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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 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.

Search and Rescue: We are pleased to offer a policy that covers Search and Rescue up to £50,000 in the event of an accident or injury whilst taking part in Trekking to 6,000 metres

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


Please Note: This policy will provide cover up to the age of 64 years of age and does cover Personal Liability and Personal Accident.

Please Note: You will not be covered if you are suffering from anxiety, stress,depression or any other mental or nervous disorder on a Single Trip or Annual Multi Trip policy. These types of medical conditions would be excluded from the policy.

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

To get a quote, 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 Liability £2,000,000 -
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 -

Adventure Travel Insurance is arranged for JS Travel Insurance 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.

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 select only Adventure Part A cover if you require a policy to cover only the days of the Trek.

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

This policy covers a 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.

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.

European and Worldwide Residents

World Nomads offer Travel Insurance if you are a Residents of a 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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