It is important for foreign travelers to get insurance coverage while trekking in Nepal. Although Nepal is generally a very safe country, trekking is a physically challenging and sometimes dangerous activity, especially at high altitudes. Altitude sickness is common during the trekking in Nepal, particularly among foreign trekkers who may not have taken the proper time to acclimatize, and physical injury is possible out on the high trails. In case of such emergencies, foreign trekkers are rescued by helicopter and evacuated to hospitals in Kathmandu, possibly on to Thailand or Singapore should their condition be serious enough. These rescue operations and the subsequent medical treatments are expensive, and travelers will have to pay out of pocket for these treatments if they do not get insurance coverage. Even there are many Tips for Trekking in Everest region and Packing List for Everest Trek, we can not stop the emergencies.

There are various reasonably priced travel and medical insurance options available for different adventure activities in Nepal that will cover emergency rescues and medical assistance for policyholders. Insurance policies can cover just the time of the trip or an entire year, and some will cover altitudes up to 6,000 meters while others will cover high-altitude mountaineering. Foreigners planning to travel to Nepal must be sure to take out the right insurance policy for the activities they will be doing – factoring in altitude and remoteness. Some also choose to add more traditional components of travel insurance to their policy, such as coverage for lost luggage and cancelled flights.


With Strategic partnership, Upeverest recommends its clients Global Resuce Insurance plan. Click Here for difference coverage options.

About Global Rescue:

Global Rescue is the worldwide leader of medical evacuation and advisory services. Their team of first responders and military special operations veterans bring unparalleled experience and capability to rescuing travelers worldwide, regardless of environment. If an emergency occurs while traveling, Global Rescue’s relationship with Johns Hopkins Medicine, provides them access to providing world class patient care to its members.

Since 2004, Global Rescue has supported hundreds of evacuations from Everest and throughout Nepal.

Our team at UpEverest strongly recommends adding on a Global Rescues membership, to ensure access to assistance and lifesaving medical evacuations at any time.

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