When travelling anywhere in the world, it is important that you have appropriate travel insurance. This is vital for trekking in Nepal. The cost of illness overseas can be crippling, so through ensuring you have adequate travel insurance you are covering yourself for unexpected medical costs. Effective travel insurance will also cover you against travel risks such as lost or stolen luggage, travel delays or cancellations. And these days, it’s important to also make sure that you are covered for COVID-related medical events. 

In order to trek in Nepal with Sherpa Spirit Treks, we require that you have comprehensive travel insurance. Please note that we will need proof of this insurance before your trek departure date. Please refer to our Terms and condition for more information.

Sherpa Spirit Treks deems comprehensive travel insurance to include cover for the following:

Coverage for trekking up to and above the highest altitude of the trek (see more details below):

  • Emergency rescue and evacuation
  • Medical treatment
  • Payment of hospitalisation
  • Repatriation to home country
  • Travel delays
  • Loss of luggage, money etc
  • Equipment such as cameras, laptops etc.
  • Death and disability
  • Cancellation of trek
  • COVID-related medical events


The most important aspect of comprehensive travel insurance for trekking in Nepal is to ensure you are covered for trekking activities up to and above the highest altitude of the trek (you can find this information on our trekking pages), along with emergency rescue and evacuation, medical treatment, hospitalisation, death and disability, repatriation to your home country, and COVID-related medical events.

Travel Insurance Companies: Our Suggestions

There are several reputable travel insurance companies that will provide appropriate cover for your trek, and we encourage you to do some personal research. When choosing travel insurance, please read the policy carefully to ensure you have the necessary coverage. This may involve selecting the activities you will be undertaking.

Please note: our suggestions below are not to be construed as professional insurance advice.

For Travel Insurance Up To 6,000m

World Nomads Travel Insurance (Recommended by Lonely Planet, for global travellers.)

Travel Insurance Direct (Offering travel insurance to Australian travellers.)

Field Rescue

Global Rescue (Offers field rescue and travel insurance for US and non-US residents)

Recommended by National Geographic and some of the leading agencies in mountain expeditions, Global Rescue "are the world’s leading membership organisation, providing evacuation, medical, security and travel risk management services to individuals, families, enterprises and governments." They offer field rescue to members who are more than 100 miles from home and facing a serious medical emergency. You also have the option of purchasing travel insurance through them, with coverage for cancellations/interruptions for any reason.

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance (Offers field rescue for US and non-US residents, travel insurance only available to US residents)

Also recommended by the world’s leading mountain expedition agencies, Ripcord provides "24/7 access to medical and security professionals, combined with the best evacuation, rescue and optional travel insurance coverages designed for adventurers". Their services are designed for adventure travel with coverage for remote activities with no altitude restriction.

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