Altitude Sickness occurs at high altitude. The decrease in atmospheric pressure makes difficult to breathe due to less oxygen. Mainly, it happen above 3300m(10,000ft). This is the most dangerous hazard that threatens trekkers. Every year, more trekkers are victims of altitude sickness because they do not take care of themselves properly when in the mountains.
Signs and symptoms
Trekkers must be prepared and understand the symptoms. Also, there are things you can do to help prevent altitude sickness. They are the following:
Four Golden Rules
These are the rules to prevent altitude sickness: