Trekking is to make a slow arduous journey on foot, especially, but not necessarily to hike through mountainous areas. Most trekking is challenging, so you need to be in good physical condition and ensure that you carry suitable equipment and supplies.
Unless you will be hiking at low level on Easy or Moderate well trodden paths, Treks must be along recognised routes and be on an organised tour. Trekking into unknown territory might sound like fun, but would know if you get lost or injured. It is far safer and indeed compulsory in many areas to travel as part of a group who would have experienced guides in that particular region. We do not provide cover for the cost of search and rescue unless medically necessary.
Our travel insurance policy includes cover up to 3500 metres providing it does not include any technical climbing.
Please note - your globelink policy will not provide any cover whilst you are trekking above 3,500 metres.
Risks include physical exhaustion, altitude sickness, and injury. The most frequent symptom are headaches, nausea and extreme tiredness bought on by the effect of the thinner air at high altitudes. Besides, you should be prepared for the cold conditions. That is why there is a tour guide who should be aware of these risks and will always be looking out for your safety and wellbeing. Make sure to follow your guide's advice at all times.
Choose the destination you like and stay safe on a trip with a sufficient travel insurance.
Please read your Policy Wording carefully to ensure that it meets with your precise requirements. View and download the relevant Policy Wording* from the links below. If you purchased a Globelink policy previously while you were an EU RESIDENT, or you need to view the Policy Wording we issue to EU Residents, please click here to visit our Globelink EU site.
*If you purchased your Travel Insurance policy prior to 1st February 2020, you can view your policy wording by reviewing your Globelink Travel Insurance Purchase email, or obtain a copy by contacting email@example.com with your name and address.
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Single and Backpacker Cover best if you only travel once a year or need a long stay policy.
Annual Multi Trip is perfect if you take two or more holidays within a year.
Already Travelling? You MUST select ‘ALREADY TRAVELLING’ as your Type of Policy.
We offer Already Travelling Insurance on the strict understanding that:
There is a 48 hour waiting period from the date of policy issue before the insurance takes effect as a fraud prevention measure. New Claims requiring inpatient treatment which can be independently verified, can be made within the first 48 hours.
There is no 14 day cooling off period when you are already travelling, so no refund is available in the event you cancel your policy, or return home early.