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 serach and rescue insurance needed for peace of mind and security in the mountains. Snowcard has been providing specialist activity holiday insurance since 1990 and is a market leader and first choice of cover for trekkers and hill walkers.
Insurance for trekking and high altitude walking 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 adventure travel 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 25 years Snowcard have 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.
Trekking adventure has many associated risks and with many years 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 underwriten by the UK's leading specialist travel insurer, Ageas Insurance 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.
Staying safe whilst trekking
Even with specialist trekking travel insurance, it goes without saying 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.