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Mardi Himal Trek

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Best Season Best Season Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct & Nov
Trip Duration Trip Duration 09 Night 10 Days
Trip Difficulty Trip Difficulty Easy to Medium
Accomodation Accomodation Hotels in cities & Lodges during the Trek
 Max. Elevation Max. Elevation 4,500m (13,550ft)
more Facts
Arrival City: Kathmandu
Departure City: Kathmandu
Trekking Days: 05 Days
Activity Per Day: Approximately 4-6 hrs walking
Trip Route: Pokhara, Dhampus, Forest Camp, Mardi Himal Base Camp
Attractions: Massif Annapurna Range, Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhare), High Camp

Trip Highlights

  • Massif Annapurna Mountains range with some of the world’s highest Mountains, Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,176m), Mt. Annapurna (8,091m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) (6,993m)
  • Take benefit of a relatively easy trek that many visitors skip.
  • Himalayan flora and fauna.
  • Huge and colorful Rhododendron forest
  • Mesmerizing beautiful and greenery Landscape
  • The unique and rich culture of the different indigenous groups such as Magar, Gurung, and Thakali
  • 360-degree view of the Himalayas.
  • Get a typical hillside trekking experience in Nepal
  • Short and suitable trek for any age group.
  • Trek on off-the-beaten-path.
  • An unusual and untouched Annapurna Region trail.


Mardi Himal Trek is a newly opened short and moderate trekking destination in the Annapurna Conservation Region. The trek is suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. The Mardi Himal Base Camp is the highest point of the trek, located at an elevation of roughly 4,500 meters (14,764 feet), and offers expansive views of the surrounding peaks. The place is accessible during the winter too and offers extremely beautiful vistas with the background of surging snow-capped mountains of Annapurna (8,091m), Dhaulagiri (8,169m), Hiunchuli (6,441m), and the famed Machhapuchhre (6,993m).

Mardi Himal Trek takes normally 7-10 days depending upon your pace and the itinerary. However, the itinerary is alterable by your desires and available leisure.

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The trek starts and ends at the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara. Pokhara is the “tourist capital of Nepal”. This trek is suitable for those who want to be on the lap of the Himalayas in a short time period and get lost in the sanctuary. The trail passes through the typical ethnic settlements, breathtaking landscapes, shocking high alpine terrain, suspension bridges, and forests full of bamboo, oaks, rhododendrons, and other trees where you can play hide-and-seek, and travel on with fresh air and listen to melodious chirping birds. 

You need two permissions to embark on a trek in the Annapurna region: the Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card and the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP).

The best seasons for traveling are in the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) for the Mardi Himal Trek. These months provide clear skies, comfortable weather, and fantastic mountain vistas.

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Trip Itineraries are customizable according to your choice & the number of days you want to stay. Simply, Contact Us

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

    Kathmandu: (1,300m/ 4,265m)

    See for yourself if all that you have read and watched on the internet, about the tranquil beauty of Nepal and warm hospitality of Nepalese. After flying through the beautiful view of this trekkers’ paradise, you will meet our company representative at the airport. You must have an impatient heart for a breathtaking adventure. Get ready to experience Nepal up close and personal. But first, we will transfer you to your hotel.

    If you have an early arrival, you may stroll around the hippest and happening area in Thamel, where you can find restaurants with varieties of cuisine to dine.

    This first night in the country, you will be staying in Kathmandu.

  • Day 02: Fly to Pokhara and drive to Kande and trek to Australian Camp

    Pokhara (820m/2,690ft) Kande (1,700m/5,577ft) Australian Camp (2,050m/ 6,725ft)

    On this day you will travel to Pokhara followed by a drive to Kande and a trek to the Australian Camp. (You can take an option of either flying for 25 minutes or driving for 6 hours to reach Pokhara) From Pokhara, we will drive for 1 hour to Kande where we start the trek.

    The trekking trails traverse the Gurung settlement, farmlands, and rhododendron forests. Today will be a short warm-up hike of about 2 hours covering about 3 km to the Australian Camp. Australian Camp offers the panoramic vistas of the Annapurna Range. It is the perfect place to soak in the stunning view of the snow-capped mountains from a distance.


