Safety is always at the top of any agenda while organizing any of the adventure trekking and climbing trip in Himalaya. All our trip leaders and trek guides are medical trained, experienced, works permanently for us and each year train and update their skills on the Wilderness First Aid training. They are experts in coping with any problems that may arise on any trip to ensure all of you have a safe and best Nepal adventure holidays. You can have complete confidence in our expertise and knowledge. Your safety on Nepal trip is on top priority. We carry comprehensive medical kit in each of the high altitude trekking trips in Himalayas. We plan adventure travel trips so that safety and comfort is not compromise. Acute Mountain Sickness could be life threatening while trekking at higher elevation in Himalayas.
Generally happens when our body fails to acclimatize to the decreasing amount of oxygen available on high altitude as we ascend higher above 2500 meters. Trek On Himalaya trip itineraries have been professionally designed to minimize the effects of altitude sickness.
Extensive medical kits are carried on all our trips. All our group leaders / guides are well trained in Wilderness First Aid Course to recognize any symptoms and to act accordingly on the very spot. However we do recommend you get advice from you travel doctor or health advisor beforehand.
Prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)
- Allow sufficient time for acclimatization (After 3000 meters).
- Do not make rapid Ascent or go too far too fast.
- No Alcohol, Sleeping pills and Smoking.
- Drink more fluid 3 to 4 liters a day, clean water – boiled or treated / tea / coffee / soup / juice etc.
- Climb high and sleep low.
- Do not trek/travel alone, take guide/porter.
- Follow the advice from your group leader and guides.
- Descent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
- Never leave or descent sick person alone.
- Avoid getting cold.
AMS become common above 3000 meter and present in the following ways:
- Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is the most common and is not life-threatening
- HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) is a life-threatening illness that can develop from AMS
- HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema) is a life-threatening illness; it may occur on its own, or with AMS or HACE.
- HAPE and HACE can be develop from AMS and there are some certain symptoms to recognize it and to avoid it to not to get worse DECENT to lower elevation as much as possible at least 1000 m. Evacuation by helicopter is always the option if the illness gets worse.