There’s a reason that alcohol and smoking on high altitude treks carry restrictions. Beyond the concerns of discipline, it has more to do with your health. Given the noticeably lower levels of oxygen in the air, your body is under a lot to pressure to regulate the oxygen supply. Low oxygen means that proper acclimatization is vital. One of the major contributors to proper acclimatization is water intake. When you indulge in alcohol, you’re inviting risks of AMS, HAPE and HACE. Not only will they hinder your trek, but can also prove fatal in prolonged situations. The same is true of smoking. Read More.
Does the idea of trekking amidst open greenery with no proper toilets make you uneasy? Are you contemplating not going on the trek at all? As if dealing with four days of bleeding, mood swings, cramps and raging hormones aren’t a handful to deal with, adding to that the seeming discomfort of open toilets, and it may sound like a total nightmare. If that’s what you’re thinking, we’re here to set your facts right, and bust these preconceived notions! Your periods are uncomfortable days to deal with anything, they don’t necessarily have to deter or dampen your excitement for treks. Read on to find out how to deal with your periods in a healthy way (for you and for the environment) on treks. Read More.
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