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How to Avoid Acute Mountain sickness in Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trekking?

May 7, 2020

How to Avoid Acute Mountain sickness in Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trekking?

Mt. Everest is the world’s highest mountain and it is situated between the border of Tibet and Nepal. Everest base camp or Everest region adventure trekking is probably the dream of all people in the world because it is standing in Nepal with its 8848 m height.

Mount Everest is no doubt the world’s tallest Peak hence, people want to visit it for mainly two purposes, the first one is to enjoy the wilderness and Nature and the next is to complete the dream to reach the world’s highest peaks’ base within 2 weeks.

Everest trekking can be done from almost all types of the visitor but not to the Summit, however, there will be thousands of adventures people from the globe visits the base of Mount Everest.

As the Everest base camp trekkers have to face very cold temperatures and unpredictable weather, similar to the raised altitude there are quite some obstacles related to Acute Mountain sickness (AMS).

It is a venture holiday mainly to enjoy the world’s popular mountain peaks and Aired high landscapes so that you need to be well known about the route trekking, tea houses to stay, difficulties, temperature, and other important information including increased altitude as it is important.

Trek to Everest base camp is a wonderful journey throughout the Natural Landscapes and Sherpa Villages but it is also a problematic adventure trip thus before you decide on your trip to EBC, there are many things that need to be aware of.

Acute Mountain sickness is the major problem for Everest trekkers. It is safe if you follow the rules, guide, local agency, and your own physical Fitness but the opposite Way if you trek without any preparation, then you may get many obstacles in the high elevation of the Himalaya. In the Everest region, there are very few areas covered by pine Forest but the rest is all dry and arid also very thin air, less oxygen level.

Everest Base camp trekkers are not the same, few of them treks by themselves without a guide and porters, some of them trek with groups, some of them trek just with a freelance guide/local guide, so whichever way you like to visit Everest base camp the altitude mountain sickness is very common thus, for you safety trek you have to be aware of all trek related information and news.

To decrease the chances of Altitude sickness during your Everest base camp trek, your willpower helps a lot, likewise, your slow pace of the Walk, good itinerary, Professional experience trekking guide, enough trekking gears, porters all leads you to Everest base camp without many difficulties.

If you have any altitude-related problems such as shortness of breath, tiredness, vomiting, dizziness, dehydration, insomnia, lack of appetite, severe headache then you have to consult with a guide and friends.

There are so many ways to Avoid altitude Mountain sickness with your few effective take care, you can reach your target at EBC.

  • Trek on your own pace speed,
  • Trek with Local experienced trekking Guide or Porters,
  • Avoid smoke or cigarette,
  • Don’t alcoholic drinks above Namche Bazaar (3,450m),
  • Acclimatize at least 2 days way up to EBC at Namche Bazaar and Dingboche (4,360 m),
  • Drink enough water at least 3 to 4 liters a Day,
  • Use a hot bag or metal bottle while sleeping (you can use them inside your sleeping bag),
  • Use warm sleeping bags and warm down jackets,
  • Eat enough Foods,
  • Do some physical train at least 3 weeks before your trek,
  • Get higher from the tea House after reaching your tea House every day,
  • Take dinner with garlic soup as it is recommended by locals-Sherpa people,
  • Take enough medicine recommended by your guide and Agency,
  • Take dry foods and energy bar,
  • Don’t sleep during the day and try not to sleep more than 7 hours at Night,
  • Wear warm clothes while walking and while sitting in the dining hall.

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