19 TIPS BEFORE TRAVEL WITH BLACK YAK EXPEDITIONS:
We would like to make your travel worry-free and memorable. For that, we will try our best from our side. At the same time, you should also prepare yourself beforehand so that it would be easier for us to communicate with you and make your travel easy. Before head off on your trip, please be sure that you have acknowledged following information, documents and requirements.
If your first time traveling here is a list of 19 tips you should do or bring before your traveling.
YOU HAVE READ OUT WHAT TO BRING LIST FOR YOUR TRAVEL ACTIVITIES:
1. You have gone through the trip itineraries in detail: Please go thoroughly through the trip detail itineraries before making inquiry for the particular trek.
2. You are fully aware of health-related issues in your activities: You must be well concern about your health problems and fully conscious of it. For example, if you have Heart Problems, high or low blood pressure, mental health problems or frequently you are vulnerable to sunstrokes. We recommend you to travel with a trusted companion on whom you can rely openly in case of emergency. Depending on where you’re going, you may need to get special vaccines or medications as a precaution against various diseases. For the most comprehensive and up-to-date medical recommendations, check the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s website, which also lists health advisories by country. In addition, if you routinely take any prescription medication, make sure you have enough to cover the duration of your travels so that you don’t run out while you’re overseas. We advise you to carry medicinal kit box and first aid kits because there may be some remote areas where you cannot find Pharmacy or Chemist shops nearby.
3. You have secure your travel insurance policy: We provide travel insurance for peak expedition only we do not provide insurance for high and low altitude trekking, hiking, package tour, and other small activities. Travel Insurance is compulsory for all the clients who are going to participate in any of our adventure activities. Your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, medical expenses, emergency air, ambulance/helicopter rescue services and personal liability. Please ensure you have your policy number and emergency telephone number for your insurance company. If this is unavailable please ensure you provide us with the necessary information required by your Insurance Company in case of an emergency. Having good travel insurance will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us but also provide you with complete coverage for anything things that may go wrong. And make sure that you have all of the proper vaccinations and that you have renewed all essential prescriptions. Also, ask your medical insurance provider if your policy applies overseas for emergencies. If it doesn’t, and you want to add extra coverage,
4. Bring copies of your passport and visa. If your passport gets stolen or lost you want to be sure that you can still get back into the country, or be able to prove your citizenship.
5. Leave a copy of your passport and visa. For extra backup, leave a copy of your passport at home or with someone you trust. Consider making an electronic copy you can store in your email account as well.
6. Register with your embassy. If there’s a problem in the country, this will make it easier for your government to contact you and get you to safety.
7. Money Prepare your finances: Call your bank and let them know that you will be overseas so your funds do not get cancelled while you are travelling. Your bank will also be able to advise whether your bankcard/credit card will work where you are going. It’s best to take a mixture of money – credit card, debit card or STA Travel Cash FLEX card, plus cash just in case. If all else fails, have someone you can depend on for an emergency transfer. Most of the ATM available in India accepts Masterton or Visa Verified International Shopping Debit Cards but advise you to ask your branch for details. Always carry plenty of cash because some remote parts in India do not have ATM branches. If you are intended to visit places like Yuksam for Goechala Trek or Dzongri Trek or sightseeing then don’t expect for withdrawing cash in Yuksam because Yuksam does not have ATM services until updated the year 2020.
8. Look up the monetary conversion before you go. Finding out that one Danish Krone is equal to just 19 cents … bad surprise. Make sure you do your math before you travel to get a sense of where the conversion rate is at.
9. Make sure your credit card will work in the country you’re visiting. European banks have switched almost completely to the more secure chip-and-PIN technology, and fewer businesses abroad are accepting the outdated magnetic-strip cards.
10. Go to a bank or ATM in the country you’re visiting. The conversion centres in the airport or around the city tend to be huge rip-offs. You won’t get charged as many fees at the ATM or the bank, and the conversion will be exact.
11. Always have local cash. Not every place takes credit cards. Especially important places like trains or buses.
12. Call your bank or credit card provider. Sometimes banks think that fraud may be occurring if transactions are suddenly happening in Bali when you’re from Jersey, and they will turn off your card as a security measure.
13. Check the country’s entrance/exit fees. Some countries require travellers to pay in order to enter or leave the country. These fees are not included buy tickets now for places you know you want to visit or see. By buying in advance you’ll be able to skip more lines and find more deals targeted toward you.
14. Get guidebooks. Guide-books usually include maps, keywords or phrases, and give you enough detail on certain sites that you won’t need to purchase the pamphlet at the venue. And download apps before you travel. Avoid downloading charges from your wireless carrier and get your apps before you leave.
15. Research events going on while you’re there. This will help you make sure that you’re not missing the best events going on in the city — fun things like festivals, ceremonies, and natural events. Also be sure to research as a few national dishes to try. You don’t want to leave the country without experiencing what it’s known for.
16. Electronics: Activate your phone’s global capabilities. There’s usually a charge for doing this, but it is much less than the roaming charges you’ll get if you don’t. Get information on the reliable roaming network service provider. Do inform your near and dear ones that you may have to stay out of reach in case if you are up to high altitude trek.
17. Electronics. We recommend you to carry Power Banks, Solar charger, Mini Solar Lights or special trekking torch etc. We also recommend carrying travel plug adapter in order to plug in. If it’s crucial to be able to plug in no matter what, bring an adapter for both types. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit if you plan to take many electronics. If you are here for high altitude trek then please keep in mind that there are no electrical supplies in the mountains. It’s worth investing in portable phone chargers and/or spare batteries that can be charged and swapped into phones, cameras, and other electronics so that you can stay fully charged while you’re on the go.
18. Get accustomed to local culture and Beliefs: Learn some basic local languages and educate yourself about the beliefs and traditions with the help of Guide Book. Get the basic concept of gestures and body language because certain gestures can be interpreted as rude or vulgar. Most of the communities in India have their own rich beliefs and myths. Most of the communities are nature worshipers if you have a guide never fail to ask before spitting, Urinating in certain places. Because some of the streams, stones, and places are regarded as holy.
19. You have enough information about weather and traveling season of our destination country: You have enough information about the geography, environment, and country. You have the clear idea about getting there from your country. You have contact details of our company.