1. BMI upper limit is 28. Please calculate your BMI here. Your BMI will be checked at the base camp again.
2. Age criteria Those above 50 have to show proof of current fitness before registration (in case of any queries, you can call us on 8380040889).
3. Lower age limit is 8 years.
4. Fitness requirement:
A trek requires considerable preparation. We expect trekkers to prepare well for a trek.
Expected preparation guidelines:
For those below 45: Should be able to jog a distance of 5 km in 35 mins, 4 times a week.
For those above 45: Brisk walk at the speed of 9 minutes per kilometer.
Must be able to cover 3 km in 27 mins.
If you need help with preparation please talk to us before registering. Call us on 8380040889.
Trekkers are picked up from Manali Bus stop at 2:00 pm. Usually, trekkers are clubbed together with other participants to make a group. The group travels together to Gulaba in shared cabs
Hustle Turtle expects trekkers to carry their own backpacks -- which contains clothes, warm gears, toilet kits etc. Camping gears like tents/sleeping bags is carried by Hustle Turtle support team. If for some reason you
do not want to carry your backpack, you can offload the same by paying an additional charge.
Backpack offloading charge for the entire trek duration is Rs 788/- (inclusive of GST @ 5%). Partial offloading is not allowed. Charges vary for offloading on arrival at the base camp. Also, offloading on arrival
may be refused if sufficient man/animal power is not available. Your offloaded backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kgs. No suitcases/strolleys/duffel bags are allowed for offloading.
In a trek a medical emergency or any other emergency may arise. If for any reason you are sent down from the trek then Hustle Turtle will make arrangements for your return to the base camp or nearest road head. A staff
will accompany you. He may not be a trained personnel.
Evacuation or dealing with emergencies is extremely difficult in the mountains. It is time consuming as well. A normal trek of 2 hours may take 6 hours in an emergency (a sick person is not easy to evacuate). Doctors
do not go along with a team. Doctors are not available at the base camp or nearest road head either. Hustle Turtle trek leaders are trained to administer first aid and know how to deal with issues related to the
mountains. However, they are not doctors.
Registering for this trek is an understanding that you have read up on the difficulties of high altitude trekking and understand the risks. You have also understood what AMS, HAPE and HACE are. You have taken efforts
to educate yourself and you are in a position to manage your own altitude related emergency.
A high altitude trek in the Himalayas requires considerable fitness. Your body needs to train itself to process more work with lower levels of oxygen. Cardiovascular training before a trek is critically important.
Training must include strength and flexibility workout. We have laid out the eligibility criteria here. Registering for the trek is an understanding that you will undertake the mandated fitness training. Hustle Turtle
has the right to reject candidates who do not meet our eligibility requirement at the base camp.
Hustle Turtle is not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/equipment or other belongings on the trek.
It is strictly prohibited. If you flout this rule your participation on the trek will be cancelled forthright.
If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforseen circumstances (like rains, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc), Hustle Turtle will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. The
voucher can be redeemed for the same trek or another trek in the next one year.
In case you wish to cancel your trek please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellation requests are not taken over phone.
The cancellation charges are as under:
Please note: In case of refund, there will be a deduction of 4% (bank charges) from the total fee you have paid. Also, if you have opted for a trek insurance, the amount will not be refunded.
a. While our itineraries are designed to allow for adequate acclimatisation, most treks in Indian Himalayas climb quickly, which is called forced accents. Unavailability of camp
sites and the Indian Himalayan terrain are the reason for this. There are chances that you will feel the effects of altitude sickness and oxygen deprivation while on this trek. Please be aware that your
trek leader may deem it unsafe for you to continue trekking at any time, and arrange for you to descend to a lower attitude.
b. Our trek leaders will conduct routine health checks at all camps to measure oxygen saturation, pulse and blood pressure. Hustle Turtle reserves the right to exclude
any trekker from climbing higher on the trek without refund if the trekker's vital readings are below accepted norms for that altitude. These norms are available with Hustle Turtle trek leaders.
c. This is a high altitude trek with rough, rocky and snowy terrain. It is important that you are a fit and confident walker in mountain terrain, able to manage ascents
and descents by yourself within a reasonable time. Hustle Turtle reserves the right to turn around a trekker if in the opinion of our trek leader they are unable to complete the itinerary without requiring exclusive
assistance. Please realistically self-assess your fitness and suitability for this trek before registering.