Altitude and Fitness

Altitude
Bhutan is wonderful country with diverse landscape and geographical distribution. The highest point in Bhutan is Gangkhar Puensum located at an altitude of 7570m (24836 ft.) above the sea level. The lowest point is recorded at Drangme Chu which is measured 97 meters above the sea level. The high altitude region is the northern part of the country where the high raising Himalayas and mountain peaks resides. Most of the peaks in the Himalayan range are recorded at an altitude of 7000m (22,966 ft.). The inner Himalayas range resides at an altitude of 2250m. The greater Himalayas are measured in the range of 2250m to 4500m. Between the Haa valley and Paro valley the altitude is around 3780m. Dochu La is at 3116m. Pele La that lies east of Wangdue Phodrang ascends upto 3390m. The eastern highway of the country that passes through Yotang La, Shertang La, Wangthang La, Trumshing La anf Kori La is at an elevation of 2298m.

Fitness
During your trekking adventure in Bhutan you have to be aware of high altitude sickne3ss that might occur during the adventure. All our trekking itinerary is planned with high degree of awareness about Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Trekking in the higher altitude too fast might cause a medical condition serious enough to cause death. The level of oxygen fluctuates as the height increases. For example, at an altitude above 5000m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Our body requires many days to adapt the less-oxygen environment so the itinerary should be planned accordingly. If you could not cope with the high altitude then you might start getting nausea and general malaise. We highly advises specially the person with known heart, blood or respiratory diseases to consult their medical professional before travelling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS. Our leaders are well trained to administer the AMS.

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