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Tamang Heritage Trek

Tamang Heritage Trek


Trip Fact

Trip Name:

Tamang Heritage Trek

Best Month:

Sep - Nov & Mar - May

Max Elevation:

3522 m

Walking hours Per Day:

5 - 8 Hours

Trip Duration:

8 Days

Trip Grade:

Easy to Moderate





Group Size:



Langtang Region, Nepal

Tamang Heritage Trail is a culturally rich and scenic trekking route, located in the Langtang region of Nepal. The route is easily accessible from Kathmandu and offers an opportunity to explore the traditions, culture, and lifestyle of the Tamang people, who are an indigenous ethnic group of Nepal. The trekking route traverse through picturesque villages, terraced fields, lush forests, and provide the panoramic views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal mountains ranges

Tamang Heritage Trail Developed by the Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Program (RPAP), the “Tamang Heritage Trail” is a recently discovered tourism product in Nepal that showcases the ancient Tamang culture and heritage settling nearby Tibetan plateau where the scenery and healing bath in natural hot spring are spectacular. This is a part of Langtang Region which is located next to the Langtang valley. People living in this region are originally from Tibet who migrated across the border long ago. 

Tamang Heritage Trail comprises an off-beat trail and allows you to venture deep into the Tamang hinterland. Tamang Heritage Trail is possible to conduct in two ways: separately or in conjugation with other trails. Most of the trekkers combine Tamang Heritage trek with other trails like Langtang valley Trek and Gosaikunda trekking. 

This spectacular trek starts from Syabrubesi and follows the route of Gatlang, Tatopani, Thuman and Briddim. Set high on a hillside, Gatlang is a picturesque Tamang settlement. Tamang Buddhist Monastery and Parvatikunda Lake are the major attractions of Gatlang. Soothing a natural hot spring at Tatopani-Gatlang trail is an exhilarating experience. Thuman is familiar for Shamanic performance and Briddim offers riveting cultural experience along with delightful overnight at community run home-stay. 

Moreover, travelers get the opportunity to pay homage at Dukchu Gomba monastery which once was worshiped by Rinpoche and Chukla Khnaga Gomba. Tamangs are well-known as horse traders and considered as one of oldest tribes in Nepal. The dominating view of soaring peaks like Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang Lirung and Jugal Himal fascinates the trail. The difficulty of Tamang Heritage Trail is a bit of an odd-ball. The distance between the villages is a well-suited distance that takes around four hours. Tamang Heritage Trek is ideal for those seeking a closer look at Himalayan life that is less developed and explored.

Why Tamang Heritage Trek? 

Tamang Heritage Trek is unique cultural and new opened trekking trail for trekkers in the Langtang Region. It is opened from 2004 and located between Ganesh Himal and Langtang National Park. It is remote and off the beaten trekking trail comparing the Annapurna Trekking and Everest Trekking but opportunity explores the traditional local culture and lifestyle, natural quality and panoramic mountains view. This easy 7 days trekking is north side from Kathmandu and reached Tamang Village while trekking along with green valley. This region also affected by the earthquake in April 2015 and some villages still suffer from the economic.  So, Tamang Heritage Trek is not only the beautiful trek but also you will provide fundamental support for local people live of this area.  If you have more time to make a longer trek,  you can be combined with Langtang Valley Trek or Gosaikunda Lake Trek instead of returning to Syabrubesi. 

Highlights of Tamang Heritage Trail:

  • Trekking through beautiful forest and village trails
  • Experience the culture trek and observe both Tibetan and Buddhist Culture
  • Stay in local home-stay and learn about Tamang Culture and their lifestyle
  • Enjoy the hot bath in natural hot spring at Tatopani
  • Reached the Rasuwagadi and observe the border of Nepal and China
  • Enjoy the panoramic mountain view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal and Tibetan mountain ranges 

How Difficult Is Tamang Heritage Trek?

Tamang Heritage Trek is easy/ moderate trek level walk and where you have to walk 5/7 hrs a day with gradually high altitude. If trekkers planning to first trek in Nepal and ask about cultural trekking routes, we strongly recommend to Tamang Heritage trek for everyone trekkers, because you can trek to there without any training but it requires physical exercise and healthy body. Beginner’s altitude is 1460 m in Syabrubesi and gets Nagthali (3165m) highest altitude during the whole trek, so low risk of high altitude sickness. Only you need to drink plenty of water and slow walk to complete this easy trek. Some parts of the Tamang Heritage site are moderately tougher with narrow slopes and rocky path. Any way this trek can be comfortably completed by every level of trekkers. Just you have to need strong courage and willing power to complete this trek.

