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.
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!