FROM THE SECTION:
Mountaineer health and safety have been number one priorities for Inka Expediciones for the past three decades. The challenges prompted by Covid-19 have reinforced our commitment to guest safety.
This is why we have established our protocol for clients who participate in our expeditions.
- Complete vaccination scheme is mandatory
COVID-19 vaccination is a safer way to help build protection.
The combination of getting vaccinated and following our recommendations to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from COVID-19 to all members of the expedition.
- PCR test on all expedition members prior to starting the adventure.
This breakthrough PCR testing capability will allow to identify infected individuals, even asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic carriers and ensure all guests test negative for COVID 19 before the expedition starts.
Recommendations to protect yourself and others during the expedition
- Always maintain a distance of 6 feet (2 meters) between you and others
- Avoid crowds
- Wear a face mask and a face shield
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Do not travel if you are feeling sick
- Disinfect your hands often. It’s especially important after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 30 seconds
- If soap and water aren’t available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub your hands together until they feel dry.
- Add to your packing list:
Cloth or medical face masks.
Alcohol-based hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol).
Disinfectant wipes (at least 70% alcohol) for surfaces.
Covid-19 precautions on the mountain
Most of the new measures for the containment of the coronavirus are applied daily in mountaineering. We are taking steps to ensure that hygiene and safety remain our focus along with a unique experience for our customers.
- Outdoors: most activities take place in open spaces and without large populations around.
- Distance: for safety reasons, a certain distance is maintained in the mountains between one mountaineer and another. This is mainly due to possible falls or trips. Being distant allows us, in case of falling, not to affect other expedition companions.
- Covers: in the mountains, we use “buff” that serves as a cover. This item is used to protect us from the cold and keep moisture.
- Cleaning: our chefs use gloves and face masks to prepare food. Also, the camp staff and guides who are responsible for serving food to climbers. Utensils and kitchen surfaces, tables in dining domes, bunk beds, etc. are disinfected. Likewise, the bathrooms are kept sanitized and disinfected.
- Hand disinfection: in each dome and bathroom you will find liquid soap and gel alcohol to keep your hands disinfected and sanitized.
- Maximum capacity in dining rooms: we have turns to eat, ensuring the minimum distance between diners.
Note: these requirements and special conditions may change without previous notice. Please check with us prior to your trip.
We were the first Mountain Adventure Travel Agency in Mendoza to receive the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travels stamp!