Before you travel

Top tips

Our top tips to enjoy your trip and help us adopt a respectful tourism.

  • Leave your home with a positive mindset.
  • Leave your itinerary with your loved ones and explain to them you will be trekking through remote places so no news is good news.
  • Slow down and fully enjoy the moment.
  • Ask questions and learn from those who live in the country you are visiting. They will enrich your travels.
  • Be open-minded and curious. Don’t judge others. Listen to all opinions. You may be surprised by what you will learn.
  • Learn a few words of the main local language and don’t be afraid to use hand gestures and body language.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol.
  • Travel more sustainably. See below for more information.
Small boat on a lake
  • Leave no trace: stick to marked pathways, use reusable strong plastic bottles, don’t leave your butts behind, take your rubbish and leave the place even better than you found it.
  • Respect local people: don’t judge, treat people with respect and ask before taking photographs.
  • Respect the laws of the countries you travel through.
  • Respect the culture: always treat flags and images of the head of state with respect, respect local customs, cultural beliefs and religions.
  • Dress respectfully: be aware of local standards (e.g. cover up in holy places, prefer t-shirts to strappy tops).
  • Behave appropriately: learn about the social norms in the destinations you are travelling through. It will help you avoid embarrassing situations.
  • Take care of natural resources: do not squander water or electricity, do not take or buy any natural ‘souvenirs’ (shells, corals, flowers…).
  • Leave animals alone: do not feed them or disturb them.
  • Don’t encourage begging: do not give money or sweets to children, however cute they look, as it encourages them to beg and encourage their parents to take them out of school as they can bring in more income through begging. Instead make a donation to a local school or hospital – get in touch for more information.

Insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips so Just Boarded has partnered with WorldNomads.com to keep you travelling safely. WorldNomads.com Travel Insurance is designed for independent and adventurous travellers and provides different levels of insurance which can cover medical expenses, loss of luggage & valuables, missed flights and legal expenses, as well as all the activities you'll be doing with us. Get a quote here

FAQs

What’s included?
  • Access to training weekends (optional and at additional expense);
  • All meals and drinking water during your trek;
  • Airport and in country transfers;
  • Accommodation on a twin share basis;
  • Celebration dinner;
  • All ground staff including a qualified English speaking guide, drivers, cooks, and porters;
  • National Park entrance fees or trekking permits if needed.
What’s not included?
  • International flights (but we know where to find good deals so please get in touch);
  • Vaccinations (please check this link for advice);
  • Travel insurance (please get in touch for recommendation);
  • Clothing and equipment listed on your kit list (please get in touch for recommendation);
  • Tips and personal spending money;
  • Local Doctor (can be hired for an extra fee).
How to get a quote?

The price of your trip will mainly depend on the number of people involved. Please send us an email to letsgo@justboarded.com with your preferred departure date, group size and any special requests (i.e. single room, extra night) and we will get back to you with a quote.

When to book?

We recommend booking for your adventure at least 6 months before departure to have time to buy equipment, train and make your friends and family jealous about that great adventure you’re going on!

How to pay for my adventure?

In order to secure your private trip we will send you an invoice for a deposit of £200/€200 per person. The remaining balance invoice will be sent to you 4 months before departure.

Can I raise money for a charity?

We strongly encourage you to do some good before, during and after your adventure so please support any charity you want. Please note the money raised can't go toward the price of your trip. All money raised will go straight to the charity.

Will you invoice the charity for the cost of my trip?

No, we believe that all the money you raise should go straight to the charity and not used to pay for your adventure. You personally cover the full cost of the trip which is separate from your sponsorship.

What will I receive before I travel?

Once you sign up you will receive the below:

  • A detailed itinerary;
  • A gear list to make sure you pack everything you need for your adventure;
  • Some training tips to get in shape before the big day;
  • Our top secret trekker tips;
  • Information on how to get your VISA.
Are there any age restrictions on your trips?

The minimum age is 16 but all children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Our trips don’t have a maximum age limit.

Do I need to buy travel insurance?

Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. You have to be covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. A copy will need to be sent to us before departure. To get a quote, click here.

What if I have dietary requirements?

We can cater for pretty much all diets (vegetarians, vegans, gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance, etc) but it may not be very varied especially in more rural areas. We will however always make sure you have enough to eat. It’s a good idea to bring some of your favourite snacks with you. Please let us know your dietary requirements at least 4 months before your trip starts.

What type of accommodation are you using?

In the main cities, we always try to book nice and comfortable 3* hotels near the city centre with en-suite bathrooms. In the rural areas the accommodation could range from tent to guest house, small hotel or community eco-lodge and therefore be more basic (shared bathroom…). Details of each night’s accommodation are given in each trip’s itinerary.

Do I need to carry my own bag?

During the day you will only have to carry your day bag with your essentials (extra layers, water, snacks, sun cream, medications, waterproofs etc). Your main bag will be transferred each day to the next hotel so you will have it with you every evening. If you need help to carry your day bag please get in touch as you might be able to hire a porter to help you.

Do I need any specific documents with me?

Please always carry with you your passport (leave a copy in your main bag) and your insurance details.

If you have specific questions about a destination please check the trip’s individual page directly.

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