Trekking Travel Insurance

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  • Trekking to altitudes of up to 3500 metres for free
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Trekking Travel Insurance

What is Trekking Travel Insurance?

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.

The cheapest comprehensive policy is £ (based on 1 adult aged up to 50 travelling in Europe for up to 5 days).

Trekking Travel Insurance Key Benefits

  • Cover for many pre-existing medical conditions are included, others may require you to make a quick telephone call to ensure that you will be insured in the event of a re-occurrence, or in case it causes you to cancel a pre-booked holiday
  • Most hazardous activities are covered as standard and higher risk activities can often be included for an extra charge
  • Choose from 3 areas of travel: Europe, Worldwide (All countries), or Worldwide (exc. USA, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, Costa Rica, Japan)
  • We help you to customise your travel insurance policy, so it suits all your needs. You can include selected options to your travel insurance policy: Extra Cover for Valuables, Extra Cover for Cancellation, Excess Waiver etc.

Attention! The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) could provide you with some emergency healthcare for EU countries, but it will not pay for Helicopter or stretcher rescue, repatriation costs, lost or stolen property, and it does not cover long-term medical treatment.


What is covered?

All Globelink travel insurance policies will cover you for trekking to altitudes of up to 3,500 metres (that's almost 11,500 feet!), so long as it does not involve technical climbing (for that you would need mountaineering cover) with search and rescue and helicopter evacuation for medical reasons only. If you intend trekking to higher altitudes, you are advised to arrange alternative cover.

Know before you go

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. Find out about trekking routes, trekking grades and risks of trekking in the trekking guide.

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.

Still have questions?

The Globelink team will help solve any questions by phone 00 44 (0) 1353 699082, or email globelink@globelink.co.uk.

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 February 2019, you can view your policy wording by reviewing your Globelink Travel Insurance Purchase email, or obtain a copy by contacting globelink@globelink.co.uk with your name and address.

Policy Wording for Policies issued to EU residents (living outside the UK) from 1st February 2019 to 6th May 2020


Policy Wording for Policies issued to UK residents (living in the UK only) from 1st February 2019 to 6th May 2020


Policy Wording for Policies issued to EU residents (living outside the UK) from 7th May 2020 onwards


Policy Wording for Policies issued to UK residents (living in the UK only) from 7th May 2020 onwards

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