NB: Our Budgets are draft documents and costs are estimates, subject to change and in part, negotiable.
NB: SAR (Search and Rescue) Insurance must be paid for at least 2 months prior to departure.
NB: 25% Payment must be made at the time of booking. 50% should be recieved one month before expedition and 100% of payment to be made by trip depature.
NB: Further deposit may be requested if 3rd party external logistical support for expeditions is required.
NB: No refunds can be given within one month of the project start date.
Regular Travel insurance: As with any and all world travel, we strongly recommend that you buy a travel insurance policy in your home country that covers your cost should you have to cancel on short notice. This kind of travel insurance is not expensive and frequently covers other risks. In general, travel insurances are a good idea to have when you are on the move in the world.
Weather and conditions: All adventure trips and outdoor activities are weather and condition dependent and we reserve the right to change your itinerary or cancel your trip with your safety in mind, with the commitments we make towards making extreme expeditions, refunds due to weather and conditions are not accepted. Our guides are specially trained to deal with changing conditions and their number one priority is to make decisions with your safety and project in mind. Please be aware of this and respect your guides authority to do so.
A few words about “assumed risk” and outdoor activities: Guests/Clients are advised that all activities are undertaken entirely at their own risk and they must behave in a fit and proper manner at all times in accordance with The Empire or their partners guidelines and must take proper responsibility for their own safety. All adventure tours and outdoor activities carry inherent risks and The Empire or its partners do not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions or are caused by factors outside of human control (Force majeure). With the purchase of your trip you agree to these conditions, understand its implications and accept responsibility for your participation in your trip.
Alcohol and drugs: We reserve the right to refuse participation to clients we believe are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, in such circumstances no refunds shall be given. Our guides reserves the right to refuse participation to any customer whose conduct or manner is likely to cause offense, upset or put other passengers in danger. In such cases full cancellation charges apply.
Clothing: Appropriate footwear and suitable outdoor clothing must be worn. We reserve the rights to refuse participation to customers who are dressed inappropriately with inappropriate footwear since this will put the clients well being at risk.
By written confirmation or purchasing an expedition you agree to the terms and conditions stated above and must act with full compliance.
The Empire AS 2015