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Red Panda Photography Trek in Langtang

Embark on the Red Panda Trail for empowering and educating local communities in order to preserve rare wild red pandas and their habitat.

per person from USD 2000 Private trip 1-2 person

Best Season Best Season March to May and October to November
Trip Duration Trip Duration 10 Days
Trip Difficulty Trip Difficulty Medium
Accomodation Accomodation Hotel in city and tea houses & homestays during the trek
 Max. Elevation Max. Elevation 3500m/11,483ft

Trip Highlights

  • The closest national park to Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, where the endangered red panda in the wild is spotable.
  • Explore some of the nearest trekking destinations, the Langtang region of Nepal, which comes in third place for the popularity of trekking.
  • Get breathtaking views of a stunning sunrise over the expansive mountain ranges and a bird’s-eye perspective of the hills, valleys, and rivers from the Pake View Point (3500 m).
  • Discover the abundance of plants and animals in the oldest Himalayan national park in Nepal, which was founded in 1976.
  • Savor the captivating vistas of the Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Jugal ranges.
  • A close look at the way of life of the different ethnic communities living in the area.
  • Discover a distinct Hyolmo (Helambu Sherpa) culture that sets it apart from other sherpas of other regions.
  • A short and appropriate trek for all age groups.
  • Ideal for people looking to spend a brief vacation trekking in Nepal.
  • Ascend a short distance with less altitude gain to explore the mountainous regions rich in culture and nature.

Introduction

Red Panda Photography Trek in Langtang is a unique vacation experience in Nepal that combines natural beauty and cultural exploration with wildlife encounters and photographs. Based on the habitat appropriateness index methodology, Nepal is projected to contain 1.9% of the world’s total red panda population. Of all the red pandas in Nepal, 24.33% inhabit Langtang National Park (LNP).

This wonderful wildlife photography trek will be held mostly in Langtang National Park in the Nuwakot district of Nepal. There are frequent and more sightings of red pandas in the Nuwakot district, closest to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. The habitats of the red pandas are reachable within a single day from Kathmandu. It is 5 hours of driving and 3 hours of walking to reach the main territories of red pandas in the Langtang National Park.

Lhakpa Gyalbu Hyolmo, a native of Maghu Village, will lead this amazing wildlife excursion. He is a skilled red panda tracker and also a travel and wildlife photographer from the  Langtang region of Nepal. He was born and grown wandering with the yaks in the beautiful temperate forests of the Langtang National Park. Without a doubt,  he knows every nook and corner of the jungle where the red pandas are spottable.

This adventure is meant for photographers and wildlife enthusiasts who wish to search for rare species in Central Nepal’s cloud forests. Please take note that neither professional gear nor photography expertise are prerequisites for participation. Our individualized attention to photography sessions and on-field support serve both beginner and experienced photographers because of the small group sizes. You are welcome to explore the Central Nepali wildlife without a camera too, we will provide the red panda photos of the trip even if you don’t have the camera.

The trek offers a great chance to capture endangered creatures and extend the limits of wildlife exploration in isolated and unexplored areas. All wildlife photographers from beginner to professional can enroll in this wonderful wildlife trip.  So, search for the elusive Red Panda by embarking on a red panda photography trek in the heart of central Nepal’s Himalayan forests. Immerse yourself in the cultural and natural beauties of the Himalayas and support the conservation of one of the enigmatic and endangered species- the red panda. Embark on an exciting adventure that combines eco-tourism with wildlife conservation.

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Moreover, this trek provides insight into the unique cultures and lifestyles of Hyolmo and Tamang‘s ethnic groups living in the highlands of Nuwakot districts, close to the habitats of red pandas in the buffer zone of the national park. You will get a glimpse of the Hyolmo and Tamang peoples singing folklore and dancing in their cultural dresses in their villages. Furthermore, we will visit the famous temple of Lord Shiva “Dupcheswor Mahadev Temple” in the Nuwakot district. The temple is regarded as the second Pashupatinath Temple in the Bagmati Province of Nepal. It is a famous pilgrimage site and a central belief for both Hindus and Buddhists. It is believed that childless couples get a child if they come and worship Lord Shiva in this temple and perform the rituals with their pure heart and soul. Furthermore, some pilgrims even claim that after praying in the temple, deaf children may speak. Because of the temple’s perceived divine power, worshippers from all over Nepal come here to fulfill their desires.

