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How to get visa of Nepal?

It is very simple to get visa of Nepal. After reaching at Kathmandu TIA airport you can get visa which will just takes 20 minute to proceeds. You also need some cash to be prepared. 15 days visa charge: 25 USD (per person) 30 days visa charge: 35 USD (Per person) 90 days visa charge: 100 USD (Per person)

How far to go to Thamel from the airport?

It is only 25 minutes drive by private vehicle. Just to tell you if you have already confirm trip with your agent of Nepal they will probably give you pickups services from airports and transfer you to your hotel which may be easy for you.

Is Thamel safe to walk at night?

Thamel is a touristic area of Kathmandu city where hundreds of visitors walk around. In each junction tourist police are available for any emergency help. However Thamel is safe to walk around even at night.

How much do they charge for budget hotel in Kathmandu?

Thamel area is the popular area for tourist traveler who can have choices of hotels. Budget hotel cost about 10 to 15 USD $ a night for twin bed room, hot shower, clean and comfortable mattress.

How much does the bus ticket cost from Kathmandu to Pokhara?

Tourist bus is the best way to go to Pokhara which is much comfortable for limit passengers, which stop twice for food and bathroom. It cost 19 USD per person. You can also go to Pokhara by local bus or micro bus also. It is just 7 hours drive from Kathmandu.

Which is the best area to spend few days in Pokhara?

Pokhara is a quite big city and has many places to stay but the best area to stay in Pokhara is Lakeside, Damside and Halanchowk. These places are center of Pokhara and easily you can get restaurants, bar, beautiful lake side view, ATM service and many other many necessary things or services are available here.

How to hire trekking Guide and Porter and what should be their salary scale?

There are many people who are guiding in the Himalayan area but you should choose a guide who have government certified license and speaks good English language. You can search in Google freelance guide in Nepal than you can see piles of Web pages than see who have good review than choose him and pay 30 USD a day and 20 USD a day for porter. They will deal with their food, accommodation and salary with this money a day.

Can rent trekking gear in Nepal?

Kathmandu and Pokhara are the main gateway of all trekking in Nepal where you can rent sleeping bags, pant, shoes, down jackets normally. You have to leave some money there when you hire those gears just to be save they will ask with you some deposit.

How to get taxi in Nepal?

It is very simple to get taxi in Nepal, you just show your hand than they will stop easily and then you can deal with them regarding where to go and how much does it takes.

Can I trek in Nepal?

Yes as Nepal has many types of trekking route you can trek for sure. You just need to talk to your friend who have visited Nepal recently or ask with Nepali agent or guide they will let you know. Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Sunrise trek, Poon hill trek etc are easiest trekking trails but it is better to go with local guide who knows everything and can pretends the events such as natural disaster, danger area, forest area etc.

Can I get accommodation in the lodge/tea house in the mountain area?

It depends on where are you trekking and which season will you be choosing to trek to determine the accommodation difficulty. Nepal between September and December or March to May it is difficult to get accommodation but if you have guide or porter with you they will call and reserve before you reach to the tea house. Otherwise in general you can get easily accommodation on cost 5 USD a night in a tea house based accommodation.

What will be the Walking path in the trek?

The trekking trails will be stone made steps most of the time and narrow going to the valleys and ridges as well as forest. Some of oath will be curious old but safe to walk. The trail in the mountain goes through the forests, bridges, villages, river side, field and so on.

What kind of food can we get to the mountain area?

There are many restaurants, and tea house up to the mountain now and they serve you Indian. Nepali, western all kind of foods in season time but if you trek there in off season time than you have to ask with the owner what they have but you can eat fresh food and clean.

Can I have tap water during the trek?

If you are trekking in lower loop below 3000 meters than you better to get bottle of water which you can get from every tea house along the way but if you are trekking over 3000 meters than you can have tap water but just to be safe you can bring purification tablets.

What kind of trekking gear should I bring?

Trekking gears should be quality one if you are going to climb peak, but if you are trekking below 4000 meters than normal trekking equipments will be enough such as slepping bags, down jackets, pair of sucks, pair of pant, warm hat, gloves, sun glass, water bottle, medicine, walking pools, water proof bags and jackets, rain coat etc. If you are hiring a porter you better to bring or buy here when you are in Kathmandu a duffel bag and 10 liter day bag for you to carry your important things.

How to get emergency evacuation?

