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Tilicho Lake and Annapurna Circuit Trek - 15 Days

Trip Description


Tilicho Lake and Annapurna Circuit Trek is the classic, most diverse and stunning trek in the Himalayas witnessing the fascinating ethnic groups and incredible scenario of mountains, crystalline Tilicho Lake and the zenith of Annapurna massif- Thorang-la Pass.

The trek highlights exceedingly beautiful valleys like Marshayngdi & Kali Gandaki. The cultural encounters in numerous ethnically inhabited villages are the wonders of Nepal’s cultural diversity seen during the trek. The floral and faunal biodiversity of Annapurna Conservation Area Project are great sights. The rawness of nature that include pure cascading waterfalls, Rocky Mountains and deep gorges are mesmerizing.

The most important climaxes of the trek is the Himalayan vista from the top of Thorung La Pass. Similarly, the most exciting scene appears when you reach at the beautiful- Tilicho Lake. This Tilicho Lake is one of the heighest altitude lake in the world laying at an altitude 4949m above the sea level. The incredibly adventurous walk to the top of Thorung- La Pass and down to Muktinath is beautifully challenging. The shifting views of Annapurna and its neighboring peaks are always the prime highlights of Annapurna Circuit Trek. Last but not the least Jomsom the last stopover point of the trek is simply an icing on the cake.              

In addition, if you wish to enjoy natural beauties, enhance cultural experiences of Annapurna Region, you could join our Round Annapurna Trek-19 Days. Meantime, the best alternative of this trek is Manang Valley and Annapurna Circuit Trek-15 Days.

If you are not satisfied with this itinerary or if you want to customize this package in your timeline or budget, then you could contact us, or email to info@hikingnepal.com

Trip Overview
Primary Activity Heritage tour, tourist bus drive following white river and walking in village trail
Duration 15 Days Trip Code HNACT015
Meals MAP in City/ Full Board during Trek Accomodation Hotel/Mt. Lodge
Group Size Min:2, Max: 10+ Transportation Private Car/Flight/ Public Bus/ Tourist Bus
Trip Start Kathmandu Trip End Kathmandu
Route Kathmandu-Besisahar-Manang-Thorang-la Pass- Muktinath-Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu
Best Season Spring (March/April/May/early June) and Autumn(September-October-November-early December)
Trip Notes Price offered is full inclusive and it is quoted in USD. Trip will only starts when you will arrive to Kathmandu International Airport. The given itinerary is just a standard itinerary and could be customized on request.
1 Traveller 2 Travellers 4 - 6 Travelers 7 - 9 Travelers
1390 1160 1070 1040

What is included

  • Airport transfer by Hiking Nepal office representative in a private vehicle
  • Welcome Dinner at Typical Nepalese Restaurant with cultural dance show
  • Farewell Dinner at finest restaurant in Thamel Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu to Besisahar transfer by Public Bus
  • Besisahar to Chame drive in a sharing Jeep/Bus
  • 2 Nights’ accommodation at Hotel Blue Horizon in Kathmandu with breakfast on twin sharing basis
  • 11 Nights’ accommodation  at well and comfortable Mountain Lodge available en-route during trek (Few nights’ at during trek with attached bathroom/toilets)
  • 1 Night accommodation at 3 star Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast on twin sharing basis
  • Full Board Meal during trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, tea & coffee, seasonal fruits, chocolate/s & biscuits)
  • English speaking, First Aid and Eco-trained local trekking guide, Assistance guide as per the group size, porters (2:1), all the expenses for guide and porters along with Insurance
  • Domestic Airfare and Tax for the sector Jomsom/Pokhara
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu transfer in a Tourist Bus
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) fee & Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Card fee
  • Exclusive medical kit bag, Duffle Bag, Trekking T-shirt, Trekking Maps, Adventure Certificate
  • Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket during Trek
  • All Government and local taxes as applicable

What is not included

  • Nepal Visa - (Cost- US$- 25 for 15 Days & $- 40 for 30 Days)
  • Lunch & evening meals while in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Except welcome/farewell dinner)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cost of personal nature expenses, Beverages (Mineral water or coca cola), cost of extra meals, snacks, phones bills, Internet, WiFi, laundry etc.
  • Cost incurred during emergency, evacuations
  • Tips for Guide/porters/driver ...

