Degree of difficulty

All levels:

Hiking suitable for everyone, including people with no hiking experience (elevation gain < 500 m)

Medium:

Hiking which can include some aerial passages (elevation gain between 500 and 800 m)

 

Demanding:

Long hike reserved for good walkers in good physical condition (elevation gain between 800 and 1300 m)

Very demanding:

Long hike, with a lot of difference in altitude, sometimes in a steep terrain requiring to be surefooted (elevation gain > 1000 m)

 
 

Gears

 

List of equipment for a (half)day summer hike

  • Comfortable mountain bag (25 L max)

  • High, waterproof shoes with anti-slip soles

  • Waterproof jacket with hood

  • Comfortable mountain pants and/or shorts depending on the weather

  • Warm sweater (fleece type)

  • Breathable t-shirt with long or short sleeves depending on the weather (one spare in the bag if desired)

  • Scarf and/or cap, sunglasses, sunscreen

  • Pair of thin gloves (according to weather conditions)

  • Tea flask or thermos (1 Litre)

  • Cereal bars, dried fruit, or other small snacks

  • Picnic if day hiking

  • Swiss Army Knife (optional)

  • Binoculars (optional)

  • Small waterproof pocket for papers and pocket money with identity papers, insurance certificate (Rega for example), SBB-train pass

  • Camera (optional)

  • Personal medications, anti-allergic

  • Hiking sticks

Equipment to be added for snowshoeing outings:

  • Waterproof and windproof pants

  • Down jacket

  • Warm hat and gloves

  • Snowshoes and poles with winter pucks (rental possible)

  • Beacon - shovel - probe (possibility of rental), depending on the planned tour

  • Possibly gaiters

For treks and hikes of more than one day, a list of equipment will be provided

 

General terms and conditions

Registration process


By registering, online, by phone or by email, you confirm that you have read and approved the general conditions. Your registration is considered final only upon receipt of payment or down payement.




Prices


The price includes the organization and supervision of the outing by a mountain leader/hiking guide certified by ASGM. For multi-day trips, the price includes half board accommodation. It does not include the cost of equipment rental, transportation, picnic, and other consumptions taken along the way. The number of participants in an outing is defined by safety and mobility criteria. Prices are calculated for a minimum number of people. If the number of participants is insufficient, the exit can be cancelled. Arrangements are possible in agreement with the customers (reduction of the duration, adaptation of the price).




Transportation


Transportation is not included in the registration fee and is the responsibility of the clients, unless specified differently. In general, outings are planned by public transport and, when this is not possible, carpooling is encouraged.




Change of program


Activities take place regardless of weather conditions, except in situations where the safety of clients is at risk. The guide reserves the right to modify the tour or the program defined according to the weather and/or the conditions on the field.




Cancellation policy


If the customer cancels a day trip for any reason less than 7 days before the outting, 50% of the price remains due and 100% if less than 48 hours before. For a customized activity, 50% of the price remains due if the customer cancels less than 15 days before the outing and 100% less than 3 days before . For a multiple-days tour, an amount of 50% of the activity price is retained if the cancellation takes place less than 21 days before, 80% if less than 10 days and 100% less than 5 days before the start of the activity. A cancellation insurance is recomended. If the hiking guide cancels the trip before the start of the activity, the full payment is refunded if it has been made. On the other hand, if the race is stopped in progress for safety reasons, payment remains due (non-compliance with the minimum recommended equipment or safety instructions, health condition of the customer endangering him/her or the group...).




Client's health status


The client must be in good health, do not have any Covid-19 symptoms and have an appropriate physical condition for the event. In case of doubt, he will refer to his attending physician. If the client has a major health problem (e.g. heart disease, diabetes, epilepsy, etc.), he or she must first notify the attendant (confidentiality guaranteed).




Accident insurance


The client must have accident insurance and assistance covering search and rescue costs, repatriation and medical expenses. It is advisable for the client to check the conditions and ceilings of his personal contracts, in particular on search and rescue. It is also recommended to have cancellation insurance. In Switzerland, you can be a donor to Rega, which allows you to be covered for repatriation by helicopter in Switzerland and abroad.




Services provided by a third party


The hiking guide assumes no liability for damages resulting from the fact that a third parties has not correctly provided the service planned by contract (e. g. hut warden in case of overnight stay or trips abroad).





Olivia Sandri

Lausanne

+41 79 460 94 68

info@kulkatrek.com

CONTACT

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