When you have really a problem you can consult with your guide if you have if not talk to the hotel owner who can contact chopper easily and as per their schedule they will pick up you and leave in hospital. So you should make your insurance before you trek because your insurance will pay your all expenses of emergency flight.

Trekking Further useful Information

  • Please respect local traditions, customs, values and sentiments to help protect local culture and maintain local pride
  • Respect privacy when taking photographs.
  • Respect holy places.
  • Respect for the local etiquette.
  • Refrain from giving money to children as it encourages begging.
  • Let the Himalayas change you – Do not change them.
  • Protect the natural environment.
  • Leave the campsite cleaner than.
  • Limit deforestation.
  • Burn dry paper and packets in a safe place.
  • Keep local water clean and avoid using pollutants.
  • Plants should be left to flourish in their natural environment.


Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) has been implemented jointly by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) to ensure safety and security of trekkers and to control illegal trekking operations. TIMS cards should be collected by both Free Individual Trekkers (FITs) and trekkers taking the service of government authorized trekking agencies.

Past experiences have revealed that difficulties were seen while carrying out rescue operations during times of accidents and natural calamities. Due to the lack of proper record system of trekkers, rescue and search missions used to face difficulties in spotting the missing trekkers. Based on the data collected through TIMS cards, however, it will be possible to know the position of a trekker in case a rescue operation is needed. As per the recent MoU signed by NTB and TAAN, TIMS card is applicable in all trekking areas of the country including restricted areas. Group trekkers will have to pay Blue TIMS cards by paying a fee of Rs 1,000 per person, while FITs have to get Green TIMS cards by paying a fee of Rs 2,000. Similarly, group trekkers from SAARC countries have to pay Rs 300 for TIMS cards, while FITs from the SAARC region have to pay Rs 600 each.

Nepal Visa Information

A visa for Nepal can be obtained on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.
Outside of Nepal, A visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission.
To renew a Visa you can go to the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.

Visa Requirements:

A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background.

Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen.

Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee

Tourist Visa Nepal:

Visa Facility          Duration   Fee

Multiple entry      15 days      US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry      30 days      US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry      90 days      US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Gratis (Free) Visa:

For the first visit in one visa year (January to December), gratis visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, visa can be extended from the Immigration Department on payment of visa fee as specified above.

Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.

Nepal Visa For Indian Nationals:

Indian nationals do not require a visa to enter Nepal. As per the Nepalese Immigration, Indian Nationals Traveling to Nepal must possess any One of the following documents.

  1. Passport
  2. Driving License with photo
  3. Photo Identity card issued by a Government Agency
  4. Ration Card with photo
  5. Election Commission Card with photo
  6. Identity Card issued by Embassy of India in Kathmandu
  7. Identity Card with photo issued by Sub- Divisional Magistrate or any other officials above his rank

Please check with your nearest travel agents for documents required by the Indian Immigration for Indians traveling to Nepal.

Nepal Visa For Chinese Nationals:

As per official circular of the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing, China, Chinese nationals applying for a tourist visa to Nepal are being provided “gratis tourist visa” from Jan. 5, 2016, from following Nepali missions in the People’s Republic of China:

Embassy of Nepal, Beijing

Consulate General of Nepal, Lhasa

Consulate General of Nepal, Hong Kong

Honorary Consulate of Nepal, Shanghai

Other Visa Information:

Nationals from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan will need to obtain a visa from Nepal Embassies or Diplomatic Missions in their respective countries, as they do not get a visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal.

Visa Extension for Nepal:

Tourists can stay for a maximum of 150 days in a visa year (Jan 1 to Dec 31).(Source: Nepal Tourism Board)

For further Nepal Visa Information, please contact:


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About Trekking Guide, Porter and Peak Climbing Guide

We offer private trekking guide hire service also. Our trekking guides are professional and quality stress free. A trekking guide & porter will not only be your teachers along the way but also companions in the vast and intense landscape of Nepal.

The emphasis of guides and porters especially when traveling in Nepal needs to be known, travel to Nepal is always exciting as the country throws in unique challenges at your feet, be it the weather, the sometimes questionable crannies, and nooks or the adventurous landscaped one needs to overcome. Hence, during these surprises, a guide gives you constant knowledge while simultaneously becoming your friend and confident in the process. A certified guide is not only skilled in the field of Nepal travel but also well equipped to handle the curve balls the country may throw. They are measured, precise, they can access the likely risks and are able to effectively communicate these to you. They keep you first and make sure that your experience is well managed and not hindered by fear or doubt.

