What is the weather going to be like?
It depends a little on the time of year you go. Ukraine experiences got summers and cold winters. At night, it can drop substantially in the mountains, even in summer.
What clothing/equipment do I need?
The Adventure Boutique team will give you a full comprehensive kit list when you sign up and be on-hand if you have any questions before the trek.
Will I require any spending money?
Throughout the experience, you won’t need much spending money as the trip is comprehensively covered in the initial cost. You may require money for the very occasional meal not shown on the schedule and any alcoholic drinks. You may also wish to buy some souvenirs or make a satellite phone call home or for work purposes. It will be best to bring your usual currency and this can be changed into local currency soon after arrival.
Do I need special insurance?
You should not need specialist insurance for an altitude of up to 2000m, but check with your insurer that you are covered for trekking experiences. If you do not have adequate insurance cover, The Adventure Boutique team can refer you to appropriate insurers.
Do I need a visa?
This is dependent on your nationality, our team can advise you on this before signing up. British and EU citizens do not need a visa.
Do I need any vaccinations?
Health facilities, hygiene and disease risks vary worldwide. You should take health advice about your specific needs as early as possible. Sources of information include: www.fco.gov.uk, www.hpa.org.uk, www.nathnac.org, your General Practitioner or a specialist travel clinic.
How large are the groups?
The group size should be a maximum of twelve people. The number of participants is kept to a level where quality can be maintained. We at The Adventure Boutique do not want you to become a number on the mountain or a blur after the trek has finished. We normally have a maximum number so as not to allow the groups to become too large. We believe that by doing this, the Expedition Leaders will be able to look after you more carefully, in turn you will find the group dynamics work better and your success rate and enjoyment level increases immeasurably. If you are a group of friends of more than twelve, then obviously we will work together to accommodate you. If you would like to have a more personalised trip below the recommended group size, we would happy be to facilitate this for you too.
What is the minimum age a person has to be to go on this adventure?
The minimum age is 16 years old accompanied by a legal guardian or 18 years old otherwise. We have the expertise and would be happy to make necessary arrangements to accommodate a young person into a private group.
Is there a maximum age?
There is no maximum age limit, providing you are fit and in good health.
Will my mobile work? Can I stay in touch with the office or my family?
You will have decent coverage in Kyiv and Lviv. However, you may find only little mobile phone reception in the mountains so don’t be surprised if your phone does not work during the trek. We specially carry a satellite phone in case of emergencies, but we also realise people may need to keep in touch with their loved ones or have some work commitments to deal with. The satellite phone can be used for a charge.
Can I organise this adventure exclusively for myself, my friends and family?
If you have a group of friends or family who want to travel together, a bespoke date can certainly be arranged to suit your party. If you do have your own group and want to discuss any variations in the schedule or particular objectives, feel free to discuss this with The Adventure Boutique team.