Acclimatization & Sickness

Our itineraries are designed to allow for adequate acclimatization time although everyone reacts to altitude differently. The best means to acclimatize is to decrease your rate of ascent and spend more time on the mountain.

If you become ill on the trek or have serious symptoms of altitude sickness but want to continue up the mountain, please contact us by phone/email or ask your guide to contact our office in Kathmandu to make arrangements. Note that it often takes several days to meet up with another group or match you with a new guide. All of our guides have practical experience in dealing with the symptoms of AMS and are Wilderness First Aid Certified. They also carry pulse oximeters to measure your blood oxygen level. Please respect the decision of your guide if he deems it unsafe for you to continue trekking.

If you are trekking in the Annapurna or Langtang regions, please have your guide contact our office in Kathmandu and we will do our best to make arrangements. Similar conditions and extra charges apply for these treks. That’s why, please plan on having at least 3 extra days in Nepal or the ability to change your international flights.