Main Objectives of the trek

  • Showcasing the endangered red pandas in the wild to our esteemed customers who value the environment and wildlife.
  • Enhancing the communities’ standard of living and coexist peacefully with nature and its wildlife.
  • Engaging the locals to run the homestays and employing them as red panda trackers.
    Without the support of the local communities, this trip could not be completed.
  • Every native living near the red panda territory must benefit from this excursion.
  • Increasing public awareness of red pandas’ significance.
  • Launching conservation efforts to protect these adorable red pandas.
  • Boost red panda sightings to attract more tourists, raise locals’ awareness, and support the sustainability of their means of subsistence.
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Itinerary

If side trips to the Helambu Trek or Gosainkunda Lake are added, it can be extended to a more exciting adventure. Depending on your interests, there are multiple ways for you to personalize the schedule. We may tailor side visits to your tastes, and this trek is quite flexible.

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

    Kathmandu (1,350m/4,429ft)

  • Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Maghu Village (80 km/4-5 hour drive)

    Kathmandu (1,350m/4,429ft) Maghu Village (2500m/8,202ft)

  • Day 3: Trek from Maghu Village to Mangingoth ((7Km) (3-4 hrs)

    Maghu Village (2500m/8,202ft) Mangingoth (3,330m/10,925ft)

  • Day 4: Hike to Pake View Point for the panoramic sunrise view and whole day red panda tracking

    Mangingoth (3,330m/10,925ft) Pake View Point (3500m/11,483ft)

  • Day 5 and 6: Full day Red panda tracking in the main territories

    Mangingoth (3,330m/10,925ft)

  • Day 7: Trek from Mangingoth to Thadepati (5km) (3 hrs)

    Mangingoth (3,330m/10,925ft) Thadepati (3650m/11,975ft)

  • Day 8: Trek from Thadepati to Talu Village via Kaseri Village (5km) (3 hrs)

    Thadepati (3650m/11,975ft) Talu Village (2500m/8,202ft)

  • Day 9: Trek from Talu Village to Gyangphedi (1,600m/5,249ft) (7km)

    Talu Village (2500m/8,202ft) Gyangphedi (1,600m/5,249ft)

  • Day 10: Drive from Gyangphedi, visit Dupcheswhor Temple en route, drive back to Kathmandu.

    Gyangphedi (1,600m/5,249ft) Kathmandu (1,350m/4,429ft)

Cost Includes

  • ​​​International airport pickup and drop by private vehicle
  • Two night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu twin/single with breakfast at 4 stars hotel
  • Kathmandu to Maghu Village – private 4wd jeep transport (start)
  • Maghu Village to Kathmandu – private 4wd jeep transport (return)
  • Accommodation and 3 meals a day during the trekking (Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner) as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tea, coffee, and hot or cold drinking water entire the tracking period.
  • Professional government license holder English-speaking trekking and nature guide.
  • Porters to carry the luggage during the trekking days.
  • All programs as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Professional government license holder English-speaking export nature guide entire the red panda trip – guides have a minimum of 15 years experience and work for conservation
  • Necessary assistant guide during tracking
  • All salary, allowance, food & accommodation for guides
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff. (Guide and driver)
  • Government Tax and office service charge
  • Basic medical kits
  • Tiger Encounter Souvenir – t-shirt/ photography jacket

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare to/ from Nepal.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, loss, etc.
  • Beverages, alcoholic drinks, mineral water, and boiled water during the red panda tour.
  • All food and beverages are other than on the itinerary.
  • 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.
  • Personal gear and expenses.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.

Train Yourself

Qualification/Training

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 in the 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 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 easier on inclines.
  • Invest in the comfortable full trekking boot with ankle support and a sturdy Vibram sole that suits your foot to avoid blisters.

FAQs

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

    Yes, a Trekkers Paradise representative will be there to greet you outside of Terminal Hall. He will be displaying a Trekkers Paradise name card with your name on it. You will be moved to the pre-selected 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 fill out 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, and family contacts.
  • Do I need permits?

    Yes, all foreign citizens require the Langtang Trekking Permit.

  • Is Langtang safe to trek?

    The only potential hazard during the trek is the possibility of altitude sickness.  We will be on the tree lines during the trek so there are no more chances of altitude sickness. However, to reduce the chances of it, we suggest gaining altitude slowly 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 in case of extreme cases, you will get rescued by the helicopter.

  • Can I add extra days to my Trekking Trip?

    Yes, it is 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.

