Without calculating the challenges and impact on the high altitude trek is an act of foolishness. Calculating the risk before the adventurous excursion can curb your possibilities of facing the unwanted hindrance. Here, Trekveda, has enlisted a checklist of risks and response to face the dangers in the most ideal manner.
Before you head to your trek, it’s of utmost necessity to inculcate the impacts you probably can have due to this high altitudes and its climate. Know about side effects of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) like mellow cerebral pain, queasiness and general distress.
Response: In case of any such probable conditions, always let your trek leader know first about your state of being, since they are trained to tackle such conditions at best while in case of emergencies, all the campgrounds have all the medical necessities such as stretcher, medical aid kit, oxygen chambers and a lot more, to handle any unlike situation.
Himalayan ranges tend to have an unusual weather conditions, regardless of the fact that we are always attentive to the climate changes but we can never be sure about the natural acts such as snowfall, rain or the scorching sun. In such an unpredictable weather condition, ensuring your own health and safety is the primordial matter. Citing your health and safety as of primary significance we wouldn’t proceed our trail.
Response: The decisions taken by the trek leaders and guides available during the trek on the weather conditions will be final as they would take the decision after examining all the pros and cons of the climate and the safety of the fellow trekkers.
Injuries are quite common during the difficult treks. Having the minor wounds such as leg sprains etc. However, having a cut or fractures are exceptional.
Response: Our trek leaders are generally the trained professionals to tackle some minor injuries and have certification of Wilderness First Aid Responders. We are always equipped with the complete medical aid kit to curb the medical injuries at large. Although, in case of medical emergencies, we often take the effected person to the nearest medical center on stretcher for better treatment.
In the remote areas of the Himalayas or in certain areas of higher altitude, mobile networks are unavailable. During the trek, one is almost cut from their near and dear ones as they couldn’t connect through calls, SMs or any other medium.
Response: However to communicate to between our campsites and basecamps, we use sprinters and walkie-talkies to fulfil our needs since this is the only way accessible to us during the trek to communicate.