Travel Insurance for Everest Base Camp

When doing any overseas trip you should invest in travel insurance, this is to cover you for a whole range of incidents that may occur on your trip.  When trekking over 5000m, you need to make sure that either your current travel insurance covers you for this or you need to make sure when buying new travel insurance that this is included.

English: Everest ER a nonprofit medical clinic...

English: Everest ER a nonprofit medical clinic at Mt Everest base camp Nepal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I looked at many different insurance companies with a wide variety of prices, but couldn’t decide which one would be the most suitable for what I need as the last thing I wanted to do was buy the wrong insurance.  Having referred to Theodora from escapeartistes post covering Everest Base Camp – FAQ, who had been in the Himalaya’s just before Christmas, I found that she recommended World Nomads Level 2 insurance.

How much did it cost?

The base premium was £45.06 and with the added Level 2 protection at £13.52 it came to £58.58 for the duration of my trip.  It’s worth noting that in some cases it can be cheaper to sign up for a year’s insurance rather than a single trip, in my case I didn’t need to go for a full year.

What does it cover me for?

Cancellation       GBP £5,000

Curtailment        GBP £5,000

Emergency Medical Expenses    GBP £3,000,000

Loss of Passport / Travel Documents       GBP £600

Baggage & Personal Belongings                 GBP £1,250

Personal Liability              GBP £2,000,000

Financial Failure Protection          GBP £5,000


So that’s it, my insurance is sorted, next is to sort out what vaccinations I need!


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