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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 quote by telephone or email, contact us on 01273 773 422 info@jsinsurance.co.uk Summary of Cover

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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 quote by telephone or email, contact us on 01273 773 422 info@jsinsurance.co.uk

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
Personal Property £1,000 £1,500 £4,000
Laptop Cover £500 £500 £500
Gadget Cover* £1,000 £1,000 £1,000
Personal Money £150 £500 £750
Delayed Departure £100 £1,000 £1,000
Missed Departure £250 £500 £1,000
Legal Expenses £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Schedule Airline Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
End Supplier Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
Overseas Return Quarantine Included Included Included
Standard Excess** £100 £50 £35

*The Gadget Cover can be added on the quote page at an additional premium.

**The excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.

Please read the full Terms and Conditions of this policy provided by JS Travel Insurance.

Please read the Restrictions and Exclusions of the policy.

This Travel Insurance policy is underwritten by Red Sands Insurance Company (Europe) Limited (Red Sands), registered in Gibraltar under number 87598, registered office at Level 3, Ocean Village Business Centre, 23 Ocean Village Promenade, Gibraltar. Licensed and regulated by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission under the Financial Services Act 2019 of Gibraltar.

Covid-19 / Coronavirus Cover

Our Travel Insurance can cover you to travel provided the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is not advising against all, or all but essential travel to your destination and it is not on the red list.

All customers must follow the advice of the FCDO at the time of travel and for the duration of their trip. This includes returning to the UK if the FCDO changes their travel advice based on the risks presented at the time. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

  • Emergency Medical treatment and Repatriation, when medically necessary, if you contract COVID-19 whilst abroad.
  • Cancellation if you are unable to travel because you contracted COVID-19 within 14 days of your departure date. This includes a positive pre-travel test.
  • Overseas Return Quarantine: Cover for additional accommodation & transport costs (limits apply) if you are unable to return home due to contracting Covid-19 and being told to self-isolate abroad.

Please read the full Terms and Conditions of this policy offered by JS Travel Insurance.

Please read the Restrictions and Exclusions of the policy.

About Trekking

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 (above 3,000 metres)

If you are planning to be Trekking above 3,000 metres (up to 9,000 metres maximum altitude) or if you have pre existing medical conditions.

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Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

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).

Popular Destinations

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.

Common Injuries

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 Trekking 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.

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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.

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Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.


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