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Faqs

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Workshops FAQ

 

  1. What do the physical ratings mean?

 

  • Easy: No hiking experience necessary. Slower pace. 3 miles or less a day on defined trails with only slight change in elevation, and slightly uneven terrain. Hiking shoes or trusted sneakers would be best.

 

  • Moderate: Previous hiking experience is good. Steady pace. Hikes may turn into day hikes. More rugged terrain may be noticeable here. Various distances will be covered on well-established trails. Hiking boots or hiking shoes would be appropriate footwear here.

 

  • Advanced: Prior hiking experience and being in good physical condition is a must. The pace is faster on shorter trails and steady on longer trails. Hikes may be more than 10 miles a day. There could be steep changes in elevation and very rugged terrain. Going off trail and running into obstacles is to be expected. Hiking boots are a must here.

 

  1. What are the photography levels in the workshops?

 

Expedition Wild is proud to be known for being adaptable. We try to make our events suitable for anyone who owns a camera. These events aren’t simply tours, but workshops, and we do everything we can to help you discover and learn more. It is important to learn all you can about your gear so you will be well informed and get even more out of the event.

Do all you can to learn about things like histograms, exposure triangles, autoexposure compensation, and the like beforehand. If this isn’t possible due to time constraints, have no worries. We will still cover all the basics in the workshops, making sure you are up to speed.

The photography levels are as follows:

 

  • Beginner: This level is just fine for anyone who owns a camera. Did you just get a new camera and want to learn more about photography? Maybe you’d like to hone some skills you have already been practicing? The beginner level could be great for you.

 

  • Intermediate: This level is for anyone who at least has a basic understanding of some of the more advanced photography concepts.

 

  • Advanced: This level is for seasoned pros and folks who know their way around their camera. Most participants at this level are well versed in some of the finer details of photography.

 

  1. What should I bring with me to the workshops?

Every workshop has different gear requirements, depending entirely upon the destination and whether or not there will be a classroom environment at the destination. Some of the essentials you should go ahead and bring are:

 

  • Comfortable clothing suitable for hiking
  • Warm and waterproof pants and jackets
  • Warm hat and hiking shoes or boots
  • Your own camera and photography equipment (camera bag, lenses, etc.)
  • A tripod

 

What is the cancellation and insurance policy?

 

  1. Cancellation

 

Spots for our tours are non-refundable but can be transferred if you wish for a $250 administration fee. You can transfer names on who will be attending the adventure. The workshops in India, however, are completely non-transferable because the participants’ name is not allowed to be subbed with another name. This is because of certain government regulations.

 

While highly unlikely, Expedition Wild does reserve the right to cancel any tour at any time for a variety of different reasons (for instance, we can’t get the required number of travelers or due to unforeseen circumstances).

In the unlikely event that your tour is cancelled, all money or deposits made to Expedition Wild will be refunded to the travelers. We cannot, however, help with refunds for travel tickets or accommodations (such as airline tickets or hotels).

 

  1. Insurance

Not only is it advised, but it is also required that workshop participants have trip cancellation/interruption insurance and emergency/medical insurance. Proof of these documents must be shown at least four months before your tour is to start.

 

Like many other things in life, weather can delay our travels. This is especially true in some of the more remote locales we visit. It is the responsibility of the traveler to cover any of their own costs in the event of a travel delay of any length of time. You should ensure that your insurance covers this possibility.

By purchasing a spot on one of our adventures, you acknowledge that you are aware of and accept these conditions.

If you want to ask a question that isn’t on this list, please feel free to contact us! We will get back with you as soon as we can to address any question you may have.