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Booking Terms and Conditions

Some fine print about money, departures and cancellations

PTD = Prior To Departure (or Prior to Tour start Date)


At time of booking

  • Deposit is due and which confirms your booking
  • 100% refundable if Yak Trak cancels for any reason
  • The booking system will generate a booking confirmation and invoice at the time of making a booking
  • Further Statements of Account will be emailed to you until final payment is received


90 days PTD

  • Full payments are due
  • 50% non-refundable if tour runs
  • 100% refundable if tour cancels


45 days PTD

  • Full payment due, 90% non-refundable
  • 100% refundable if tour cancels
  • Position on tour cannot be guaranteed until full payment is received


Note: ask about our early bird payment options. In some cases there may be a discount for paying in full when you make your booking.


Cancellation by Traveler

Loss of monies paid applies to all cancelled reservations. The date of trip cancellation is the date on which the written cancellation is received by Yak Trak. The loss of monies paid is as follows, per person:

  • 90 days or more prior to departure – Loss of deposit
  • Between 89 and 45 days prior to trip departure – 50% of total booking cost
  • Less than 45 days prior to departure – 90% of total booking cost

No refunds will be made if you voluntarily leave a trip for any reason after the trip has begun. Refunds will be at the discretion of Yak Trak if you are involuntarily forced to leave a trip for any reason. No refunds will be made for any accommodation, transport, sightseeing, meals or services not utilised. Note that loss of monies paid for airline tickets may apply, and is separate to any Yak Trak fees.

You are strongly advised to take out cancellation insurance at the time of booking your tour.

Note: please check with your travel insurance policy regarding cancellations. Most policies will offer cover for tour costs associated with legitimate cancellations on your behalf, but not for a change of heart.


Cancellation by Yak Trak

Yak Trak reserves the right to cancel any journey before it is guaranteed to run, but will not cancel a tour less than 45 days prior to departure for ordinary reasons. A trip is guaranteed to run once it has the minimum number of paid bookings. Yak Trak reserves the right to cancel any trip at any time prior to departure due to terrorism, natural disasters, political instability or any other events that would jeopardise the safety of the travelers or compromise the integrity of the tour.

If Yak Trak cancels a tour within 45 days PTD, you may choose between an alternative tour or a full refund. Yak Trak is not responsible for any incidental expenses that you may have incurred as a result of your booking such as visas, vaccinations, non-refundable flights or loss of enjoyment, etc. If the alternative trip chosen is of a lower value than that originally booked then you are entitled to a refund of the price difference. If the alternative tour chosen is of a higher value then you will need to pay the difference in price.