Wanna travel to Pakistan with Against the Compass?
We have one scheduled expedition this summer to North Pakistan. 14 days driving the Karakoram Highway, and exploring offbeat valleys of Shimshal and Astore.
August 13th to 26th
Pakistan is a great country and a destination I would recommend to any traveler who wishes to go on a different, unique and crazy adventure.
However, truth to be told: Pakistan isn’t the average destination.
It is challenging, its mountains are no joke and some regions can be particularly dangerous.
Therefore, for your own safety, you really want to get travel insurance that covers all of the above peculiarities.
So, what travel insurance should you get? Well, it really depends on your travel plans.
In this tutorial, I will help you find the right travel insurance for Pakistan according to your needs as a traveler.
For more information about Pakistan, don’t forget to read my 70 tips for traveling to Pakistan
You don’t need to be a travel expert to figure out that, if you go to Pakistan, you will require different travel insurance than if you go to Paris, for example.
And the reason is that, unlike Paris, Pakistan is an adventurous destination where there are some potential dangers, so you really want to buy something that covers those things.
1 – Are you going to go trekking? If so, your travel insurance for Pakistan needs to cover hiking in high altitudes.
2 – Are you price sensitive? Then you should buy the cheapest one.
3 – Are you going to travel by public transportation or with a local guide? I don’t want to scare you but the public transportation in Pakistan is really bad and the rate of accidents is pretty high. If this is a concern for you, perhaps, you should buy insurance with high medical coverage.
Travel insurance with the highest coverage – World Nomads
Cheapest travel insurance for any traveler – IATI Insurance
Travel insurance for European backpackers – True Traveller
We will go through all of them, one by one.
For comparing the different prices, we will assume that we are going to Pakistan for 30 days, during the month of July, we are 30 years old and have an EU passport.
World Nomads is the company I tend to recommend across all my guides, for the simple reason that it offers the highest coverage, as their most basic plan already provides you with 3,500,000€ in medical expenses and, for a few more €, you can get unlimited medical budget.
From driving the Karakoram Highway to trekking to epic Himalayan base camps, this medical coverage is really an edge for an adventurous destination such as Pakistan.
Moreover, I also think World Nomads is the ideal travel insurance company for Pakistan because their most basic plan already covers for trekking up to 6,000 meters, including rescue and things like that, so you won’t have to worry about anything.
Minimum quote – 123€ – Includes 3,500,000€ of medical expenses
Premium Plan – 134€ – Unlimited medical expenses
World Nomads is the best travel insurance for Pakistan for:
Cons of World Nomads
IATI is a travel insurance company which is characterized by offering a crazy number of different plans, plus it provides coverage to pretty much any nationality in the world.
They offer the cheapest plans and, on top of that, if you buy it through my link, you can get an exclusive 5% discount.
However, everything comes with a price and, compared to World Nomads, they don’t offer very good coverage.
Basic plan – 76€ (-5% if you get it through my link) – But it doesn’t cover trekking at all
With trekking up to 2,000m – 120€ (-5% if you get it through my link) – You need to select the Backpacker Plan.
With trekking up to 3,000m – 145€ (-5% if you get it through my link) – You need to select Star Plan.
IATI Insurance is the best travel insurance for Pakistan for:
Cons of IATI Insurance
True Traveller is the ultimate travel insurance and the one I personally have been using since I discovered it at the end of 2018.
What I like about it is that, unlike World Nomads, True Traveller is really flexible, meaning that you can add or remove any element you want from the final quote, so you can shape the perfect travel insurance for a country like Pakistan.
Furthermore, their most basic plan already provides with outstanding medical coverage and then you can add things like adventure activities and stuff like that.
Minimum quote – £71.87 – It includes £2,500,000 in medical expenses but it does not include trekking activities.
With the supplement adventure (trekking up to 4,500m) – £104
With the supplement of extreme adventure (trekking over 4,500m) – £135
With search and rescue included – £160 (You need to get a higher plan)
True Traveller is the best travel insurance for Pakistan for:
Cons of True Traveller