Why with us? 

Trekking in Nepal with High Pass Adventure means a lot. It means friendship, fun, convenience, adventure and above all the security and safety we bring. Our long experience in Nepal and true dedication guarantees your vacation is well thought out and planned to make the most beautiful journey of your lifetime. We are flexible for create a suitable itinerary and offer such a great combination of quality hotel, small group size trip, family tour, solo trekking, honeymoon trip, group trekking.  Also our guides have general knowledge about first aid kits and long years experience in the trekking fields and hire strong porters for supporting carry the luggage. 

Hence, your trekking in Nepal is leading by our professional and experience trekking guide who are joining with you from airport to airport and our strong porter will carry 2 trekkers’ bags (maximum 30 kg).  

Important Note:

Some time becomes problems like weather condition, local politics issue, transportation or other factors that are beyond from our control. It might be change the itinerary.  However, it is very unlikely that the itinerary would be considerably changed.  If alterations are necessary, the Guide and Trekking leader will decide what is the best options are. You can talk and decide taking into through the best happiness of the whole group. Where a change does suggest itself, we try to do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot take responsible for the results of changes or delays. Our trekking staffs are experience and professional and try to solve all problems during the trekking. 

Tamang Heritage Trek Altitude Profile

Itinerary Expand All Close All

High Pass Adventure Pvt. Ltd. welcomes you in Nepal at the airport outside the baggage hall of the Tribhuvan international airport (TIA). Our person will take you to your hotel in Kathmandu from the airport. Check into the hotel, rest and freshen up, and be ready for the meeting with your programs in our trekking office.

Welcome Dinner

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before getting ready for the trip of the Kathmandu Valley with an experienced tour guide. We are on a tour of the Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will be taken to four of the top and most visited UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley: Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath. For the  tour of these places, you will be traveling  in a luxurious, personal vehicle. There are intriguing tours available that offer unique insights into Buddhism, Hinduism, ancient art, historical architecture, Kathmandu Valley people's way of life, and culture. Following this tour, you will return to the office to confirm your hiking attire and equipment.

Early in the morning after having breakfast, we will take a taxi to the bus station and drive to the north range of Kathmandu through ridgeline vistas to reach SyabruBesi passing through Trisuli, Dhunche which takes about 7 hours. You'll enjoy the spectacular views of the Himalayas through the terraced

Trek to tatopani 2607m


Trek to thuman 2338m



Trek to timure 1762m



Trek to briddim 2229m



Trek to syabrubesi 1460m



After breakfast, we catch a bus to Kathmandu, which takes about 7 hours to take us to  Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.


This is the last day of your trip to Nepal. One of our High Pass Adventure staff will take to you Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure time. If you wish extra trip to Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, and India, High Pass Adventure will help you for your next trip and adventure activities.

What Is Included ?

High Pass Adventure have working best guide and porter for the trekking. We are providing an excellence service to our customer. All our costs are net and very clear on cost include-excludes. We have paid best salary to Trekking, Tour guide and porter which is more than government fixed amount. Our entire customers are satisfied from our service. For the more details please feel free to contact us.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick up & drops by private vehicle 
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing
  • Kathmandu-Syabrubesi-Kathmandu (private/ public vehicle)
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) and one cup of tea with per meal
  • Accommodation on Tea-house during the trekking
  • 2 night's Hotel in Kathmandu and on Bed & Breakfast plan
  • An experience English Speaking trained, Government license Holder Guide
  • Necessary strong Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest), the porter will Carry 20KG/ 25 KG
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations
  • All trekking permits (National Park fees and TIMS)
  • First Aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • Guide and porter salary, Food, accommodation and insurance during the trek
  • Tour Certificate, Company T-shirt as a Souvenir
  • Farewell Dinner with Typical Nepali Restaurant

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal visa fee and your International flights
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu 
  • Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu other than itinerary
  • Travel insurance and Mountain rescue service (covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation)
  • Personal expenses (phone, laundry, water, bar drinks, battery recharge, extra porters, hot shower etc.)
  • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects
  • Tips to Trekking staff (Tips is expected)
  • Any other expenses that aren’t mentioned in the section above

Traveller Useful Information

Information of Langtang National Park 

Langtang is the name of the mountain and region in the north- center of Nepal and situated about 50 kilometres north from Kathmandu valley. This region is famous for Langtang National park which was established in 1976 A.D. as well as first Himalayan national park and fourth protected area in the country. The total covers an area of 1,710 square kilometers in the Rasuwa, Nuwakot and Sindhupalchok Districts of the central Himalayan region and surrounding 26 Village development communities as well as western boundary is Bhote Kosi and Trishuli rivers, north and east is border of Tibet China and south border is  located in 30 km north of Kathmandu city.  