  • Day 03: Trek from Australian Camp to Forest Camp

    Australian Camp (2,050m/ 6,725ft) Deurali: (2,100m / 6,890 ft) Forest Camp: (2,480m/ 8,135 ft)

    Today we will wake up with the beautiful sight of the sunrise reflecting on the Himalayan range and high hills.

    We will walk around the silent and peaceful path of Rhododendron, Oak, and Maple forests. We may encounter some wildlife like deer and Himalayan thar and many chirping birds. The majestic views of the Machhapuchhre, Mardi Himal, and the Annapurna range amaze you all day long.  After walking for 5 or 6 hours we will reach the open spaces of Forest Camp. You will take a rest here and enjoy yourself around and spend the night in the middle of the serene forest.

  • Day 04: Trek form Forest Camp to High Camp

    Forest Camp: (2,480m/ 8,135ft) Low Camp: (3,150m/ 10,330ft) Badal Danda: (3,300m/ 10,825ft) High-Camp: (3,550m/ 11,645ft)

    Ascending towards the low camp, we will make our way through the dense forest with mosses and lichen, tree ferns, and orchids at the start of your trek. From those woods, you can occasionally get a panoramic view of Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Annapurna South. Views of the Annapurna Range, the valley of Annapurna Base Camp, and Mardi Himal await you at the top of the difficult routes.

    Almost 5 hours of walking will take to low camp. Though still surrounded by forest you can expect the spectacular northerly views of the ever-closer Fishtail from this point of the trail.  Then we will eventually ascend to the hilltop known as Badal Danda which gets cloudy most of the time.

    We trek on along the narrow ridgeline until we reach High Camp (3900m), our overnight destination. The ridge narrows as we ascend, displaying huge valleys on each side.


  • Day 05: Trek from High Camp to Mardi Base Camp and back to High Camp

    High-Camp: (3,550m/11,645ft) View Point: (4,150m/ 13,615 ft) Mardi Himal Base Camp: (5,553m/ 18,218 ft)

    Today, we get up early to enjoy the most breathtaking sunrise views of the majestic Himalayas. After that, we’ll ascend the narrow ridge to reach Mardi Himal Base Camp.

    Today is also the most difficult part of our trek as we have to climb steep rocky steps. After walking for around 2 hours we will reach the viewpoint where we can see 360 degrees of the mountains of the Annapurna region.

    After walking for another 1 and half hours we will finally reach the destination. You will see Mardi Himal (5,587m) and Fishtail just above us along with Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Hiunchuli (6,441m), and Gangapurna (7,455m).

    With Fishtail Mountain towering directly overhead, you can see the sun lighting up the entire face of Annapurna South from Mardi Himal Base Camp. Stay for a while to admire the beauty of the Himalayas, feel nature, and get back to High Camp for an overnight stay.

  • Day 06: Trek back from High Camp to Siding Village and drive to Pokhara

    High-Camp: (3,550m/ 11,645 ft) Low Camp: (3,150m/ 10,330 ft) Siding Village: 1,280m/ 4,200 ft)

    While returning we will be following a different route from mid-way. Walk down to Low Camp before lunch. Follow the trail that is straight down to Siding Village which is also another tourism destination near Pokhara. You can yet again enjoy the beauty of nature while coming down. With a total trek of around 4 to 5 hours, we will reach Siding Village and drive about 3 hours to reach Pokhara.

    The beautiful lake city of Pokhara is the best place to be after days of trekking. You can enjoy your free time in Lakeside Pokhara till late evening. And later you can rejuvenate yourself in live music and a few drinks at the happening pubs at Lakeside.

  • Day 07: Fly to Kathmandu

    Kathmandu (1,300m/ 4,265 ft)

    We will fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. As we reach Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel, and check-in at the hotel in Thamel Kathmandu. In case of leisure time, you may involve in sightseeing tours around some of the World Heritage Sites.

    In the evening you can stroll around for souvenir shopping, drinks, and dinner. Walking around Thamel and nearby areas for shopping and self-exploring the narrow streets of this tourist hub is a good idea to spend your evening in Kathmandu. Thamel is a fun place to hang out with good music and memories of the trek.


