Ripcord reimburses client $8K after chest infection cuts trekking trip short in Nepal

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A helicopter evacuation to Kathmandu


A Ripcord client was trekking near Everest Base Camp when he began to feel severe headaches and nausea, to the extent that his tour leaders recommended descent. His symptoms did not improve at a lower elevation, he was unable to continue, and was evacuated via helicopter to Kathmandu.

At the clinic in the Nepalese capital, he was diagnosed with a respiratory tract infection as a result of Acute Mountain Sickness, and was prescribed medication. He eventually recuperated in Kathmandu, but as a result he had lost several days of his trekking trip. In all, he incurred thousands of dollars in losses including trip interruption, medical expenses and additional airline fees.

As a Ripcord comprehensive travel insurance client, he filed a claim and Ripcord reimbursed him $7,891.

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance™ combines the best medevac and rescue insurance with travel insurance benefits such as trip cancellation, trip interruption, lost baggage, primary medical expense coverages, and more. Ripcord is powered by Redpoint Resolutions, a medical and travel risk security company owned and operated by special operations veterans and physicians.

Redpoint covers almost 10 million people worldwide and has evacuated clients from all seven continents.