|Safety on treks|
Safety has always been a first priority at Fantastic Asia. Our staff takes refresher courses on an ongoing basis in avalanche hazard evaluation and stabilization, weather analysis and emergency medical techniques.
They approach their work with the highest degree of professionalism
and dedication. Training courses and certification exams are designed to teach
and assess guiding ability in realistic guiding scenarios, which involve exposure
to significant hazards. Additionally, our staff are assessed on the following
general categories: client care, risk management, technical systems, professionalism,
instructional techniques, terrain assessment, application of guiding techniques,
mountain sense, natural history and movement skills to ensure the highest level
of safety and service.
All our guides carry first aid kit and can handle with all minor health problems. For urgent issues guides carry satellite phones to call the office in case of emergency. For all our treks we require guests to have health insurance that would cover medical evacuation charges in case of emergency for 15.000 Euro. If help is urgently wanted we send helicopter to pick the sick person up and deliver to the hospital.
Remember that some areas should be avoided unless you are on organized tour with a local guide who knows the area.