Important Information About Our Policies
Please note, our policies do not provide cover for cancellation, abandonment or curtailment claims if the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against all or "all but essential" travel.
Our policies will also not cover any claims caused by or relating to Coronavirus, COVID-19, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-COV-2), any mutation of Coronavirus, COVID-19 or SARs-COV-2 or any pandemic or fear or threat of any the above. We also can not cover any claims relating to any fear or threat concerning these viruses. This general exclusion applies to all sections of cover except for the Emergency Medical Expenses section. Click here for more information.
Trekking (up to 3,000 metres) Travel Insurance
If you are planning a trip and you will be Trekking to 3,000 metres altitude, you will need a Travel Insurance policy in place before you leave your home. To get a quoto, use the calculator above or please contact us on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or 01273 773 017 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are planning a trip and you will be Trekking to 3,000 metres altitude, you will need a Travel Insurance policy in place before you leave your home.
To get a quoto, use the calculator above or please contact us on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or 01273 773 017 email@example.com
- Summary of Cover
- About Trekking
- Mountain Rescue and Air Ambulance
- Trekking without a Guide (above 3,000 metres)
- Popular Destinations
- Common Injuries
- Pre Existing Medical Conditions
- European and Worldwide Residents
Summary of Cover
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Cancellation or Curtailment||£1,000||£3,000||£7,500|
|Medical and Repatriation||£10,000,000||£10,000,000||£10,000,000|
|Scheduled Airline Failure||£1,500||£1,500||£1,500|
*The excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.
Mountain Rescue and Air Ambulance is covered under Medical and Repatriation Terms.
Please read the full Terms and Conditions of this policy offered by JS Travel Insurance.
This policy for Trekking to 3,000 metres is underwritten by Travel Insurance Facilities and Insured by Union Reiseversicherung AG, UK. Travel Insurance Facilities are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Union Reiseversicherung AG are authorised by BaFin and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Trekking is typically a long journey by foot, covering a certain distance in the day, followed by a rest in the evening which often involces a tent and campsite.
The camp ground may be official or a spot in the wild back country. Trekking does not necessarily need to be done in remote country, you may trek through more urban areas too.
Trekking can be an exhausting and physically demanding activity especially at higher altitudes.
Each Trekker has to carry water, food, camping gear and clothes in a backpack, which may add additional discomfort or adventure to the journey depending how you look at it.
Mountain Rescue and Air Ambulance
JS Travel Insurance policies cover Mountain Rescue and Air Ambulance if medically necessary and this falls within the Medical Expenses claim limits.
You must ring the 24hr Emergency Medical Assistance telephone number (detailed in your Policy Wording) for authorisation of the claim.
We recommend that you provide a copy of your Policy Number and the 24hr Emergency Assistance Telephone Number to other members in your Party so that they can call on your behalf if you are unable to call yourself.
Over recent years there has been a large increase in the number of Rescue Operators. With very little regulation, the costs of rescue have escalated significantly, often with the suggestion that local Guides are receiving payments from the Helicopter operators.
Claims for altitude sickness and the associated rescue have increased significantly. For this reason, it's important to authorise your claim with the Medical Assistant team to ensure resources are deployed to those who need it.
Trekking without a Guide (above 3,000 metres)
This policy will cover you unguided up to 3,000 metres. For an unguided trek above 3,000 metres, please call us for a quote 0800 047 5065.
We can cover you unguided up to a maximum altitude of 6,000 metres.
You will need to follow all safety guidelines. Please note, you will not be covered where you have willfully exposed yourself to peril (except where it is to save human life).
Trekking is an adventurous activity most popular remote, wild, scenic and challenging parts of the world.
From mountains to deserts and forests to coastlines, the activity appeals to those looking for a physical challenge and a ticket to places they would not usually access. Morocco, Nepal, Peru and Tanzania are winners among the Trekking community.
During a trek, heat exhaustion, hypothermia and dehydration are serious concerns. To counteract the possible effects of these conditions, it is essential to stay hydrated while trekking by drinking plenty of fluids.
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.
These changes may have an adverse effect on your health. High altitude sickness typically occurs at around 2,400 metres.
Trekking at high altitudes like this is advised against for people suffering from high blood pressure or a heart condition.
This is because the increased altitude and decreased oxygen puts added stress on your heart, making it work harder and increasing blood pressure further.
Pre Existing Medical Conditions
If you have been Abseiling before and you may have had an injury or accident whilst taking part in Trekking to 3,000 metres, you would need to declare this when purchasing a policy.
If you do a quote online, please select Hazardous Activity Pack C.
Please check the Policy Wording for any Restrictions or Exclusions.
European and Worldwide Residents
World Nomads offers Travel Insurance if you are a Resident of a European or Worldwide country and you are planning to take part in Trekking (up to 3,000 metres) whilst on your trip.
You can also add High Value Items, such as Sports Gear, Technical Equipment and Cameras, and Personal Items.
Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.