Acute Mountain Sickness is an altitude related effect to your body. This happens when your body cannot adapt efficiently to the high altitude. You need not to climb Mount Everest to start feeling the pain from altitude sickness. Whether it is shortness of breath, nausea, or exhaustion, this can totally mess up your trip plan. But with simple precaution you can easily avoid this and adjust yourself to the altitude to have an amazing trip.
What is Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)
When you travel to altitude higher than 2800 meters / 9200 feet, your body takes in far less oxygen per breath than your minimum requirement which causes altitude sickness. This can happen to any one regardless of your age, gender or fitness level. You might be surprised that this happened to Sir Edmund Hillary.
It was after opening the arms of Nepal for foreign tourism that it saw an increase of tourists from all over the globe traveling to Nepal for their holidays. Mother nature has blessed this country with the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest (8,848 m). With about a third of this county a mountainous region and another third a hilly region, this offers a perfect condition for trekking and hiking.
With rugged terrain, untouched flora and fauna, unique heritage and culture this country has been able to put itself as a number one destination for trekking. It is, without any doubt, one of the best destination considering the fact for budget.
The UN governing body UNESCO identified World Heritage Sites as places that belong to all the people in the world. Nepal also has few monuments inscribed on the World Heritage lists. These heritage sites are amazing man-made wonders. Some of these are over 2500 years old. Since many of these sites inside Kathmandu valley are in close proximity therefore this helps you to view them during a single day. Only three of the sites from Nepal listed in the World Heritage Sites are located outside the capital city.
The 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal are:
1. Pashupatinath Temple
The Pashupatinath Temple is considered one of the holiest place for the Hindus. It is located 6 km east from Kathmandu. The structure is a two-storey building and is built in pagoda style. The site is a collection of temples, ashrams, images and inscriptions. The structures in this perimeter were raised over the centuries and lies right besides the banks of the holy Bagmati river. The temple has been on the World Heritage list since 1979. Continue reading →
The United Nations (UN) declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. This is an opportunity to recognize that tourism is important in fostering better understanding among people.
International travel will lead to awareness of other civilizations. This, according to the UN, will result to mutual appreciation with other countries and contribute to peace and security.