Hampta Pass Trek – Reality Check

 Alcohol and smoking:

Strictly not advisable. We had a few in our group who had a good time every night, but that’s a very risky business at high altitudes! Am glad that none in our group had any AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) or similar complications on our trek, but we did hear from our leaders, very fatal stories of incidents that took place on their previous treks.

According to their flashback, some were carried back to the previous day’s altitude, and one person died apparently of AMS. As you know, freakin’ AMS has no medical way of knowing beforehand if anyone can possibly suffer from the condition. And there is nothing that can be done after it happens, other than getting back to previous day’s altitude and waiting there for things to get normal. And, alcohol/ smoking reduces the oxygen processing capacity of the body and can lead to AMS. Very very risky business where emergency means, people carrying you on their shoulders for a day or two to get to the nearest clinic/ medical center!

6 Replies to “Hampta Pass Trek – Reality Check”

  1. Hey,

    I need a small help, Me and my friends are planning on a trek with “Trek the himalayas”.
    I was just wondering if you could mail me your experience with regard to the way the trek was organized? i am asking specifically coz the price seems much lesser than the other places. hence the small doubt.
    my mail id is: [xxxxx]@gmail.com

    It would be a great help if you can let me know how you felt the trek was organized.

    Thanks in advance

    1. Hi,

      We had a wonderful experience with this company. It is a very small team, less than a handful really; and yet the trek was organized very well. We called them and asked questions in email numerous times before we even started for the trek, and every single time the response was very nice. We are very happy we chose this team and I’m positive we will get in touch with this company for our subsequent treks too, if any! 🙂

      Throughout the trek, we had personal attention. That was more important for us as we were first time trekkers, and they understood and accommodated our needs perfectly. By the end of the trek, we became good friends! 🙂

      Let me know if you need information about any other aspects.

  2. Good post on your adventurous Trek and think its once in a life time moment ‘ Kodak Moments’…Ooops.. ‘ IPhone Moments’ 🙂

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