Outline Itinenary:

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu International Airport, transfer to Hotel (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Dinner)
Day 02: Drive to Besisahar (Altitude: 760 m/ 2510 ft. Drive: 8-9 hrs. – bus/ 6 hrs. – Jeep Meal: BLD)
Day 03: Jeep drive to Chame (Stopover for acclimatization) (Altitude: 2670 m/8810 ft. Drive: 7/8 hrs. - local bus Meal: BLD)
Day 04: Trek Chame to Pisang (Altitude: 3200 m/10524 ft. Trek: 5- 6 hours Meal: BLD)
Day 05: Trek Pisang to Manang, Overnight at local lodge (Altitude: 3400 m/11152 ft. Trek: 5 to 6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Day 06: Rest day at Manang for acclimatization (Altitude: 3400 m/11152 ft. Meal: BLD)
Day 07: Short Trek to Khansar Village (Altitude: 3734 m/12322 ft. Treks: 2 to 3 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Day 08: Excursion to Tilicho Lake, back to Tilicho Base Camp/Khangsar village (Altitude: 5200m/17056ft, Trek: 6 to 7 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Day 09: Trek Khansar Village to Yak Kharka (Altitude: 4010m/13153ft, Trek: 4-5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Day 10: Trek Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (Altitude: 4,600m/15,092ft. Trek: 5-6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Day 11: Trek to Muktinath (3,800m) via Thorung La pass (5,416m) - 8 hrs (Altitude: Thorung-la Pass: 5416 m/ 17873 ft. Muktinath: 3800 m/12540 ft. Trek: 7-8 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Day 12: Trek Muktinath to Jomsom (Altitude: 2720 m/ 8976 ft. Trek: 5-6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Day 13: Fly to Pokhara, transfer to Hotel (Altitude: 820 m/2705 ft. Flight: 20 minutes)
Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: B/D)
Day 15: Depart Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Breakfast)

Day 01:    Arrive Kathmandu International Airport, transfer to Hotel (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Dinner)

On your arrival in Kathmandu International Airport, one of our office representative will pick up you and escort you to the hotel as well as help you to check-in at hotel. After refreshment, you will be briefed about the next day trip. In the evening, we, the Hiking Nepal, will offer you a welcome dinner introducing Nepalese cuisine and culture.

Day 02:    Drive to Besisahar (Altitude: 760 m/ 2510 ft. Drive: 8-9 hrs. – bus/ 6 hrs. – Jeep Meal: BLD)

After having breakfast, our guide will meet you at hotel to drive to Besisahar. Recheck your luggage and be ready for a drive. Following River Marshyangdi, you will reach at Besisahar. On the way, you can explore the Green Mountain, scattered village and refreshing landscape. Stay overnight at local lodge.

Day 03:    Jeep drive to Chame (Stopover for acclimatization) (Altitude: 2670 m/8810 ft. Drive: 7/8 hrs. - local bus Meal: BLD)

From Besisahar, catching a local bus, you will starts to drive in a bumpy road towards Chame. It is a small village of the Annapurna Region at an elevation of 1430 m. You can enjoy waterfall that attracts both the local and tourists. Stay overnight at local lodge.

Day 04:    Trek Chame to Pisang (Altitude: 3200 m/10524 ft. Trek: 5- 6 hours Meal: BLD)

Today, you will have a steep walk through dense forest into a narrowed valley. Crossing the raging Himalayan River at two points 2,910m & 3,040m are absolute highlights of the trek. Just crossing a suspension bridge at 3040m, the stunning view of Rocky Hill Paungda Danda feasts catch by the eyes. Beyond here, the course connects towards Pisang on a steep trail. Pisang, nestles between 3,200m and 3,300meters. Stay overnight at local lodge.

Day 05:    Trek Pisang to Manang, Overnight at local lodge (Altitude: 3400 m/11152 ft. Trek: 5 to 6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

After breakfast, you will walk through the arid & higher region of Manang.  As you trek higher, the region affected being at the rain shadow of Annapurna comes into sight. Natives of this county flock yaks most of the times of the year and cultivate crops for a very short period of the year. As you leave Pisang, you will tread along the northern via Ghyaru for the better views of the Himalayan peaks throughout the trail that chases along the northern bank of the river. Now, you will arrive to Munchi. Beyond Munchi, the trail passes the charming and the authentic village of Braga 3475m. The last push brings to Manang.

