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Great emka 2015-09-02 0:24

Hello Arunava,

What a view and first of all, how a brave trekker you are! Have you now problems with the high altitude? In Andes people drink mate de coca or chew coca leaves, even in lower places, around 3000 m. How it is in Himalayas? Gorgeous view of the high mountains :). Not many people sit on this bench with view. Nice very old and worn chortens.

WArm regard s MAlgo

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Old 09-02-2015, 08:49 AM
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Default To emka: High Altitude Sickness

Hi Malgo,
There is no known way to avoid High Altitude Sickness.
Not even good Acclimatisation. It can hit anyone any time.
And it is not always visible. General lethargy is the first sign of the sickness.
Less oxygen goes to the brain and hence prevents it from functioning normally.
People with a higher body mass are more susceptible to it, because they require a higher volume of oxygen to go into the body.
I am lucky that I'm thin..... and I have been to the mountains long enough to take preventive measures if I feel uncomfortable.
The only cure is to come down to lower altitudes.

Tonight, I will post a photograph of my wife Tanima sitting on that bench out there, Malgo..... The scene was truly breathtaking and she was mesmerised.
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