There are about 6,000 people live and most of depend on agriculture. Tamang and Sherpa peoples are main majority in the region. The park is mark with large verity of climatic zones from subtropical to alpine. About 25% of the park is covered by forest include Oak, Maple, Pine trees and various types of Rhododendron. The Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Thaar, red pandas and various type birds makes attractive the park. Gosaikunda lakes and Kyanjin Gompa is the spiritual site of the Hindus and Buddhist in the park. The Mt. Langtang Lirung (7,245 m) is the highest point in the park as well as there are many others snow peak. 

Transportation to/from Langtang Region 

If you are wondering about enter and exit access in Langtang region from Kathmandu, Here is good news to all with different ways to reach Langtang Region from “Kathmandu” capital city of Nepal. There is easily accessible from Kathmandu by land. It is located in north side from Kathmandu. There are many options to get in and out to Langtang Region such as direct bus to Syabrubesi, Sundarijal or Melamchi from Kathmandu. Even though Trekking Itineraries are always flexible because there are many starting and ending place, so it may take a little more or less than that.  

The trekkking starts and ends in Syabrubesi for Langtang Valley Trek and Tamang Heritage Trek   a small town 120 km from Kathmandu as well as Helambu Trek starts from Sundarijal 25 km from Thamel. The main bus station is Machha Pokhari to the syabrubesi and it takes 7/9 hours but if you are taking private vehicle for comfortable and faster, it takes 5 to 7 hours and cost is more expensive. 

Langtang Region Trekking Permit Cost

Langtang Region Trekking lies in Langtang National Park, so no need special permit like restricted area (Upper Mustang, Upper Dolpo, Manaslu Region, Nar-Phu Valley and many more). Our government has instilled only two permits for the Langtang Trek. Both of these permits are compulsory for your trek to Langtang Region. Yours permits need to show on the check post along the Langtang valley trekking route. If you go there without permits, you have to buy from there with extra charge (penalty) or you may have accepted punishments as per the law of Nepal government or you may have turn back. Those two permits can buy ether from registered trekking company or Tourism Board (Bhrikuti Mandap).

Permit Cost per person (per trek)
TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System) US$ 20
Langtang National Park Entry Permit US$ 30

Please note that these costs are based on the information provided and may be subject to change. It's important to check with the appropriate authorities or your trekking agency for the most up-to-date permit prices before planning your trek in Nepal.

Both permits you can buy in Kathmandu (Nepal Tourism Board) before you go on Trek.

Food and Accommodation in Langtang Region 

Langtang Region is third popular trekking destination in Nepal next to Everest and Annapurna Region. There are many trekking routes and Langtang Valley Trek is best one of them. Langtang Region trekking trail is well managed and managed by the Langtang National Park and local community. 

There are lots of accommodations and restaurants along the trekking trail because every year increasing new house and add the room for trekkers. So, you can have easy to finding comfortable accommodation in the Langtang region. Almost all tea-houses (lodges) are tried to give you best service for all traveler. Normally, lodges have private rooms (2 beds in one room) for customers with sharing indoor bathroom but if you need luxury lodge, they have luxury facilities. Few places have limit lodges for accommodation. Every different place has different quality of the lodges, so you can choose best one on your budget.

Every lodge have food menu and foods items are almost same. We strongly recommended typical Nepali dish “Dal-Bhat” (boiled rice, vegetable, lentil soup) but if you like, you can choose others food from food menu.  Most of the lodges produced fresh Vegetables on their garden and serve to the costumer. Basically, the cooks are trained but food taste might be bit different than western. Meat is not fresh in the mountain area so you have tried to be vegetarian during the Langtang Region Trekking. 

You can buy all types of drink in every lodge but the prices goes high as you go higher. You can drink normal water with using a purification tablets. Avoid the alcoholic drinks when you go higher.  