Day 06: Rest day at Manang for acclimatization (Altitude: 3400 m/11152 ft. Meal: BLD)

Starts a day with morning tea and explore the surrounding. Today, you will take a rest day. Hence, it is your time to use as you like. You can hike for a while to get familiarize with altitude. You can go nearby Gangapurna glacier or visit the Manang village, Gompas and cave exploring native people and culture. Spend overnight at Lodge.

Day 07: Short Trek to Khansar Village (Altitude: 3734 m/12322 ft. Treks: 2 to 3 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Today, you will have a short climbing up to the Khangsar village. Walking ahead for a while, the trail cuts down through a gorge. From here, you can click the picturesque view of Tilicho Peak along with the beautiful Annapurna range. On the way, you will cross a small settlements and monastery and pass along the Khangsar river and a wall taking you to Khangsar. Stay overnight at local lodge.

Day 08:    Excursion to Tilicho Lake, back to Tilicho Base Camp/Khangsar village (Altitude: 5200m/17056ft, Trek: 6 to 7 hrs. Meal: BLD)

One of the highlight of this trek is your visit to Tilicho Lake, a beautiful lake at an altitude 4920 m forming highest lake in the world. Today, you will starts trek through a grassy field and slightly climb up to a hill from where you can view the entire valley. Then, slowly slopping down in a steep inclination, you will reach at Tilicho Base Camp. Resting for a while, walk in steep uphill onto a moraine, along the side of the mountain. You will never missed to grasp the closest views of spectacular peaks- Tilicho, Nilgiri, Khangsar as well as Muktinath Peak. Reaching Tilicho Lake, you will get eye-popping view of tranquil lake and surrounding. Enjoy the surrounding for a while, then make your journey to Tilicho Base Camp.

Day 09:    Trek Khansar Village to Yak Kharka (Altitude: 4010m/13153ft, Trek: 4-5 hrs. Meal: BLD)

While returning from the Tilicho Base Camp, you will follow the trail to the alpine vegetation. Walk along the ruins of the old Khangsar village, you will cross a wooden suspension bridge leading you towards the Yak Kharka. It is a place where Yaks are left for grazing. From here, you can have outstanding views of Annapurna III. Stay overnight at local lodge.

Day 10: Trek to Muktinath (3,800m) via Thorung La pass (5,416m) - 8 hrs (Altitude: Thorung-la Pass: 5416 m/ 17873 ft. Muktinath: 3800 m/12540 ft. Trek: 7-8 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Here comes most exciting and adventurous time as you are going to cross the world’s largest pass- The Thorong-la pass. Hence, today’s trek will be lengthy, you will starts trek early. Five hours of steep strenuous walk from the camp at Thorung Phedi brings you to the top of Thorung La Pass 5416m. The regular course to Thorung La Pass seems easy. However, a number of difficulties might encounter due to the elevation and snow. Getting up to the pass may be tough but the acme of the pass marked by revered chortens and colorful prayer flags will reward you with the most eye-catching views of Himalayas that include Annapurna at its best.

Day 11: Trek Muktinath to Jomsom (Altitude: 2720 m/ 8976 ft. Trek: 5-6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

You will descent through the Kali Gandaki Valley to Jomsom, the windy city & the home to the apple orchard of Nepal.  Coming down hill, you always have to be cautious and not be excited to reach the destination. Spend overnight at local lodge.

Day 12: Fly to Pokhara, transfer to Hotel (Altitude: 820 m/2705 ft. Flight: 20 minutes)

From the windy city Jomsom and you will take a flight back to Pokhara. Leaving the tranquil isolation, as you land at Pokhara, you will be once again transferred to your hotel in the city. Rest of the evening at your own.

Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: B/D)

While driving back to Kathmandu the 1st half of the trip is along the highway above Seti and Marsyandi Rivers and the latter half winds along Trisuli River. Green hills along the spiral roads, stopping in between for snacks (fish) are the trip highlights. Upon arriving at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel in the city. Take your time for refreshment. Evening, we, Hiking Nepal team, invite you for a dinner. Give us chance to make your evening a wonderful time.

