Trekking (up to 3,000 metres) Travel Insurance
If you are planning a trip and will be Trekking up to 3,000 metres altitude, you will need a Travel Insurance policy before you leave your home. To contact us by telephone or email, 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757 firstname.lastname@example.org Summary of Cover
If you are planning a trip and will be Trekking up to 3,000 metres altitude, you will need a Travel Insurance policy before you leave your home.
To contact us by telephone or email, 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757 email@example.com
- Summary of Cover
- About Trekking
- Search and Rescue
- Trekking (above 3,000 metres)
- Popular Destinations for Trekking
- Common Injuries
- Pre-Existing Medical Conditions
Summary of Cover (per person)
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Emergency Medical and Repatriation*||£5,000,000||£5,000,000||£5,000,000|
|Search and Rescue*||£25,000||£50,000||£50,000|
|Cancellation or Curtailment*||-||£3,000||£7,500|
|Loss of Passport*||-||£300||£500|
|Missed Departure / Connection||-||£500||£500|
*Excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.
Please read the Policy Wording for the complete list of Benefits.
Healix Insurance Services Ltd, on behalf of Hamilton Insurance DAC, arranges this Travel Insurance policy for Jade Stanley Ltd. Healix Insurance Ltd is registered in England and Wales under No. 5484190 and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under No. 437248. Hamilton Insurance DAC is registered in Ireland No. 484148, authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland, and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority in connection with their UK branch. Jade Stanley Ltd is registered in England and Wales under No. 03570857 and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under No. 306205.
Trekking is typically a long journey by foot, covering a certain distance in the day, followed by a rest in the evening, often involving a tent and campsite.
The campground may be official or a spot in the wild backcountry. Trekking does not necessarily need to be done in a remote country; you may also trek through more urban areas.
Trekking can be exhausting and physically demanding, especially at higher altitudes.
Each Trekker must carry water, food, camping gear and clothes in a backpack, which may add discomfort or adventure to the journey, depending on your appearance.
Search and Rescue
JS Travel Insurance policies cover Search and Rescue Ambulance within the Medical Expenses claim limits if medically necessary. This includes Helicopter Evacuation if it is a Medical Emergency.
To authorise the claim, you must ring the 24-hour Emergency Medical Assistance telephone number 00 44 (0) 01444 465 579 (detailed in your Policy Wording).
We recommend that you provide a copy of your Policy Number and the 24-hour Emergency Assistance Telephone Number to other members of your Party so that they can call on your behalf if you cannot call yourself.
Claims for altitude sickness and the associated Rescue have increased significantly. For this reason, it's essential to authorise your claim with the Medical Assistant team to ensure resources are deployed to those who need them.
Trekking (above 3,000 metres)
If you plan to be Trekking above 3,000 metres (up to 6,000 metres maximum altitude) or have pre-existing medical conditions.
Popular Destinations for Trekking up to 3,000m
If you only want to trek up to 3000m, then you do not need to travel any further afield than Europe; popular spots are
Chamonix - Mont Blanc area - lots of opportunities here in Summer and Winter for hikes, Trekking and mountaineering sports in the Summer. Ice Climbing and Ski Touring are popular in winter, as well as many winter sports Activities.
Note if you go over 3,000 metres here, you need to go to this trekking insurance page for your quote.
Italian Dolomites Trekking: this is a beautiful area to trek; there are many options, including hotel-to-hotel hikes, rock climbing, and Via Ferrata.
Jordan - Jabal Umm ad Dami - This a trek up to 1,895 metres near the Saudi Arabia border.
Trekking to 3,000 metres Tips
Stay Hydrated: heat exhaustion, hypothermia, and dehydration are severe concerns during a trek.
It is also strongly recommended to wear protective clothing, several layers that are easy to add and remove according to your body heat, including trousers and long sleeves to protect your skin from harmful sun rays.
The change in altitude when Trekking means that the air becomes thinner and oxygen-less available. So be fit before you go.
These changes may harm your health. High altitude sickness typically occurs at around 2,400 metres.
Pre-existing medical conditions and over 65s
If you have been Trekking before and may have had an injury or accident whilst taking part in Trekking, you must declare this when purchasing a policy.
We have several providers who can offer travel insurance, including Trekking and if you have a pre-existing medical condition.