CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
If you cancel 60 days or more prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure then you will be able to reschedule or be reimbursed the full cost of this adventure net the non-refundable deposit of $1000.00. If any cancellation is made less than 60 days prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure then you will lose the complete value of your experience.
If your expedition must be canceled by OneSeed due to circumstances outside of your control (e.g. natural disasters, weather, etc.), we will work with you to reschedule at no extra cost. If rescheduling is not possible, you will be reimbursed the total amount of your purchase less 20% of trip cost.
All discounted and promotional offers made through third-party partners are 100% non-refundable and non-transferable.
DO I NEED TO TIP MY GUIDE?
Tipping culture and etiquette vary from country to country. On multi-day expeditions, a great amount of organizational work is done by support staff who work around the clock to ensure travelers have the best possible experience. We have developed this blog post to act as a guide for tipping in Nepal.
WHAT IS THE ELEVATION? IS ALTITUDE A CONCERN?
The highest elevation you will reach on your trek is 18,219 ft. Trekking at high altitudes can become a concern above 10,000 ft. Some travelers choose to use prescriptions such as Diamox to treat altitude sickness. We recommend talking to your doctor about the use of any prescription medicine. We always advise hiking at your own pace, drinking plenty of water, and the importance of self-care on the trail.
DOES SOMEONE CARRY MY PACK?
Due to the high altitude and length of daily travel, you will carry a daypack and a porter will carry your duffle bag up to 22 lbs. The weight limit for porter transport should include your sleeping bag. Your daypack should contain any clothes needed for that day and any personal belongings like your camera or passport.
CAN I LEAVE SOME OF MY LUGGAGE IN THE HOTEL DURING THE TREK?
You will be staying at the same hotel before and after your trek in Kathmandu. Leaving an extra bag at the hotel during your trek is free of charge.
HOW SHOULD I TRAIN FOR THE TREK AND RACE?
- Daily trekking mileage can range from 3-11 miles and 4-8 trekking hours per day. This expedition requires above average physical fitness. No technical skills are required and first-time trekkers are welcome. We always recommend that travelers break in their hiking boots before the expedition. Taking training hikes that mimic the mileage and amount of time you will be trekking in Nepal is highly recommended.
- MARATHON RACERS: If participating in the full or half marathon, train as you would for any other marathon. Elevation will certainly affect all runners and can be hard to prepare for. We always recommend trekkers and runners practice self care, drink plenty of water, and take time to acclimate before race day.
WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE LIKE?
Weather is always unpredictable which is why we recommend a comprehensive packing list. A sunny warm day can turn on a dime and end in rain. It never hurts to prep for both! Visit the terrain section above to see average temperatures and weather forecasts for the Annapurna region.
ANY OTHER TIPS?
We always ask that you stay safe on the trail by drinking plenty of water, eating well, and communicating openly with your guide about any issues that arise. Be sure to take care of your belongings, be respectful of your travel companions, practice your Nepali with people you meet along the way, and respect the natural landscape that you're exploring.