Furthermore, a trek to the Himalayas is made more pleasant with the other most important member of the team, the porters.  Most believe porters to be bystanders observers but they are much more than this, along with being your companions in the journey a porter is there to share your burden, as with Nepal where destinations range in varied heights a porter comes in as your helping hand, there as you adjust to the climate, the thinning crisp air, and the climb. They help you carry not only your essentials but also allow you to recover when you need, in order to take in the full effect of this amazing journey.

Experienced guides and porter are there to deliver the service we promise you, they know when to help and challenge you, they know when to intervene and when to let you run free in your explores. They mold themselves into characters that you would want, sometimes being silent witnesses and other times friends who share stories and cultures. Furthermore, their technical know how you should approach a climb and a destination will make it easier for you relax and trust the process, the professionalism exhibited by our guides and porters will keep you at ease.

Most importantly they are there to be mediators of the vastness you will experience in Nepal, while you interact with the culture and the local people, they provide you with knowledge, a voice to communicate. As most of the trekking destinations in Nepal is located in the remote areas, diversity runs high and so does the local language, in such situations having local guides and porters helps the communities to open up to the foreigners and interact with them freely.

Lastly, using local guides and porter not only enriches the experience of travelers but also of the community this workforce is raised from, most turning into tourism to sustain themselves. Your usage of our service not only benefits our company but also the community you walk on and guides you use. The guides and porters get the experience to exercise their skills, economically benefit from the exchange with you which they later spread to the communities they were raised in educating the entire village in the process.

Interesting Fact about Us

Interesting Fact about Us

Namaste and warm greetings from Nepal Holiday Treks and Tours Family!

We are a leading adventure travel company in Nepal. A team of experienced professionals in Nepal tourism. Our motto is to deliver excellent travel services and achieved our mission so far. Our team is always focused on making your Nepal a memorable one. We always believe in delivering quality travel services and we will be there to make your Nepal adventure a lifetime experience.

Why choose us ?

Why choose us ?

“Nepal Holiday Treks and Tours” is founded by a team of dedicated, hardworking and experienced entrepreneurs active in trekking and expedition sector for several years. Committed to our service standard and standing by our promise of quality service, we have served all our guests and customers with utmost dedication. The feedback of customers’ are being fully satisfied with our service shows the level of hard work our team has been doing to meet your expectations.

We have been operating our trekking, tours and other activities in various destinations of Nepal and in some parts of India, Tibet, and Bhutan. Receiving the bookings and inquiry through the mail, telephone, fax and other means of the social network, we have been able to cater the diverse need of our respected clients.


We have a pool of talents having the depth of experience and qualifications who are involved in travel and tourism sector of Nepal for more than a decade and a half. They have been an integral part of our team since our establishment and serving our clients with full efforts and passion. During this journey of serving our customers for more than 16 years with best service and commitment, we have had numerous ups and downs including the massive earthquake of 25 April 2015. We have realized the long-term impact of this disaster in Nepalese tourism industry and thus have thought to never slow down due to this.

Nepal Holiday Treks and Tours provide several packages and service in the field of adventure and other activities. These include Nepal Trekking, Adventurous hiking, River rafting, Cycling, Mountain biking, Paragliding, Bungee jumping, Mountain flights, Peak climbing, Mountain climbing, Jungle safari, Boating, Kayaking, Wildlife observation, Nature-hunting, and others.

Our Services

Adventure Filled Travelling

Nepal’s landscape makes it an ideal nature-made playground, for the thrill seekers who want more from our country we have packages that let you enjoy an exciting experience of adventure sports. These sports range from riding the strong river currents with rafting, mountain flight or paragliding through the open skies with the view of the breathtaking snow-capped mountains. The options are endless in this beautiful landscape.

Day Tours in Nepal

Nepal Holiday Treks and Tours is specialized in tour activities in Nepal; Kathmandu sightseeing in ancient and old city of Kathmandu, Golden triangle tour in three main touristic destinations and World heritage site tour in Kathmandu Valley in three historic places Basantapur, Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar square to name few. Jungle safari tour in the heart of Chitwan and Bardiya National Park are for nature lovers and Pokhara tour for all.

