Altitude sickness in Salkantay Trek and Cusco can never be predicted; You may not even have it. Physical condition, age and gender are not related to the possibility of nausea.
However, people at higher risk of feeling its effects are those with heart or lung problems. Those with sleep apnea may also experience worse problems at high altitudes.
Symptoms of Altitude Sickness
- Dizziness, lightheadedness
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Difficulty breathing
- Heart racing
Is altitude sickness a problem? What should I do to avoid altitude sickness?
Ways to Avoid Altitude Sickness in Salkantay Trek
First of all do not worry too much, it is not such a serious problem.
- Take deep breaths.
- Avoid to drink alcohol.
- Drink lots of water: Some Headaches goes away only drinking water.
- Take Diamox: You need to take it 24 hours before arriving in Cusco.
- Drink coca tea: You will find in many places in Cusco.
- Buy Oxishot.
Check this video About the explanation about the altitude and oxygen.