It is important for foreign travelers to get insurance coverage while Trekking in Nepal. Although Nepal is generally a very safe country, trekking is a physically challenging and sometimes dangerous activity, especially at high altitudes trekking and adventures. Altitude sickness is common during the trekking in Nepal, particularly among foreign trekkers who may not have taken the proper time to acclimatize and physical injury is possible out on the high mountain trails. In case of such emergencies, foreign trekkers are rescued by helicopter and evacuated to hospitals in Kathmandu. These rescue operations and the subsequent medical treatments are expensive, and travelers will have to pay out of pocket for these treatments if they do not get insurance coverage.
There are various reasonably priced travel and medical insurance options available for different adventure activities in Nepal that will cover emergency rescues and medical assistance for policyholders. Insurance policies can cover just the time of the trip or an entire year, and some will cover altitudes up to 6,000 meters while others will cover high-altitude mountaineering. Foreigners planning to travel to Nepal must be sure to take out the right insurance policy for the activities they will be doing – factoring in altitude and remoteness. Some also choose to add more traditional components of travel insurance to their policy, such as coverage for lost luggage and cancelled flights.
Travel Insurance is mandatory for all customers looking to travel in Nepal with Trekking Plus. The Travel Insurance must cover both the medical and emergency evacuation cost if incase of emergency. We recommend that your insurance is worth a minimum of USD 100,000.There are many insurance companies that offer travel insurance services over the internet. You can choose from a wide variety of insurance companies as per your convenience. Especially when it comes to trekking in Nepal, there is always a narrow chance of minor health issues, injuries and most importantly high altitude sickness. It is crucial that you choose an insurance policy that covers the cost of the helicopter rescue from the mountains in case of major accidents and acute mountain sickness (AMS).
Recommended Travel Insurance Companies from our previous travellers
For Travelers from USA and CANADA
- Online Global Health Insurance
- Insure My Trip.com (Online Insurance Aggregator)
- Mondial Assistance
- Access America
- HCC Medical Insurance Services
- Good Neighbor Insurance (International Health)
- International Health
- Insuremytrip dot com
- MultiNational Underwriters
- TIC Travel Insurance Coordinators Ltd
- Travel Assist
For Travelers from England
- Specialty Group (UK) Limited
- FirstAssist Services Limited
- Harrison Beaumont
- Buy cheap travel insurance
- For Travellers from EUROPE and SLOVENIA
- Assistance CORIS
For Travellers from AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND
- Cover More Travel Insurance
- CGU Insurance Limited
For Travellers from SOUTH AFRICA
- Travel insurance Consultants Pty. Ltd.
During such extreme cases of an emergency evacuation, a helicopter service is the only way out of the mountains so that we require your travel insurances to cover the cost of helicopter services and evacuation from the Himalayas of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. Before you plan your trip with us, do make sure that your travel insurance covers all the costs mentioned above from a reliable company.