Terms and Conditions

Ramdung Expedition Pvt. Ltd is trustworthy and incorporated company under the law of Nepal Government (Registered company no. 59913/065/066). Before booking any trip with us, we kindly request mountaineers, trekkers, travelers and adventure enthusiast to go through the following Terms and Conditions that governs the relationship between you (client) and Ramdung Expedition Pvt. Ltd. Participation in our program means that you fully accept these terms and conditions.


BOOKING AND PAYMENT OF A TRIP
A ‘trip’ refers to any service/product itinerary or activities that you buy with us including expedition, trekking, tours or any adventure activities taken.

For booking, we’ll send the booking form. After filling, it shall be return to us. Along with the form, we’ll request you to deposit 25% amount from total trip cost in our account and provide with scan passport copy. This will be confirmation of your trip and departure.

You can pay remaining amount upon your arrival in Kathmandu and before the trip departure. We also accept travel check, credit Card (Visa or MasterCard). There is 4% surcharge when the payment is made by cards.

The deposit and remaining payment can be paid through bank account and bank service charge is to be paid by clients themselves at the time of deposit.

Our bank address for payment is : 

Beneficiary Name       : Ramdung Expedition Pvt. Ltd
Address of beneficiary: Jyatha street, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Bankers Name            : Nepal Investment Bank Ltd.
Bankers Address        : Durbar Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal
Account No.                : 01601010022783
Account type               : Current
Swift code                   : “NIBLNPKT

CANCELLATION POLICY
Deposit to be paid at least 2 months before the departure date.
20% of the deposit is refundable up to 3 week before the start of the trip, which is also the date by which the remainder of the remaining money must be paid in full. Thereafter, no money is to be refunded except on cancellation of the trip by Ramdung Expedition Pvt. Ltd in which refund will made full.

FITNESS AND HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
We advise all participants to take regular exercise, necessary trainings and gain related experience before trip. In booking time, you must write us notifying if any medical, mental or physical illness which may affect fitness to travel. Also we strongly advise against joining a trip, if you have recently suffer from severe heart, chest, muscular or respiratory disorder, severe asthmatic or have high blood pressure.

Medical service vary from country to country therefore company do not warranties in standard of such facilities. But we ensure you that we’ll do our best in relation to your health while you are in Nepal.

INSURANCE
We highly recommend having travel insurance which covers all the risk such as theft, personal accident, personal liability, medical expenses, baggage and covering any expenditure incurred by rescue helicopter. A copy of insurance covered must be send to us.

PASSPORT AND VISAS
All clients must have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date. Nepalese visas can be obtained from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or directly upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Multiple entry tourist visas can be obtained by paying US$ 25 for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days or US$ 100 for 90 days.

Clients travelling to Tibet requires valid Tibet visa, Ramdung expedition will secure Tibetan visa here in Kathmandu.

We shall not be responsibly if you are refused to enter a country or places cause of lacking your correct visa documentation.

RISK AND LIABILITIES
Clients shall agree that Ramdung shall not be held responsible for consequences of natural calamities, weather condition, failure of scheduled airline, detention and delays due to quarantine, strike, theft, force major, civil disturbance, government restriction or regulation, accident by aircraft, car, bus or any other form of transport relating to program schedule. The trekkers/travelers understand that such situations may occur, and we will inform you of the situation as soon as we have knowledge of it.

ITINERARY AND PROGRAM
The itinerary highlights and excursions as set out in the itineraries will be followed as far as possible, but these are a guide only. The company or trek staff may make omissions or alterations to the program as they deem it to be necessary. Ramdung Expedition and our tour leader reserve the right to do so. Changes may be made because of weather condition, flight cancellations, sickness or other unpredicted circumstances.

General items not included in cost of trip (unless specifically mentioned):

• Passport, visa charges, international flight, airport departure taxes in Nepal
• Personal items – laundry, postage, personal expenses, and medical expenses on trip.
• Emergency evacuation charges
• Excess baggage charges
• Personal travel insurance
• Early departure from the Expedition

TRIP AMMENDMENT
Once the trip is sold, Ramdung Expedition company can accepts amendment in trip program minimum more than 20 days before start of the trip. In case of outside Nepal trips, we need minimum more than 30 days.