  • Day 08: Final Departure

    Kathmandu (1,300m/ 4,265 ft)

    Your trek package comes to an end in Kathmandu. You will say goodbye to the mountains and depart with beautiful memories and experiences.

    Today, you will depart Nepal with beautiful memories and experiences. Our team will wish you farewell and transport you to the International Airport according to your flight schedule for your flight home. It’s good to be at the airport at least 2 hours before your departure.

    Trekkers’ Paradise hopes to take you on another exciting trek in Nepal. If you want to return to Nepal for yet another tour or trek, contact us to schedule the greatest adventures in a prompt and easiest way.

Cost Includes

  • All necessary airport arrival departure as per the itinerary.
  • 2 night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin sharing basis on BB plan.
  • 1 night’s hotel accommodation in Pokhara on a twin sharing basis on BB plan.
  • Flight/ Transport from Kathmandu – Pokhara- Kathmandu for clients and guide.
  • Domestic airport tax.
  • Transportation from Pokhara – Phedi- Pokhara.
  • Breakfast – lunch, and dinner during the trekking period.
  • Six nights at the best available room at Dhampus, Forest camp, Low camp, High camp & Siding accommodation during the trekking.
  • Professional English-speaking guide and his salary.
  • Porter Salary.
  • Annapurna Conservation area permit fee.
  • Trekking permit (TIMS)
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Trekkers Paradise’s appreciation of the certificate after the successful trek.

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare to/ from Nepal.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport- (15 days – $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Insurance covers, medical, emergency evacuation, loss, etc.
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters, etc
  • Hot shower during the trekking.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.

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Mardi Himal Trek Sneha Gawade Banglore, India

Amazing Mardi Himal Trek

It was a lifetime experience for me to trek one of the most popular treks of Nepal. It was a wonderful trek, Glad we chose Mardi Himal trek. I would like to thank our guide Lakla, he was so amazing, kind & friendly. Everything went so smoothly and the arrangements were on point. I truly recommend Trekkers Paradise.

Train Yourself


The best physical condition is required to trek in Nepal’s high altitude. Without some pre-trek training or a good level of basic fitness, it can be hard. We suggest running, walking, hiking on the hill, and climbing stairs rather than using the elevator to prepare for the trek. Include swimming, rowing, and biking in your daily base training.

Basic further experience and strength required for Trekking

  • One should be able to hike for 6-7 hours a day.
  • One should be able to carry 8 kg themselves in backpack for preparation.
  • We suggest you run about 4/5 miles in the home for the preparation with some load on your back for 2 to 3 months to make your climbing much more easier. Or use the treadmill for everyday running and walking.
  • If you have an uphill location/mountain then once a week you should go hiking with a loaded bag pack on your back. If you do not have mountains and high hills then use stairs to go up/down than an elevator.
  • Regular swimming, biking, and rowing are also good ways to maintain your physical strength.
  • Fuel your body well with small but frequent healthy foods and drink plenty of water.
  • Go through a trek grading and know what type of trekking is suitable for you. The treks are graded as easy, moderate, hard, and challenging treks.
  • Go after what you want and what your physical capabilities will allow you to. Do not push too hard yourself. Trekking is not a competition. It is relaxing and rewarding.
  • Walk at a pace you are most comfortable with.  An assistant guide will be always walking at the back of the group so you don’t have to rush to catch up with the faster walkers at the front.
  • Using trekking poles reduces the body and backpack’s weight on the legs and makes walking more easier on inclines.
  • Invest in the comfortable full trekking boot with ankle support and a  sturdy Vibram sole that suit your foot to avoid blisters.


  • Will someone come after my arrival to pick me up at the airport?

    Yes, Trekkers Paradise representative will be there to greet you outside of Terminal Hall. He will be displaying Trekkers Paradise name card with your name on it. You will be moved to the pre-select Hotel after that.

  • Do I need a visa to travel to Nepal?

    All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens, need visas to enter Nepal.

  • What is the cost of the visa application process and Visa? Should we apply for a visa from our home country or will we get it at Nepalese Airport? Which documents are important that I should bring with me?

