(Last Updated On: February 10, 2015)

The pleasurable trekking trips cannot be explained in words and neither do danger related to this trilling adventure sport. There are people who suffer from high altitude sickness. 800 ft altitude is enough to make people sick of the height but it does not show its effect until you reach the height of 1200 ft. Height is not the main issue in trekking it’s the speed that matters.

Acute mountain sickness is the name for high altitude sickness. In comparison men suffer this type of sickness because they climb mountains faster than women. Both men and women are sensitive against high altitude sickness. At least two to three day warm ups in climbing are recommended to avoid sickness. Let your body adapt to the opposite circumstances such as cold, general climate and air thinness. Acetazolamide is recommended by the doctors for people who climb mountains. The recommendation is essential before consuming this medication.

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Headache, uneasy breathing, loss of appetite, sleeping difficulties, nausea, and fatigue are the symptoms of such sickness. When sickness is severe you may suffer from delirium and confusion, loss of memory, less urination, severe headaches, unconsciousness and difficulties in breathing. If the problems are more major than it may prove fatal.

Trekking journeys proves to be best when it is done I small periods of time. Trekkers should rest between 6000-8000 ft before climbing further. Climbing can be carried on when the sun is there and have some rest after travelling 1000ft and do the same each day. This will help you a lot in avoiding high altitude sickness. Climbing mountains is not easy as you can face many adverse climates at the same time such as sunlight, spine chilling wind and cold. Precautions must be adopted to overcome these problems.

Trekking Boots provides support the ankles and also keep them warm. Old boots are best in comparison to the new ones. Carrying Extra supports and boots with you will be of great help and you can use them around the camp. Water the vital element and wind proof jackets will positively support your trekking. Windproof jackets are known as   Parka/anorak jacket. Pack your bags carrying 2-3 t- shirts which should be full sleeved and a pullover, swollen bottoms which are more comfortable than jeans, woollen gloves, socks and caps for your comfortable trekking experience.

Altitude sickness may appear when there is deficiency of water and fluids in the body so always keep water with you. Air on high altitude is thin and dry which causes lack of water and fluids in the body. You can suffer from dehydration which makes people low tolerance, will make you tired rapidly and your body can be sensitive against sun and heat. So before starting your trekking trips you should increase your water intakes to avoid future problems. If there will be more than sufficient fluids in your body and during trekking it will prove to be good as you will be able to sleep better and will feel energized whole day long while trekking. Carry a sleeping bag which will keep you warm and ear plugs if you are a light sleeper.

Height hangs vary from person to person. And this can be learned through your trekking experience. If you don’t have any experience above descriptions may help you planning a new one.