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Medical Check Up Before Travel

Trekking Everest Base Camp and other Himalayan Region treks is a strenuous adventure and should not be undertaken if you have any health conditions which may put you at risk. You are strongly advised to consult your physician for a medical checkup and ask if you have any preexisting medical conditions that can cause problems…
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Volcano National Park

Volcanoes National Park (Parc National des Volcanoes), located in the Rwandan sector of the Virunga Mountains, is a 160 square kilometer (96 square mile) national park which ranges in altitude from 2,400 meters (7870 feet) to 4,507 meters (14,780 feet). The park has a range of six extinct and three active volcanoes which straddles the…
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Entry Requirements for Nepal

To enter Nepal, most nationalities must hold a valid passport, with at least six months beyond your proposed date of your trip. US citizens, as well as citizens of the UK, Canada, Australia, and other European Union nations must have passports. If you do not have a passport, apply for one as soon as possible this…
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Lake Mburo National Park

With a varying landscape of open plains, acacia grasslands and marshes, Lake Mburo National Park is home to a huge array of flora and fauna. About 68 different species of mammals can be found within its 260 square kilometers (160 square miles). The park also has approximately 313 different species of birds including Uganda's national…
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How to Prepare for High Altitude Trekking

Altitude Sickness (AMS) is a serious medical condition that is caused by going up in elevation too quickly, and/or performing physical exercise when not acclimatized to the altitude.  Getting your body in shape through physical training helps prepare you for altitude changes. However, the tolerance to varying oxygen content is largely genetic and can occur…
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