Terms and Conditions – Nepal2018-10-30T12:20:21+00:00

Terms and Conditions

Cost includes arrival, departure and ground transportation/ transfers listed in the itinerary, overnight accommodations for all 14 nights’ of the trip, 14 breakfasts and 14 lunches or dinners, some Jungle activities in Chitwan, English-speaking local Nepali guide (with Karl), entrance fee to monuments listed in itinerary including Gurung village (Dhampus) and World Peace Stupa in Pokhara, boat ride at Lake Phewa and Sarangkot, government services tax, and all in-country flights.

Cost does Not include international flights to/from Kathmandu, passport & visas fees, airport taxes, tips to guides/drivers, travel or medical insurance, vaccinations or  medical treatment, meals not specified, personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages/snacks, internet access fees, phone calls, laundry fees, and any expenses caused by factors beyond our control like flight cancellation, roadblocks, vehicle malfunction, etc.

Deposit and Final Payment

A deposit is required at time of booking. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure.

Cancellation

  • On cancellations more than 120 days prior to departure, all monies are refunded less a $275 administrative fee and less any monies spent on the participant’s behalf, such as airline tickets, etc.
  • Less than 120 but at least 90 days prior, total deposit amount is forfeited.
  • Less than 90 but at least 75 days prior, 50% of trip price is forfeited.
  • Less than 75 days prior to departure, 100% is forfeited.

Notification by phone or email is acceptable, but please follow with written notice. In the unlikely event we have to cancel a tour, a full refund will be given.

Responsibility

Jim Cline Photo Tours LLC and their agents act only in the capacity as agents in all matters pertaining to hotel accommodations, sightseeing tours, and transportation, and are not responsible for any loss, damage, theft, or injury to person or property resulting from a defect in any vehicle, or the actions of any persons who provide services for this tour or for the action or inaction of any third party. Baggage is at the owner’s risk entirely. The tour operator reserves the right to withdraw the tour at any time, to decline any person as a member of the tour for any cause at any time. All prices are based on current rates of exchange and, while every effort will be made to hold them firm, they are subject to change. All participants are required to submit a signed Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability form prior to the tour’s departure.

Health

It is the responsibility of each tour member to inform the tour operator of any possible health problems or handicaps upon registration. By forwarding a signed reservation form and trip deposit, you certify that you do not knowingly have any physical or other conditions of disability that would create a risk for you or other trip participants. Once a trip has been confirmed, medical circumstances will not be considered as exceptions to our cancellation policy. We assume no responsibility for medical care or for special dietary requirements.

Trip Insurance

To allow for any unexpected contingencies, all participants are strongly urged to purchase trip cancellation and interruption insurance.

Itinerary

While Jim Cline Photo Tours LLC endeavors to make the itinerary as accurate as possible, it should be considered as an approximate schedule of activities rather than a rigid schedule of events. Trip itineraries are subject to revision due to weather, ocean or trail conditions, government restrictions, and other reasons beyond our control. The tour leader has the right to make changes in the published itinerary whenever in his sole judgment conditions warrant, or if he deems it necessary for the comfort or safety of the tour.