Major Tours

Experience the Peaks Like Never Before

Conquer the monumental peaks, nothing beats the experience of standing atop mountains such as (name of peaks) and taking in the think crisp air, the journey will be worth it for the fulfillment and joy this experience will get you. An experience for those who dare, enjoying the peaks can be one of the most peaceful and challenging moments of your life. Nothing beats the versatility of this journey. 


Treks through the Scenic Beauty

Either it’s challenging the massive Everest or Annapurna, base camp treks to these destinations is full of culture, skill and surreal scenery. These trips are for everybody, as we have carefully designed packages designated to different levels of difficulty. Our honest depiction of what the trek will bring to our clients is what gives it an extra touch, with diverse options to choose from ranging from shorter more relaxed treks like Ghandruk to more intense ones like the basecamps.


Major Treks

Trekking Seasons in Nepal

Trekking Seasons in Nepal

Trekking is the most sought after adventurous activity in Nepal due to which it attracts thousands of foreign tourists all year around to its grandeur landscapes of Himalayan terrains. Having a great combination of natural and cultural diversity, Nepal offers incredible trekking destinations which bewilder the minds and eyes of its visitors. Beyond doubt, these things make Nepal a perfect place for trekkers to come and explore it’s exotic trekking routes.

After having said that, Nepal is a country where trekking can be done throughout the year but nevertheless there are some best seasons in which trekking in Nepal becomes extraordinarily good. To continue, Spring and Autumn seasons are considered as the best trekking season in all over Nepal. Presently the weather and climatic conditions of these seasons make them the finest time of the year when trekkers can enjoy the scenic Himalayan panorama and walk amongst beautiful trek routes without any disturbances along their way. The seasonal month of Spring begins from March to end of May and during these months the weather starts to warm up with a little bit of rainfall here and there. Additionally, the rhododendron forests start blossoming up to charm their visitors with unique blend of mesmerizing natural colors. Next will be the Autumn season which is also considered by many as the most favorable trekking season of Nepal. Mainly because the temperature remains moderate which allows trekking in higher altitudes easy with crystal clear open skies without much clouds to block the views of the snow-capped mountains. The trek routes normally tend to get over crowded and teahouses get every room booked for trekkers walking along their trail. During the autumn months of mid-September, October and November valleys remain lush with thriving vegetation and wildlife which can add to the exquisiteness to one’s travel in Nepal.

Excluding Spring and Autumn seasons we still have Summer/Monsoon (June-August) and Winter (December-February) seasons which are not generally preferred by trekkers so the trek routes have less number of tourists traveling through them. However, if you are the one that likes walking on a trail with less tourists jampacking their way alongside you then you may try going for trek in these seasonal months too. But be wary that it gets below zero up in the Himalayan regions where normally you would want to trek to and so you have to prepare your body to survive in these kinds of high altitude winter climates. Just like that in the Monsoon months, the trail tends to become muddy, slippery and most importantly covered with leaches, so if these things don’t bother you then just book a trip to Nepal as trekking companies always welcomes tourists who are willing to visit it even during the off seasons.

To conclude, we would just like to say that if you’re planning to trek in Nepal then you have various options at our disposal to help you get the most of our trekking packages. Contact us today and go on a never forgetting trip in Nepal with our expert trekking team.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance

If you are a traveler who loves wandering into different nations without prior knowledge about the designated travel routes, then you have to stop yourself for a while and think about Travel Insurance first of all. We understand that traveling is fun and it can be a joyous moment for each and every person who prefers traveling abroad for that exotic feeling of getting close with nature personally. But, you also have to understand that without a proper dependable Travel Insurance you may get into a lot of trouble which you initially didn’t want to get involved with.

Trekking requires you to have a good physical and health condition but even if you have a required amount of physical capabilities, you still can get into some troublesome situations which may not be thought of by you during your travel. Trekkers and travelers who decide in trekking at higher altitudes are requested to purchase a highly reliable travel insurance which covers high altitude trekking with emergency helicopter evacuation if you’re planning to visits places like Everest Base Camp. As the treks which tend to go above 4,000 meters are considered to be more challenging and requires trekkers to have a keen sense of judgement to walk through the bewildering mountain terrains of Nepal. In short, trekking at high altitudes, between 2,000 and 6,000 meters will eventually become an exhilarating experience with some possibility to sustain injuries, therefore it is of great need that trekkers should get covered by a Travel Insurance prior to coming to Nepal.

