Step 2: Pay Deposit
We ask that you pay the $250 USD non-refundable deposit required to hold your spot for this event. We will review your application and if all looks good, extend an invitation to join us in the Himalaya. Note that your full balance should be paid within 30 days of your deposit unless other arrangements are made (we can work with payment plans, just ask). Please see our refund policy. If we are unable to extend an invitation for some reason, we will refund your deposit.
This transaction will be done through Accumethods LLC which handles our payments as there are limited international banking options for handling credit cards in Nepal. You will see this name on the payment email confirmation. If you would like to send a check or money wire, just email us: firstname.lastname@example.org. Last, note that we use paypal as a payment processor because they offer secure credit card transactions and low fees. You do not need to create an account with PayPal and you can use any major credit card. You will be returned to this site after completing your payment and you will also receive an email notification.
We understand that unforeseen circumstances may result in trip cancellation. We recommend all members have travel cancellation insurance to recover any funds advanced for a scheduled trip. We will provide documentation for proof of payment to assist you in filing a claim with your carrier.
Accumethods LLC is providing payment mechanisms for Himalayan Adventure Labs(HAL) events. Each event has established a refund policy for the convenience and protection of those members that are not insured. Funds received for the balance (not a deposit) of a trip are refundable (minus any credit card transaction fees, typically 2.9%) when requested no less than 120 days prior to departure. Funds received for the balance (not a deposit) of a trip are fifty-percent refundable when requested no less than 90-120 days prior to departure. Sorry, refunds are not available less than 90 days from the date of departure. And initial deposits are non-refundable. These deposits are used to secure group rates and establish advance logistics.
We reserve the right to cancel any trip or reservation on the basis of lack of participation, however, this is very unlikely.
We hope this information is helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or concerns about our refund policy.
-Sudeep and Seth