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How to avoid altitude sickness

At altitude, sickness can set in at any time. We pace our treks to allow your body to adjust to the change in climate and our team monitoring your wellbeing, throughout the trek. The most common form of altitude sickness is actually called “Acute Mountain Sickness” (AMS). It’s the least dangerous form and symptoms include a light headache, nausea, loss of appetite, insomnia and fatigue.

  • Drink up to 5 litres of water everyday.
  • Eat plenty of food high in carbohydrates, our guides will advise you on the best meal choices.
  • Attempt to get a minimum of 7 hours of sleep every night.
  • Stay positive and strong both in a physical and mental capacity.
  • Keep a slow and steady pace, even if you’re full of energy it’s still better to maintain a steady pace.
  • We strongly advise you not to drink alcohol during your ascent up to Everest Base Camp, save the drinking until you get to the Irish bar in Namche on the way down!
  • See your Doctor in relation to medication that can assist with the prevention of altitude sickness (Diamox).

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