The cost of amendment is to be made by clients depending upon company’s arrangements with other parties such as hotel, airlines or ground operators etc.

UNUSED OR MISSED SERVICE
Ramdung Expedition will not refund money back for the service un-used or missed which are mentioned and agreed in the purchased trip. This includes voluntary/involuntary termination/departure from tour, i.e. sickness, death of a family member etc, late arrival on the tour, or premature departure either voluntarily or involuntarily.

PRIVACY
Both party (clients & Ramdung Company) agrees to protect the confidentiality of each other. We use your email and personal details solely for the purpose of processing your inquiries operating your trip and keep in contact messages for future.

Ramdung Expedition can use images you have taken during the trip without any compensation for publicity and promotion through whatever medium. 

We do not sell or share your personal details, photos with anyone.

 

 

Personal Equipment For Trekking and Expedition

Our equipment list doesn’t represent what you must take but is simply a guide, an aide memoire to help you tick off the things you might need and have to pack for travelling in Nepal.

EQUIPMENT CHECK-LIST
(FOR CLIMBING/EXPEDITION)

  1. Boots and shoes
    • Comfortable shoes for traveling and for Kathmandu
    • Trekking boots or running shoes
    • Down boots for camp/thongs
    • Double boots
  2. Climbing gear (personal)
    • Harness
    • Crampons
    • Ice axes
    • Crash hat
    • Head torch/batteries/bulbs
    • Ascenders
    • Descender
  3. Climbing gear (group)
    • Carabinars
    • Ice screws
    • Snowbars
    • Deadmen
    • Rock pegs
    • Rack/nut/friends
  4. Gloves
    • Lightweight thermal
    • Dachstein mitts or insulated ski glove
    • Overmitts
    • Silk liner
  5. Headwear
    • Sun hat
    • Balaclava or ski hat
  6. Socks
    • Light cotton athletic socks
    • Wool climbing shocks
  7. Gaiters
    • Yeti style
    • Neoprene over boot
  8. Shirts
    • Long sleeved cotton
    • Long sleeved wool
    • t-shirts
  9. Underwear
    • regular everyday use
    • wool long underwear
    • LIFA style
  10. Trousers
    • Shorts
    • Long cotton hiking
    • Warm/climbing trousers/breeches
    • Tracksuit/fleece
  11. Sweaters
    • Lightweight fleece/wool for travel
    • Fleece/wool for climbing
  12. Sleeping bags
    • Down high altitude bag
    • Lightweight down or synthetic
    • Cotoon liner
    • Gore-tex bivvi gab or cover
    • Sleeping pad (Karrimat) or Thermares
  13. Rucksack or kit bags
    • Large capacity rucksack for climbing and carrying
    • Day bag for trek/shopping
    • Kit bags/holdable for porter lpad
    • Duffle for leaving things in kathmandu
  14. Waterproofs/shell clothing
    • Climbing jacket
    • Salopette trousers, preferably full zip legs
    • One-piece wind sult
  15. Insulated clothing
    • Down jacket
    • Down trousers
    • Down vest
  16. Eating utensils
    • Cup – large capacity/strong plastic
    • Knife/fork/spoon
    • Plate
    • Bowl
    • Two 1-litre plastic water bottle
    • Cookers
    • Cooking pots
  17. Bits and pieces
    • Towel
    • Washing kit
    • Personal first-aid kit
    • Repair kit
    • Sunglasses
    • Climbing sunglasses or goggles
    • Sun screen and glacier cream
    • Lip salve
    • Plastic bags
    • Altimeter
    • Compass
    • Maps
    • Notebook/pens/pencil
    • Camera gear/batteries/film
    • Toilet paper
    • Swimsuit
    • Reading material
    • Penknife
    • Wide-necked bottle
    • Marker pen
    • Stuff sacks
    • Wet wipes
    • Walkman and tapes

