Norden Retreats
Policies, Waivers, and Releases

Payment Policy

Non-refundable deposits in the amount shown for each retreat/immersion are required to confirm the retreat/immersion booking. The remaining final payments must be received within the given timeframe (7 days prior to arrival).  All additional expenses must be paid by cash by guest at checkout of Camp.  The Camp does not have access to international credit card facilities, though ATMs are available in Labrang/Xiahe (25 minutes from Camp) and Tso/Hezuo (1.5 hours from Camp; 30 minutes from Norlha Textiles). Please also advise Norden Retreats ( once payment transfer has been actioned including a copy of the payment details. The booking will be deemed to be unconfirmed until the initial deposit is made, and booking will be deemed cancelled if final payment is not received within 7 days of arrival. Cash payments can be made in base RMB, USD at the exchange rate of ¥1/$0.1613, or Euro at ¥1/€0.1429. Electronic transfers may be made in RMB, or international currencies at the exchange rate given by Norden's local bank at the time of payment. 

Accident Waiver, Release of Liability, and Image Release

I hereby assume all of the risks of participating in any/all activities associated with Norden Travel, including by way of example and not limitation, any risks that may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities being released, from dangerous or defective equipment or property owned, maintained, or controlled by them, or because of their possible liability without fault. 

I certify that I am physically fit, have sufficiently prepared or trained for participation in this activity, and have not been advised to not participate by a qualified medical professional. I certify that there are no health-related reasons or problems which preclude my participation in this activity. 

I acknowledge that this Accident Waiver and Release of Liability will be used by the event holders, sponsors, and organizers of the activity in which I may participate, and that it will govern my actions and responsibilities at said activity. 

In consideration of my application and permitting me to participate in this activity, I hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns as follows: 

(A) I waive, release, and discharge from any and all liability, including but not limited to, liability arising from the negligence or fault of the entities or persons released, for my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, or actions of any kind which may hereafter occur to me including my traveling to and from this activity, the following entities or persons: Norden Travel and/or their directors, officers, employees, volunteers, representatives, and agents, and the activity holders, sponsors, and volunteers; 

(B) Indemnify, hold harmless, and promise not to sue the entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph from any and all liabilities or claims made as a result of participation in this activity, whether caused by the negligence of release or otherwise. 

I acknowledge that Norden Travel and their directors, officers, volunteers, representatives, and agents are not responsible for the errors, omissions, acts, or failures to act of any party or entity conducting a specific activity on their behalf. 

I acknowledge that this activity may involve a test of a person's physical and mental limits and carries with it the potential for death, serious injury, and property loss. The risks include, but are not limited to, those caused by terrain, facilities, temperature, weather, condition of participants, equipment, vehicular traffic, lack of hydration, and actions of other people including, but not limited to, participants, volunteers, monitors, and/or producers of the activity. These risks are not only inherent to participants, but are also present for volunteers. 

I hereby consent to receive medical treatment which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident, and/or illness during this activity. 

I understand that due to safety reasons for the guests and unforeseeable circumstances such as illness, injury, or inclement weather the retreat activities and itinerary as well as retreat instructors may be subject to change. 

I understand while participating in this activity, I may be photographed. I agree to allow my photo, video, or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose by the activity holders, producers, sponsors, organizers, and assigns. 

The Accident Waiver and Release of Liability shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law. 

By checking the acceptance box below, I certify that I have read this document and fully understand its content. I am aware that this is a release of liability and a contract, and I accept it of my own free will. 


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Please check if you accept Norden Travel's Payment Policy, Accident Waiver, Release of Liability, and Image Release on behalf of all participating individuals in your party: *