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USD 900 /pp
|Best Season||Mid February - May & September - Early December|
|Trip Duration||09 Night 10 Days|
|Accomodation||Hotel in City & lodge in trekking|
|Max. Elevation||3,870m (12,5696ft)|
|Trekking Days:||05 Days|
|Activity Per Day:||Approximately 4-6 hrs walking|
|Trip Route:||Syabru Besi- Gatlang, Tatopani- Thuman, Briddim|
|Attractions:||Experience a Tamang cultural, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himalayas, & Gosainkund range|
- Experience a cultural trek in which you can learn about one of Nepal’s Tibetan-influenced hill tribes, and directly contribute to their rural economy.
- Opportunity to understand, and observe the lifestyle of the Tamang people.
- Experience a local cultural trek while staying in homestays.
- The warm hospitality of Tamang people with unique culture and customs.
- Enjoy the stunning mountain views of the Ganesh Himal Range, Langtang Range, and Gosainkunda Range.
- Less crowded trails and untouched natural beauty.
- Climate ranging from tropical to alpine
- Rich flora and fauna at Langtang National Park.
- Enjoy a hot springs bath at Tatopani.
Tamang Heritage Trail is a newly opened and relatively tranquil trekking route in the Langtang region. An enthusiastic traveler who wants to spend time in nature, taking in the rich culture and daily life of the locals will find this trek an enjoyable and lively cultural experience. Not only the trek provides a chance to trek through the Tamang villages. But also get familiar with the ancient and unique lifestyle, culture, and customs of the Tamang people, and its historical connection to Tibet Civilization. The Tamang community will welcome you with their typical culture, and traditions. You get an authentic experience of warm Tamang hospitality.
The attraction of the Tamang villages set against the majestic Himalayas background gives the trekkers a traditional feel. Goljung, Gatlang, Bridim, Thuman, Timure, and Langtang are the major residents of the Tamang ethnic groups. Tibetan culture and tradition have had a significant impact on their lifestyle, which is very similar to that of most Tibetan villages. Most of them are farmers, traders, and yak herders. Their source of income is trekking, farming, raising livestock, and trading with Kerung in Tibet. Their main food sources are wheat, maize, potatoes, soybeans, and millet.Continue Reading
Originally, the Tamang people are horse traders from Tibet. Tamang people came and settled in hilly regions of Nepal several hundred years ago, usually not far from the Kathmandu Valley. Tamangs still have their own language and a unique identity that has Tibetan roots. They have historically been one of Nepal’s most victimized ethnic groups. They, unfortunately, suffered the most during the 2015 earthquake. Many of their homes were in remote, vulnerable areas that were cut off from aid. The Tamang people in this region gain access to a source of income through trekking on the Tamang Heritage Trail.
The trek offers a wilderness nature experience in addition to a cultural experience. Against a gorgeous backdrop of alpine scenery, open meadows, and rhododendron forests. Moreover, it is still an off-the-beaten-path with a mix of beautiful scenery and nature. Further, we can get amazing mountain views of the Ganesh Himal Range, Langtang Range, and Gosainkunda Range while trekking on this trail. Also. the Langtang National Park will astound anyone with its diverse and rich flora and fauna. Besides, the Tamang Heritage Trail is extendable combining with the Langtang Valley Trek, Gosainkunda Trek, and Helambu Circuit Trek adding on some more extra days if you wish to.Read Less
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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.
On your second day, you can go sightseeing to some of the famous religious and historical sites of Kathmandu. After exploring this city of temples, you will meet your trekking guide at the hotel. You will be briefed in detail about the trek. The guide will also assist you with any last-minute shopping that you require for the trek.
Have a well-rested night at Kathmandu before heading off to the mountains. (You can dump the stuff you do not want during the trek at the hotel or our office store.)
After an early morning breakfast, take a 7- 8 hours jeep drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. We drive north of Kathmandu on the mountainous highway through the Bhote Koshi River, Langtang River, alder, and bamboo forest. During the journey, we get glimpses of stunning views of waterfalls, gorges, terrace fields, small villages, and snow-capped mountains like Mt. Annapurna II (7,937m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163), Ganesh Himal (7,422) and other peaks.
After early morning breakfast, our first day of trekking starts from Syabrubesi towards Gatlang. After 2-3 hours of ascending steep trails, we reached Ronga Bhanjyang and stop nearby the viewpoint which provides spectacular views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung the Gosainkunda range, and the Goljung Valley.
The trail then descends towards the Goljung Valley for an hour. Reaching Goljung Village, we will have our lunch break. After walking for further 3 hours through some steep trails and flat trails, we reach Gatlang, the beautiful and traditional Tamang village on a hillside surrounded by terraced fields with stone and wooden paved roof houses. You can visit Parbati Kunda and an ancient monastery nearby the village.
Today, we descend to Thangbuchet, a village by the Bhotekoshi River close to Chilime, where the Chilime Hydropower Dam is. The first two and a half hours of our trek will be gentle passing numerous Chortens, mani walls, and dense forests on our way to Chilime. We begin to ascend after Chilime by passing over a suspension bridge. After climbing up for about one and a half hours we reach Gonggang village, where we will have our lunch.
Then, we will follow the moderate ascending path for about 2 hours to get to Tatopani. We enjoy spectacular views of the Ganesh Himal and the Langtang Range while traveling along the way. At Tatopani, one can bathe in natural hot springs to purify and feel better after. According to locals, the waters have a healing quality that relieves your aches and pains.
