There are three altitude zones on Kilimanjaro – high altitude (2,500 – 3,500 metres), very high altitude (3,500 – 5,500 metres) and extreme altitude (above 5,500 metres). At high altitude and a very high altitude, there is a great chance to experience Altitude sickness. So a proper acclimatization strategy involves not going too high, too fast whilst also ensuring you don’t overexert yourself and remain well hydrated.
Let’s have a clear idea of Altitude Sickness.
What is Altitude Sickness
The feeling of sickness is caused by being at high altitude, when the level of Oxygen gets low.
Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is otherwise known as altitude illness, hypobaropathy, Acosta disease, puna, and soroche.
High altitude trekking comes with obvious risks.
High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) and High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE), are your biggest concerns on Mount Kilimanjaro.
Facts about Altitude Sickness
Symptoms Of Altitude Sickness
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