Trekking Guide and Grades

  • Easy: up to 2000 metres in height (5-6 hours)
  • Moderate: up to 4000 metres in height (6-7 hours)
  • Demanding: more than 5000 Metres
  • Strenuous: altitudes of up to 6,000 metres
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Trekking Travel Insurance

What is trekking?

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.

Trekking routes

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.

Trekking grades

  • Easy: These treks are especially meant for the first timers as well as those travelling with children or seniors. You won't be walking more than 5-6 hours each day and the trails do not exceed 2000 Metres. in height.
  • Moderate: The trails on these treks do not exceed 4000 Metres. in height. Walk will be somewhere between 6-7 hours a day and can be undertaken if in good physical condition.
  • Demanding: Trips operating in remote areas and in altitude more than 5000 Metres. You need to be in very good shape and physically fit. You will have some really arduous days on the trail. Physical preparation beforehand is very necessary.
  • Strenuous - The most difficult treks, involving many long days, often in isolated areas and usually at extreme altitudes of up to 6,000 metres. A high level of fitness and previous trekking experience is essential.

Please note - your globelink policy will not provide any cover whilst you are trekking above 3,500 metres.

Risks of trekking

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.

Globelink International recommend Comprehensive or Globetrekkers Plus policies for trekking.

Still have questions?

Globelink team will assist solving any of your questions over the phone 00 44 (0) 1353 699082.

Geographical Limits - Area Definitions
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Channel Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France (including Corsica), Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece (including Greek Islands), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy (including Aeolian Islands, Sardinia & Sicily), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal (including Azores & Madeira), Romania, Russia (West of the Ural Mountains), San Marino, Serbia (including Kosovo), Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including Balearic and Canary Islands), Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Vatican City.
Worldwide I
Worldwide, excluding United States of America, Canada and all islands in the Caribbean Sea and the Bahamas, Costa Rica, Japan and Mexico. (Also includes cover for Europe, Australia and New Zealand).
Worldwide II
(all countries)
Worldwide, including United States of America, Canada and all islands in the Caribbean Sea and the Bahamas, Costa Rica, Japan and Mexico: All countries worldwide. (Also includes cover for Europe, Australia and New Zealand).

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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 depending on whether you live in the UK or elsewhere in the EU.

*If you purchased your Travel Insurance policy prior to 1st January 2019, you can view your policy wording by reviewing your Globelink Travel Insurance Documents Purchase email, or obtain a copy by contacting globelink@globelink.co.uk with your name and address details.

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