Logistics

Paperwork

Please return the requested paperwork. This information assists us in making hotel reservations.

⎕ Application
⎕ Flight itinerary
⎕ Passport Copy
⎕ Two Passport Photos (scans are fine)
⎕ We recommend bringing proof of an official vaccination document as you may be asked to show it upon arrival at the airport

Trip Insurance & Evacuation Coverage

We highly recommend trip insurance as there are many unforeseen circumstances that can occur leading up to a trip. Evacuation and medical coverage may be required for this trip, please see paperwork section above. Please click here for more information:

https://www.alpineascents.com/trip-cancellation-insurance-trip/

Getting to Delhi, India

For those arriving early or departing after the scheduled itinerary, we are happy to make hotel and airport transfer arrangements. Please contact our office in advance of your departure if you would like us to make additional reservations for you.

Arrival: Most flights arrive very early morning, please insure you arrive before the first tour and consider arriving a day early. We will pick up all travelers as the airport. . Please look for an Alpine Ascents sign upon leaving the terminal. It is very rare that we miss a pick up. Upon arrival at the airport in Delhi, be aware of people trying to ‘help’ you with your luggage cart and then demanding large tips. Better to decline their services, roll your own luggage cart outside to the pick-up area and then follow the directions of the Alpine Ascents representative, who you need not tip. Our arrival city is New Delhi.

Visas Needed for India Travel

We will advise of all visa and entry requirements approximately 2 months prior to departure. Currently and on line visa can be completed on month before arrival. This will involve and on line visa form and an health affidavit. Alpine Ascents will provide any necessary letters and information to obtain your visa.

Hotels

Alpine Ascents will make all lodging arrangements based on the listed itinerary. We are happy to make pre and post trip reservations for you and can provide a list of hotels (all subject to change).

Lodging in New Delhi will be at:
Claridges
12 Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road ,
New Delhi, Delhi, 110011
https://www.claridges.com/the-claridges-new-delhi

Expenses

Please note the inclusions on the website. We estimate $300 for meals not covered. It is easiest to use ATM’s in Delhi (at the airport as well). Hotels will take credit cards as do most restaurants and shops in the cities. We would suggest $500  in US dollars for emergencies and to rely on credit cards and ATM’s for other expenses. We will make suggestions on obtaining rupees/ changing money before we head to AP. We recommend bringing a travel credit card that does not have transaction fees.

Early Departure/Evacuation

If you need to leave the expedition early, you are responsible for all incurred expenses (evacuation fees, transport, extra hotel nights, etc). A comprehensive trip insurance plan is recommended, which can cover these costs in the event that they occur.

Tipping

We will send tipping advice upon trip confirmation.

Health Suggestions

You may want to consult your physician for advice on treatments for gastrointestinal upsets that you may encounter on your trip. In the past, climbers have relied on antibiotics such as Ciprofloxacin. Your doctor may recommend medications such as Lomotil or Imodium to stop diarrhea, and Compazine to prevent nausea.

Weather will likely be moderate most days between 60 and 80 degrees

Jon is very knowledgeable about guiding and clearly loves sharing his country.  He efficiently handled all logistical issues.

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