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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 on your trek.  Ask if any of your medications can affect altitude acclimatization and whether Diamox can be taken with your existing prescription medicines.

If you have any medical issues that would be more dangerous for you trekking than the average person, we need to be informed of this before you book.

Such medical issues include but are not limited to: spine problems; circulation problems; internal problems such as diabetes, hypoglycemia, intestinal or kidney problems; respiratory issues such as asthma; high or low blood pressure; head trauma or injury; heart conditions; blood disease; hearing or vision impairment; cancer; seizure disorders; joint dislocations; sprains; hernia.

Our minimum fitness requirements are that each trekker must have a resting heart rate of under 100 beats per minute. We will check your resting heart rate before your hike. If your resting heart rate is above 100, you will be required to see a local doctor prior to the climb to get approval. The average resting heart rate is 60-80 beats per minute.

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