Terms and Conditions

 

Website Use

  1. Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the prevailing laws in India and that of concerned regulatory authority.
  2. The content of the pages of this website is subject to change without notice.
  3. You acknowledge that in spite of our best efforts, information provided on the website may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
  4. You acknowledge that the training/trekking programs offered through this website requires physically demanding intense  outdoor activity and that it is your sole  responsibility to prepare and maintain required levels of physical and mental fitness and also consult professionally qualified medical practitioner sharing the objectives of the training/trekking program you intend to undertake.

GROUP SIZE RESTRICTIONS: Majority of our courses have a maximum group size of 40 and a minimum of 16 . For some courses the intake may be smaller. Please check course details for group sizes.

EXPERIENCE RESTRICTIONS: Some of our courses also have pre-requisites in terms of experience level required. Please check the page for each course.

BOOKING ADVICE:  Please ensure that you get in touch and book well in advance as we book up very fast. Please note that all of our activities and courses have a “season”. Please get in touch for more accurate dates.

HOW TO BOOK: Please note that to secure your place on a course the full fees needs to be submitted using our online portal. However all participants have 15 days to withdraw from the program. In case of withdrawal the fee amount will be returned to the participant after deducting 5% for banking and administrative charges. The amount due will be credited back to your account within 2 weeks.

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST:
At the booking stage:

  • Inform/advise us of any medical condition
  • Inform/advise us of any disability
  • Inform/advise us of any mental health issue
  • Ensure you are fit enough to partake in the chosen activity
  • Approached your Doctor about whether or not you are  fit and well enough to partake (if necessary)
  • Pay the deposit/pay in full
  • Print out, read and fill in the declaration form
  • Bring ALL the kit on the list provided on the email/webpage
  • Bring the certified medical form
  • Bring any personal medication
  • Not turn up under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Must adhere to instructions given by the instructor and act in a civil manner with respect to the environment and others in it
  • Turn up on time

CANCELLATIONS: Inclement weather that causes an activity to become unsafe to run can occur periodically. In ANY situation where WE (Nanda Devi Institute) cancel an activity due to unsafe weather conditions or an Act of God or any sudden  restrictions imposed by the Central/State Governments and courts, we will either try if possible to offer a backup activity or we will give an alternative date. Any additional money would be returned to you. Cancellations by customers after the 15 days of withdrawal period will NOT be eligible for a refund. We may be able to offer you alternative dates or an alternative course subject to payment of any additional fees if required.  Please get in touch if you have any queries regarding these terms. We will be happy to answer your questions.

SAFETY & PARTICIPATION STATEMENT: Adventurous activities are potentially hazardous with a danger of personal injury. By booking a course in these activities you are aware of and accept these risks and will be responsible for your own and your groups actions and involvement. An instructor who holds the relevant awards or qualifications will lead these activities and will maintain a high level of safety throughout the activities. To enable NDI to manage these risks you agree to acknowledge the need for responsible behavior and that the instructors’ word is final on all matters of safety. You confirm that you are familiar with the nature of the activities that you wish to undertake and acknowledge those risks that are inherent therein and that you may freely withdraw from any activity and there is no pressure whatsoever to take part.

 

Legal document of acknowledgement and assumption of risk and release of liability.

I am aware that adventure sports and travel, whether in cities or remote mountainous areas and whether by automated means of transport, raft, on foot, another conveyance, skis, horseback or the like contains some inherent risks of illness, injury, or death. The same may be a result of negligence of others, myself, forces of nature, Act of God or other factors known or unknown. I recognize that such risks may be present at any time before, during and after the course that I am participating in under the arrangements of Nanda Devi Institute of Adventure Sports and Outdoor Education Pvt. Ltd. (NDI) , its agents, associates.

The aforementioned understanding is for the period between physically reporting for the course/trekking at the designated location and till the time of your departure after completion of the event or earlier due to any unspecified reason. Upon request, Nanda Devi Institute (NDI) may also arrange travel and related logistics (air, train, taxi, accommodation etc) to facilitate your timely participation in the program on payment of actual expenses. You understand and accept that NDI cannot be held responsible for any untoward incident during the course of your transit.

As per the approved Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of the NDI, first aid arrangements, an ambulance will be available at the training site/base camp road head, for prompt referral to the nearest medical facility. However apart from first aid, medical services may not be readily available or accessible while trekking in the high altitude areas as part of the course. Under such situations, appropriate evacuation measures will be taken care of by the NDI. This also includes heli-evacuation under special circumstances, based on the nature of emergency, and timely availability of heli-services and decision taken at the ground by the course instructor in charge.

Release: In consideration of payment for the right to participate in the training/trekking course organised by Nanda Devi Institute of Adventure Sports and Outdoor Education Pvt. Ltd. You do hereby fully assume all risk of illness, injury or death. Furthermore You hereby release and discharge Nanda Devi Institute of Adventure Sports and Outdoor Education Pvt. Ltd and their agents or associates from all actions, claims or demands from damages resulting out of Your participation in the training course offered by the Nanda Devi Institute of Adventure Sports and Outdoor Education Pvt. Ltd. You agree that the foregoing obligation shall be binding upon You personally as well as upon Your heirs, executors, administrators and all members of Your family (including any minor accompanying You).

Authorization and Agreement: I hereby authorize any medical aid/treatment deemed necessary in the event of any emergency, injury or mishap. I agree to bear all costs of rescue and/or medical services as may be incurred on my/our behalf. I agree that any film or photographs of me/us, as participants, become property of the Nanda Devi Institute of Adventure Sports and Outdoor Education Pvt. Ltd and may be used for commercial purposes.

Express Assumption Of Risk And Responsibility: I recognize that as an Institute, Nanda Devi Institute of Adventure Sports and Outdoor Education Pvt. Ltd. (NDI) offers courses in basic and advance mountaineering, Search and Rescue, Skiing, Community Based Disaster Response and various other training/trekking courses, will operate under a covenant of good faith and fair dealing, but that may find it necessary to terminate an activity due to forces of nature, medical necessities or other reasons. I accept their right to take such actions in view of safety and wellbeing of all participants and support staff involved. I have carefully read this agreement and fully understand its content. Although precautions are taken to provide a safe and enjoyable experience, there can be no guarantee of absolute safety against injury and accident. There are elements of risk in any training/trekking activity related to adventure, sport, or activity associated with the outdoors or wilderness. I am aware and fully understand that this is a release of risk and liability contract between Nanda Devi Institute of Adventure Sports and Outdoor Education Pvt. Ltd and me. I hereby accept this agreement on my own free will.

By proceeding, you acknowledge that you have read carefully the T&C and you agree to abide by the aforementioned Terms and Conditions.