EQUIPMENT CHECK-LIST
(FOR TREKKING)

  1. Boots and shoes
    • Comfortable shoes for traveling and for Kathmandu
    • Trekking boots or running shoes
  2. Sleeping bags with cotton Liner
  3. Warm woolen Glove
  4. Headwear
    • Sun hat Balaclava or ski hat Socks
    • Light cotton athletic socks Shirts
    • Long sleeved cotton
    • Long sleeved wool
    • t-shirts
  5. Underwear
    • regular everyday use
  6. Trousers
    • Shorts
    • Long cotton hiking
  7. Sweaters
    • Lightweight fleece/wool for travel
  8. Rucksack or kit bags
    • Rucksack for carrying
    • Day bag for trek/shopping
    • Duffle for leaving things in kathmandu
  9. Waterproofs/shell clothing
    • Salopette trousers, preferably full zip legs
    • One-piece wind sult
  10. Bits and pieces
    • Towel
    • Personal first-aid kit
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun screen
    • Lip salve
    • Plastic bags
    • Maps
    • Notebook/pens/pencil
    • Camera gear/batteries/film
    • Toilet paper
    • Reading material
    • Wide-necked bottle
    • Marker pen
    • Stuff sacks
    • Wet wipes
    • Walkman and tapes

CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT TIPS : Dress standards- Cultural sensitivity is the hallmark of considerate travellers. Dress standards vary considerably around Nepal – button-popping halter tops and loincloth-clad saddhus to the Victorian ankle standard, but foreigners are judged differently. Tidy with covered shoulders and long pants earns the most respect, while skimpy tops and tight leggings invite unwarranted attention, both trekking and in Kathmandu. Be sure not to wear shorts t-shirts and pants in the trek that may draw people attention as rural people don’t like it much.

In Kathmandu- From April to the end of October, it is warm, even hot during the day. Cool, light clothes are best, and longer shorts are acceptable. November thru to the end of March, it is still usually warm during the day and a single layer will often do, but in the evenings you will want a fleece jacket, and during late December thru to February, a light down jacket is better for eating/drinking outside. The hotel stores free of cost whatever you don’t take trekking, and of course they have a laundry service. You might want to plan with a clean set of clothes for your return from the trek.

Who carries what- You carry a day pack with your camera, jacket, water and snacks. The porters carry everything else, so pack this in a duffel/kitbag rather than backpack.

GEAR LIST : This list includes the minimum clothing necessary to travel on this trip. Each person is restricted to a 28 lb. luggage limit (which includes your sleeping bag) for the trek. Remember that cotton isn’t the best choice in clothing of any kind for a trek, because it robs your body of warmth and dries slowly.

We’ll go over your equipment in equipment before departing for your trek. You will be able to leave your travel clothing behind at the hotel.

HIKING BOOTS: One pair of medium weight hiking boots, well broken in and waterproofed and proven not to give your feet any blisters. Don’t bring old worn out boots that don’t have good soles, or broken shoelaces. For a happy trek you need comfortable feet. Good boots have: good ankle support, plenty of toe room for long descents, a stiff sole to lessen twisting torsion, and are light because with every step you lift your boot up.
Down booties One pair of down booties to wear at night or around camp (Optional)
Gaiters Make sure your gaiters fit over your hiking boots and are full length and waterproof.

Camp Footwear/sandals: A luxury for your feet at the end of the day. One pair of sneakers or Teva-style sandals are a necessity for showers during the Khumbu and Annapurna treks.

Socks: In the low country your feet will be warm or even hot while walking so quality cotton mix sports socks are best. 5 pair of socks made of synthetic materials or wool blend. Next to the skin, some people like thin polyester or polypropylene socks to transport perspiration from the foot to the outer socks.

Long Underwear (top and bottom): 1 pair, made of CoolMax, polypropylene, or other synthetic (no cotton blends)

Underwear: 5 pair, synthetic (no cotton blends)

Bra/Sports bra: two, synthetic (no cotton blends)

Shirts or Tops: one short and two long sleeve shirts.

