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Trekking (up to 4,000 metres) Travel Insurance

Trekking is common in areas with rough terrain, such as mountains, cliffs, deserts and forests. Allowing trekkers to experience nature and immerse themselves into the wilderness is a core reason why the activity is incredibly popular across the world.

To get a quote for trekking up to 3,000m, use the calculator here and select the appropriate activity.

To get a quote for Trekking up to 4,000m or higher, please contact us on 0800 047 5065 (FREE) or 01273 773 017 info@jsinsurance.co.uk

Summary of Cover

Benefits of Gold Cover Limit Per Person Excess
Cancellation or Curtailment £3,000 £50
Medical Expenses £5,000,000 £50
Emergency Repatriation £5,000,000 £50
Personal Baggage £1,750 £50
Money & Cash £500 £50
Travel Delay £100 -
Holiday Abandonment £3,000 £50
Missed Departure £750 -
Legal Expenses £25,000 £100

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 campground may be official or a spot in the wild back country. Trekking does not necessarily need to be done in remote country - you may trekk 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)

For an unguided trek above 3,000m, please call us for a quote 0800 047 5065.

We can cover you unguided up to a maximum altitude of 6,000m. 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 above 4,000 metres

Trekking doesn't have to stop at 4,000 metres. We can cover trekkers to an altitude of up to 8,848 meters, including Everest Base Camp and Everest Summit.

Please call us for a quote on 0800 047 5065.

Popular Destinations for Trekking

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. Nepal, Peru and Tanzania are winners among the Trekking community.

Common Injuries whilst Trekking

Trekking at high altitudes above 3,000 metres such as the trek to Everest Base Camp can be an exhilarating experience but potentially uncomfortable experience. They may suffer bad weather, crossing difficult terrain and encounter wild animals.

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. Therefore, it will be vital to include some acclimatisation time when Trekking to 4,000 metres or above.

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.

Important Information

This activity does not provide Accidental Death & Disability Benefit or Personal Liability cover.

This insurance is underwritten by Inter Partner Assistance SA, a member of the AXA Group. Inter Partner Assistance SA, an insurance company incoprorated in Belgium. whose registered office is at Avenue Louise, 166 - Bte 1 - 1050 Brussels, regulated by the Belgium Financial Services and Market Authority and by the National Bank of Belgium under code no. 0487.