Do I Need Travel insurance to Climb Kilimanjaro?

leg in a castTravel insurance is mandatory to climb Kilimanjaro with Peak Planet. Travel insurance should cover high-altitude trekking up to 6,000 meters, medical and repatriation costs, and trip cancellation.

Furthermore, you will be required to show proof of insurance. Please bring a photocopy of your policy to the trip briefing. You will also have to fill out this insurance form:

We will verify that you have the appropriate insurance prior to the climb. No refunds are given for clients turned away due to failure to obtain the proper coverage

Recommended Insurance Companies

Travel Guard
We recommend Travel Guard for travel insurance. The Plan that covers your Kilimanjaro climb is the Travel Guard’s Essential Insurance Plan. In some states, like New York and Colorado, the plan is called the Essential Expanded Plan. In other states, it is referred to as the Silver Plan. Travel Guard is only available to U.S. residents. When filling out the Trip Insurance form for the claims email address put:

World Nomads
If you are not a United States citizen, we recommend World Nomad’s Explorer Policy. World Nomads provides insurance for many countries including the USA and most of Europe.

Passport Requirements

Beginning June 1, 2019, we require a digital copy of your passport on file in case of an evacuation off the mountain.

For example, if you, need to be evacuated to Nairobi then we need to provide the authorities with a scanned copy of your passport. That way they can authorize us to move you without doing the immigration procedures.

Prior to your climb, we pre-register your information with our helicopter evacuation company. This includes your birth date and passport number. This greatly speeds up the process of evacuation if it is needed.

Additionally, Kilimanjaro National Park now requires a passport number to purchase park permits.

Furthermore, in Tanzania, every hotel will make a copy of your passport as required by law.

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