Trekking and Hiking Insurance
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Snowcard, are able to offer specialist trekking travel insurance for global worldwide destinations, discover our trekking holiday insurance today!
When it comes to buying trekking holiday insurance it is a constant and confusing challenge to find the specialist cover you need. General travel policies or insurances provided free with bank accounts or credit cards do not cover trekking at altitude or the associated search and rescue insurance needed for peace of mind and security in the mountains. Snowcard has been providing specialist activity holiday insurance and altitude trekking insurance since 1990 and is a market leader and first choice of cover for trekkers and hill walkers. Unlike other trekking travel insurers, Snowcard do not charge a higher fixed excess for heli-rescue.
Trekking and Altitude trekking insurance is not properly understood by most insurers who treat it like standard travel insurance. At Snowcard we understand your complex and diverse needs and provide you with the ability to tailor your own trekking travel insurance policy allowing you to customise and choose your own cover limits for;
- Sports Equipment
- Techno Pack – Cameras and electronic equipment
- Cancellation cover
- Policy excess
As a leading specialist provider of trekking and altitude trekking insurance and unlike most standard insurers, we provide cover for a wide range of hill walking and trekking activities, which include;
- Fell running
- Glacial crossing/trekking
- Hill walking
- Trekking up to 4000m in the greater ranges (e.g. Nepal, South America)
- Trekking up to 6000m in the greater ranges (eg, Everest base camp, Inca Trail, Kilimanjaro)
- Trekking peaks up to 7000m (as designated in the Himalaya, e.g. Island Peak, Mera Peak etc)
- Via ferrata
Why take out Trekking and Hill Walking Insurance with Snowcard?
Trekking is testing both physically and mentally as well as being incredibly rewarding but sometimes things go wrong. Over the past 30 years Snowcard has assisted thousands of trekkers and hillwalkers with claims involving altitude sickness, broken limbs and illnesses brought on by being in remote mountainous areas around the world. We are one of the most experienced insurance providers of trekking holiday insurance.
Trekking adventures have many associated risks and with many year's of experience insuring trekkers, Snowcard has developed what we believe to be the best trekking travel insurance cover available in the UK. If you're trekking or hill walking then you can rest assured that Snowcard policies are tailor-made for you and are of the highest quality underwritten by specialist travel insurers, with many years of experience dealing with emergency rescue situations across the globe for trekkers and mountaineers.
We know that you may never need us, however, if you do it’s good to know we’re on hand should something go wrong with access to a 24/7 emergency assistance helpline regardless of where you are in the world.
Here at Snowcard we offer a personalised and tailored service, which we feel makes our trekking and altitude trekking insurance one of the best insurances you can purchase.
Staying safe whilst trekking
Even with specialist trekking travel insurance, it is understood that you should always adhere to mountain safety tips for a safe, challenging, and enjoyable trek.
For more information on trekking and rock climbing safety - 10 Tips for Safe Trekking - whether you're climbing, trekking, walking, or mountaineering enjoy your adventure holiday with the reassurance that you're covered with a specialist Snowcard policy.
If you would like to find out further information about our trekking holiday insurance then please get in touch with us by using our contact form or by email. Purchase your trekking travel insurance with Snowcard today!
Enjoy Your Adventure!
What Does Trekking Travel Insurance Cover?
By purchasing Snowcard trekking travel insurance you will receive cover for the types of situations you are likely to encounter in the mountains. Snowcard insurance comes in 5 levels of cover, each covering progressively higher risk mountain sports and activities.
With Snowcard travel insurance, as standard you will receive medical and liability cover, £10 million for emergency medical expenses and £2 million for personal liability. All policies include search and rescue. You can also customise your insurance to cover personal belongings, sports equipment, electronics (techno pack), cancellation and travel interruption.
What Trekking Travel Insurance Do I Need?
Depending on the altitudes you are trekking to, you will need to select the appropriate level of cover. Here at Snowcard we offer 5 levels of cover:
- Adventure Basic
- Adventure Plus
- Max Adventure
- Extreme Adventure
- Pro Adventure
Each option covers progressively higher risk trekking or climbing activities, the higher levels cover the higher altitudes. You can find out about the levels and activities they cover on the activities covered page.