Day 14: Depart Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Breakfast)

Our tour officer will pick you up from your hotel three hours prior to your departure time. You will be escorted in a private vehicle to the airport for your final departure. Have a safe flight home.

We have prepared the trip departure dates in small groups departure for group fun and enjoyment trekking. Our group size start from 2 peoples (Even for solo travelers, we organize single trip on supplement cost of US$- 200 additional) and maximum group size will be 8-10 travelers. But in general, our every date will have small groups of 4- 6 peoples, which is good group size for safe and flexible & comfortable trekking. We have listed our group departure dates based on every season as below.

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1 September, 2018 Guaranteed USD 1160 Book Now
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Nepal Visa & Getting in to Nepal

All the foreign nationals (except Indian nationals) are required to display Visa while entering Nepal. Nepalese Visa can be obtained either at Nepalese Embassy of respective country or can be obtained during your arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu or from the Nepal’s border entry point. However, certain nationals are requested to arrange Visa prior to arrival in Nepal. The listed countries are- Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia and cannot secure Nepalese Visa on arrival. 
Requirements: Traveler should have a valid passport for at least six months, recent digital photos (size: 1.5" x 1.5") and Visa fees (either US$ or equivalent) mentioned as below:
Visa Facility             Duration        Fee
Multiple entry           15 days        US$ 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency
Multiple entry           30 days        US$ 40 or equivalent Nepalese currency
Multiple entry           90 days        US$ 100 or equivalent Nepalese currency
You can also download VISA form and fill up. Please go through the link as below:
http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa    

Group Size: 

For group, we normally run with minimum 2 person to maximum 10 in our published group departure program. However, there is no barrier for a private trip. We can run a trip for single person and even more than 10 in a group. Normally for a group, we provide 1 main guide, 1 assistance guide along with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers. Moreover, for every additional 2 trekkers, 1 more assistance and a porter will be provided making a team combination as follows:
Minimum to 2 PAX: 1 Guide and 1 porter
4-6 PAX: 1 guide, 1 assistance guide and 3 porter
7-10 PAX: 1 guide, 2 assistance guide and 4/5 Porter

Guide and Trip Safety

Once, you confirm your trip, it is our responsibility to make your trip wonderful without creating any difficulties. Hence, we have prepared our itinerary in such a way that it will properly acclimatize you. Also, we request you in advance to have regular exercises and make habits to walk in a daily basis. Similarly, during trek, you will be fully guided by our professional trekking guides and supporting team. They are properly trained in regards to safety and first aid. Even, we have every set up in case of emergency such as high altitude medicine and Gammow Bag (High altitude Chamber bag). Please note High altitude Chamber Bag is used to provide heat in your body and it is available on certain cost. Moreover, to let you familiar with altitude, you are suggested to walk slow and steady and ensure for proper acclimatization.
For trekking, we provide local experienced guide speaking fluent English and familiar with the local routes, landscape, flora, fauna as well as culture, and tradition of certain areas and let you feel comfortable. We do not encourage for child labor, hence, our porter will be above 16 years that are living in the Himalayas of Nepal; as well as carries only 20-22 kg weight per porter. Normally, the guide and support teams are selected with proper analyzing of their experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. Our guides are well familiar with different societies of all caste and customs along the trail and share the insight culture with you that are not even noted in guide book. 

To make our staffs more fluent and experienced, we consistently provide trainings. They have been participating in special training programs like Trekking guide training, Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Intensive Wilderness first Aid and many more that has been certified and approved by Nepal Government.

Meals and Accommodation

During your stay in Kathmandu, we accommodate you in 3 star category hotel in a comfortable and relaxing environment. Breakfast is included with room accommodation. Normally, based on your group size, you will be accommodated in twin and triple sharing basis. Likewise, in case of single room stay in a group, you will require to pay single supplement charge mentioned in our trip cost. Also, if you wish to upgrade hotel accommodation, we can accommodate you in respective hotels with surcharge. On your arrival in Kathmandu and a day before your departure for homeland, we Hiking Nepal Team will invite you for Welcome and Farewell dinner. You will be taken to an authentic restaurant serving Nepali Cuisine with some cultural Dance Show. For your other day’s meals, you can get hygienic restaurants providing verities of taste including continental, Chinese, Italian, Nepalese and many more. 
Similarly, for your stay during trek, we shall accommodate you in local lodge available en-route. Normally, the rooms are basic and in a twin sharing basis. Some lodges offer shower system and hot water. 

