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High Altitude Sickness

When we ascend above 2500 meters, our bodies have to acclimatize to the decreasing amount of the oxygen available. To allow our bodies to adjust World Expeditions has structured its treks so that you ascend slowly, allowing acclimatization to occur. However, during the acclimatization process, you may experience some of the following symptoms.

  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Loss of appetite/nausea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Palpitation
  • Swelling of the hands and face

Individuals acclimatise at different rates. Your best strategy is to take your time and drink plenty of water. These symptoms may not indicate the onset of A.M.S. and if you experience them, it does not necessarily mean that you should not continue. The only cure for Acute Mountain Sickness is to descend. Please note that your group leader of Moonlight Nepal Trekking & Adventure has ultimate responsibility and may ask you to descend if symptoms persist.