Tamang Expeditions (P) Ltd.




Altitude Sickness

Normal person in altitude:

Good appetite

May be mild swelling of hands, feet, face

Increasing of breathing on exercise

Increased urine output

Broken sleep

Mild symptoms:

Dizziness, light headache


Loss of sense of humour

Poor broken sleep

Loss of appetite


Mild shortness of breath

No increase in urine output (should be minimum of half liter a day)


HACE(Cerebral Edema) HAPE( Pulmonary Edema)

  • Any of the mild symptoms 
  • Any of the mild symptoms
  • Severe headache
  • Shortness of breath even in rest
  • Double vision
  • Cough (dry cough)
  • Can't think properly 
  • Wet sound in chest
  • Loss of balance of the body 
  • Pains in chest
  • Severe vomiting
  • Mild fever

In case of HACE and HAPE following symptoms may occur on both.

Exhaustion, Confusion and Poor or No urine


Slow ascent (300m. a day above 3000m.)

Trek should be planed with enough acclimatization days

Drink non alcoholic fluid at least 3 ltr. per 24 hrs.

Avoid becoming out of breath

Keep an eye on each other of your group and try to learn symptoms

If symptoms occur rest there, if symptoms worsen descend and if symptoms are gone ascent.

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