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Acclimatization in Ladakh

Acclimatization in LadakhThe problem of acclimatization in Ladakh is faced by majority of people who visit the place for the first time. This is because it is situated at quite an altitude and has a low level of atmospheric oxygen. So, if you are going there, first give yourself some time for acclimatization in Ladakh and then only, resume with your sightseeing and other plans. Now, the next thing is “How to adapt to Ladakh climate”. We are providing you with answer to this question in the following lines:

The atmosphere of Ladakh may cause ailments like Acute Mountain Sickness, a condition typical to anyone traveling to altitudes above 10,000 ft (2,700 m). Common symptoms of this ailment are headache, disturbed sleep, loss of appetite, nausea, coughing, breathlessness, exhaustion, lack of concentration, etc. So, in order to acclimatize yourself in Ladakh, rest for the first 24 hours after arrival, especially if you have come by air. Try avoiding any kind of physical exertion for some time, after you reach.

Other activities to be avoided include smoking and drinking. Do not feel free to roam around if you have not developed any symptoms of sickness immediately after your arrival. This is because these symptoms take the first 36 hours to develop. If you take rest for the first 24 hours and avoid any strenuous activity for the next 12 hours, then, your body will get used to the lower oxygen level of Ladakh in 2-3 days. In cases of High Altitude Pulmonary Oedema (HAPO) and High Altitude Cerebral Oedema (HACO), consult a doctor immediately.

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