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 veg food (all onboard Taurus) shall serve eggs, morning/ evening tea with biscuits and cookies, occasionally hot snacks with evening tea for the whole duration of the expedition as per plan offered.
  2. Taurus as transport for some itinerary to travel from point to point.
  3. Taurus when deployed for camping, we hire transport for any excursions in some areas, either its charged as extra or in some cases its bundled in the package.
  4. On some of our expeditions we do include third party homestays/ camps/ resorts/ hotels; but then these are clearly mentioned in your itinerary. If not mentioned in your itinerary, and in case needed under some circumstances then its extra.
  5. Extra transport for excursions, only if specified with your itinerary.
  6. Pick up and drop at the start/ end point of your itinerary, clearly mentioned.
  7. Stay onboard Taurus in the tents and sleeping bags as shown in photos, on rotational basis and twin sharing basis and some as singles. To ensure single tents are available for every night,  single supplement charge is applicable.
  8. Tents could be deployed on ground as well.
  9. In case of any emergency, the tour may be conducted by someone appointed by Capt Suresh Sharma.
  10. Safe filtered Water, please bring your own bottles to refill to avoid plastic trash in these pristine areas, please cooperate for ‘nature conservation efforts’.
  11. 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. If there is time and energy to spare!
  12. Camping equipment onboard Taurus.

What is Not Included

  1. Transport for pick up and drop on arrival/ departure, shopping, excursions/local 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, health issues, roadblocks, bad weather or reason and 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/handling charges, 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, incase you wish to consume.
  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 of any kind 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.
  15. If in doubt or you have some fixed expectations on such travel programs, please send one single mail (not chain of mails) to clarify the inclusions and exclusions.
  16. Any extra day shall cost at full tariff, unless specified, to be paid before check-out.
  17. 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. There is no refund or adjustments in tariff.