Today will be our longest trekking day. We ascend through the forests and thick jungles, gradually gaining elevation, and we reach Brimdang after hiking for about 2 hours. After ascending for the next two hours on the path, we reach Nagthali Danda at a height of 3165 m, the highest elevation of our trek, surrounded by high,་vast open grassland offering a stunning Himalayan scenario.
The hill was formerly a well-liked meditation site for the local priests and monks. Lunch will be served at Nagthali. This vantage point offers captivating views and causes you to fall in love with the limitless natural beauty of the Langtang region. Our eyes will be blessed with the magnificent views of Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Shishapangma (8,013m), Ganesh Himal (7,422m), Tibetan Himal, Sanjen Ranges, Kerung, and other snowy peaks.
Then we make our way down to Thuman, a Tamang village with strong Tibetan influences. Here, visiting the ancient monasteries and homes with beautiful wood carvings is an unforgettable experience.
On the other side of the Bhote Koshi River, across the valley, is where we’re going today. The trek starts with a relatively flat segment before descending to Timure along the old trade route to Tibet, where we stop for a lunch break. A 3-hour walk from Timure takes you to Rasuwaghadi, a historic fort on the Nepal-Tibet border.
Following lunch, the route climbs steeply to Bridim, another Tamang community with Tibetan influences that is situated in the heart of the Langtang Himal. We spend the night here in a local homestay for a truly unique and typical experience. The majority of the houses have split rock rooftops, and are crafted of stone.
Today we trek for approximately six hours from Briddim to Lama Hotel. As you traverse the Bhote Koshi valley on foot, we pass through bamboo and birch forests, terraced fields, and rural small villages. You might be able to see endangered local wildlife, like red pandas, along the route.
The trail passes through Bamboo Village, which is located on the banks of the Langtang river, as it gently climbs to Rimche (2,400m). We will eventually arrive at Lama Hotel, where we will spend the night.
We walk down to Syabrubesi for about five hours after breakfast. We descend through birch and bamboo forests, cross the Langtang and Bhote Koshi rivers, and take in the breathtaking scenery to get to Syabrubesi. This concludes our trekking journey. We’ll be driving back to Kathmandu the next day.
We will drive back to Kathmandu from Syafru Besi. The drive is of 7-8 hours.
Once you reach Kathmandu you will check in at a nice hotel around the Thamel area. 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. A few restaurants that serve delicious cuisine and hot coffee are located along the route, with good live music, and service.
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 to another exciting touring 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.
- All necessary airport arrival departure as per the itinerary.
- 3 night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin sharing basis on BB plan.
- Transportation from Kathmandu – Syabru Besi -Syabru Besi – Kathmandu for clients and guides in a private 4WD jeep.
- 3 meals a day during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as mention in the itinerary
- 7 night best available hotel during the trekking in Tea house
- Professional government license holder English speaking trekking guide and his salary.
- The required number of porters to carry the luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests)
- Langtang National Park permit fee and special permit
- Trekking permit (TIMS).
- Welcome, /Farewell dinner.
- A comprehensive medical kit
- Insurance for Nepali staffs
- All government and local taxes.
- Trekkers Paradise’s appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
- International airfare to/ from Nepal.
- Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan Internationa 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.
Treva Reister United State of America
Greatest Experience in Langtang Region with Trekkers ParadiseIn March of 2021, I completed the Tamang Heritage with Langtang valley 2 weeks trek organized by Trekkers Paradise. The trek was incredible; everything was fantastic, particularly the old traditional houses, people, and their lifestyle. The entire trek from Syafru Besi to Kyanjin Gompa and back was an experience of a lifetime. I fondly remember our guide Biru, who has been a perfect guide and a great friend during the entire trek. Looking forward to seeing you soon for another exciting adventure.
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 elevators 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 4-6 hours a day.
- One should be able to carry 6 kg themselves in a backpack for preparation.
- We suggest you run about 4/5 miles in the home for the preparation with some load on your back for 1 month to make your climbing much easier. Or use a 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 the 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 filling 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.
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 Tamang Heritage Trail Trek?
The trek can be completed within 8 to 10 days however the length of the trek depends on the weather, the trekker’s ability to walk, how long they take to acclimatize, whether they want to take side trips to famous places nearby like Kyanjin Gompa, Gosainkunda Lake.
Do I need permits?
Yes, all foreign citizens require two permits for this trek. You require Langtang National park permit, and a trekking permit (TIMS), Trekkers Paradise will ensure you get all the permits you need.
Where is Langtang?
Langtang is situated in the north of Kathmandu covering 1710 sq. km. it is about 30 km. north of Kathmandu.
I have never been to trekking; can I do this trek?
Yes, If you have never been trekking, this could be a great start to embrace nature. It is a trip with not quite difficult trails.
Is Tamang Heritage trail safe to trek?
The only potential hazard during the trek is the possibility of altitude sickness to reduce the chances of it. 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 Tamang Heritage Trail:
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 Tamang Heritage Trail includes seven nights’ lodge to lodge stay at a mountain and three nights in Kathmandu hotel, where we use the best available lodge and select the best accommodation in the Annapurna region. We provide seven nights room standard room generally on a twin sharing room basis.
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.
Three nights of Hotels in Kathmandu before and after the trek is required which is included in the package.
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 Tamang Heritage Trail, 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 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 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 of 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, Annapurna
- 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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All our programs serve as just one example of what is possible. Trekkers’ Paradise, with years of experience in organising tailor-made tours, invites you to contact us to create your personalised dream program.