Travel Insurance for Trekking & Helicopter Evacuation in Nepal

Nepal is an absolute gem for adventure enthusiasts, but it's important to understand the unique risks involved and how your travel insurance comes into play. Here's what you need to know about travel insurance for trekking and helicopter evacuation in Nepal

Helicopter evacuation: a lifeline in the mountains

One of the common questions we receive is whether helicopter evacuation is covered in Nepal. The answer is yes! Helicopter evacuation is included as part of our policy's medical transport and evacuation cover.

However, there are a few things to keep in mind:


Please note that due to the higher costs associated with helicopter evacuation in Nepal, the excess payable for this service is higher compared to other destinations. This is necessary to balance the premiums and maintain coverage across all destinations.

Smart travel tips

  • While Nepal is an incredible destination, it's always wise to do your research and travel smart. Here's what you should do to make the most of your travel insurance:
  • Read the Policy Wording: Always take the time to read your policy wording in full. It contains important details about coverage, exclusions, and claim procedures;
  • Contact Emergency Assistance: If you find yourself in a medical emergency, especially one that may require a helicopter evacuation, contact our 24/7 Emergency Assistance team immediately. They will assess the situation and provide guidance on the necessary steps to take;
  • Medical Necessity: Our medical experts will determine whether helicopter evacuation is medically necessary for cover to apply. Remember, sometimes a little rest and recovery may be all you need to get back on track and complete your trek;
  • Beware of Scams: Unfortunately, there have been instances of scams related to helicopter evacuations in Nepal. To combat this, we only work with reputable operators and guarantee direct payment to them. We prioritise your safety and well-being throughout the process. We also transfer you to an appropriate medical facility
  • Be a Savvy Traveller: While the Nepalese government is actively addressing tourist scams, it's important to stay vigilant. Always contact Emergency Assistance yourself or have a trusted friend do it on your behalf. This ensures that unscrupulous operators or guides cannot falsely claim our authorisation and leave you with a hefty evacuation bill.

Remember, this is just a summary of coverage, and it's crucial to read the full terms and conditions of your policy for complete understanding. We want you to have a worry-free trekking experience in Nepal, so if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

Adventure awaits! Get your quote today.

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