When travelling anywhere in the world, it is important that you have appropriate travel insurance. This is vital for trekking in Nepal. The cost of illness overseas can be crippling, so through ensuring you have adequate travel insurance you are covering yourself for unexpected medical costs. Effective travel insurance will also cover you against travel risks such as lost or stolen luggage, travel delays or cancellations.
In order to come on retreat with Sahasi Mahila Treks in Nepal, we require that you have comprehensive travel insurance. Please note that we will need proof of this insurance before the retreat date. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for more information.
Sahasi Mahila Treks deems comprehensive travel insurance to include cover for the following:
Coverage for trekking up to and above the highest altitude of the retreat or trek (see more details below)
Emergency rescue and evacuation
Payment of hospitalisation
Repatriation to home country
Loss of luggage, money etc
Equipment such as cameras, laptops etc.
Death and disability
Cancellation of trek
Further to the above, the most important aspect of comprehensive travel insurance for trekking in Nepal is to ensure you are covered for trekking activities up to and above the highest altitude of the retreat (you can find this information on our Yoga & Trekking Retreat page), along with emergency rescue and evacuation, medical treatment, hospitalisation, death and disability, and repatriation to your home country.
Travel insurance companies: our suggestions
There are several reputable travel insurance companies that will provide appropriate cover for your retreat, and we encourage you to do some personal research. When choosing travel insurance, please read the policy carefully to ensure you have the necessary coverage. This may involve selecting the activities you will be undertaking.
Please note: our suggestions below are not to be construed as professional insurance advice.
Travel Insurance up to 6,000m
Recommended by Lonely Planet, for global travellers.
Offering travel insurance to Australian travellers.
Offers field rescue and travel insurance for US and non-US residents
Recommended by Adventure Consultants (leaders in Everest expeditions) and National Geographic, Global Rescue "are the world’s leading membership organisation, providing evacuation, medical, security and travel risk management services to individuals, families, enterprises and governments." They offer field rescue to members who are more than 100 miles from home and facing a serious medical emergency. You also have the option of purchasing travel insurance through them, with coverage for cancellations/interruptions for any reason.
Offers field rescue for US and non-US residents, travel insurance only available to US residents
Also recommended by Adventure Consultants, Ripcord provides "24/7 access to medical and security professionals, combined with the best evacuation, rescue and optional travel insurance coverages designed for adventurers". Their services are designed for adventure travel with coverage for remote activities with no altitude restriction.