Doing EBC trek in November, any suggestions on insurance coverage that is purchased in Australia that will cover the trek?
it seems to change all the time
use the search box and find the most recent discussions and apply it to you
you are just going on a standard walk so no special conditions apply
World Nomads is a possibility though I'm sure fellow Aussies will have better suggestions.
Look up Covermore
Choice Magazine...suggests Good2Go...good price and seems like trekking is covered to altitude as long as there no ropes or suggestion of rock climbing
CGU....the same but a little more expensive and I cannot identify why....what are the extras etc....but covered at altitude...no ropes...on rock climbing
World Nomads does not seem to present different to the above but you must opt into a "sports pack' sorta thing if your above 2000m which adds quite a bit more than above companies in cost
I am next going to look at RACV as I am a member so it is discounted
.....dragging my heels on this as there is no simple identifying principle when reading through product disclosures except for say altitude restrictions unless policy is beefed up. Given our house and car insurance is through CGU I might just go there and offer any problems, if they arise, into the valued long term customer spin.
do let us know if you find some thing!
… pondering the same .. and have added Cover-More (medical only $174) to my current shortlist which also includes Australia Post (basic $184). Zurich are the insurers for both.
apples, pears, then age, also number of days.
Travel Warning: reading to many PDS and General Exclusions can lead to paralysis.
Here’s hoping someone finds all the answers …. and tells.
Thanks.....you have shaken me out of my torpor......#1 issue: to be covered at altitude....focus on that and commit!
Voyager, I'm trekking Annapurna. i am Australian, I will probably go with Covermore IF THEY WILL COVER ME FOR ABOVE 5000M. Make sure you read the fine print. I loved EBC and Gokyo, you will too.
I use QBE; no altitude limit so long as you don't use ropes. Full medical evacuation cover but no search and rescue. Oddly, it is cheaper to buy an annual multi trip policy than a one-off.... which works for me but may not for you.