Acute Mountain Sickness

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is caused by an inability to cope with decreasing amount of oxygen above 3,000m altitude and may even be fatal if ignored. The only way to prevent this is by ascending slowy no more than 300m per day at such altitudes so that our body will have enough time to acclimatize to the environment. Moreover, it is highly recommended to drink a lot of water, avoid alcohol, caffeinated drinks, excess salt and protein and asend as slowly as possible.


  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tiredness and fatigue
  • Dizziness, light headedness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Inability to sleep
  • Swelling of the face, hands and feet
  • Loss of appetite
  • Insomnia

Best remedy is to descend to a lower elevation immediately, and seek medical help.

 Air Rescue and Emergency Medical treatment and Travel Insurance

Air rescue service is available in any event of serious medical emergencies like altitude related sickness or any other accident for your immediate  evacuation to a  full facilitated medical treatment center. However, such rescue and treatment services are very expensive. Therefore, it is highly recommended to have a comprehensive travel insurance that covers the accidental expenses and any other emergency medical related expenses during your stay in Nepal.