K&P Corona safety protocol for expeditions, trekkings and skitouring trips
For K&P as an organiser of expeditions and trekkings and skitouring trips, the health and safety of our guests, mountain guides and local staff is our first priority. With the continued spread of Covid-19, we have developed a Corona safety protocol, which we will follow on our trips. These measures shall be undertaken in addition to official regulations.
Regulations of local and swiss authorities
K&P comply with all recommendations and regulations of Swiss authorities and authorities of the destination countries of our tours.
Support begins already before departure
We inform our guests regularly before departure about entry regulations in transit and destination countries. We also keep our clients up to date about current official measures in your travel country.
Covid-19 test at the beginning
All guests and K&P mountain guides must receive a negative Covid-19 test within 7 days of the start of an international expedition, trekking or skitouring trip.
Local staff and organisations
We only work together with partners (local organisations, hotels, drivers, restaurants, guides), who are familiar with Covid-19 measures and guarantee compliance with our safety protocol.
Staff members such as drivers, cooks, Kitchenboys and Sherpas are trained by our agency in advance of the trip. The implementation of the measures will be checked by the K&P mountain guide during the trip. He is responsible for the correct compliance.
We offer telemedical care by the Sportsclinic Bern and its director Dr. Urs Hefti.
K&P guarantee a contract physician in the destination country for consultation in case of Covid-19 symptoms or for carrying out a test.
Security measures in the cities and during travel
All guests, mountain guides and local staff are obliged to wear a mask as soon as a minimum distance of two metres cannot be guaranteed, e. g. while traveling in a jeep.
Recommendation of K&P in the cities: Booking of single rooms in the hotels.
The transfers are exclusively carried out in vehicles of our partner organisations. These vehicles undergo proper cleaning and disinfection procedures and have masks and hand sanitizer readily available.
Safety measures during trekking and in the base camp
We provide single tents for all guests, guides and local staff during trekking and at base camp.
Strict compliance with distance and disinfection procedures by guests, guides, sherpas and staff: minimum distance, disinfection of hands before entering the dining tent, after the toilet and shower.
Strict separation of different international expedition groups in base camp.
Individual Covid-19 kit for each member: face masks and disinfectant liquid.
We provide handwashing stations with hot water and soap as well as sufficient hand disinfectant throughout the base camp.
K&P will provide Covid-19 quick tests in case of Covid-19 symptoms
Booking in corona times
Once again, a note on booking: We offer a 100% money-back guarantee in case a journey has to be cancelled by K&P before its start due to Corona and official measures.