Do's and Don'ts
Altitude sickness, often known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a particularly important medical consideration while trekking in Nepal. Altitude sickness means the effect of altitude on those who ascend too rapidly to elevations above 3000 meters. The initial symptoms of AMS are as follows:
These symptoms are to be taken very seriously. In case of an appearance of any of the above symptoms any further ascent should be avoided; otherwise more serious, even life-threatening problems can occur. The only cure for Altitude Sickness is to descend to lower elevations immediately. Acclimatization by ascending to no more than 300 to 500 meters per day above 3000 meters, and the proper amount of rest and rehydration are the best methods for prevention of AMS.
If you follow the simple advice of our trained guides, you won't have to worry about complications from mountain sickness. We design our tours to ensure clients are ready for high altitude, and arrange alternative itineraries for those at risk.
Be careful not to use your spoon, fork or hands being used for eating to touch other’s food, plate, cooking utensil or the serving dish. Do not eat from other people’s plate and do not drink from other people’s bottle or glass. It is considered impure by the Nepalese.
The land of endless fascination.
Nepal is known the world over as a nation of colour and contrasts - a hidden SHANGRI - LA of nature, culture, and adventure. Its hallmark, undoubtedly, is the majestic snow - capped Himalaya, home to eight of the world’s 8,000 meter peaks. There is, however, a whole lot more to Nepal than its heights. Powerful rivers rush out from the Himalaya providing world class rafting opportunities as they cascade down the middle hills and empty out into the steamy flatlands of the Terai in the south. Here exotic game and innumerable species of birds have made the jungle reserves their home and equally exotic people live in painted homes among lush green paddy fields. Indeed, the breath taking biotic diversity of Nepalese mirrored by the equally diverse population whose rich cultural heritage colours this nation with festivals and rituals, songs and masked dances, and a piety the level of which is matched by few places on this earth. This piety is reflected in the many artistic temples and monuments its people have built. this peaceful Himalayan Kingdom is thus an adventurer’s paradise, a naturalist’s dream, and a living ethnographic museum. It is primarily an agricultural country, and tourism, carpets and garments are the major industries.