For meals, you will be served sufficient hygienic food. Our service includes a full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/Coffee) based on lodge menu. Normally, for breakfast; porridge, cereals, toast or chapattis, omelets and a range of hot drinks are served. Likewise for Lunch and Dinner; you can taste some Nepalese food (esp. rice, lentils and curry), Sherpa food, Indian food, Italian Spaghetti, noodles, potatoes, even Pizza in some areas. It is obvious that you will receive fresh and organic food in the Himalayas of Nepal. Your breakfast and dinner will be served in lodge where you stay and lunch on the way during trek.

Travel Insurance

While travelling to Nepal, you are requested to have a travel insurance that should cover any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Especially, your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charges, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay and cancellations. We suggest you to bring you travel insurance certificate or send us scan copy and required to issue from your home land and we do not arrange or sell insurance. 

Travelling in the Himalayas is full of adventurous; hence it is wise to choose a proper insurance policy. While choosing your insurance policy, make sure that it will protect all such unforeseen expenses. Your insurer should be well familiar with our itinerary that you have booked and must have agreed to cover all activities being undertaken during trip. Meantime, it is not compulsory that our all the assigned trip are facilities with Heli-rescue. You will not require heli rescue insurance for Tibet Tour as it is not possible to provide such facility. 

Vaccination

It is better to follow the precaution given by World Health Organization and other international health related institutions that recommend having vaccines before travelling Nepal to prevent from certain fatal illness. If possible, we suggest you to bring your medical certificate however, it is not required to show but for safety. The recommended vaccines are polio, Diphtheria, Tetanus, typhoid, yellow fever, hepatitis A/B, Influenza (Flu), Japanese encephalitis, and Tuberculosis. Meantime, it is better to consult your professional doctor about your travel and he might recommend you properly. You can also take suggestion of local travelers who have travelled Nepal before and know more about the required precautions. Please note that the protection that can be gained from vaccines varies from 50% to almost 100%. So remember that even if you have taken a vaccine you might still get the disease, although you will have greatly reduced your chances of getting ill.

Guide and Trip Safety

Once, you confirm your trip, it is our responsibility to make your trip wonderful without creating any difficulties. Hence, we have prepared our itinerary in such a way that it will properly acclimatize you. Also, we request you in advance to have regular exercises and make habits to walk in a daily basis. Similarly, during trek, you will be fully guided by our professional trekking guides and supporting team. They are properly trained in regards to safety and first aid. Even, we have every set up in case of emergency such as high altitude medicine and Gammow Bag (High altitude Chamber bag)- will charge additional cost. Please note High altitude Chamber Bag is used to provide heat in your body and it is available on certain cost. Moreover, to let you familiar with altitude, you are suggested to walk slow and steady and ensure for proper acclimatization.

For trekking, we provide local experienced guide speaking fluent English and familiar with the local routes, landscape, flora, fauna as well as culture, and tradition of certain areas and let you feel comfortable. We do not encourage for child labor, hence, our porter will be above 16 years that are living in the Himalayas of Nepal; as well as carries only 20-22 kg weight per porter. Normally, the guide and support teams are selected with proper analyzing of their experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. Our guides are well familiar with different societies of all caste and customs along the trail and share the insight culture with you that are not even noted in guide book. To make our staffs more fluent and experienced, we consistently provide trainings. They have been participating in special training programs like Trekking guide training, Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Intensive Wilderness first Aid and many more that has been certified and approved by Nepal Government.

Health and Fitness

While Trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal, you will be hiking up in high altitude, hence slow and steady is main concern which helps you to acclimatize properly with the altitude. During trekking, you will required to walk for 5-6 hours in average. If you are planning to trek in Nepal, make sure that you are in good shape and fitness, and consult your doctor or general physicians about your health. You should be physically and mentally prepared. Before commencing a trek, we recommend you to do some regular exercises, make habits to use stairs than elevator that makes your knees strong, and, if possible, join some aerobics, gyms and make sure about your good health. If you are used to with these habits, you will definitely walk in the Himalayas of Nepal. Sincere preparation and strong determination for the trip is very important making your trip a wonderful memory of your life. It is not compulsory to have any previous experience. Follow the guidance and enjoy the trip. 

