A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with Alpine Club of Himalaya. Please note that we do not provide insurance coverage.
Adequate and valid travel insurance is compulsory for all travelers. Your travel insurance must cover accidents, injury, illness and death medical expenses, including any related to pre-existing medical conditions, emergency repatriation (including helicopter rescue and air ambulance where applicable) and personal liability. The Company also recommends the insurance covers trip cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. You must carry proof of insurance with you and produce it if reasonably requested by the company employees or suppliers. Alpine Club of Himalaya reserves the right to cancel or suspend your participation on a trip or in certain activities that comprise part of a trip, at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund, if you are unable to provide proof of insurance when requested.
We strongly recommend that you be careful when choosing an insurance policy as some have special exceptions for adventure travel. Please ensure your insurer is aware of the HGT adventure itinerary that you are going to undertake, and is agreeable to cover all activities scheduled in the trip. For example, if you are planning on a trekking or climbing expedition in The Himalayas, your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance or helicopter rescue including medical expenses. For group tours in urban areas, ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however it is recommended. In Tibet bound trips, there is no possibility of a helicopter rescue, thus it is not necessary for air ambulance coverage. Also, ensure your insurance policy includes trip cancellations, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.
You must send us a copy of your insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you embark on this trip.
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