Best Season for Langtang Region 

There are two main trekking season for trekking in Nepal. Autumn trekking season (September to December) and spring trekking season (March to May) are the best trekking seasons. Even though, beginning of September to end of May are the very good times for the trekking in Nepal. The weather is perfect sunny and warm with wonderful mountains views clean air and not rain and snow compare with other trekking season. 

If you want and wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature and culture, you can do this trip during the winter (January and February) also could be an option.  The temperature during winter could be little bit cold for most trekkers but the visibility is not bad.  In the summer season (June to August) is raining but best time for nature lovers. That is why; you can choose your best season for your trek in Nepal depends on your Vacations.

Communication in the Langtang Region 

Langtang region is popular trekking destination In Nepal. There was not Mobile network and internet service last 2 years ago. Nowadays, there are good mobile network services and internet services in the whole Langtang region trekking area but not few places such as Ganjala Pass Trek. So, the internet service will be available whole Region but tea-houses and lodges provide internet with some extra charge. If you have not Nepali SIM card for communication with your family and not use the internet service, our guide help to you for pass the massage through his mobile phone because always our guide have cellular phone and he contact to Kathmandu trekking office about to know the trek and your health condition as well as we help any kinds of problem during the trek.

Hence, travelling is important things in life so we make sure you about safe and healthy during the trekking in Nepal. Nowadays, you can get the local SIM card in Kathmandu airport after arrival to use the 3g and 4g internet service because most of the trekking routes in Nepal have Mobile Network service. If you need Nepali SIM, we can provide to you for your trekking but you have to tell us before leave the trekking. 


High altitude sickness is common problem in the high Himalayan area when you go as higher elevation. It is appears very quickly but symptoms are   preventable. If you have previous high altitude trekking experience, it might be best but if not trek in above three thousand meters high you need to prevention of the high altitude sickness.  You need a extra suitable acclimatization days to complete the trip and Walk slowly, drink plenty of water, don’t drink alcohol, go higher and sleep low elevation as well as spend 2 nights on every 500 meters  above than 3500 meters heights are prevent the altitude sickness during the trekking in Nepal.   All our trekking itineraries are flexible with acclimatization days and first priority for your health and safety to complete the trek without any problem.  We provide you basic medicine to support for emergency rescue, if situation gets worse. 

Hence, every day you have inform to your Guide or Leader about your health condition and he will response to decide whether and your overall health condition to continue the trip or return back. 

Tipping information 

The Guide, porter, driver and all workers who are working in tourism filed, they except some tips during your Tour Trekking and others activities in Nepal. Tipping is judgment of workers from travelers and workers offers the tips end of the trek. Travelers tips 10% of their payable amount but you can give to them depend on their services. 

Hence, it is important to High Pass Adventure working team who take care to you all the time during the visiting in Nepal, motivated with outstanding service and offer inspiring trip in a lifetime experience.  

Trip extension 

If you have extra time after complete the trek, you can do different activities or different short trek in Nepal. We have many short tour packages and adventure activities such as Chitwan National park and Bardiya National Park for Jungle safari tours. You can visit Pokhara city, Nagarkot Hiking, Dhampus hiking or day Rafting trip in Trisuli River. 

Adventure activities are like paragliding, canoeing, Ultra light flight, Bungee Jump and Mountain Biking. These all package are extra activities as optional tours and not included in your package cost. If you will do these activities after the trip with us, we arrange at a reasonable cost and we give to you good discount. 

Trekking Gear List 

Travel equipment are necessary to pack before you travel.  We hope it is too much to carry from your home to others country but some are the necessary equipment can be hired or buy in Kathmandu around Thamel. These general equipment are for all seasons while on trekking in Nepal, but may be different as per the different season and duration of trekking routes on your chosen trip.


  • Passport and 4 passport size photos 
  • Travel insurance details (in case an emergency evacuation if needed)
  • Boarding passes for flights
  • Driver’s license (if needed)
  • Cash USD
  • Credit/Debit Card (Ensure you have $500 on your card incase an emergency helicopter evacuation is needed)


  • Sleeping bag (Comfort rating -15 Celsius recommended)
  • Sleeping bag liner (Optional)


  • Trekking boots: one pair  lightweight
  • Sandals for city and tea house footwear 
  • Shoes for the plane and tea houses (Optional)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks

Clothing for Body: 

Please make sure that you have non-cotton clothing for trekking:

