What is altitude sickness?
Altitude sickness is when the body reacts badly to being made to ascend to a high altitude too quickly.
Some degree of altitude sickness is common on a high-altitude trek like the Everest Base Camp trek.
What are the symptoms of altitude sickness?
shortness of breath or rapid breathing fatigue nausea (and sometimes vomiting) dizziness headaches loss of appetite erratic sleep insomnia vivid dreams
Everyone should expect to feel some normal symptoms of altitude sickness on the Everest Base Camp trek.
Does altitude sickness affect everyone?
What is acclimatisation?
Three acclimatisation strategies
Acclimatisation strategy #1
Acclimatisation strategy #1: Give yourself enough days for the ascent.
Acclimatisation strategy #2
Acclimatisation strategy #2: Include rest days along the ascent route.
Acclimatisation strategy #3
Acclimatisation strategy #3: Climb high during the day and then sleep at a lower altitude.