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Trekking (up to 6,000 metres) Travel Insurance

If you are planning a trip that includes the great challenge of Trekking (up to 6,000 metres), you must have a Travel Insurance Policy before you leave your home and start the Trek.

Please Note: If you are going to be Trekking Kilimanjaro or Trekking to Everest Base Camp, you must select these Activities on the quote page.


Please Note: We can cover the days you will participate in Trekking if you already have a Travel Insurance policy. When getting a quote and purchasing a policy, you must take out Adventures Party A Only, so the cover is valid.

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

Summary of Cover


Section & Cover Limit Per Person Excess
Medical Expenses and Repatriation £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

*Activity Equipment is covered whilst in transit, storage, and use.


Section & Cover Limit Per Person Excess
Personal Possessions £2,000 £75
Valuables (incl. mobile phone) £300 £75
Delayed Possessions £200 -
Loss of Personal Money £300 £75
Loss of Travel Documents £1,000 £75
Cancellation (incl Activity Course Fees) £5,000 £100
Travel Disruption £1,000 -
Travel Delay £120 -
Abandonment £5,000 £100

PART C - Independent Traveller Extension

Section & Cover Limit Per Person Excess
Ext. Cancellation or Curtailment £5,000 £100
Ext. Travel Delay £120 -
Ext. Travel Disruption £1,000 -
Accommodation £5,000 £100

Trekking Travel Insurance is arranged for JS Travel Insurance through PJ Hayman & Company Limited, 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&rsquo's. Antares is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Top 10 Trekking (up to 6,000 metres) Travel Insurance FAQs

1. Is this Policy covered by Search and Rescue, including Helicopter evacuation?

You will be Helicopter evacuated from the mountain under the Search and Rescue Cover of the Policy if it is medically necessary.

You will be covered for Medical Emergency Expenses up to £10,000,000 Once you have been evacuated from the scene and are treated in a hospital or clinic. 

2. Will I be covered for Repatriation if I must be returned to my home country due to illness or an accident?

Yes, all of our policies cover Repatriation costs if you need to be brought back to your Home Country, if the medical treatment locally is insufficient or if you cannot travel as a regular passenger on a commercial flight. This must be authorised by the  Medical Assistance Company beforehand.

3. Can I cover myself for my Trekking days if I already have a Single Trip or Annual Travel Insurance policy?

Yes, you can cover just the Trekking days of your trip. So, from the day you start trekking to the day you stop, not from when you depart the UK to when you return (this will often work out cheaper for you).

You must select Adventures Part A Only. This is popular for those who already have another basic Travel Insurance policy in place.


You will be covered for Medical and Repatriation Expenses and Search and Rescue. This you should have on an existing policy. However, you will not be eligible for additional benefits such as Cancellation or Baggage. 

If you are already away and decide to go Trekking (up to 6,000 metres), you can buy Travel Insurance from us again. You must confirm in writing that you have no claims pending and the days you will be Trekking, and we can provide a policy for you.

4. Does this cover include Trekking to Everest Base Camp or Trekking Kilimanjaro?

No, this will not cover you for Trekking Everest Base Camp or Trekking Kilimanjaro even if you are Trekking (up to 6,000 metres); this is because both of these treks must be tour operated with a repeatable Trekking Company and must be stated on your policy. If you plan on Trekking either of these mountains, please select them in the list of activities so that you are fully covered.

See the list of Treks we have covered under this Policy: 


  • Yala Peak (5,520 m) 
  • Pokhalde Peak (5,806 m) 
  • Annapurna Circuit (5,416 m)
  • Manaslu Circuit (5,115 m)
  • Langtang Valley Trek (4,984 m)
  • Kanchanjunga Base Camp (5,160 m)
  • Gokyo Ri (5,357 m)
  • Upper Dolpo (5,250 m)


  • Jabel Toubkal (4,167 m)
  • Ouanoukrim (4,089 m 
  • M'Goun (4,071 m)


  • Inca Trail (4200 m)


  • Baltoro Glacier - K2 - (3500 m)

5. Does this cover me to Trek above 6,000 metres?

This Policy would not cover trekking above 6,000 metres. However, our provider, Adventures, can cover up to 9,000 metres for treks like the Mera Peak.

When getting a quote, please select Trekking 6,000 to 9,000m in the quote process.


6. Do you have to be Guided when Trekking up to 6,000 metres? 

You can Trek unguided on this Policy if you stick to known Trekking routes and are in a group; this Policy will be invalid if you trek off the beaten path alone.

7. Am I covered for using ropes or crampons on this Policy?

No, this Policy will not cover you if you use ropes and crampons; this would fall under Mountaineering, where you must use both equipment pieces. We can cover Mountaineering up to 4,500 metres

8. Do I need to provide any information to my Trekking tour operator?

Most reputable Trekking Tour Operators will ask for the following details listed before you start your Trekking adventure:

Once you have obtained a policy, you should share these details with the company immediately; if they forget to ask you, you know you have provided it to them early.

Please Note: If a Trekking company does not ask for insurance details, I would be a little suspicious of them; it is a prerequisite. 

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

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

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

10. How can I avoid Altitude Sickness?

On the first day that you are at a high altitude, it is recommended that you keep excursions to a minimum.

Drinking up to 3 litres of water a day is also recommended.

If symptoms of Altitude Sickness appear, you may want to consider moving to a lower altitude.

Ask your doctor for more advice and information about Altitude Sickness Medication.

Top 10 Tips for Avoiding Altitude Sickness

11. When does Trekking become Mountaineering?

Usually, when you start crossing glaciers, use crampons and ice axes and climb steep faces. It's essential to know the difference when trekking ends and Mountaineering begins. 

Common Injuries 

Trekking up to 6,000 metres is a fantastic experience, but you should be aware that air becomes thinner and oxygen becomes less available, which can lead to Altitude Sickness.

Dehydration and Muscle Injuries can happen, and you should always trek at your own pace and not over-exert yourself.

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions

If you have a pre-existing medical condition and wish to have this included in the Policy for Trekking to 6,000 metres, we can provide you with a policy.


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