Do I need travel insurance?

Do I need travel insurance?

Yes, all participants are required to obtain travel insurance for trekking Nepal. Your policy needs to includes coverage for Emergency Medical Evacuation*, Repatriation and Emergency Medical Expenses for the duration of your trip. There are risks associated with trekking in Nepal and we need to be sure that in the event of an emergency, we can act fast.

*Your policy needs to include helicopter evacuation above the highest altitude on your trek (e.g. above 4,130m/13,550ft for Annapurna Base Camp). Some people need to be airlifted out of the Himalaya mountains. Either because of altitude sickness, or an injury. Even with a sprained ankle, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to complete your trek. So, it’s simply not worth the risk to trek in Nepal without travel insurance.

We recommend that you organise travel insurance in your home country if possible. It is your responsibility to ensure the policy you buy covers all your requirements, which may include Trip Cancellation Insurance. Also, that you follow the requirements of your insurance provider when making a claim.

We’ll ask for your insurance and emergency contact details before you leave home.

Increasing Premiums

Travel Insurance for Trekking Nepal to Include Helicopter Evacuation

Travel insurance providers around the world have been hit with an extremely high number of claims in Nepal. It is alleged that some local businesses act fraudulently to profit from unnecessary helicopter evacuations. As a result, premiums have increased to cover the cost of claims, so we recommend you request several quotes before purchasing a policy. You can read more in this article.