What is included … What is not included

The following Terms apply to every program, also the ones mentioned alongwith with each itinerary.

What is Included

  1. Tariff includes basic transport, accommodation and food (all onboard Taurus and some camping in our new dome tent camp); for the whole duration of the expeditions.
  2. Transport for excursions, only if specified with your itinerary
  3. Onboard Taurus, 3 Vegetarian meals per day (shall serve eggs), morning/ evening tea with biscuits and cookies, occasionally hot snacks with evening tea, for the entire itinerary, unless it is specified.
  4. Stay onboard Taurus in the tents and sleeping bags as shown in photos, on rotational basis and twin sharing basis. To ensure single tents for every night are available with single supplement charge. Tents could be deployed on ground as well.
  5. In case of any emergency, the tour may be conducted by someone appointed by Capt Suresh Sharma.
  6. Safe filtered Water, please bring your own bottles to refill to avoid plastic trash in these pristine areas, please cooperate for ‘nature conservation efforts’.
  7. As a promotional offer on some exclusive tours, Captain Suresh Sharma is offering two basic Lec-Demos, brief workshops about photography free of charge for those who wish to learn more and hone their skills.
  8. Camping equipment onboard Taurus.
  9. Taurus as transport for some itinerary to travel from point to point.
  10. Taurus when deployed for camping we hire transport for any excursions in Spiti Valley.

What is Not Included

  1. Transport for pick up and drop on arrival/ departure, shopping, excursions/l ocal site-seeing unless clearly mentioned in your program/ itinerary
  2. Expenses for any services availed outside Taurus (stay or food) at hotel, camp, resort, homestay, guest-house, other than Taurus ensued by any circumstances (political upheaval, natural calamities, road blocks bad weather or reason or circumstances could be any), unless otherwise specified alongwith the itinerary.
  3. Medical emergencies (transport for evacuation or any professional help of any kind, doctor, hospital)
  4. If you get affected by ‘high altitude sickness’ and need to consume oxygen onboard Taurus, you have to pay the cost of filling the oxygen. You will have to pay the total cost incurred for the process of refilling i.e. transport to filling station, cost of manpower, cost of oxygen filled.
  5. Extra food and beverages other than the food plan for the itinerary onboard Taurus, non-veg food.
  6. Bottled/ packaged water
  7. Entry ticket/fees at forts, havelis, monuments, private properties, national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and/or museums including any applicable photography permits are not included.
  8. Escort, guides and porters.
  9. Tips, gratuities and/or gifts of any kind
  10. Modeling fees for photography sessions are not included. Though, you are free to tip anyone on your own.
  11. Personal servant, driver or assistant are welcome on full payment.
  12. Rides i.e. sand dune bashing, elephant, toy train, boat, camel, etc.
  13. Personal travel insurance other than what is already bundled with the insurance of our expedition vehicle. It is highly recommended that expedition guests take out personal travel insurance to protect themselves against any unforeseen expenses which may occur.
  14. Anything which is NOT mentioned in the WHAT IS INCLUDED list. If in doubt or have some fixed expectations on such travel programs, please send one single mail (not chain of mails) to clarify the inclusions and exclusions.
  15. Any extra day shall cost at full tariff, unless specified, to be paid before check-out.
  16. In case of bad weather, medical emergencies, technical failures of any kinds; if participants have to stay in a hotel, resort, camp, homestay, guest house etc. the cost of all kinds has to be paid by the participants.