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).
Attention! The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) / Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) provides some emergency healthcare within the EU, but it does not cover Repatriation costs, or a doctor or nurse escort home; nor lost or stolen property. You need Travel Insurance for that.!
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.
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.
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 trips in a year. Over 18’s who are not a couple living at same address (eg friends/siblings) must buy a separate policy PER PERSON.
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.