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Trekking up to 2,500m

Included in all the Policies, The Standard Pack covers you for walking , hiking or trekking up to 2,500 metres. This is serious mountain altitude as our highest peak, Ben Nevis, is just 1,344 metres up .

Trekking up to 4,600m

But if you want to go higher, then our Activity Pack covers you up to 4,600 metres, which would just include reaching the peak of the Matterhorn at 4,478 metres or the highest part of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu at 4,430 metres.

Trekking over 4,600m

Our Extreme Activity Pack covers above 4,600 metres, with no upper altitude limit and is suited to the most challenging of mountain treks such as Mt Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, and Mont Blanc.

Medical & Repatriation

Medical Cover is the most important part of your travel insurance. Our Premier policy covers up to £10m for hospitalisation, medical and repatriation expenses, up to £5m for our standard and up to £2m for our budget policies.

Get Cover If Already Travelling

You don't need to be in your Home Country to get cover, you can buy a policy from anywhere in the world, as long as you're residential status is still in the UK or EU. Just follow the Quote form to get a price and complete your purchase.

Gadgets & Valuables

Protect your gadgets (mobile phones, iPods, iPod touch and/or accessories, ),  sports equipment (golf clubs, bicycles) and other valuables such as watches and  jewellery up to £1,000.


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Trekking Insurance

For many people a holiday means a week or two relaxing on a beach or beside a pool. But why idle all day on a sun lounger when you can be strolling through an alpine meadow, breathing in pure air, exploring glaciers, passing behind waterfalls or hopping over mountain streams? Walking, rambling, hiking, trekking . . . call it what you will . . . is surely one of the most addictive and rejuvenating holiday experiences.
Not only do you get the adrenaline buzz from the exercise, but you can also get off the beaten track to explore some of the world’s most spectacular and awe-
inspiring sceneryTrekking Travel Insurance

Whether you choose to walk alone, with friends, or as part of an organised group, you need to have the right insurance in place to give you peace of mind and to cover any mishaps along the way. Don’t forget that trekking is often undertaken in remote areas where medical or other assistance is not always close at hand.
What could be a relatively minor complication in normal circumstances, such as a sprained ankle or fractured bone, could necessitate a helicopter rescue if such an accident occurs in mountainous or isolated terrain. Add the costs of any hospital treatment or if repatriation to the UK is medically necessary, makes it essential that you have suitable insurance to cover all of these eventualities.

Key benefits of our Trekking Insurance include:

  • Emergency Medical and Repatriation Expenses up to £10 million.
  • Helicopter emergency rescue
  • Emergency Dental Cover.
  • Cover duration of up to 24 months.
  • Baggage Cover
  • Gadgets & Valuable Cover
  • No altitude limits with our extreme activity pack. (For trekking in Nepal the Nepal Trekking Pack add-on will need to be included. A 7,000m altitude limit is applied to this.)
  • One Way Travel.
  • No return ticket requirement.
  • Free Home visits.
  • 156+ Sports and Activities.
  • Winter Sports Cover.
  • Loss of Passport & Visa replacement costs.
  • Facility to arrange or extend Insurance when already travelling.

Frequently asked questions:

Yes, Helicopter Rescue is covered.

Helicopter rescue is classed as a necessary Medical Expense, so is covered by the Medical & Repatriation expenses section of cover (limit of either £2m, £5m or £10m depending on the policy)

To get a quote, please visit our Trekking Insurance page by following this link.


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We have no upper altitude limit with our Extreme Activity Pack Add-on. Otherwise, with the Activity Pack you can trek up to 4,600m. And if you're only trekking up to 2,500m, there's no need to add anything on - Trekking up to 2,500m is one of the 64 activities we cover for free.

Please note for trekking in Nepal the Nepal Trekking Pack add-on will need to be included. A 7,000m altitude limit is applied to this.

How do you include these Add-ons? See question below.


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To add any of our Activity Packs, just follow the Quote form - to stage 3 - there you will find all of the optional extras.


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It is recommended that when travelling to any remote areas, you go in a group of at least 3 people with a 2 way working communications device, a navigation device, you let someone(s) know your route and when you should arrive, as Search and Rescue costs are not covered.


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The Additional Mountain Rescue section of cover is a specific level of cover that takes effect when helicopter rescue is deemed necessary by the local Rescue Authorities due to a non-medical emergency such as natural disasters or adverse weather conditions.

This section of cover does not apply to Medically Necessary helicopter evacuations - these costs are covered under the Medical & Repatriation section of cover.


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