Sunday, 21 May 2017

Trekking and Altitude Sickness: Signs & Symptoms

Bhutan is located on the lap of the Himalayas. On the one hand it throws up breathtaking views that mesmerizes the travelers, many face altitude sickness in Bhutan. Though the moderate trekking programs are designed such that it remains in an average altitude of 3000 meters, there are travels who want more. So there are some trekking routes going up to 5000 meters.  It is advisable that the visitors acclimatise themselves with the Bhutan altitude and weather conditions before taking up major trekking or climbing. 

We at, check and enquire on the health conditions of the visitors before sending them to the trekking routes. Still there are certain signs and symptoms one must know and understand before embarking upon high altitude trekking/climbing.

Primary symptoms

Headaches are the primary symptom used to diagnose altitude sickness, although a headache is also a symptom of dehydration. A headache occurring at an altitude above 2,400 metres (8,000 feet = 76 kPa), combined with any one or more of the following symptoms, may indicate altitude sickness:

    Lack of appetite, nausea, or vomiting
    Fatigue or weakness
    Dizziness or lightheadedness
    Pins and needles
    Shortness of breath upon exertion
    Persistent rapid pulse
    General malaise
    Peripheral edema (swelling of hands, feet, and face).

Severe symptoms

Symptoms that may indicate life-threatening altitude sickness include:

Pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs)

        Symptoms similar to bronchitis
        Persistent dry cough
        Shortness of breath even when resting

Cerebral edema (swelling of the brain)

        Headache that does not respond to analgesics
        Unsteady gait
        Gradual loss of consciousness
        Increased nausea
        Retinal hemorrhage

Symptoms generally associated with mild to moderate acute mountain sickness include:

    Difficulty sleeping

    Dizziness or light-headedness



    Loss of appetite

    Nausea or vomiting

    Rapid pulse (heart rate)

    Shortness of breath with exertion

Symptoms generally associated with more severe acute mountain sickness include:

    Bluish discoloration of the skin (cyanosis)

    Chest tightness or congestion



    Coughing up blood

   Decreased consciousness or withdrawal from social  

    Gray or pale complexion

    Inability to walk in a straight line, or to walk at all

    Shortness of breath at rest

 These are some of the symptoms one must always keep in mind. We at make sure that our guides traveling with the trekkers are experts in handling high altitude sickness conditions.

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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

A quaint little Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan

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of unique cultural and historic significance and share with you interesting folklore, legends, myths and superstitions 
of the locals.

The company is in operation for over a decade. The Bhutan travel company is much involved in this line of the hospitality industry of Bhutan Trips and Bhutan Visits, long before it was officially tagged and formally out as 1-derfulbhutantours. 

The company is among the best in business to ensure satisfactory Bhutan Visits. It strives persistently to create the most attractive Bhutan Trips, which eventually should mean equally pleasant Bhutan Holidays for the visitors. Through the valuable experiences in the field, Bhutan Holiday Packages are custom-made taking into consideration everything that makes for a pleasant Bhutan Trip or Bhutan Holidays and nothing that would be of the slightest inconvenience for ‘You the traveler,’ who have made this Visit to Bhutan in hope of seeing to life the names, places and things that have only been spoken to you in words.

1-DERFULBHUTANTOURS have managed to become what we are now – a prominent entity in the Bhutan Tourism arena, from what we were back then, only with the sincere belief that you have made this Visit To Bhutan in hope of truly finding out Bhutan as has been told t o you, or sold to you. And we are not about to start disappointing any single one.



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Friday, 17 March 2017

Attractive Discounts On April Festival Season Bhutan Tour Packages

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The tour company has variety packages to suit different travel requirements and tastes. Tailor made travel packages can be worked out with the travel experts at 1-derfulbhutantours. The company was earlier working under the

Travel and tour professionals with a zeal to provide wonderful travel experiences  to the travel and Bhutan lovers have set up this company.

Right from culture tour to adventure tour, mystical bhutan tours etc, the company offers plethora of packages to choose from.

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