High Altitude Sickness 

At the higher altitude, you will feel a decrease in availability of oxygen and shorten in oxygen cause an altitude sickness. If a person walk in the high altitude particularly climbs up too quickly, he might suffer from High altitude sickness. Hence, proper rest is required at that altitude. You can cure at right time knowing certain symptoms of Altitude Sickness. Common symptoms are headache, loss of appetite, tiredness and nausea, vomiting, dizziness and difficulty in sleeping. The best remedies that local belief and take is taking garlic, or ginger in mouth. Eat dry food and take liquid as much as possible. We recommend Diamox if there is no any options.  Also, we provide experienced guide and staffs in dealing with the effects of higher altitudes. As they are natives of Nepal, they easily acclimatize and therefore can care for their clients. They are equipped with necessary medical supplies and will assist with basic first aid treatment. We design our tours to ensure clients are ready for high altitude, and arrange alternative itineraries for those at risk.

Acclimatization

While, trekking in the Himalayas, you will walk in the Ups down trail taking you to the elevation over 2500 m. Hence, you might feel difficult to breathe or your breathe speed up. Hence, it is most important to familiarize with the altitude and let you adjust with the decreased availability of oxygen at high altitude. Our itinerary is designed with sufficient days to acclimatize. In case of gaining certain height, there is a rest day when you can explore the area as well as walk to high altitude and sleep at low land. Likewise, you are suggested to walk slowly and carefully without getting any stresses. Also, for proper acclimatization, you should care about your eating habits. Don’t focus on Junk food and eat as much liquid as possible. Hard drinks are not recommended. The right way to acclimatize properly is walk high, sleep low. 

Diamox (Acetazolamide)

Diamox, a mostly recognized drugs for altitude sickness prevention and treatment. It allows you to breathe faster so that you metabolize more oxygen, thereby minimizing the symptoms caused by poor oxygenation. This is especially helpful at night when respiratory drive is decreased. While using a Diamox, it is advisable to start taking it 24 hours before you go to altitude and continue for at least five days at higher altitude. The recommendation of the Himalayan Rescue Association Medical Clinic is 125 mg. twice a day (morning and night). (The standard dose was 250 mg. but their research showed no difference for most people with the lower dose, although some individuals may need 250 mg.) Possible side effects include tingling of the lips and finger tips, blurring of vision, and alteration of taste. These side effects may be reduced with the 125 mg. dose. Side effects subside when the drug is stopped. It is more appropriate to contact your physician for a prescription. Since Diamox is a sulfonamide drug, people who are allergic to sulfa drugs should not take Diamox. Diamox has also been known to cause severe allergic reactions to people with no previous history of Diamox or sulfa allergies. Frank Hubbell of SOLO recommends a trial course of the drug before going to a remote location where a severe allergic reaction could prove difficult to treat.

Highly recommended to take a trial course before going to a remote location where a severe allergic reaction could prove difficult to treat if it occurred.

Alternative Drugs:

Dexamethasone (a steroid) is also a prescribed drug that decreases brain and other swelling reversing the effects of AMS. The dose is typically 4 mg twice a day for a few days starting with the ascent. This prevents most of the symptoms of altitude illness from developing.

ADVICE:

Dexamethasone is a powerful drug and should be used with caution and only on the advice of a physician and should only be used to aid acclimatization by sufficiently qualified persons or those with the necessary experience of its use.

NOTE:

It is more advisable to take drugs taking proper suggestions from Personal Physicians and in case if there is no any options. In the Himalayas of Nepal, the mountain dwellers believe in taking some garlic or ginger along with Red Pepper to produce heat for fast breathings.

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Eliana

25 December, 2017

Worth each Path

The trekking was hard, but Hikking Nepal helped me to complete the Circuit. Thank you Nittam, I apprechiate your work and all the effort to make my trip memorable. I am sorry about my guide who wasn´t outstanding as the Hikking Nepal is. I know there is better guide in the agency. 

 

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