Even for popular climbs like Machu Picchu, specialty travel insurance may be required. On its website, Machu Picchu Trek Guide notes how the Inca Trail’s Dead Women’s Pass tops out at 4,200 meters. Even the Huchuy Qosqo Trail, the lowest of the alternative trails, is higher than 4,000 meters, the website says.
Partly as a result of more travelers looking to summit high peaks, Squaremouth, the travel insurance aggregator website, has measured a 10 percent increase in what it terms “Hazardous Sports” coverage during the last 12 months.
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