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Travel insurance for hiking & trekking

Simple and flexible travel insurance to take you trekking around the world. Buy at home or while travelling, and claim online from anywhere in the world.

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Why buy travel insurance when going hiking?

This information is for New Zealand residents. If getting off the grid to wander through changing landscapes, exploring local villages, or trekking a mountain pass sounds like your ideal adventure, then don’t forget to pack your travel insurance. Whether you’re heading to Base Camp or out for a Sunday stroll, World Nomads travel insurance can help you and your family when an unexpected accident tries to derail your next hiking trip.

Travel Insurance Benefits: how we can take care of you

Trip Cancellation

Protect your trip from unexpected cancellation.

  • Explorer Plan: Unlimited
  • Standard Plan: $5,000
Trip Protection
  • Unexpectedly hospitalized?
  • Travel buddy unfit to travel?
  • Close relative suddenly died?

We’ve got your back.

Emergency Medical Overseas

Take the pain out of medical costs.

  • Explorer Plan: Unlimited
  • Standard Plan: $5,000,000
Emergency Medical Insurance
  • Rolled your ankle?
  • Bedridden after a local delicacy?
  • Struggling with altitude?

We’ve got your back.

Emergency Medical Transport

We'll get you to hospital in a flash

  • Explorer Plan: Unlimited
  • Standard Plan: $500,000
Evacuation and Repatriation
  • Road or air ambulance?
  • Flight assistance?
  • Medivac needed home?

Help starts here.

Protect your gear

Cover your stolen or damaged gear and tech.

  • Explorer Plan: $10,000
  • Standard Plan: $2,000
Protect your gear
  • GoPro stolen?
  • Gear damaged in transit?
  • Bags delayed?

Help starts here.

  • Overseas Medical Expenses
  • Emergency dental treatment
  • 24 hour assistance
  • Emergency medical transport & repatriation
  • Cancellation costs
  • Trip interruption costs
  • Compassionate emergency visit home
  • Resumption of trip
  • Theft or accidental damage to baggage and personal items
  • Baggage delay over 12 hours
  • Funeral expenses overseas or repatriation of remains
  • Personal liability
This is a general summary for New Zealand residents only. Restrictions, exclusions and limitations will apply. Benefit limits may vary depending on the plan chosen. Check the policy documents for full details.

World Nomads love hiking & trekking

As passionate hikers ourselves, we’ve designed our plans to cover hiking from the most intrepid trek to lazy weekend hike:

  • Inca Trail
  • Trekking in Nepal
  • Routeburn Track
  • Torres Del Paine
  • Camping, scrambling, trekking, backpacking
  • Outdoor rock climbing 

*All plans are different. Depending on the altitude you're hiking to, you may need upgrade your policy at the time of purchase. Conditions and exclusions apply. Read the Policy Document carefully to choose the right plan and/or adventure sport option for your trip.

 

24/7 emergency assistance

If you need medical assistance or emergency medical evacuation our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year before and during your trip.

Are you in need of emergency assistance right now?

From New Zealand & Overseas:
+61 2 8263 0470 or
+61 2 8292 1470
(reverse charges via an operator from anywhere in the world)

Within Australia (Free call): 1800 611 210
SMS: +61 4 1720 4602
Email: assist@worldnomads.com

Contact the team
Wherever you are, whatever has happened, our multi-lingual assistance teams are here to help you and your family.
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Aurelie Menard,
Emergency Assistance, World Nomads

Reconnect with the world with our travel insurance cover for some Coronavirus-related events

Itching to travel again?

Explore the world with our plans that provide cover for some Coronavirus-related (including COVID-19-related) events, including emergency overseas medical, evacuation, cancellation cover and more. Find out what cover applies to your Country of Residence, and the key benefit limits depending on which plan you purchase. Happy and safe travels!

Overseas medical expenses

If a qualified medical practitioner diagnoses you with Coronavirus while you’re travelling, we may offer emergency medical benefits to help you get back on your feet.

Standard plan:
$5,000,000 Single
$10,000,000 Couple/Duo/Family

Explorer plan: 
Unlimited

Medical transport & repatriation home

If you become seriously sick or injured during your trip (and it's not considered an 'existing medical condition' as defined in the Policy Document) we may be able to help with cover for medical transport to the nearest or most appropriate medical facility, or back home to recover.

Standard plan:
$500,000 Single
$1,000,000 Couple/Duo/Family

Explorer plan: 
Unlimited

Funeral expenses or repatriation of your remains

If the worst happens and you die from Coronavirus while overseas, we offer benefits to help your family with the costs of a funeral overseas, or if available, bringing you back to your home country.

Standard plan:
$25,000 Single
$50,000 Couple/Duo/Family

Explorer plan:
$25,000 Single
$50,000 Couple/Duo/Family

Coronavirus Travel Costs section (cancellation pre and on-trip)

Had to cancel your trip because you, a travel companion, or your close relative back home have been diagnosed with Coronavirus? Our cover may help with your cancellation costs.

Standard plan:
Not available

Explorer plan:
$2,500*

Coronavirus Travel Costs section (travel and accommodation costs on-trip)

Can’t stay at your pre-booked accommodation because it’s closed for cleaning due to a confirmed case of Coronavirus at the accommodation? We may be able to help with reasonable additional travel and accommodation nearby.

Unable to board your plane, train, or other scheduled transport because you’re suspected of having Coronavirus? We offer cover for your unexpected additional accommodation, meals and transport costs as needed.

Standard plan:
Not available

Explorer plan:
$2,500*

Coronavirus Travel Costs section (on-trip quarantine related cost)

You or your travel companion quarantining due to your or their diagnosis of, (or confirmed close contact with a case of) Coronavirus? We may be able to help with cover for your reasonable additional travel, meals, and accommodation, including in-room entertainment.

Standard plan:
Not available

Explorer plan:
$2,500*

Coronavirus Travel Costs section (Essential Workers)

Are you or a member of your travelling party an essential healthcare worker? If you or they are permanently employed as a healthcare or residential care worker or a law enforcement officer, and your or their pre-arranged leave is cancelled because of Coronavirus, then our cover can help.

Standard plan:
Not available

Explorer plan:
$2,500*

Coronavirus Travel Costs (pet and childcare costs on-trip)

Diagnosed with Coronavirus while travelling and unable to take care of your dependent children and/or pets? Our travel insurance policies may help with cover for reasonable additional childcare and pet care costs (Pet care services covered include kennel and cattery boarding fees or pet sitting services, in your Country of Residence.)

Standard plan:
Not available

Explorer plan:
$2,500*

Disclaimer: All the information we provide about travel insurance is a summary only. It does not include all terms, conditions, limitations, exclusions, and termination provisions of the travel insurance plans described. Make sure you read your Policy Document carefully for a full description of coverage. *This is the maximum limit (per insured person) available for all events combined under the Coronavirus Travel Costs section. Limits are not increased for dependent children.

Travel insurance. Simple & flexible.

Travel insurance for independent travellers and intrepid families. Nobody wants to think about all the things that could go wrong on their trip, but these things can and do happen. So be prepared and get your travel insurance today.

FAQ

Here are our most frequently asked questions about buying travel insurance for hiking and trekking. You can also find the answers to other questions in our Helpdesk or you can ask the customer service team.