    After landing, you can obtain a visa at Tribhuwan International Airport, furthermore, it will be easier if you are fill-up the visa form online (http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa) before taking the flight to Nepal. Entry Visa fees- at present are $ 30 for 15 days, $ 50 for 30 days, and $ 125 for a three-month visa on entry to Nepal.

    You should bring the following essential documents on the trip:

    • Valid Passport: must be valid for up to 6 months.
    • Travel insurance: you need to provide a copy of the insurance paper to Trekkers Paradise before you start the trek.
    • Flight Tickets.
    • Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s bank, insurance, family contacts.
  • How is the Higher Himalayan toilet facilities like?

    There are generally common toilet facilities in teahouses and lodges, which are typically clean and well maintained. A limited number of tea houses and lodges now sell attached toilets. We will provide you with the best choice in this regard, as far as possible.

  • Are there porters or yaks carrying the luggage or are we supposed to be carrying it alone?

    Our porters, who are honest and experienced, will look after your luggage while on the trek. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like a camera, water bottle, sun cream, money, etc. Normally, we assign one porter to carry the luggage of two trekkers.

  • How long does it take to trek Annapurna Base Camp?

    The trek can be completed within 5 to 7 days however the length of the trek depends on the weather, trekker’s ability to walk, how long they take to acclimatise, whether they want to take side trips to famous places nearby like Poonhill, Annapurna Base Camp.

  • Do I need permits?

    Yes, all foreign citizens require two permits for this trek. You require Annapurna conservation permit, and trekking permit (TIMS)

  • Is Annapurna Base Camp safe to trek?

    The only potential hazard during the trek is the possibility of altitude sickness to reduce the chances of it. We suggest a single day for acclimatization. You will also be guided by an experienced trekking guide and assisted by local porters, who are there to take care of you during your trek.

  • When is the best time to travel to Nepal?

    The weather is probably the best guide for deciding when to plan your trip to Nepal. The best time to visit Nepal is between September to November and March to May.

  • What are the facilities available in case of emergencies during the trek?

    In case you suffer from altitude sickness or any other problems, we will offer you the doctor’s prescribed medicines according to the type of problem facing you. We will descend you and incise of extreme cases, you will get rescued by the helicopter.

  • Can I add extra days to my Trekking Trip?

    Yes, it is absolutely possible to add some more days to the trip. Along your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation, and food.

  • Are Trekkers Paradise’s staff insured?

    Yes, all the staff of Trekkers Paradise including guides and porters are insured to recover any kinds of casualties.

  • What are some basic Nepali customs that I should know about?

    • Take off your shoes before entering a temple or one’s home
    • Ask for permission before entering a Hindu temple
    • Taking photographs inside most temples are considered illegal
    • Ask for permission before taking photographs of objects, and including Nepali people.
    • Nepali people are friendly by nature. Have a genuine interest in them. Talk to them. Be friendly as you travel


We will meet you at the airport and pick you up:

We organized Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) airport pick up and drop service. Upon your arrival, you are welcomed and greeted at your arrival gate (Holding your name on the company pamphlet- Trekkers Paradise) by our representative member from a company, then transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. For departure transfer, we will come to pick you up at your hotel in Kathmandu and take you to the airport for your international flight.

Safety precaution for Mardi Himal Trek:

Aside from geographical protection, Trekkers Paradise has taken safety in following things to make travel as safe as possible making the most out of it without any worry!

  • Our guides have received extensive wilderness first-aid training.
  • Trek leaders and guides have years of trekking experience who can help you if there is any kind of uneasiness and assure happiness & satisfaction are guaranteed.
  • We’ll have High-quality masks & Gloves with sanitizers for everyday use throughout the journey for the Trekkers Paradise team assisting you.
  • Encouragement and inspiration can be a regular occurrence.
  • Food and accommodation in the mountains would be rechecked for additional hygiene.

The meals during the trek:

Our trek takes us to high altitudes near the world’s highest point, which means your body will need enough starch, protein, and nutrition, as food is the body’s fuel for hiking on such massive Himalayan trails.