With problems ranging from High Altitude Pulmonary Edema, Nausea, Hypothermia, Exhaustion, Headaches, Sun burn, Frost bite, Shortness of breath, Increased heartbeat and other accidental injuries which can happen to anyone, it is very important to get yourself a proper Travel Insurance. Many factors can degrade the physical performance of trekkers so it is quite impossible to predict when you might succumb to the high elevation environment. Not just that, but if you carry some kind of expensive/valuable belongings which you don’t want to get damaged then having a Travel Insurance can cover their losses too if they get stolen or damaged during your travelling period.

So, in a general perspective, having a “Travel Insurance” can help you if any bad things happen to you and during accidents when your life is in danger. Thus, we recommend that you get yourself a dependable Travel Insurance to ensure your safety during your visit in Nepal.

Weather in Nepal

Weather in Nepal

Situated between China to the north and India to the east, west and south, Nepal is a small landlocked country covering an estimated land area of 147,181 Since the past decades, Nepal has been collectively known as one of the best travel destination in South East Asia for many travelers and explorers, mainly due to its amazing variety of topological climate.

To begin, the geographical coordinate of Nepal is 28 00 N and 84 00 E which give it an influential weather conditions of maritime and continental factors. Fundamentally, Nepal is divided into three particular regions of Terai Region, Hilly Region and Mountain Region from south to north direction. In the most part of Nepal, the weather and climate of a particular place depends mostly on it attitudinal features which in general has been divided into five climatic zones which are: Tropical and subtropical zone, Cool and temperate zone, cold zone, subarctic zone and arctic zone. Nepal’s latitude is nearly as about as Florida which makes the Terai region exist in a place with tropical and subtropical climatic zone. Nonetheless, the Hilly region and Himalayan region differ very differently with the sudden increase in the elevation of each of their location.

In particularity, the Kathmandu Valley with an average summer temperature of 19°C – 35°C & winter temperature of 2°C – 12°C, consists a pleasing climatic condition which makes it a perfect place for arrival of all the International Flights. Beginning from March to May, the spring season is warm with time to time rain showers and the temperatures tend to be around 22°C. Next is summer season which lasts from June to August and also is the monsoon season during which heavy amounts of rainfall occurs throughout due to which vegetation flourish extravagantly all over the nation. This time period of the year is mostly unfavorable for trekking in general but some places like Upper Mustang and Dolpa regions can be trekked without any heavy rainfalls obscuring the trails. Now comes the most liked Autumn season which starts from September to November, during which temperature is not too warm nor too cold, making it a perfect time for trekking in Nepal. The daily average temperature lies between 25°C and 10°C. Now comes the snowy Winter season which begins from December to end of February. Snowfalls are common in the higher elevations with temperature going below zero but the lower regions of Terai can have a maximum temperature of 20°C during the day.

Seasonal months according to Nepalese calendar:

  • BasantaRitu (Spring)
  • GrishmaRitu (Early Summer)
  • BarkhaRitu (Summer and Monsoon)
  • Sharad Ritu (Early Autumn)
  • HemantaRitu (late autumn)
  • ShishirRitu (Winter)

Health Problems and Medicine

Health Problems and Medicine

Trekking in Nepal is a very pleasurable form of activity which allows trekkers to travel in beautiful valleys with incredible views of snow-capped mountains while learning about the cultural diversity of ethnic communities living alongside their trek routes. However, trekkers need to remain wary about their health condition and safety during their entire trek as accidents can happen anytime without any prior warnings. So, you must consider about Health Problems which you may have to face.

If you have a fit physical condition with a hunger for adventure then Nepal has a lot of various trekking destinations which can be a challenging experience for them. Consider carrying a basic first-aid-kit which can be bought at low price anywhere in a medical shop as a first step to prioritizing your health and safety. But it won’t save you if you have any kind of internal injuries so be very wary about where you trek. Along with that, do consider purchasing some medicines to help you fight your illness if it were to happen. Make sure to carry a variety of clothing’s for diverse weather conditions, drink enough amount of pure drinking water, use hand sanitizer when possible to disinfect your hands prior to eating your food and if you want to prevent sun burns then do carry a sunscreen and a hat with you. Look, these are basic things which should be taken into notice by trekkers themselves but if they become careless then it might hamper their health in the long run. So, it’s better to be prepared than to be sorry later.

