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Dhaulagiri Circuit trek was excellent, as usual it was well planned and well executed. Nothing was too much trouble for the porters or guides. Jill’s leadership only filled me with confidence.The food was brilliant and plenty of it, bed tea in the morning was more than welcome. This was my second trek with The Mountain Company and I would be more than happy to book another one in the future.
Peter Tincombe (UK) | Dhaulagiri Circuit, Nepal

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Having travel insurance is a condition of booking a holiday with The Mountain Company. For trekking and mountaineering trips at the very least you should have emergency medical and repatriation insurance which must include the cost of mountain rescue. Cancellation insurance is strongly recommended as all deposits paid to The Mountain Company are non-refundable.

You should carefully check the Terms and Conditions of your insurance policy in particular you should make sure the following is covered: 1) Activity (i.e touring, trekking or mountaineering) 2) Maximum altitude reached on trek 3) Helicopter evacuation in an emergency. It is your responsibility to ensure you have adequate insurance coverage for this trip.

It is important for you to understand that ultimately the burden of any expense incurred in evacuation and repatriation procedures will be borne by you and that it is your responsibility to pay any costs incurred in respect of any evacuation or for medical treatment. You should be fully aware of the implications involved in arranging your own travel insurance and understand the limitations and exclusions of your policy.

You should be aware that under certain circumstances, The Mountain Company leader (or our local agent, if no western leader) might instigate rescue proceedings via helicopter (or any other means necessary) in situations of medical emergency without first contacting your insurance company for their approval.

European Union ("EU") residents

The Mountain Company has arranged travel and trekking insurance for European Union residents with the specialist insurance broker Campbell Irvine. Their insurance policy will cover you for most of the trips in our portfolio.

However if your trek is classified or graded by The Mountain Company as "Strenuous" or "Challenging" then you must make sure to select this option when obtaining an online quote for your insurance. Campbell Irvine will not provide insurance cover for any trips classified as mountaineering.

To apply for an online quote through Campbell Irvine’s Direct Travel Insurance website 

Should you have any questions regarding the terms and conditions of cover please contact Campbell Irvine on 0207 938 1734 or email

For insurance cover on mountaineering expeditions you can contact British Mountaineering Council (BMC) or Snowcard.

International residents

If you are not an EU resident then you might like to consider the following however please carefully check their Terms & Conditions prior to purchase.

World Nomads (International): this insurance policy is available to people from 150 nationalties and cover trekking & hiking ----> get a quote from World Nomads

Global Rescue (international):  they are a crisis response company that provides world-class field rescue, medical security and evacuation services from anywhere in the world including even in the most remote areas.

Global Rescue and IMG have created Signature Travel Insurance, a best-in-class, comprehensive travel insurance service. Signature Travel Insurance guarantees that the value of your trip is covered should it be cancelled or interrupted and that your medical expenses will be paid for if you are hospitalized.

Travelex Insurance (US residents only): For mountaineering trips, you need to choose "Travel Select policy with the Adventurer Plus Pak upgrade".  Normally mountain climbing is excluded from coverage, but the Adventure Plus Pak upgrade waives that exclusion. There is no altitude limit included on Travelex Insurance policies.

IHI Bupa (international): Please note that IHI Bupa no longer cover mountaineering or for any trip that requires specialised mountaineering equipment. This insurance will cover helicopter evacuation however does not include search for missing persons however they would provide cover for helicopter evacuation to a treatment facility once you have been found.

If a helicopter evacuation is needed for a medical emergency during the trip, the cover will be confirmed once IHI Bupa receives a doctor’s recommendation that it is medically necessary. In case of an urgent matter, they understand that action must be taken fast therefore an approval can be issued afterwards e.g. by getting in contact with the doctor at the clinic or hospital where you have been transported to for treatment.