Simple and flexible travel insurance to take you trekking around the world. Buy at home or while traveling, and claim online from anywhere in the world.
From incredible landscapes unfolding beneath well-worn feet to seeking nature’s solace, hiking has a magnetism all its own. Whether it’s walking the windswept fells of England’s Lake District or tackling Europe’s great massifs; hiking puts you front and center in some of the world’s most stunning locations.
Preparation is key to any hiking adventure overseas, learning about the area, checking the route and packing the right gear if the weather rolls in. Along with a trusty map, it can pay to pack travel insurance to help if an unexpected accident or illness stops you in your tracks.
Are you an experienced international hiker looking for your next extreme challenge or do you prefer a relaxed family weekend away? No matter how venturous your hiking plans, depending on your country of residence and the plan you choose, World Nomads plans offer cover (up to the benefit limits) for:
Both our Standard Plan and Explorer Plan may offer many of the same benefits including coverage for hiking or trekking up to 6,000 meters, you just need to select the maximum elevation you’ll be hiking to at the time of your quote.
An upgrade for certain sports and activities may be required. Check out our article on covered sports and activities, which can help you select the optional upgrades for the activities you have planned, when you buy your policy; you can’t add them afterwards. Terms and conditions apply, please read your Policy Wording carefully and contact us if you have any questions.
Sorry – we won’t cover you if you do something reckless (such as tackling a week-long hiking trip in a remote area when you’re only a beginner). Some things we don’t cover include:
Before you head for the hills, the following tips can help you maximize your safety and validity of cover.
Traveller Tip: for the intrepid hiker, be aware a policy excess applies if you need to be medically evacuated within Nepal.
This is only a summary of coverage and does not include the full terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions of the policy. You should read your policy wording in full so you understand what is and isn’t covered. That way there won’t be any surprises if you need to use it. If you have any questions, please get in touch.
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Whether you need medical assistance or emergency evacuation, our teams are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year before and during your trip.
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Phone:+353 21 237 8008 or +353 21 237 8003 (calls are not toll free. You can claim your itemised call costs)
Wherever you are, whatever has happened, our multi-lingual assistance teams are here to help you and your family.
Travel insurance for independent travelers 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.
Here are our most frequently asked questions about overseas medical insurance. You can also find the answers to other questions in our Helpdesk or you can ask our customer service team. If you’re looking for general travel advice, you can ask our community at Ask a Nomad.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel - Need to know before you buy
Our policies provide cover for some coronavirus-related events. Cover is not available for loss arising from: government intervention including travel bans, border closures or broadly imposed quarantine requirements; events for which the US Department of State has issued a ‘Do Not Travel’ warning for your destination(s); or failure to follow advice from official bodies. Your ability to travel may be affected by travel restrictions. Check your cover and the latest government advice and our travel insurance alerts.