• Avisek Jung Thakuri Singh
  • Last Updated on Dec 24, 2023

Embarking on the incredible Trekking in Nepal is a dream come true for many adventurers. But what happens when your dream trekking clashes with a less-than-dreamy visitor? That's right, your period. Don't let period problems hold you back from conquering the heights of the Himalayas.

In this ultimate guide, we'll delve into how to tackle period-related challenges during Trekking in the Himalayas. Whether you're dealing with cramps, heavy flow, or lack of sanitary facilities, we've got you covered.

With expert advice and practical tips, we'll help you navigate the treacherous terrain while keeping you comfortable and confident. From choosing the right menstrual products for the trek to managing pain and maintaining hygiene, we leave no stone unturned.

Join us on this journey as we empower you with the knowledge and tools to complete both the mountain and your period. Get ready to climb new heights, both literally and figuratively, as you overcome the challenges that come with being a menstruating adventurer. This ultimate guide is your blueprint to conquer different trekking in Nepal while embracing your femininity.



Table of Contents

Understanding the Impact of Altitude on Menstruation.

It is essential to understand the impact of altitude on menstruation when planning a trek to Nepal in the Himalayas. At high altitudes, the air pressure is lower, the oxygen level is lower than at sea level. This decrease in oxygen levels can lead to changes in your menstrual cycle. Additionally, the cold temperatures and physical demands of the trek may also affect your menstrual cycle.

You may experience irregular periods, delayed periods, or heavier periods than usual. The altitude can also cause cramps, nausea, and headaches, which can make your period symptoms worse. It is crucial to understand these changes and be prepared for them before embarking on the trek.

Common Period Problems During the Trekking in Himalayas.

Common period problems during the Trekking include cramps, heavy flow, lack of sanitary facilities, and difficulty in disposing of used menstrual products. Cramps can be excruciating, and the pain can make it challenging to continue the trek. Heavy flow can be a significant problem, especially when there are no sanitary facilities nearby. It can be embarrassing and uncomfortable to change menstrual products in the open.

Lack of proper disposal facilities is also an issue. The environmental impact of disposing of used menstrual products can be significant, and it is essential to be mindful of this when trekking. The lack of hygiene and sanitation facilities can also lead to infections and other health issues.

Preparing for the Trek: Tips for Managing Periods.

When preparing for the Trekking, it is essential to plan for your period. Here are some tips to help you manage your period while on the trek:

  • Start with the right mindset - Mentally prepare yourself for the trek and your period. It will help you stay positive and focused on your goal.
  • Pack the right menstrual products - Choose menstrual products that are comfortable, easy to use, and easy to dispose of. Pack enough products for the entire trek.
  • Track your menstrual cycle - Track your menstrual cycle to know when to expect your period. This information will help you plan your trek accordingly.
  • Pack pain relief medication - Pack pain relief medication to help manage cramps and other period symptoms.
  • Pack hand sanitizer and wet wipes - These hygiene products will help you maintain menstrual hygiene during the trek.

Essential Items for Period Management on the Trek.

When packing for the Trekking, it is essential to pack the right items for managing your period. Here are some essential items to pack:

  • Menstrual products - Pack menstrual products that are comfortable, easy to use, and easy to dispose of. Tampons, pads, and menstrual cups are all great options.
  • Ziplock bags - Pack Ziplock bags to store used menstrual products until you can dispose of them properly.
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes - Pack hand sanitizer and wet wipes to maintain menstrual hygiene.
  • Pain relief Medication - Pack pain relief medication to manage cramps and other period symptoms.

Hygiene Practices for Maintaining Menstrual Health on the Trek.

Maintaining Menstrual hygiene during the Trekking is essential for your health and comfort. Here are some hygiene practices to follow:

  • Wash your Hands Frequently - Use hand sanitizer or wet wipes to clean your hands before and after changing your menstrual products.
  • Change your menstrual products frequently - Change your menstrual products every four to six hours.
  • Pack out used Menstrual products - Pack used menstrual products in ziplock bags and carry them with you until you can dispose of them properly.
  • Dispose of menstrual products properly - Use designated disposal facilities or carry the used menstrual products with you until you can dispose of them properly.

Dealing with Discomfort: Natural Remedies for Period Pain and Cramps.

Period pain and cramps can be debilitating and affect your ability to continue the trek. Here are some natural remedies for managing period pain and cramps:

  • Stay Hydrated - Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Dehydration can make period pain and cramps worse.
  • Apply Heat - Apply heat to your lower abdomen using a hot water bottle or heat patch to help relieve cramps.
  • Practice yoga and Stretching Exercises - Yoga and stretching exercises can help relieve period pain and cramps.
  • Use Essential oils - Essential oils such as lavender and peppermint can help relieve period pain and cramps.


Seek Professional Help: Medical Options for Period Management.

If natural remedies do not provide relief, seek medical help. Here are some medical options for managing period pain and cramps:

  • Prescription Medication - Prescription medication such as pain relief medication prescribed by a doctor can help manage severe period pain and cramps.
  • Descending or staying in the same place options - In severe cases, descending or stopping till the tummy gets ok may be necessary to manage period pain and cramps.

Conclusion: Overcoming Period Challenges and Achieving Your Trekking in Nepal Himalayas.

In conclusion, embarking on the Trekking while on your period can be challenging, but it is not impossible. Understanding the impact of altitude on menstruation, preparing for the trek, packing the right items, maintaining menstrual hygiene, and managing period pain and cramps are essential for a successful trek.

Seek medical help if natural remedies do not provide relief, and remember that many women have successfully completed the trek while on their period. With the right mindset and preparation, you can overcome period challenges and achieve your dream of Trekking in the Nepal Himalayas.

Avisek Jung Thakuri Singh

Avisek Jung Thakuri Singh

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