Fleece Pullover and Pants: 200 weight Polartec® or Powerstretch® tights and top.

HIKING PANTS: Two pair. Some people like the kind that you can zip the legs off. These are good for warm afternoons. Please, no jeans as it is weighty and hard to dry.

Wind pants: If your trekking pants are reasonably windproof then special wind pants are not needed. If you do bring a pair, it is not necessary to have Gore-tex. Similar, non-waterproof is quite OK.

Gortex/Waterproof Rain Parka and Pants: This is considered the outer layer (rain gear). The parka should be waterproof with hood and pit zips. The pants will go over fleece pants or long underwear, and must be waterproof (side-zip style is optional).

GLOVES- 2 pair of warm waterproof gloves.

Trekking Poles: Definitely useful, especially on steep, rough terrain, but if you are not used to using them you can survive without. One can be useful for easing long descents.

Headgear Hats / BALACLAVA: During the day you’ll need a hat with a brim to protect your face from intense sun, and at night a fleece or wool hat for warmth. For high altitude trips, A head layering system works best: first a Capilene balaclava, then a neck gaiter, and finally a baseball hat or fleece hat.

SUNGLASSES: One pair with dark lens. This is very important piece of equipment. The eye is particularly vulnerable to the brilliance of mountain snows and reflections off snow. Sunglasses must be worn at all times during the day. When purchasing sunglasses, try them on and look in a mirror: if you can see your eyes while wearing them, choose another pair. Glasses should have no more than 8% light transmission and make sure they have 100% UV protection.

Sunscreen and Lip Protection: One tube of sunscreen and two chapsticks, both SPF 30 and not older than 6 months. You should carry these with you during the day.

MOISTURIZER: A small tube for sensitive or well cared for skins. The air is dry and the sun harsh.

HEADLAMP: One / Bring extra batteries and bulbs. Headlamp must be bright enough to see at night or incase of emergency. Small flash light is useful.

Water Bottles:  Should be one liter or more in capacity, take boiling water and be leak-proof. Nalgene or a similar brand, or European Aluminum bottles, are best. You need AT LEAST 2 water bottles, or at least 1 water bottle IN ADDITION to a Camelback or hydration system.

Water Purification: You can get away without water purification but, especially for a hot trek, it is nice to be independent from the lodges or expedition crew. A bottle of iodine tablets such as Potable Aqua, PolarPure or Couglans can be useful however the most convenient system is the Steripen, which uses UV light to neutralize bugs in the water. We mostly use to water from the lodges but occasionally take water from the streams. The use of mineral water is discouraged from an environmental point of view, but is available everywhere.

INSECT REPLELLENT: One bottle of insect repellent cream in a tube.

Baby wipes: Amount depends on time traveling. One large container will last 3 weeks. Make sure these are stored in a zip lock plastic bag, they sometimes leak.

Camp Towel: One, large/This will be for drying after showering. These must be washed before use, so check out the instructions.

Hydration Mix: Plan water doesn’t replenish the electrolytes lost while sweating, working hard hiking, or during very hot weather. It can also get pretty boring to drink for three weeks. You should purchase something like Gatorade, to put into your drinking water while on trek or safari. Gatorade can be purchased in small one-day packets.

Toiletries: Toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, dental floss, lotion, fingernail clippers, etc. Try to find organic brands that won’t hurt the environment. Women must remember to bring sanitary napkins or tampons. Your toiletries should all fit into a small kit. Don’t bring large bottles of shampoo or other items, you can purchase small size bottle specifically for travel use. If you’re traveling on this trip with a friend, it is then possible to share things like toothpaste and sunscreen.

Toilet Paper: Hotels will have toilet papers, but during the Kili phase, you’ll need a roll or two of paper. Keep in zip lock bag.

WATERLESS HAND CLEANER/SANITIZER: One small bottle to carry with you during the day. Most people assume that they’ll get “the toilet two step,” because of the food, or from the water. However, much of the time, it was your own hands that made you go running for the bathroom.

