstanding payment is not received by day 65, your booking will automatically be cancelled.
- For large group tours and school tours, outstanding balance is due 90 days before departure. No voucher will be issued until final payment is received in our office. If the outstanding payment is not received by day 90, your booking will automatically be cancelled.
Travel insurance is required to protect yourself against the unexpected. An illness, an accident or an unexpected situation can arise before or during any type of vacation. Such an event might cause you to cut short your trip or cause your trip to be cancelled. Insurance protects passengers from financial loss in the event of an emergency. We have partnered with Covermore to offer our customers competitive rates for their travel insurance. All Cover-More travel insurance policy holders have access to 24-hour emergency assistance. Read the Combined Financial Services Guide and Product Disclosure Statement Essentials & Travelsure before deciding to buy our travel insurance. You can book comprehensive or budget cover simply by clicking https://www.tripmia.com.au/travel-insurance to arrange your policy.
“Limits, sub‐limits, conditions and exclusions apply. Insurance administered by Cover‐More Insurance Services Pty Ltd (ABN 95 003 114 145, AFSL 241713) and issued by Zurich Australian Insurance Limited (ABN 13 000 296 640, AFSL 232507). Any advice is general advice only. Please consider your financial situation, needs and objectives and read the Combined FSG/PDS before deciding to buy this insurance.”
Cancellation by customer
Before the travel date the following fees will be apply:
Private Tours or Group Tours/ Packages Large Group Tours & School Tours
(More than 16 people)
65 days or more before departure – loss of deposit
90 days or more before departure -loss of deposit
64‐40 days before departure – 45%
89‐79 days before departure – 55%
39‐31 days before departure – 75%
78‐61 days before departure – 85%
Within 30 days of departure – 100%
Within 60 days of departure – 100%
Any ’no show’ – 100%
Any ’no show’ – 100%
After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your unwillingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.
Please refer to the airlines cancellation policies.
Cancellation by Tripmia Travel and Tours
For group set departure date tour, if the minimum number of the group is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel or vary the tour 30 days prior to departure. If this event occurs, an alternative guaranteed travel date will be offered. Should these options not be acceptable Tripmia Travel and Tours will refund the full price paid, less visa cost.
If a tour is cancelled or varied prior to departure due to unforeseeable circumstances such as, but not restricted to, severe weather conditions or force majeure, Tripmia Travel and Tours will refund all monies prior to departure less visa cost, fuel surcharge and any other cancellation fees levied by airlines and other third parties.
If a cruise booking is cancelled or varied prior to departure due to unforeseeable circumstances such as, but not restricted to, severe weather conditions or force majeure, Tripmia Travel and Tours will refund all monies prior to departure.
Cancellation by Third Party Travel Provider
If the Third Part Travel Provider changes any part of your booking for reasons beyond its control, for example, if a Third Party Travel Provider changes its schedules, overbooks, or if there are any changes in applicable surcharges, fees or taxes, we will use our reasonable endeavors to notify you. If any such changes result in your Travel Product costing more or otherwise being materially different, then you may cancel the Travel Product and we will refund any monies already paid less any fees charged by us under these terms and conditions and by the Third Party Travel Providers under the terms and conditions you agreed with them. Please check with your consultant before cancelling or amending a Travel Product in these circumstances as some Third Party Travel Providers may charge cancellation fees up to 100% of the Travel Product’s prices as per their terms and conditions.
We act as an agent for, and sell various travel related products as agent on behalf of, numerous transports, accommodation and other service providers, such as airlines, coach, rail and cruise line operators, as well as all of our wholesalers. Our obligation to you is to make travel bookings as your agent on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers.
We have no control over, or liability for, the services provided by third parties. All bookings are made on your behalf subject to the terms and conditions, including conditions of carriage and limitations of liability, imposed by these service providers. Your legal rights in connection with the provision of travel services are against the specific provider and, except to the extent a problem is caused by fault on our part, are not against us. Specifically, if for any reason any travel service provider is unable to provide the services for which you have contracted; your rights are against that provider and not against us.
Tripmia Travel and Tours (herewith called the Company) acts as a co‐ordinator for all persons taking these tours in the making of all arrangements for transportation, sightseeing and hotel accommodation. The Company does not own, manage, control or operate any transportation vehicle, any hotel or restaurant or any other supplier of services. All vouchers and tickets issued are subjected to the terms and conditions specified by the supplier and all services are subjected to the laws of the country where the services are provided.
Unforeseeable circumstances such as force majeure, adverse weather, flight rescheduling, hotel overbooking and faults with transportation or road conditions may also have an effect on the tour itinerary after the commencement date. Any decision made in respect of tour services by independent suppliers/operators or airlines to re-route or amend the itinerary due to any of the above or similar circumstances is at the discretion of the tour service provider and Tripmia Travel and Tours shall not be liable for any claim whatsoever arising from such events. We strongly urge all customers to undertake a high level of personal responsibility in order to ensure that possessions, equipment and personal documents are closely monitored and protected at all times. We also strongly advise all customers to purchase appropriate travel insurance to protect you from financial loss and personal injuries in the event of an emergency.
You acknowledge and agree that there are inherent risks involved in participating in the tour, including without limitation possible contact with native flora/fauna, local residents, unforeseen events and travel in remote locations.
By making a booking, you agree to accept all risks associated with the tour. You agree to unconditionally release us from, all liability, including without limitation in contract and in tort, for any cause or action, including any injury, damage, loss, cost, delay, additional expense or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly as a result of the inherent risks associated with the tour, or any force majeure events or other events which are beyond our control, including but not limited to war, civil disobedience, terrorism, insurrection, accident, explosion, sickness, fire, floods, severe weather, acts of God, acts of Government, alteration or cancellation of scheduled air services, accidents to or failure of machinery or equipment or industrial action.
If we or our service providers are affected in any way by a force majeure event, we may in our discretion vary or cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to the tour as we consider necessary, without incurring any liability to you.
Each service provider is responsible for the part of the tour it conducts. Service providers are not our agents or employees and are not under our direct control. We therefore do not warrant the performance of any service provider. We do not accept, and you release us from, all liability for any injury, loss, damage, costs or expenses, including without limitation any property damage or personal injury, that you may suffer which arises out of any act or omission of a service provider or operator who provides services in connection with your tour. Any claim that you may have in relation to a service provider should be raised directly with that service provider.
You are responsible for any injury, loss, damage, costs or expenses arising through your own fault. You agree to indemnify us against all actions, proceedings, claims, demands, expenses and costs (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis and whether incurred by or awarded against us) as a result of, or arising in relation to, whether directly or indirectly, your participation in the tour or any act or omission by you in relation to the tour.
To the extent permitted by law, we do not accept any liability in contract, or otherwise for any injury, damage, loss (including consequential loss), delay, additional expenses or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by the acts, omissions or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of third party providers over which we have no direct control.
Under circumstances where our liability cannot be excluded and where liability may be lawfully limited, such liability is limited to the remedies required of us under applicable law (including the Australian Consumer Law). This liability clause is subject to your rights under the Australian Consumer Law and nothing in these terms and conditions is intended to limit any rights you may have under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).
The information provided is subject to change and may be affected by unforeseen events outside the control of Tripmia Travel and Tours. Where changes to your itinerary or bookings occur, appropriate advice or instructions will be sent to your email address.
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