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Trekking (up to 6,000 metres) Travel Insurance

If you are planning a trip and you will be taking the challenge of Trekking to 6,000 metres, it is of vital importance that you have a Travel Insurance policy in place before you leave your home and start the Trek.

Trekking up to 6,000 metres of altitude is amongst the most challenging outdoor pursuits, mainly because of the altitude and the lack of oxygen in the air.

Search and Rescue: Unique to JS Travel Insurance policies, we are able to provide Search and Rescue up to £50,000 in the event of an accident or injury whilst taking part in Trekking to 6,000 metres.


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

JS Travel Insurance can cover your Adventure in any country in the world including:


Tanzania (Mount Kilimanjaro)


To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or 01273 773 017 info@jsinsurance.co.uk

Summary of Cover


Section & Cover Limit Per Person Excess
Medical Expenses £10,000,000 £100
Search & Rescue Cover £50,000 £500
Personal Accident £5,000 -
Activity Equipment £1,000 £75
Delayed Activity Equipment £200 -
Activity Equipment Hire £300 -
Legal Expenses £25,000 -
Curtailment £2,000 £100


Section & Cover Limit Per Person Excess
Personal Possessions £2,000 £75
Delayed Possessions £200 -
Loss of Personal Money £300 £75
Loss of Travel Documents £1,000 £75
Cancellation £5,000 £100
Travel Disruption £1,000 -
Travel Delay £120 -
Abandonment £5,000 £100
End Supplier Failiure £2,500 -

Adventures Travel Insurance is arranged for Jade Stanley Limited through P J Hayman & Company Limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register number 497103). Registered office: Stansted House, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire PO9 6DX. Reg no. 2534965. Adventures Travel Insurance is underwritten by Antares Syndicate 1274 at Lloyd’s. Antares is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Pre Existing Medical Conditions

If you have a pre existing medical condition, and you wish to have this included in the policy for Trekking to 6,000 metres, we can provide you with a policy. Especially if for example you have High Blood Pressure or even Mild Asthma, then having this covered will provide you with peace of mind when High Altitude Trekking. Please call us on 0800 047 5065 for a quote and to go through the medical questions.

Common Injuries

Trekking to 6,000 metres is an amazing experience, but you should be aware of the fact that air becomes thinner and oxygen becomes less available and can lead to Altitude Sickness. Dehyrdration and Muscle Injuries can happen and you should always trek at your own pace and not over exert yourself.

Search and Rescue

We are offer a unique policy benefit, that means that you are covered for Search and Rescue while Trekking to 6,000 metres. This is a separate benefit which covers you up to £50,000 with an excess of £500 and a Local Rescue Organisation will search, rescue and transfer you to a local hospital or we will repatriate you back to your home country.

Search and Rescue costs are covered for a period note exceeding 72 hours from the time at which assistance is first summoned.

We recommend that you provide a copy of your Travel Insurance Certificate and the 24hr Emergency Assistance telephone number to members of your Group or Guide so they can call on your behalf, if you are unable to call yourself.

Trekking without a Guide

If you're Trekking without a Guide, we will need to give you a specialist policy, it is best if you call us so that we can ask some questions regarding this and provide you with a quote. Please call 0800 047 5065.

Please Note: For some expeditions such as Everest Base Camp, we may need further information about experience and preparation that you have made before we can provide a quote. You will not be covered were you have willfully exposed yourself to peril (except where it is to save human life).

Trekking FAQs

Can I get a Policy to cover just part of my holiday when I am Trekking ?

There is an option to cover just the Trekking days of your trip, if you already a a Travel Insurance policy in place. You will be covered for Medical Expenses and Search and Rescue, whoever you would not be able provide cover for Cancellation or Baggage.

Will you cover Repatriation if I need to be brought back to my home country due to illness or an accident ?

All of our policies cover this benefit if it is necessary to repatriate you back to your home country Repatriation back to your Home Country, if the medical treatment locally is not sufficient.

What happens if I book my Travel Insurance and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advise me not to travel to my Destination ?

The policy will require you to ensure you're not travelling to areas against the advice of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Therefore, check their website for information before booking your trip. You should also check this information whilst your travelling if you are going to more than one country.

If you take out a policy before the FCO advises its not safe to travel, you will be covered for cancellation of pre booked accommodation and travel.

How can I avoid Altitude Sickness ?

It is recommended that the first day that you are at a high altitude, you should keep excersions to a minimum. It is also recommend that you drink up to 3 litres of water a day.

Top 10 tips for Avoiding Altitude Sickness

Useful Websites and Information





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 to 6,000 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.