Langtang Region Trekking.

Acclimatization   and Safety   precautions:

Langtang Region Trekking.High altitude sickness  (HAS)  can be  life  threatening. If elevation is gained  too rapidly without proper acclimatization. Over exertion and dehydration contribute to  HAS. So, drink at least 3- 4 l water everyday besides tea and coffee. It act as diuretics . Watch the health of your companions and porters. Medical doctor’s advise is important. While ascending more than 400 m a  day once above 3000 m elevation. Alternatively , one can spend an extra night at 3000 m and  3,500 m before ascending further. The symptoms are -headache ,difficulty in   sleeping,  breathlessness. Also, loss of appetite  and general  fatigue .  If someone develops the symptoms, stop ascending immediately . If symptoms persist, the only  proven cure is to descend to a lower elevation. Carrying a comprehensive first- aid kit is advisable. As there are no medical facilities out side  Dhunche.

The  Langtang  Helambu trails are rocky and slippery after rain or frost. Watch out for falling rocks while crossing landslides but do not stop. Also, never hike  along . Hiring  local guides is  strongly recommended on the  Ganja la(5,120m) trek. And on Lauribina la ( 4600m) during winter. Emergency radio facilities are available at the  army posts at Ghora Tabela  and  Langtang. Telephone mobile facilities are available at singh Gompa. And also at major  settlement in Helambu .  

Langtang Region Trekking.

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