Camera: If you’re thinking of purchasing a new camera, try to buy one that takes double A over the counter batteries, not rechargeable ones.

Books, Tape Player, Journal, Cards, etc :On all treks there will be time to read, listen to music, and reflect on your day. Because of weight allowances make sure whatever you bring is lightweight and won’t break. All extra gear will be left back at the hotel.

Sleeping Bag: High quality with hood rated to zero degrees F. If you don’t already own a sleeping bag we suggest purchasing a down bag because of weight.

Large Cargo/Duffel Bag w/TSA approved lock: One large 6000 cubic inch bag. All your gear should fit inside this bag. Make sure your bag has been waterproofed or treated, with no holes, or broken zippers.

Day Pack w/rain cover: Your daypack should have some type of internal support to help carry the weight. The best size backpack is a 2500 to 3000 cu in. There should be places to strap on your trekking poles and for your water bottles. Your pack must fit you correctly and feel comfortable with a weight of 10 – 15 pounds. If you don’t have a back that you think will work, visit your local EMS store for help with choosing a new pack. The experts at EMS can help you with purchasing a new pack. EMS also has “women” specific backs that fit a woman’s body.

Compression stuff sacks: These help to maximize space. Usually three stuff sacks can be used : one for hiking clothing, technical clothing and socks and underwear. In addition, this protects your clothing from getting that popped bottle of shampoo all over everything.

Money Belt: to wear under your pants.

WHAT IS AVAILABLE IN KATHMANDU

Kathmandu is developing! There is now several good shops that sell a variety of imported gear, such as North Face, Mountain Hardwear and Black Diamond, so a variety but not the whole ranges. There are also hundreds of small gear shops in Kathmandu mostly sell locally made fake gear and a strange variety of new gear. Always available are socks, thermal underwear, quality fleece, liner gloves and Gore-tex clothing, LED head torches and their batteries, fleece gloves and hats, fleece jackets and pants, sunglasses, Swiss army knives, water bottles and fuel containers and large kit bags.

Boots are the one item that are still much better brought from home.

RENTING EQUIPMENT: Easy to rent items in Kathmandu are down jackets and sleeping bags.

For more information and queries, write us at ramdung@wlink.com.np

 

About Us

 

ABOUT RAMDUNG EXPEDITION

Ramdung is the name of the peak of 5,925 meter. When our company’s Managing Director Mr. Saila Tamang stood on the summit in 1989 A.D, he decided that it is an ideal name to start up with and in year 1993 A.D Ramdung Expedition Pvt. Ltd was established and that was our beginning.

 

ABOUT US

Nepal is the Planet’s highest land and home to the world highest peaks, the eight thou sanders including Mt. Everest. The Himalayan range encompasses a very large number of glaciers, deepest gorges and highest lakes and an amazing diversity of People. The flora and fauna of the Himalayas varies with climate, rainfall, altitude and soils. Nepal, over the centuries has attracted trekkers, mountaineers, pilgrims, researchers and ascetics. Ramdung Expedition offers you all these things. As a professional, the first priority of the company is the safety and full satisfaction of the clients with quality service. The company provides an arrangements for all types of adventurous as well as Luxurious travel throughout Himalayas and it’s surrounding areas: from treks of one day to 30 days to full scale mountaineering expedition and a short duration trekking peak climbing. Apart from this, Ramdung Expedition is also involved in organizing Expedition, Peak Climbing, Documentary filming, River Rafting, Kayaking, Jungle Safari, bird watching, religious and cultural tours therefore accordingly each trek is custom-designed with extra features : an off-the-beaten-track extension, an overnight stay or a meal in a village home, a visit to conservation project site, participation in a local festival or a personal blessings from a high lama. The Itineraries and the program are modified to suit the client’s time schedule, ability, interest and even a last minute change in the weather.

