WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE COST OF MY TRIP?
We try to minimize your in-country expenses on international trips. The following are general guidelines of services included in your land costs:*

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE COST OF MY TRIP?

* All prices subject to change and some inclusions and exclusions may vary from one trip to another.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
A complete clothing and equipment list specific to your trip will be sent to you on confirmation of your trip with us. Our gear list has a description of each item, however feel free to call us if you have questions or need further information on any of the items on the list.

CAN I HIRE Gear Hire though Alpine Adventures?
Currently we do not rent equipment for our international trips. Gear hire can be arranged on request for trips within East Africa. We are however currently working on a gear shop for purchasing and hire and shall keep our fellow adventurists updated on the same. Contact us for specific information regarding your trip. 

Can an additional Porter be hired on a personal basis?
Yes, we can arrange to hire a personal porter for your pack. The cost of this service is not included in the trip cost given to you.

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO STORE EXTRA GEAR AND CLOTHING THAT I WILL NOT NEED?
In most cases, yes! Usually you can store extra gear and clothing at your hotel. There may be a small charge, but in most cases, we have a good understanding with the hotels and it tends to be free.

WHAT KIND OF ACCOMODATION CAN I EXPECT?
 Most of our international trips feature 2-3 star accommodations in larger cities and towns. Generally, these hotels offer amenities like room service, laundry, etc. We try to find accommodations close to local points of interest, unique shops and colorful markets.
 On our treks and climbs we camp the “Alpine Adventures” way. On some of our Asia and Africa treks, however, hospitality sometimes trumps participation, and we may deliver hot tea to the foot of your tent. On many of our fully supported treks and climbs, tents will generally be set up for you before you arrive at camp.
Huts are yet another form of accommodation utilized on many of our trips, including selected routres on Kilimanjaro, Rwenzoris, Kenya, Meru & Nepal. Most of the huts are bunk style and have a common eating area. Some of the more deluxe huts have heating, electricity and separate rooms. 

HOW PHYSICALLY FIT DO I HAVE TO BE?
Most outdoor and adventure sports tend to be physically demanding in one way or the other. Your ability to enjoy the adventure depends on your health and fitness. Your trip will be more rewarding if you prepare for it by conditioning properly well in advance. We believe that the best form of training is simulating the activity you are training for, and then increasing the level of exertion as the routine becomes easier.
For example, walking up hills and stair climbing are excellent ways to condition your lower body, heart and lungs for climbing. Begin slowly, without the weight of a pack, and eventually add weight as you increase your training pace. Then begin taking longer hikes several times a week with a weighted pack. Use water containers for uphill hikes, and then empty the contents for the descent to reduce knee stress. Supplement these workouts with running, swimming, bicycling, or other forms of aerobic activity. Additionally, we highly recommend that you incorporate a weight training regime into your training program to build upper-body strength.

DOES ALPINE ADVENTURES CUSTOMIZE TRIPS?
We at Alpine Adventures believe in making your dream a reality. Whether it is for you, your friends, or organization, customizing a trip is something we do best! The trip cost may change depending on the number of people and your requirements. Contact us and let us know what you're interested in, and we'll do our best to make your dream a reality.

Tips for Guides & Porters.
Tipping is always a personal choice and is by no means compulsary. Your little way of saying “Asante sana” however is always greatly appreciated by your guides & porters.

HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR A TRIP?
You may sign up for a trip by using our online application which is located as a link on each trip page. Or Contact us with your details and we shall process your request at the earliest.

WHAT IS THE DEPOSIT AMOUNT TO HOLD MY SPACE?
20% of the trip amount. ¬†An application alone won’t reserve a space.

WHEN DO I NEED TO PAY THE BALANCE OF MY TRIP?
For scheduled international trips, an additional $250 is due 45 days prior to departure. The balance is due 30 days prior to departure. 

How do I pay for my trip?
You can me your payment through a number of options: Bank Transfer, Travellers cheque or by cash. Contact us for more information on payment procedure and details.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY TRIP?
If you need to cancel your trip, Alpine Adventures Ltd must be notified in writing. Your trip will be cancelled from the date we receive written notice. You will be assessed a cancellation fee according to the following schedule:

DO I NEED TO PURCHASE TRIP INSURANCE OR EVACUATION INSURANCE?

Alpine Adventures highly recommends the purchasing of trip cancellation, travel insurance and medical evacuation policies. You can get more information at travel insurance.