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Mountaineering & Hiking Insurance

Mountaineering & Hiking Insurance

Hiking and mountaineering insurance provides coverage for people who'll be mountain climbing or hiking while abroad. Mountaineers and hikers of all skill levels are at risk to the dangers of climbing, especially those traveling overseas to famous mountaineering destinations. 

Mountaineering travel insurance benefits cover injuries incurred from mountain climbing. Many travel insurance policies exclude mountaineering and other adventurous activities from the plan benefits. Because of this, it's important to select a policy with mountain climbing coverage or one that has a hazardous sport rider.

In addition to mountain climbing injuries, mountain climbing travel insurance also includes emergency medical evacuation coverage, surgery, emergency hospital visits, and repatriation benefits, among other policy benefits. 

Mountain climbing insurance and hiking insurance policies usually specify the maximum elevation the plan will cover. For example, if you're injured while hiking at 15,000 feet, and your policy only covers hiking injuries up to 14,000 feet, your claim may be denied. Be sure to consider the elevation of your mountaineering trek when purchasing travel insurance for hiking. 

Top Mountaineering and Hiking Destinations:

  • Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
  • The Andes, Peru
  • Yosemite, California, U.S.
  • Mont Blanc, France
  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand

Who Needs Mountaineering & Hiking Insurance?

People who will be partaking in any of the following activities should purchase a policy with mountain climbing coverage:

  • Mountaineering
  • Mountain climbing
  • Hiking
  • Trekking

Why Do You Need Mountaineering Insurance?

  • Covers mountaineering injuries
  • Covers medical & emergency evacuation in case rescue is needed
  • Provides AD&D benefits in case of death
  • Offers repatriation coverage in case of death
Atlas International

Comprehensive Coverage Plan A (Excellent)
Lloyd's of London

Travel Medical Insurance Plan for international traveler traveling anywhere outside their home country excluding USA.

Atlas America

Comprehensive Coverage Plan A (Excellent)
Lloyd's of London

Travel Medical Insurance policy for non US-Citizens, traveling internationally including USA.

Diplomat America

Comprehensive Coverage Plan A (Excellent)
C&F Cayman SPC for and on behalf of ITI SP

Travel medical insurance for non-U.S residents traveling to the United States.


Plan features listed here are high level, provided for your convenience and information purpose only. Please review the Evidence of Coverage and Plan Contract (Policy) for a detailed description of Coverage Benefits, Limitations and Exclusions. Must read the Policy Brochure and Plan Details for complete and accurate details. Only the Terms and Conditions of Coverage Benefits listed in the policy are binding.