Flights and Insurance
Lost Earth Adventures is an adventure and in-country specialist for the destinations we operate in. We are not specialists in air ticketing and as a small specialist operator we cannot compete with large companies like Expedia for flights, so we don’t, we send you to them instead. The big agents such as Expedia and Travel Supermarket are great at getting good value tickets and it takes less than 5 minutes to book with them. So simple in-fact we will do all the searching for you. If you want to book one of our adventures, let us know and we’ll find the best deal around based on your requirements and put you in contact to buy them.
If you would prefer you can look for flights yourself.
Expedia is a good place to start as they usually offer good value and no nonsense. There are also many other flight search engines out there. Please make sure that the company you buy the tickets from is ATOL bonded as this offers you protection in the event of their insolvency.
Our own financial protection will cover you when buying holiday packages from us. Continue reading about our Financial Protection.
Here are some great resources for flights to and within Asia.
Chiang Mai, Thailand or Luang Prabang and Vientiane in Laos
If you are joining us on our South East Asian tours that begin or end in these cities then you will most probably be flying into Bangkok first. The following airlines offer tickets for good value:
Some of the airlines run a fly and drive service from Bangkok to Vientiane, where you fly for one hour to Udon Thani on the Thai/Laos border and then they transport you via bus to Vientiane which takes 45 mins. This is a straight forward and much cheaper alternative if you don’t mind the extra time.
The following airlines have regular scheduled flights from various UK airports to Kathmandu:
Indian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Oman Air, Emirates, KLM, Air India, Virgin, Kingfisher, BMI, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Thai Airways, Gulf Air, Qatar Airlines, Etihad Airlines, Jet Airways, Turkish and Lufthansa.
Prices average around £500-£700 round trip
There are dozens of airlines that fly from the UK to Bangkok.
Prices average around £450-£600 round trip
Your trip will only run if we have enough people. Details of how many people we need to run a trip can be found on your trip’s page. Also check before you book that your trip is not full and that there are still spaces.
Do not purchase flights until your trip is ‘guaranteed to run’, you can find the status of your trip on our booking page.
Please wait for us to confirm your place on a trip before buying plane tickets. In the UK any travel agent selling international flights has to protect your money with an ATOL license. If you buy from an agent abroad there may not be any financial protection offered. In this case it is always wise to purchase your flights with a credit card instead of a debit card, as most credit card providers offer protection in the event of your purchases not being supplied to you. ATOL licensing does not apply when you buy direct from the airline.
Reputable Providers of Trekking and Adventure Travel Insurance are
It is a condition of us accepting your booking that you agree you will have obtained travel insurance for your trip before the start of your tour. You are strongly advised to insure yourself against any possible risk that may occur. You are required to carry proof of insurance with you and produce it if reasonably requested by Lost Earth Adventures employees or suppliers. Lost Earth Adventures will not be liable for any loss or inconvenience due to an inappropriate policy. It is your responsibility to check the terms and conditions of any insurance policy whether purchased from our recommended insurers or another provider.
Trekking Coverage and Insurance from Campbell Irvine
To arrange cover or to obtain a quotation from Campbell Irvine, please click here to apply for travel insurance ONLINE
You will be asked to read the policy documents carefully to ensure you are happy the cover provided which is offered on a Non Advised basis from a single insurer.
The policy includes certain terms conditions, exclusions and excesses. In particular cover is excluded for any defined pre-existing medical condition from which you or any person upon whom travel depends are suffering. If in doubt please contact the insurers medical help line as additional cover may be purchased directly from the insurer’s medical screening help line for certain pre-exiting medical conditions.
Campbell Irvine Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. This can be checked on the FSA’s register by visiting the FSA’s website at www.fsa.gov.uk or by contacting them on 0845 606 1234. Lost Earth Adventures Ltd is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Campbell Irvine Ltd.
Travel Insurance Must Include:
Your insurance must include cover for; medical expenses, injury, death, cost of repatriation and evacuation via whatever means necessary including by helicopter or air ambulance. If, in the event of an emergency you need medical rescue, hospital treatment, repatriation or evacuation from a trip either by foot, helicopter or otherwise and your insurance company will not pay these costs the responsibility for the payment of such costs will lie with you.
Lost Earth Adventures Ltd accept no responsibility whatsoever for any information, services or products provided by any of the websites we suggest or link to on this website.