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Please help to properly plan a route in Peru to avoid altitude sickness

Troynik ” January 31, 2017, 21:08

Good afternoon, we are going to Peru in April. The program includes all the main attractions – MP, Cusco, Titicaca with islands, Colca Canyon, etc. Please help me to properly compose a route taking into account gradual altitude gain to avoid the mountaineering. Thanks

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Help me make the right itinerary for Peru

konsts ” 31 Jan 2017, 22:53

Hello. There is a perception that older people have an easier time with mountain sickness. My spouse and I avoided this scourge. The standard route through Peru counterclockwise imho the most optimal and with a gradual increase in altitude. Lima – Paracas – Ica – Nasca (coast) – Arequipa (climbing) – Colca Canyon – Arequipa – Puno Titicaca (the highest point) – Cusco – Sacred Valley – MP – Cusco – Lima. You can control the process. There are no guarantees. And standard preconditioning with vitamins. And search the Peruvian branch for “counterclockwise” context. Mountain sickness

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Re: Help me make a proper route through Peru to avoid mountain sickness

Troynik ” 05 Feb 2017, 01:19

Thanks for the advice. The only thing confusing is the climb from Arequipa (2300) to Puno (4500). Over 2000m in one day! And the law of the mountains is to climb no more than 500m a day. How did you survive the ride? Did you take pills beforehand? My husband has lung and heart failure, so I’m questioning whether to even include Colca Canyon and Lake. Titicaca. In the sacred valley you can sit out a few days after the flight, go to Machu Picchu, and then go up to Cusco at 3500. That way, somewhat mitigate the possibility of mountain sickness.

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Re: Help me make a proper route through Peru to avoid mountain sickness

konsts ” 05 Feb 2017, 07:32

The main thing is not to panic. The main method of combating altitude sickness is to get your body used to the altitude. This is achieved by gradually gaining altitude in combination with descents. The so-called sawing method. And, of course, you need to prepare for this trip in advance. Here is what I wrote about how I was preparing for altitude sickness Read more this topic (once again I recommend it), and you will understand the advantages of the counterclockwise route. Taking pills before approaching Arequipa, before climbing high on the road to Colca, before the pass on the Arequipa-Puno road. This is just before reaching the maximum altitude (saw peaks), after which there will be a descent. This way the body will get used to the altitude. You will pass all these critical points in the bus, surrounded by other people and staff of the tour company, which, if necessary, will give you the necessary assistance. It seems to me that the main thing is not to panic and not to be nervous. And at these heights you have to breathe properly. So you don’t lose your breath. All movements should be slow, measured, unsharp. Avoid fast walking, running, carrying heavy things (luggage), anything that may lead to shortness of breath and shortness of breath.

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