hydrated. Try to drink at least 4-6 liters per day.
2. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, and other depressant drugs including barbiturates,
tranquilizers, and sleeping pills.
3. “Don’t go up until symptoms go down”. People acclimatize at different rates,
so make sure that you properly acclimatized
before going higher.
4. Before your trip, maintain a good work/rest cycle, avoid excessive work
hours, and last minute packing.
5. Listen to your body. Do not over-do things the first day or two. Avoid heavy
6. Take your time. Pace is a critical factor on all routes. "Pole
pole" (go slowly) is the phrase of the day.
7. Walk high sleep low: If you have enough energy, take an afternoon stroll
further up the mountain before descending to
sleep. (Not if you have any
symptoms of altitude sickness!)
factors that affect the incidence and severity of altitude illness:
1. Rate of ascent
2. Altitude attained
3. Length of exposure
4. Level of exertion
5. Hydration and diet
6. Inherent physiological susceptibility