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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, Peru 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.

If you are planning to Trek above 6,000m, we can offer this cover as well.

Please select Trekking 6,000m to 9,000m

To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757 / support@jsinsurance.co.uk

Summary of Cover


Section & Cover Limit Per Person Excess
Medical & Emergency Expenses £10,000,000 £100
Search & Rescue £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

Adventure Sports 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.

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 Insurance FAQs

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

Answer : 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 not be 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 ?

Answer : Yes 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 ?

Answer : 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 ?

Answer : 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.

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).

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.

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.


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

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.