Over the years, Ramdung Expeditions mastered itself in the travel trade with an experience and satisfied customer. It has considerable experience working with foreigners of various nationals. From the Kathmandu Thamel office, all preparation including application and confirmation of permits, liaison with government officials, arrangements for ground and air transportation and provisions of all technical equipment, staff and food – full services from trailhead to Mountain top are done. Ramdung Expedition is specialized also in handling all hotel and airlines reservation, guided sightseeing, mountain flights, helicopter charter, rescue operations and other services on requests. Ramdung Expedition Pvt. Ltds professional are among the best available around.

At Ramdung Expedition, we work with a whole new prospective. We provide the best of everything in every field. At Ramdung Expedition Pvt. Ltd we have a commitment to the promotion for the best of tourism, with good and comfortable traveling with safe and security measures. We have a commitment towards our country for participating in betterment of tourism industry.

We Organize :- Documentary filming, Expedition, Peak Climbing, Trekking, Tour in Nepal Tibet, Sikkim, Bhutan.

We practice : Responsible tourism, Sustainable tourism, Eco-friendly tourism, Green, nature and wildlife tourism, culture and religious tourism, Village and rural tourism, MICE tourism, Adventure tourism.

Our past experience :

Documentary filming :- With Transglobe films Samarkanda ( Nepal portions: Honey hunting,) 1998; Caravans, Salt Merchants ( Upper Dolpo ) 2003; The Hidden face of Himalayas in 2003; Beneath the Shadow of the Annapurnas in 1998 and 2000; Wildlife documentary of Chitwan (Machant Resort) in 2000. With One world Films : Chitwan wildlife’s documentary of The Mahout in 2002, Location trip management of film Katmandu with ES DOCU : 2009

Expedition :- Mt. Ama Dablam Expedition 6,812m 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010 -Nepal, Mt. Cho Oyu Expedition 8012m Spring 2004, 2005, 2006( Spanish Group and austrian group)-Tibet, 2010, Mt. Shishapangma Expedition 8035m Autumn 1999, 2007,2010, 2011, 2012– Tibet. Mt. Pumori Expedition Autumn 2002, 2004, 2010 -Nepal, Dhaulagiri 2005. 2007, 2010, 2011 . Himlung Expedition in 2009, 2011 Putha Hiunchuli Expedition 2010 Manaslu 2005, 2007, 2008,2009,2010, 2011, 2012.

Peak Climbing :- Mera Peak in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005, 1995; Island Peak 6160m in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2003, 1999, 1997; Ramdung Peak 5925m in 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2001, 1997; Chulu East 6584m in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007,1999; Pharchamo Peak 6187m 2010, 2009, 2008, 2001, 1998, Pisang Peak 6019m 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2001, 1998, Pokhalde Peak 5806m in 2005, 2003, 2000, 1999, Lobuje Peak 6119m in 2008, 2005, 1999, Ganjala (Naya Kanga) 5844m in 1998, 1999, Tharpu Chuli 5663m in 1998, Sinngu Chuli 6501m in 2011, 2009, 2007, 1998, Chulu West 6419m in 2010, 2008, 2005, 2001,1998 ……….And many more.

Trekking to almost all trails opened for trekking in Nepal. Including restricted area, off the beaten trail and routes.

MESSAGE FROM MANAGING DIRECTOR 

Dear guest,
The world over, the name of the Himalaya intrigues and excites. The planet’s highest peaks, the being laities to which it has given birth, the flora and fauna than it shelters. There is nothing on Earth like and adventure in the Himalaya and making your adventure success in is our specialty. We take satisfaction in our quality personalized service, professional and friendly approach, providing well organized, enjoyable and successful treks that goes beyond the standard travel itinerary, giving all those who travel with us a deeper insight to the land and its people. An important aspect of our success is our team of reliable and professional trekking crew and office management, who ensures the whole thing run smoothly and efficiently.

Our motto is ;- “QUALITY SERVICE FOR TRAVELERS SATISFACTION.”

Thank you and we look forward to see you in Himalaya country of Nepal

Best regards

Saila Tamang