Additionally, trekkers who are planning to trek in high altitudes above the range of 3,000 meters above sea level then they are requested to learn about High Altitude Sickness which can be a major factor to determine the end result of their entire trek. Some other things to keep in mind is that one should always trek with a local expert trekking guide with years of experience to help you overcome several hurdles and navigate your trail till the end. Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol during your trip as they can degrade your health and make you less fit for your travel the next day.

Some medical accessories to carry with you:

Thermometer Antibiotics and Diamox
Water purification tablets Eye drops and antacid tablets
Plaster /band-aids Sun block lotions
Moleskin/second skin for blister Antiseptic ointment for cuts
Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptics) Aspirin
Oral rehydration salts Insect repellent

Take your time to prepare yourself both physically & mentally and when you’re ready come visit Nepal as things are bound to run smoothly when you’re prepared better for your trip.

Before You Book

Before You Book

Required things before trek

Trekking or just simply visiting Nepal can be a very life-changing experience but nonetheless, you must learn closely about Nepal and other aspects of your travel before actually flying off to Nepal. Discuss and get extra info about the routes in which you are planning to travel, and make sure that your physical health condition is good enough to support you until the end of your travel period. Likewise, learn about the permits and documentation which you may require whilst you’re travelling days in Nepal.

Additionally, there are some key things which you can bring for yourself if you want to. Below is the list of things which you can bring to help you travel easier:

  • Passport
  • Copies of document
  • Down Jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Trekking shoes
  • Hiking pants
  • Hiking shirts
  • Full-sleeves shirt
  • T-shirts
  • Sun hat
  • Camelback water bottle
  • Flashlight, Batteries and bulbs
  • Maps and travel guide
  • Personal towel
  • Rucksack
  • Sun lotion
  • Medical & first-aid kit
  • Sewing kit
  • Polypropylene/wool socks
  • Sleeping bag
  • Thermal insulation
  • Chocolate bar
  • Rain Coat ( personal and Backpack)
  • Walking stick
  • Other required equipment’s



The term hypoxia is a medical condition where the cells of our organs do not receive adequate amount of oxygen due to the insufficient concentration of oxygen molecules in the blood. The lack of oxygen can in the blood, in time can cause severe long term effect to the human body which include a permanent damage to the brain and other vital organs. Each and every tissue in the human body needs to proportionally receive oxygen always in order to function and perform the important biological processes to keep a human alive.

If you’re blood doesn’t carry enough oxygen & nutrients to your body parts then it will later on be the main cause of Hypoxia which can be lethal for one’s survival. Therefore, I am about to discuss the causes, symptoms and preventive measures so that you can learn about Hypoxia in depth.


Although, the symptoms for Hypoxia can differ from person to person, I have listed down the most occurred common symptoms of Hypoxia below:

  • Rapid breathing
  • Confusion
  • Sweating
  • Fast heart beat rate
  • Changes in the color of your skin, ranging from blue to cherry red
  • Wheezing
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath


Hypoxia or Hypoxemia, these are very dangerous conditions as it means your body is not getting required dose of oxygen through your blood. It is to keep in mind that without oxygen, your brain, liver &other organs can be damaged just minutes after symptoms start. Some common causes of it are as below:

  • Hypotension, which is extremely low blood pressure
  • Strong pain medicines and other drugs that hold back breathing
  • Stroke, cardiac arrest, and an irregular heartbeat
  • Choking
  • Anemia (a low number of red blood cells, which carry oxygen)
  • Drowning
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Cyanide poisoning
  • strangulation
  • traveling to high altitudes
  • brain injury
  • ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)

How to prevent Hypoxia?

When the oxygen levels in the blood start getting under 90 percent, a person will certainly get affected by Hypoxia. In that case, the individually affected person needs to receive immediate medical attention. It is vital that the level of oxygen circulating from the blood to the cells and tissues of the body reach a normal level, as if the oxygen level remain low, the individual person may even die. So, it is highly recommended that you should always monitor your certain health conditions.

Make appointments with a doctor and check if your blood pressure is too low.If you’re asthmatic then I hope I don’t have to say that you should keep your inhaler nearby at all times. Additionally, avoid trekking in high altitudes if you think you might succumb to the environment of high altitudes.Lastly, as the Hypoxia gets worse trekkers need to receive immediate medical attention because they require high amount of medical supervision from that point onward in order to remain alive.

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