All the meals including breakfasts, lunch, and dinner are served during your stay in Kathmandu and the trekking journey. Usually, breakfast and dinner are served at the same hotel where we stay overnight and lunch is served en route to our destination during the trek.

The services are basic, with some of the popular western, Asian, or Nepalese menus being the most popular and consumed. The most popular and common menu items include the Dal-Bhat set, which consists of rice, lentils, and vegetables, as well as meat, rice, and noodle items, spaghetti, pasta, momo(dumplings), Tibetan bread, chapatti, local tsampa porridge,  potatoes, sandwiches, macaroni dishes, pizza, Sherpa stew, steaks, vegetable curry and so forth.  The Dessert Items  (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc.) are available on the menu as well during the trek.

However, you cannot compare them with the choices available in large cities. Usually, local agricultural products are used to prepare meals. Other ingredients are purchased from the market if they cannot grow at a particular elevation.

Breakfast and dinner orders are taken in advance to save time; breakfast orders are taken the night before and dinner orders are taken as soon as you arrive at the teahouse. Depending on your schedule for the day, your typical day will begin. Breakfast is served in your lodge each morning, after which you leave for the next stop. A guide will notify the next tea house or lodge of your arrival each day. Around noon, you’ll stop for lunch at any nearby lodge on the way. You will arrive at your destination shortly after lunch. You can unwind or explore the nearby attractions when you arrive. You will dine around 7 to 8 pm.

At high altitudes, we strongly advise drinking hot liquid drinks in addition to fresh vegetable foods and fruit drinks. Drink plenty of water, not all a once but regularly on a time intervals.

It is best to avoid smoking cigarettes, consuming alcohol, non-vegetarian foods like meat, caffeine-containing foods, hot chocolate, and dairy and cheese products on high-altitude treks. These things increase the chances of getting altitude sickness and diarrhea.

Accommodation details during the Trek:

10 days of Mardi Himal Trek includes four nights’ lodge-to-lodge stay at a mountain, a one-night hotel in Pokhara, and three nights in Kathmandu hotel, where we use the best available lodge and select the best accommodation in the Annapurna region. We provide a 1-night room with an attached bathroom at Dhampur, five nights standard room at Forest camp, High camp, etc. (Generally twin Sharing room).

Three nights of Hotels in Kathmandu before and after the trek is required which is included in the package.

You can find some teahouses and lodges with good services on the trekking routes during your trekking days. But as you ascend higher they become more basic. Rooms are basic, almost every room consisting twin-bedded with two beds with a mattress, a pillow, and blankets. You can share a room with a fellow trekker with whom you feel at ease.

Although, each lodge has its own set of standards, please do not anticipate luxurious accommodations, particularly in the mountains. Most teahouses offer hot showers, boiled drinking water, extra blankets, charging stations, and WIFI for an additional fee. The price of teahouses is determined by the location and the facilities/services they offered.


Passport and Visa:

All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal, and at Nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended to the central immigration office. www.immigration.gov.np Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport size photo.

The current cost of a visa for 15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD, and 90 Days – 125 (to be paid in cash) Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ. Other nationalities should check entry requirements. Visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, time intended to stay in Nepal.

Visa Extension Fee: Tourist visa extension is done for a minimum of 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days. In the case of a delay of less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.


Tipping is not included in the salaries of your guides, porters, or crew, but it is greatly appreciated. In Nepalese culture, tips are the accepted and a lovely way of saying thank you (“Dhanyabada”) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips the last day of the trek.

Booking and payment process:

Trekkers Paradise is a government authorized, registered, licensed, and bonded trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 221608/076/0677. We are members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, the book the Trekkers Paradise trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 percent of payment in advance and other necessary documentations like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival, and departure flight details can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from the booking date. Payment is to be made by bank transfer, western union. The remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer when you arrive in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward the necessary modes of payment details as per your convenience by mail.

Trekkers Paradise Crews:

During the Mardi Himal trek, you will be accompanied by our local best trained and well-experienced guides/Sherpa’s to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable. All guides are well trained licensed with prior experience they have spent years trekking / climbing a peak all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage. Two members will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 20 kgs. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tents with sleeping gear and we also provided them food and warm drinks.

