Hiking & Mountaineering travel insurance

Hitting the great outdoors in your hiking boots on your next vaycay? Protect yourself against the unexpected with Hiking & Mountaineering Cover.

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Hiking & Mountaineering highlights:

From the breathtaking boreal forests of Canada to the spectacular ranges of Nepal, the world is bursting with spectacular places to hike and mountaineer. Not all expeditions or destinations are covered by Overseas Explorer though, so it’s a sound idea to think about adding Hiking and Mountaineering Cover with our Adventure Boost.

Treks Above Sea Level

If you’re reaching heights between 4000 and 6000m above sea level on a trek that takes more than two days to complete but doesn’t require specialist climbing equipment, Freely will provide you with coverage in our optional Adventure Boost, and if your trek is under 4000m you are covered by Overseas Explorer

Kokoda Track

Most Kokoda tours require you to have personal travel insurance prior to departure – and we provide coverage for this particularly gnarly trek when you select your days in our Adventure Boost.

Medical Costs

With our Adventure Boost, we include cover for any medical bills or additional expenses you incur from your participation in hikes and mountaineering at heights between 4000-6000m above sea level provided they take more than two days to complete but don’t require specialist climbing equipment.


Freely Coverage

You can add Hiking & Mountaineering cover once you have your Freely Explorer coverage. We’ve grouped the travel insurance essentials here to make things easy.

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International & Domestic
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Medical (International only)

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Overseas Dental (International only)

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Passport & Travel Documents (International only)

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Emergency Evacuation (international only)

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Emergency Repatriation (international only)

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Personal Liability

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Accidental Death & Disability

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Cancellation and amendment

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COVID-19 Cover

Emergency Assistance
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24/7 Emergency & Medical Support

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24/7 Customer Service

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In-App Travel Safety Alerts

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In-App COVID-19 Updates

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Add Hiking & Mountaineering

You can purchase the Hiking & Mountaineering Boost once you have your Overseas Explorer cover.

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Frequently asked questions for Hiking & Mountaineering

These are questions we often get from travellers interested in Hiking & Mountaineering

Will I be covered if I hike in the snow, on ice or on a glacier (such as in the Antarctic, Arctic or Nepal)?

Will I be covered for the use of ropes, picks or climbing equipment?

Will I be covered for all altitudes?

Will I be covered in places where guides are required?

Will I be covered if my guide is unlicensed?

Will I be covered for helicopter evacuation and rescue?

Are there age restrictions for Hiking and Mountaineering cover?

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