It is mandatory to have Travel Insurance for booking or undergoing any of Escape Himalaya’s tours, trekking or mountaineering packages.
Not being insured while travelling increases the risk of more expenses in case of accidents or other undesired situations. Travelling to higher altitudes in the mountains have a certain amount of risk to it albeit being accompanied by the very best guides and services from our travel agency. It is for that minuscule percentage of plausible accident that travel insurance is necessary.
The Travel Insurance must cover the cost of Helicopter Flight and Rescue service. Emergency Air Ambulance and Medical Expenses, especially for altitude sickness, must also be covered under the Travel Insurance Policy.
A helicopter rescues services in Nepal charges approximately USD $8,000. It may not include any medical expenses or in-flight medical facilities. Plus, good hospitals in Nepal have high charges. Therefore, we recommend you to make travel insurance of US$100,000 on average.