  • Base-layer t-shirts (e.g. running t-shirts)
  • Fleece/Windproof jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket for warmth
  • Travel clothes and City Wear
  • Underwear
  • Base-layer trousers (optional)
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Trekking trousers
  • Trekking shorts (Optional)
  • Gloves and wool hat
  • bandanna or scarf 

Health Requirements (Basic First Aid Kit)

  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu


  • Sunglasses and Sun cream 
  • Towel
  • Book (reading and writing materials)
  • MP-3 /Music, headphones and ear plug (who know some people on group are snoring) as optional.
  • Travel wash
  • Hand sanitizer, wet wipes
  • A day bag: 35 liters
  • A duffel or rucksack with straps to go over your back (Max 12 kg of weight for porters to carry)
  • Dry Liner or Dry Bag
  • Water bottle/thermos/ camel bag: At least 2 L. Nalgen bottles best.

General Toiletries

  • Toilet papers/ tissue 
  • Contact lenses, Glasses (if needed)
  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soaps (preferably biodegradable)
  • -Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • On Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Anti-bacterial hands wash

Others (optional) 

  • Trekking Poles 
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside your kit / duffel bag
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, and scrabble. (for luxuries) 
  • Binoculars (for luxuries)
  • Trail Map/Guide book (if you are alone)

Getting There: Nepal 

Between China's Tibet Autonomous Region and India, Nepal is a landlocked Himalayan nation. It has eight of the top ten mountains in the world, including Mount Everest. There are numerous points from China and India where one can enter Nepal by land. Tourist visas for Nepal are available on arrival at all Indian and Chinese borders if you are traveling there by land. There are numerous foreign airlines providing nonstop connecting flights to Nepal if you're arriving by air. Nepal Airlines, Turkish Air, Thai Airways, Gulf Air, Qatar Air, Jet Airways, Air India, Biman Bangladesh, Lufthansa, Oman Air, Travel Dubai, Air Arabia, and Air China are a few of the well-known airlines that fly to Nepal. From China or India, one can also go overland. Please check your flight and get in touch with us before arriving in Nepal. At the airport in Nepal, you can easily obtain a on arrival visa.

Visa and passport information

Except for Indian passport holders, all foreign visitors to Nepal need a visa; however, you must have a passport with a six-month validity date in order to apply for a tourist visa. At the Tribhuvan International Airport and the Chinese-Indian border in Tibet, visas are available on arrival. To apply for a visa to enter Nepal, you must have a color photograph in PP size. Please click this link for more details about Visa Information. 

Money exchange rate and prices

If you're seeking for the best foreign exchange rates and locations in Nepal, you may easily exchange the majority of your foreign currency at a local bank or authorized money exchange facility in a well-known tourist destination. The Nepal Rastra Bank controls all exchange rates (Center Bank of Nepal). You can exchange small amounts of money at the hotel if you want to. Because our banks will not take dirty or old notes, kindly bring clean and fresh notes.

In order to avoid the time-consuming processes associated with cards and traveler's checks, Nepalese people typically prefer cash in hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, and other locations. You can use an ATM to get cash (in Nepali Rupees) if you have a credit or debit card. In the main tourist city, there are a number of ATM counters with 24-hour service. If you use a card, the maximum withdrawal amount is between 30,000 and 35,000 rupees at once, plus a processing fee of 500 rupees. 

You must convert your money in Kathmandu or Pokhara before the hike because the majority of trekking routes do not offer a facility for international currency exchange. Additionally, inquire about the amount of money required for a Himalayan trek from your trekking operator or guide.

Safety and security

When traveling in Nepal, safety and security are crucial issues to consider both on the way to in and out. We are here for you at all times, and we promise to provide the greatest service to all of our cherished clients. Our guides have extensive training in the field of trekking and broad understanding of first aid items. Because it rises more than 4000 m above sea level, it is essential for hiking in Nepal. Because health is crucial, if a trekker becomes ill from the high altitude, our knowledgeable guide discusses the necessary medications and decides to continue the trek while organizing the emergency rescue.

You must be cautious when hiking trails pass one other because they are not wide enough to do so. During the busiest trekking season, there are lots of porters, yaks, mules, and Jokpe along the trail. You must stay on the safe side if you encounter them on a bridge or in a confined space because otherwise they may force you over the edge.

Safe drinking water

For a healthy body while traveling and staying hydrated, clean water is essential. It will be the most effective method of completing the Himalayan journey. If not, getting sick and having diarrhea is simple. Almost everywhere during the Nepalese tea house trip, but not during the camping trek, sells bottled water. Unfortunately, bottled water is very pricey. 

