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Rocky Mountain NP - animals, views and altitude sickness

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A former member
Post #: 22
Ok, will do! By the way, if you do not want to wait till November, I have some pictures from the last trip that they made it to Annapurna Circuit in April this year (11 days trip);
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A former member
Post #: 23
JuTaTip,

Have a wonderful trip! Leeches aren't fun, but you can see them and pull them off. Be careful to avoid Hep E. It made this person I know very ill (high fever) and almost ended her trip. If boiling water is not possible, I would recommend you take a Steripen (and extra batteries) as a precaution to purify your drinking water of viruses, but if you're consuming food (e.g., fresh vegetables) prepared locally in the small villages where livestock is present, you could still be at risk. Google "Hepatitis E" so you know how to avoid getting it and what to do in case you do.

Joe
Thank you, Joe. I will keep that in mind! Anyway, need to wait for an approval from my boss. Will know by next week if he lets me go on the trip, hopefully no surprise!
Diana A
user 11813130
Houston, TX
Post #: 10
When we visit La Paz, Bolivia which is where my parents are from, we usually do the following:

One week before

Eat light meals about 1 week before

First few days

Drink a tea the evening we arrive and spend the night at the top called el Alto
Avoid meat/alcohol
Eat steamed food
Avoid strenuous walking first couple of days
If we get a headache next day, we stop at the pharmacy in Bolivia and pick up soroche pill for altitude sickness, though you might want to ask your pharmacy if they carry pills just in case
Drink plenty of liquids

Some symptoms you might experience from altitude sickness within the first few hours – 48 hours are: nausea, headaches, extreme drowsiness, no appetite

http://alwaysmountain...­
http://www.boliviabel...­

My mom and grandmother just returned from Bolivia. My mom did not suffer from altitude sickness, my grandmother had trouble sleeping at night, got headaches after the second day there. She got better after the third day. They are both originally from Bolivia. I usually get a headache the first day, and have a loss of appetite. The second day I feel much better.

You might consider staying in Denver the first night, it is a beautiful city. Efrain and I went there for our birthdays. Then, once your body adjusts to altitude, fly out to Rocky Mountains the next day. Have fun on your trip!

We are planning our trip to Bolivia in November, and plan to do some hiking, maybe travel on of the most dangerous roads in the world. My grandfather took me on this road trip about 10 years ago. Efrain is looking forward to it. Here is a map of the where we traveled from La Paz to Las Yungas: http://www.digidrift....­

Diana
A former member
Post #: 24
When we visit La Paz, Bolivia which is where my parents are from, we usually do the following:

One week before

Eat light meals about 1 week before

First few days

Drink a tea the evening we arrive and spend the night at the top called el Alto
Avoid meat/alcohol
Eat steamed food
Avoid strenuous walking first couple of days
If we get a headache next day, we stop at the pharmacy in Bolivia and pick up soroche pill for altitude sickness, though you might want to ask your pharmacy if they carry pills just in case
Drink plenty of liquids

Some symptoms you might experience from altitude sickness within the first few hours – 48 hours are: nausea, headaches, extreme drowsiness, no appetite

http://alwaysmountain...­
http://www.boliviabel...­

My mom and grandmother just returned from Bolivia. My mom did not suffer from altitude sickness, my grandmother had trouble sleeping at night, got headaches after the second day there. She got better after the third day. They are both originally from Bolivia. I usually get a headache the first day, and have a loss of appetite. The second day I feel much better.

You might consider staying in Denver the first night, it is a beautiful city. Efrain and I went there for our birthdays. Then, once your body adjusts to altitude, fly out to Rocky Mountains the next day. Have fun on your trip!

We are planning our trip to Bolivia in November, and plan to do some hiking, maybe travel on of the most dangerous roads in the world. My grandfather took me on this road trip about 10 years ago. Efrain is looking forward to it. Here is a map of the where we traveled from La Paz to Las Yungas: http://www.digidrift....­

Diana
Thank you for the message! Sadly my 2 weeks vacation to Nepal had not been approved by my boss :-( Your tips are very helpful and I will keep that in mind.
By the way, I did hike at Mt. Rinjani in Indonesia (closer to my home country ^^) last month, approximately 3700 meters and I did not get altitude sickness, probably this is a good sign for me to try the next challenge at higher altitude :-)
Mary
user 4860345
Bay City, TX
Post #: 28
I did not know this about Estes Park, but the Stanley Hotel is reputed to be haunted; and it was the inspiration for The Shining!
A former member
Post #: 26

Ooh, I'm in!!! Anyone else wanna go? devilish shock biggrin
Mary
user 4860345
Bay City, TX
Post #: 29
I was disappointed that I didn't know that when I stayed in Estes Park. They have a gift shop, and you can buy redrum T-shirts and mugs. I totally would haven went.
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