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Trekking (up to 6,000 metres) Travel Insurance

If you are planning a trip which includes the great challenge of Trekking up 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.

We cover Trekking in countries all over the World, including Nepal (Everest Base Camp), Tanzania (Mount Kilimanjaro), Morocco, and other countries in the world.

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

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. This is popular for those who already have another basic Travel Insurance policy in place.

You will be covered for Medical Expenses and Search and Rescue, however you would eligible for additional benefits such as Cancellation or Baggage.

Please call us for your quote today on our Special Adventures Policy.

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 Medical Emergency  and Repatriation costs if you need to be brought back to your Home Country, if the medical treatment locally is not sufficient. This must be authorised by the Chief Medical Assistance Officer.

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

At the time of booking your trip or Travel Insurance (whichever is later), there must be no warnings against travel issued by Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

You should stay up to date with FCO advice whilst travelling too, expecially if you're moving between Regions or travelling more than one country, since your Policy may be invalidated if you travel against FCO advice.

We do have Policies which provide Cancellation Cover for pre booked travel and accommodation where the FCO issues a warning against travel.

However, you must ensure that you have selected the additional option to cover this and paid the additional premium due.

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.

If symptoms of Altitude Sickness apear, you may want to consider moving to a lower altidude. Ask your Doctor for more advice and information about Altidude Sickness Medication.

Top 10 Tips for Avoiding Altitude Sickness

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 Special Adventures Policy which includes the unique benefit of Search and Rescue while Trekking up to 6,000 metres.


This is a separate to Emergency Medical Helicopter Rescue (where your location is known).

Search & Rescue will cover up to £50,000 with a claims excess of £500.

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 not 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 are Trekking above 3,000 metres and 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 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).

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.

European and Worldwide Residents

World Nomads offer Travel Insurance if you are a Resident of a non-UK European or Worldwide country and if you are planning to take part in Trekking up to 6,000 metres.

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.

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