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