High altitude sickness during upper mustang trek safety tips
There is least chance of high altitude sickness during Upper Mustang trek. Highest point where you reach during upper mustang trek is Marang la 4230 meters above sea level. It is moderate trek in Nepal and safe to discover hidden kingdom. All Upper Mustang packages are design properly by the expert to prevent altitude sickness.
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Types of high altitude sickness
A: High altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE), this illness occurs when fluid builds up within the lungs, a condition that can make breathing extremely difficult.
B: High altitude cerebral edema (HACE), this illness occurs when fluid builds up within the brain. That can make brain swells with fluid, the person’s mental state changes.
The symptoms of AMS are headache, fatigue, dizziness, difficulty to sleep, nausea, loss of appetite, rapid pulse and short breath. To prevent from acute mountain sickness; hike slowly with acclimatization rest in between. Our professional guide led the trip with the logic of climb high & sleep low elevation essential to prevent AMS Naturally. Following information is shared to help you protect yourself, feel healthy and enjoy the trek.
How to avoid high altitude sickness naturally
1: The best way to avoid sickness is by not thinking about the problem.
2: The lesser you bother and focus on other things the better it would be for you.
3: Avoid sudden steep and abrupt accents.
4: If you are sensitive then avoid ascending more than 500 meters in one day.
5: Allow your body time for acclimatization for a day or two in after an accent.
6: If you are already getting the symptoms of high altitude sickness then stop, rest, and avoid forced further accents.
7: Drinking lots of fluids helps the digestive system and helps a lot during sickness.
Symptoms of acute mountain sickness are seen above 3000 meters from sea level in Himalayas. This is common with many tourists, who are sensitive to accent to places where the oxygen level is low. But this should not be allowed to interfere with your fun of trekking at the Upper Mustang.
What is high altitude sickness?
When you get to higher altitudes, the oxygen concentration in air lowers with attitude. During the trek you may have to go through rapid accents. These are the times when the lowering oxygen level affects your body when normal breathing cannot bring enough oxygen to the body.
Can high altitude sickness be fatal?
Only in severe and rare cases this can be too serious to bring on any of the two fatal conditions called HAPE and HACE. To avoid such condition, you may get ready to fight high altitude sickness by using a drug called Diamox. The pill is available in all pharmacies in Nepal but better to take an advice with your personal doctor before leaving your country.
Being prepared with a positive mentality to have fun during the trek avoiding rapid high accents, can avoid high altitude sickness during Upper Mustang trek. I think you are clear about high altitude sickness during Upper Mustang trek. Still you have any more questions and confusion write us. We are happy to make you clear and organize upper mustang trek safely.