HimalayanWindows advises bringing proper Travel Insurance to all the travelers who are interested in trekking in the Himalayas. Travel Insurance is a policy that helps cover medical problems, emergency evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, last hour tour/ticket cancellation, death, etc. It is highly recommended that you bring proper travel insurance coverage that area and activities. The Insurance Policy can protect you from any losses during your adventure tour and trekking into the Himalayas.
Trekking in Nepal is walking on the path or mountains and in mountain areas, the health treatment services are not standard and easily accessible. There are few available good hospitals and doctors in the mountainous regions. Therefore, if in-case the trekkers suffer from severe sickness, s/he should be brought to the close city or Kathmandu ASAP. The best option could be a Chopper rescue arrangement for better treatment because Nepal does not have quality paved roads to drive to the hospitals. It is obvious that the Chopper rescue or helicopter charter is expensive and if you have already a travel insurance policy, that would be super helpful & your money will be saved.
We recommend purchasing an insurance policy for every trip we offer and that should cover emergency evacuation and treatment. However, we strongly recommend you to bring an insurance policy for some popular trekking in Nepal like Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Manaslu Trek, etc. These are the high altitude trekking destinations and there is a high risk of high altitude sickness.
As mentioned above, Travel Insurance is used for the unforeseen situation and this protects from some major losses due to certain obstacles. Mostly, it helps protect you from the losses of Bhutan’s heavy cancellation fees and prepayment situations. Things happened to be the same while touring in any countries like Nepal, Bhutan, or Tibet. Please keep in mind that you bring an Insurance policy from your own country or other international insurance companies. Nepal, Tibet & Bhutan mostly deal with domestic travelers, not foreigners. For further information, please consult with us about the insurance policies on a particular destination while booking the trip.
When you select a travel insurance policy, it is required that you are minimum covered for medical treatment including emergency evacuation. Moreover, we strongly recommend that the insurance policy also covers your liability, loss of luggage, trip cancellation.
HimalayanWindows shall have no liability for any loss, damage of baggage, theft, and personal effects. We would also like to inform you that the Nepal Insurance Company does not have a travel insurance policy for foreign citizens till the date. So, we advise you to do your travel insurance with your insurance company in your country and do send a copy of the insurance policy to your concerned travel agency before your adventure trip begins.
An eye-level Himalayan view while flying over Mount Everest Range
If in case you do not have such an insurance policy at your place, you can contact one of the international companies. The trusted one that we can recommend is WorldNomads.Com. They sell such an insurance policy to the foreigners. WorldNomads covers emergency evacuation including medical treatment and they are familiar with our region and services. World Nomads is trusted by several travel brands like Lonely Planet, Tourradar, etc.
People might face a lot of difficulties while traveling in the mountainous regions. They need to be well-prepared before upcoming destinations in this mountainous sector. You might suffer from several health problems, altitude sickness, injuries and might need quick medical support or attention.
HimalayanWindows Team arranges rescue and evacuation services anywhere in the Mountains for the clients if they in need of it. Every individual including the team of the expedition who suffers an injury or gets sick requires prompt medical assistance. We are responsible for trekking and tour operator with enough experience about the geography and sort of accidents that might occur during the time of trekking or hiking in the Himalayas. We alert our rescue and evacuation team promptly as soon as we are noticed and conduct necessary arrangements wherever the need for it.
Although, we strongly recommend that you must have proper Travel Insurance to cover all of your rescue expenses. Mostly, you will be evacuated via Helicopter Rescue service which is moderately expensive than another type of rescue arrangement.
Rescue in Nepal has become a serious issue for all the mountaineers and trekkers; while doing the arrangement of proper rescue that is also taking risk of their lives. HimalayanWindows seriously craft the approach to save the lives of every individual who requires such an evacuation. Trekking in the Himalayas is not an easy task and crisis could arise at times or situations. To overcome the crisis, the Helicopter or Chopper Rescue could be the best idea, as saving our lives and getting proper treatment will be on top priority. We have several helicopter or Chopper companies whom we are associated with; such as Fishtail Air, Manang Air, Mountain Air, Air Dynasty, and many more.
Nepal, as being the land of splendid peaks and mountains has attracted many mountaineers & trekkers. It is also said that Man can fight with anything but not with the weather conditions. This could happen at any time and any place in the Himalayas; so that such a rescue arrangement is a must to save our lives. We are connected with several Heli Charter service companies and have done many evacuations in previous seasons; we will conduct all our efforts in making it possible and saving your precious lives. Please contact our team for any information or need any assistance.