Avoiding altitude sickness in Leh

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Leh, India

Avoiding altitude sickness in Leh Reviews

tgscott tgscott
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May 29, 2006
Leh is a truly beautiful and exceptional place.Don't be put off by its isolation from the rest of India. You can make a two day road trip at the right time of year or a flight from Delhi gets you there in an hour. Since the road was still blocked with snow I was forced to choose the latter option. Flying so low over the Himalayas is breathtaking enough, however it's arriving at an altitude of 3,500m that gives your lungs the real workout. No matter how much you want to get out into this stunning landscape you must rest if you fly in. And I’m not talking a few hours kip - you may need several days of relative inactivity before you start to feel acclimatised.If you are looking to make a trekking trip, wait until your body is feeling ready. Don’t book it too early and find yourself not ready - you may well pay a penalty fee. On the other hand if you book a trek and feel obliged to go ahead when you’re not ready you may well put yourself in danger. Remember that you are likely to go higher than Leh when you walk, so even if you are starting to feel fine going up further too quickly could well cause problems.
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