Ways to help lessen chance of
When planning your itinerary NEAT takes into consideration
the altitude and other factors to lessen the chance of getting
Altitude gains-your trek is designed to gain around 600
meters (vertical) altitude daily.
Acclimatization - rest days are included in itinerary to
help body adjust to new altitude.
Each trekker must accept responsibility too and trek slowly
- observe the pace at which the porters walk. There are
no worthwhile prizes for getting to destination in record
time - generally AMS.
Treatment: Mild symptoms
- staying at same altitude may resolve symptoms. If little
or no improvement, descend to lower level.
Severe (HAPE + HACE) - descend immediately, as failure to
do so could result in death. If symptoms persist you may
need to be portered to nearest medical facility or evacuated