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

      • Follow and respect the local culture wherever you trek in Nepal.
      • 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 is 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.
  • What is a red panda?

    A small mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and SouthWest China, Red pandas are an ancient species from the order Carnivora (superfamily Musteloidea), and they are most likely related to skunks, raccoons, and weasels.

  • How big is red panda?

    Red pandas are nearly the same size as a large domestic cat.

  • Why are red pandas endangered?

    Although legally protected in China, India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Myanmar, red pandas are an endangered species. Loss and degradation of their habitat, human interference, and poaching are their main threats.

  • What are red panda predators?

    The red panda’s principal predator is assumed to be the snow leopard, with occasional martens. Birds of prey and other small creatures may hunt cubs.

  • Where do red pandas live?

    Red pandas inhabit temperate forests at high altitudes with bamboo understoreys found in the Himalayas and other high mountains.

  • What do red pandas eat?

    Red pandas’ main diet is 98% bamboo and occasionally eat fruits, insects,  small animals, eggs, and flowers.

  • What's the lifespan of red panda?

    Red Pandas have an average lifespan of eight to twelve years, however, some have lived to be 23 years old.

  • What is the population of red panda in the world?

    There are estimated to be roughly 2500 to 10,000 red pandas left in the wild, globally.

  • How many red pandas are there in Nepal?

    Nepal’s 36 unique mountain districts are home to approximately 1000 red pandas, making this fascinating species one of the most endangered not only in the country but globally.

  • What is a red panda called in Nepali?

    Red Panda is known as “Habre” in Nepali and has different names given by different ethnic groups of Nepal. It is called “Hop Rakpa” by the Hyolmo people in the Langtang region, for example.

  • What are the interesting facts about red pandas?

    • Red Pandas are the first pandas, not related to giant pandas.
    • Red Pandas have many names; firefox, red bear-cat,  red cat-bear, and the lesser panda.
    • Red Pandas are shy and solitary except when breeding.
    • A Red Panda’s Diet is 98% Bamboo.
    • Red Pandas are kinda like cats and bears.
    • They are a carnivore.
    • Red Pandas have six digits on their front paws.
    • Red Pandas stand on their hind legs to appear larger in case of threat.
    • They have fluffy white ears, tails, and paws. Humans have given them a lot of attention because of their adorable appearance.
    • They spend two-thirds of the day sleeping and they sleep on their tail.
    • They quack like ducks and glow in the dark.
    • They hibernate.
    • Red pandas can descend the trees vertically with their heads first.
  • Where is the nearest place from Kathmandu to spot red panda?

    Langtang National Park is the closest spot from Kathmandu to see a rare Red Panda. A rare and endangered Red Panda has recently been sighted in Langtang National Park’s Pangbu Danda and Mangingoth regions. The park is the nearest national park to Kathmandu. The park is accessible in just one day.

  • What camera gear is required for taking pictures during the tour? Can we pay porters to help us carry the equipment?

    Our main photography targets on this trek will be Red Panda and bird photography. Telephoto lenses are advised for this purpose to take faraway photos of wildlife. When the opportunity arises, we’ll also be taking pictures of the landscapes with mountains and forests. To determine what photography gear you should bring for the tour, please speak with us.

    Due to the remote nature of this area, porters are only accessible upon request. Please talk to your photographer mentor about how to best prepare your gear for the tour.

Equipments

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, the 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.

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), and the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, book the Trekkers Paradise trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 percent of payment in advance and other necessary documentation like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, and 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 at your convenience by mail.

Tipping

Tipping is not included in the salaries of your guides, porters, or crew, but it is greatly appreciated. In Nepalese culture, tips are 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 on the last day of the trek.

Trekkers Paradise Crews

During the Mardi Himal trek, you will be accompanied by our local best-trained and well-experienced guides/Sherpas to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable. All guides are well-trained trained licensed with prior experience they have spent years trekking/climbing peaks 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 kg. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tents with sleeping gear and we also provide them food and warm drinks.

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

Safety Precautions during the 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 and can help you if there is any kind of uneasiness and ensure 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.

Accomodation during the trek

10 days of Red Panda Photography Trek includes six nights’ lodges and homestays at a mountain,  and two nights at a hotel in Kathmandu, where we provide the best available lodges and select the best accommodation in the Langtang region.

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 offer.

Meals during the trek

Our trek takes us to high altitudes, 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.

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 is 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 Manangement 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 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.

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