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Trekking Everest Base Camp Travel Insurance

If it becoming more and more popular to make the trek to Everest Base Camp and it is also important that you have the correct Travel Insurance policy in place before you leave your home country.

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 Everest Base Camp.

Everest Base Camp (South) is in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364 metres, whilst Everest Base Camp (North) is in Tibet at 5,150 metres.

The most popular duration of a trip to Everest Base Camp is 14 days with on average - 8 days climbing to Everest Base Camp, 4 days descending and 2 days to travel to and from Nepal.

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You can if you wish contact us by telephone or email: 0800 047 5065 (FREE) or 01273 773 017 or email:  info@jsinsurance.co.uk

Summary of Cover

PART A

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

PART B

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 are taking part in an Activity, such as Trekking to Everest Base Camp and you have a pre existing medical condition, it is advisable to declare the medical conditions before your trip. With such a physical and exhilarating activity, for your own peace of mind to have the medical conditions covered means you do not need ot worry about any medical claims you may need to make during or after the trip

Medical Risks

  • Altitude Sickness
  • High altitude Pulmonary Edema (fluid in the lungs)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Hypothermia
  • Frostbite
  • Sun Exposure
  • Increased Heartbeat
  • Injury
  • Disease

Please call us on 0800 047 5065 or a quote and to go through the medical questions.

Search and Rescue

We are able to provide Search Rescue whilst Trekking to Everest Base Camp. This is a separate benefit which covers you up to £50,000 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 if the medical facilities are not up to our standards.

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, when you start your Trek to Everest Base Camp.

Trekking without a Guide

We can offer a policy that will cover you for Trekking to Everest Base Camp without the services of a Guide. You should be aware that all safety guidelines are followed and that you have the skills to go Trekking unguided.

Call us today to get your quote, on 0800 047 5065. As we may have some futher questiions to ask regarding this activity.

Trekking FAQs

How high can I trek with this Travel Insurance policy to Everest Base Camp ?

Trekking Everest Base Camp will allow you to trek up to 6,000 metres above sea level.

There are two Everest Base Camps, one is situated on the mountains north side in Tibet and is known as North Base Camp; the other lies in Nepal on the south side of the mountain and is called South Base Camp.

If I am injured or taken ill and need to be brought home to get the treatment I need, am I covered by the Travel Insurance policy?

All of our policies cover Repatriation back to your Home Country, if the treatment locally is not sufficient. This must be authorised by the Medical Assistance Service - your policy documents have all the details.

What happens if I book my Travel Insurance and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise not to travel to Nepal ?

You should always check with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office before booking any trip and confirm that travel to the area you plan to travel to is not restricted. If you take out a Policy before the FCO advises its not safe to travel then you are covered for cancellation if this changes before you travel.

How can I avoid Altitude Sickness ?

It is recommended that the first day that you are at a high altitude, you should not try to walk or over exert yourself. It is also recommend that you drink up to 3 litres of water a day.

Top 10 tips for Avoiding Altitude Sickness 

Can I drink the local water in Nepal ?

We would advise that you do not drink the local water without treating the water first. This may cause you to become ill and be unable to complete the Trek. You should take water purifiers with you, or buy filtered water or bottled when possible.

Prepare Before You Go

Register your Travel Insurance

Make sure when you get to your destination provide a copy of your Travel Insurance Policy with the Trekking Company that you have booked with and point out the 24 hour Emergency Assistance Number.

If you request Mountain Rescue by Helicopter, the Mountain Rescue Services in Nepal will need your Travel Insurance details. Travel Insurance companies have their own preferred Operators, so ensure that you call [or you have someone call on your behalf] the 24 hours Emergency Assistance Service listed in your Policy Documents.

Get fit

Trekking up to Everest Base Camp can be strenuous and the lack of oxygen after 2,500 metres makes the trekking a challenge. You should always keep to your fitness levels and not go beyond your limits, especially you are not comfortable or confidant at this altitude.

Acclimatisation is important. Here's a link to a retailer who provides products aimed to help you acclimatise before you even leave your home country https://www.altitudecentre.com.

Trekking Gear

Pack light! One of the biggest mistakes is taking too much gear and not using half of it, but being burdened with the weight of it. Here's a list of essentials:

  • Backpack
  • Lightweight Hiking Boots (wear them in before you go to avoid getting blisters)
  • Thick Wool Socks
  • Trekking Pants (waterproof) ,Thermal Tops (long sleeve), Therma Bottoms, Windproof Jacket, Lightweight Rain Jacket and T-shirts
  • Woolen or Peaked Hat, Sunglasses, Water Purification Tablets, Sunscreen, Chapstick, Quick Dry Towel, Bungee Cord, Karabiners, Head Torch, Washing Powder, Water Bottles, First Aid Kit.

Reputable Trekking Companies

It is best practice to book yiur Trekking experience through a reputable UK company - look out for reviews and recommendations and choose a company who will provide a safe and well thoughtout experience.

If choosing a company that is not registered in the UK, choose one which is registered with an Authorised Trekking Agency and holds proper licenses and registration from the Authorities. An agency has to have registration with Nepal Government, Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) to operate.

If the Trekking Agency does Climbing then they also need to be registered with the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).

Vaccinations

Vaccinations sometimes require jabs across a long period of time (sometimes over 3 months), so see your doctor as soon as you can to schedule in your vaccines. You can check on the  NHS website for all current Vaccinations required for Everest Base Camp.

Common Vaccinations required for Nepal / Everest Base Camp include:

  • Japanese Encephalitis (especially if you are going between August and October)
  • Rabies
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Diphtheria, Tuberculosis, Polio & Tetanus

Visa Requirements

There are specific entry requirements for Nepal - visit the UK Goverment website for information.

A valid Permit and TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System) are needed to enter the Trekking Regions.

Useful Websites

www.iantaylortrekking.com/top-10-tips-for-a-trek-to-everest-base-camp

www.bookmundi.com/t/top-12-best-treks-in-nepal-snapshot-overview

www.everestassistance.com

www.excitingnepal.com/trip/everest-base-camp-helicopter-tour

www.outfitternepal.com/everest-base-camp-trekking

www.sublimetrails.com/everest-base-camp-helicopter-tour

www.marveladventure.com/everest-base-camp-trekking

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 Everest Base Camp whilst on your trip.

You can also add High Value Items, such as Sports Gear for Trekking, Technical Equipment and Cameras, and Personal Items.

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