Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

AMS signs: Headache, often with loss of appetite,nausea, vomiting, tiredness, dizziness, disturb sleep. What to do? Stay at height 1-3 days or descend.

HACE signs: Severe headache, loss of balance/co-ordination, staggering,irrational behavour, confusion,coma.

What to do? Experience GAT guide check with straight line heel to heel walking. HACe victims can not do this. Descend immediately no mater what time is it? Least 500 to 1000m.

HAPE signs: Breathless even at rest, dry cough/pink or rusty spit, blue lips/nails, very tired, low fever.

What is the prevention? Ascend slowly (300-500)m a day, eat high carbohydrate food, drinks a lot of water, avoid caffeine and alcoholic drinks.

There are few Aid post along the way to Annapurna regions and Everest Base Camp trekking regions. Where a professional international doctors are available to consult.

Rescue and evacuation, If you are getting worse please inform to GAT for your quick evacuation.

GAT highly suggested you not to buy mineral water as the plastic bottle make more pollution in the Environment. GAT offers you safe boiled drinking water with Iodine.

Nepal is ideally famous for trekking and mountaineering. Most of the trekking area in National park, conservation, Control area/Restricted area and World Heritage sites. So Entry permit, TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) and some climbing permit/restricted area permit is required. Which we Global Adventure Trekking produces in Kathamndu before your trip departure.