Terms & Conditions
Booking & Payment Conditions
Prices are quoted in $USD. Payment can be made in $USD cash or equivalent local Nepalese Rupees at the published bank exchange rate on the day of payment. Credit cards and online payments incur a 5% surcharge. A non-refundable deposit of 25% is required at time of booking in order to secure your participation. Balance of final payment is due locally, no later than 24 hours prior to departure.
If Paddle Nepal chooses to cancel a trip for any reason, an immediate full refund will be provided. If participants wish to cancel for any reason, the following penalties apply:
30 days or more prior to departure 25% penalty
15 – 29 days prior to departure 50% penalty
2 – 14 days prior to departure 75% penalty
less than 48 hours prior to departure 100% penalty – zero refund
Cancellation due to illness such as travelers’ diarrhea is not considered an emergency and full penalties will apply. Under no circumstances will refunds or transfers be considered if participants fail to show up at departure point or if participants voluntarily (or involuntarily) leave a trip prematurely. Trip cancellation & interruption insurance is recommended.
Each participant must complete a booking form before participation. The form requires the following information:
- Nationality & Passport number
- Insurance information (company name / policy number / emergency contact phone number)
- Emergency contact information (who to call in case of emergency)
- Medical conditions
The booking form also includes the following responsibilities & acceptance of risk. Participants must agree and be willing to sign the following points in order to join a trip with us.
- I agree to actively participate and follow the instructions provided by Paddle Nepal Pvt. Ltd. guides.__________(initials)
- I am aware that participating in this adventure may be physically demanding. I am physically fit. I have provided Paddle Nepal Pvt. Ltd. with details of any mental or medical conditions I have.__________(initials)
- I agree to wear a PFD (personal floatation device) and helmet at all times when in or on the water.__________(initials)
- I agree to wear appropriate footwear & clothing as recommended to me by Paddle Nepal Pvt. Ltd.__________(initials)
- I am water confident and able to swim.__________(initials).
- I will not be intoxicated during any Paddle Nepal Pvt. Ltd. activity.__________(initials)
Paddle Nepal Pvt. Ltd. Acknowledgement of Risk
We will take all steps possible to ensure the safety of all participants while on the trip with us. However, you should be aware that certain inherent risks remain which are integral to the activity and cannot be eliminated completely. The risk of serious injury or loss of life is possible. We acknowledge there is an element of risk to participants of this trip. We will, at all times, use our training and experience to minimize this risk to all participants. Through this contract we inform you that there are elements to this trip where risk management may be beyond our control, despite our best practices.
Participant Acknowledgement and Acceptance of Risk
I, the participant named on the front, am aware that a risk of drowning and other associated whitewater adventure injuries are present for myself and that the risk cannot be completely eliminated by Paddle Nepal Pvt. Ltd.. I understand that during my participation I will be exposed to above-normal risks. I also understand that although Paddle Nepal Pvt. Ltd. will take all possible precautions it is impossible to guarantee absolute safety. I accept this risk and make the informed choice to join the trip identified above. I agree to actively participate and follow instructions provided to me by Paddle Nepal Pvt. Ltd. employees.__________(initials)
I will not hold Paddle Nepal Pvt. Ltd. responsible for any damage or loss to my personal belongings.__________(initials)
PARTICIPANTS UNDER 18 YEARS – Consenting Parent or Legal Guardian Acknowledgement and Acceptance of Risk
I, the parent of the participant named on the front, am aware that a risk of drowning and other associated whitewater adventure injuries are present for my child and that the risk cannot be completely eliminated by Paddle Nepal Pvt. Ltd.. I understand that during my child’s participation they will be exposed to above-normal risks. I also understand that although Paddle Nepal Pvt. Ltd. will take all possible precautions it is impossible to guarantee absolute safety. I accept this risk and make the informed choice to allow my child to participate in the trip identified above.
Parent Name_____________________________________ Parent Signature _____________________________________