Please bring good water bottles (for boiling water) and water purification tablets or water filter bottles since plastic bottles are detrimental for the environment. Reusable water bottles are a good idea because they help keep the mountain clean. If you are concerned about finding a typical water tap to fill up your bottles in the trekking region of Nepal, they are very simple to locate. It can be found in rivers, streams, and lodges.

Travel insurance and insurance policy

Nepal hiking tours: The difficulty levels of the Himalayas range from easy to tough. As a result of the Himalayan climate changing, there is a risk of high altitude and potential mishap. 

Trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas demands practical trekking abilities at high altitudes (above 4,000 meters), so travel insurance is essential. If an accident occurs during a trip and requires medical attention or evacuation, the cost of returning to a city and receiving treatment may be significant. Therefore, you must ensure that your insurance covers the price of an air ambulance, medical care, and any risks associated with travel, such as delayed flights and lost, stolen, damaged, or missing baggage. Your complete itinerary while visiting Nepal should be covered by your insurance policy. Make sure your insurance policy covers hikes higher than 5,500 meters. If not, you will be responsible for all unforeseen costs associated with your trek through Nepal. 

All trekkers must send a copy of their certificate from their comprehensive travel insurance policy to High Pass Adventure as part of the booking process for trekking and climbing in Nepal.

High altitude sickness information

Mountain sickness is another name for high altitude sickness. You must be aware of high altitude sickness symptoms since they arise rapidly if you hike or ascend to a higher elevation. Here are some details if you're curious as to why it occurs. The air pressure is the main cause of altitude sickness. Your body needs time to adapt to the shift in air pressure when you travel to higher elevations since the air pressure decreases and there is less oxygen present. According to doctors, If you are at sea level, it begins at 8,000 feet (2400 meters).

1) Types 

There are three types of altitude sickness:

  • Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): it is very common and symptoms feel like a tiredness, dizzy, headache, thirsty, muscle aches, nausea 
  • High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): it is effect in the lungs, which can be very dangerous and hard to do life threatening
  • High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): it is effective in the brain and most difficult to treat and you need to go to hospital attention the right way. 

2) Cause 

Following are the causes of high altitude sickness:

  • Generally living near sea level and travel to a high elevation 
  • Had the sickness before
  • Climbing quickly
  • Not being acclimatized to the altitude
  • Drinking alcohol when you ascend 
  • Medical problems of heart, nervous or lungs 

3) Symptoms

These symptoms will appear depending on your speed to climb and how hard you push. Symptoms range from normal to serious. They can affect the nervous system, lungs, muscles, and heart.

Here are symptoms of High Altitude Sickness:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Dizziness 
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Rapid Pulse (Heart Rate)
  • Short breath with action
  • Blue color of skin or gray soft skin 
  • Chest tightness or blocking
  • Confusion
  • Dry cough or coughing with blood
  • Cannot walk in a straight line 

4) Prevention 

Important keys to preventing of High Altitude Sickness are:

  • Climb the mountain gradually. 
  • Stop every 2,000 feet (600 meters) of climb above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters) and one or two nights sleep there.
  • Sleep at a lower altitude when possible.
  • Make sure that you have the ability to quickly descend if needed.
  • Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness.

If you plan on climbing quickly, or climbing to a high altitude, ask your provider about medicines that may help.

If you are at risk for a low red blood cell count (anemia), ask your provider if your planned trip is safe. Also ask if an iron supplement is right for you. Anemia lowers the amount of oxygen in your blood. This makes you more likely to have mountain sickness.

5) While climbing, you should follow these rules:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Climb slowly.
  • Take it easy
  • Do not drink alcohol.
  • Eat regular meals that are high in carbohydrates.
  • Sleep lower elevation 
  • Take a medication (diomax) according to doctor

Client Reviews

Sanyogita Kashyap

Sanyogita Kashyap

United States

Beautiful Trekking Trails to Tamang Heritage Site

18th June, 2023

I and my wife have completed the Tamang Heritage site one week trek and organized by High Pass Adventure. It's one of the most attractive trails I ever made. The trek was incredible, everything was brilliant, especially the old typical houses and home-stay, people and their life style and homemade local foods and doesn’t Miss Nagthali view point for the panoramic mountain.  We have had a wonderful time with Purna, he prepared one of the best Dhal Bhat I ever had

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