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
  • Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
  • Rock climbing
  • Conservation and biodiversity

Safe Drinking Water

The availability of drinking water is not an issue.  Bottled mineral water is available in most places for purchase, but there is no provision to dispose of plastic bottles. We encourage guests to do what they can to protect the environment. We do not recommend purchasing single-use plastic bottles. You can buy or bring your own Nalgene bottles on the trek which makes the trail free from bottles and rubbish.

Filling your water bottles in tea houses is another option for getting drinking water. Several guesthouses have the Euro-guard filters water.  Boiled filter water is also available in tea houses that are completely safe to drink but may be inexpensive for the duration of the trek.

River water is generally full of glaciers and sand and may be contaminated with animal urine and toilet run-off, so do not drink it. The tap water in the lodges is piped from high up, away from rivers and clean glaciers, so it is better, but it still must be treated.

Use iodine drops (3 per liter) locally known as Lugols solution, available at Thamel supermarkets in Kathmandu. The chlorine-based tablets are another choice, but they do transmit a taste to the water. Alternatively, you could purchase a Steripen, which uses UV to kill the bacteria but a bit fragile to carry during the trek.

The best option is the water purification tablet Aquaprove, which uses cutting-edge technology. Most importantly, it works against all pathogens in impure water. It’s light, simple to use, has no taste, and is all-natural.

Waste Management during the trek

Leave No Traces, Only the Footprints! Pack out your own waste. We practice responsible eco-tourism and organize eco-friendly trips to support sustainable tourism.

The trekking trail in Nepal has suffered significant damage as a result of not having a strong policy on waste management. Act and travel responsibly. We prefer that all of our clients bring their trash and keep them in a container or bag, and dispose of it properly at a specific spot or dustbin.

How to avoid acute mountain sickness?

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is the most deadly risk of trekking. Anyone can get a victim of this sickness when their body is exposed to a higher elevation in a short period of time and the body is unable to adapt to the changing atmospheric pressures. As you ascend higher, the oxygen and air pressure decrease. Our bodies are capable of handling the change, but they require time to gradually adapt. If it is not treated in time, it can be severe and result in death. You can take a few preventative measures to avoid it.

  • Not to climb too high too fast.
  • Climb slowly and attain the height gradually.
  • Take it easy and climb at your own comfortable pace.
  • Reduce your walking hours as you reach 2000 meters and walk slowly.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Get plenty of rest. If you feel like your body needs more rest, get it.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking.
  • Meditation and warm-up exercise each day before starting the trek.
  • Allow an acclimatization day for every 1000m of elevation gain.

There are two more serious but less common severe forms of altitude sickness. Both have the potential to be fatal. You must descend immediately to receive medical care.

High-altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) causes the lungs to swell with excess fluid, which makes breathing difficult even when at rest. You experience extreme exhaustion, weakness, and perhaps a sense of suffocation. A dry cough, nose breathing, shortness of breath, fever, chest tightness, rapid heart rates, congestion, swelling, and fainting are the symptoms of HAPE.  If HAPE is not promptly treated by lowering the altitude or using oxygen, it can be fatal.

High-altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) is characterized by an accumulation of fluid on the brain that results in swelling. Confusion, poor coordination, and possibly violent behavior could occur. Hallucinations, loss of consciousness, fever and fatigue, photophobia, hypertension, coma, shortness of breath, and inability to walk are some more symptoms of HACE. HACE can result in death if it is not treated immediately.

The early signs of altitude sickness can be relieved by immediately descending. However, if you are experiencing severe acute mountain sickness symptoms, you should see a doctor.

The drug acetazolamide can ease heavy breathing and lessen the effects of altitude sickness. You may also be given the steroid Dexamethasone. But you are never recommended to take such drugs as far as possible until the situation is harsh.

Join Some Extra Activates:

  • A unique Mountain Flight to Mt. Everest
  • White water rafting on Nepal’s famous rivers
  • A romantic overnight stay in a mountain resort
  • A cultural show, with dinner
  • A traditional Nepali Luxury Dinner
  • The most spectacular Bungee Jump on the Planet

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