Trekking is a regular experience for many people and they can probably remember their first time. But whether you are a hardened trekker or you are about try it for the first time; you will need to make sure that your travel insurance policy covers this activity. You should also carefully check the small print to see what altitude they will cover you for.
Decent trekking insurance is essential and it should cover you for you for medical and repatriation expenses, but also all the other things that can go wrong on your holiday.
All Globelink travel insurance policies will cover you for trekking to altitudes of up to 6000 metres (that’s almost 20,000 feet!), so long as it does not involve technical climbing (for that you would need mountaineering cover). So that would include cover whilst trekking on recognized routes including Mount Kenya (5199 metres), Everest Base Camp in Nepal (5364 metres), Kilimanjaro (5895 metres), Machu Picchu (2430 meters) or Kala Pattar (5643 metres).
Research the area well before you travel, make sure you carry suitable sun screen, insect repellent, prescribed medication etc. Pack suitable clothing for the adverse whether conditions you might face at higher altitudes.
Risks include physical exhaustion. altitude sickness, and injury. You might develop headaches, nausea and extreme tiredness bought on by the effect of the thinner air at high altitudes.
Your tour guides will be aware of the dangers and will always be looking out for your safety and wellbeing and you should follow their advice at all times.
You can arrange Globelink Single trip or Annual travel insurance online and print your policy and emergency assistance document instantly by visiting www.globelink.co.uk