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What preparations need to be for camping at 3,000 meters ALTITUDE plateau?

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  1. The weather in the plateau is changeable. It may start to rain in the morning or in the afternoon. Therefore, it is very important that the tent you buy is rainproof, and an umbrella or raincoat is essential. Because the weather is changing, sun protection is also very important, so you can also bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats.
  2. Under normal circumstances, the human body will have altitude sickness when its function reaches more than 4200 meters. However, according to each person’s physical condition, especially those who are taller and more active are more prone to altitude sickness, so it is best to prepare oxygen and glucose. and other items that can supplement oxygen.
  3. Cold protection is very important, so it is best to choose jackets, hiking shoes, etc., sleeping bags can also be prepared。
  4. Because the plateau environment has several characteristics, that is, it is windy, cold, and sometimes snows, so buying tents mainly focuses on these aspects.
  1. What preparations need to be made in advance for high altitude camping
  2. Be prepared to deal with altitude sickness

Altitude sickness is 3-4 hours after a person reaches a certain altitude, the body adapts to the air pressure difference caused by the altitude,

Changes in low oxygen content, dry air, etc., and the resulting natural physiological response, when the altitude generally reaches about 2700 meters, there may be altitude sickness.

The symptoms of altitude sickness are generally: headache, shortness of breath, chest tightness, anorexia, slight fever, dizziness, fatigue and so on.

Some people appear due to low oxygen content: purple lips and fingertips, drowsiness, high spirits, insomnia and other different manifestations.

Some people experience it from dry air: rough skin, chapped lips, bleeding or blood clots in the nostrils, etc.

How to avoid or reduce altitude sickness

Most people go to the western Sichuan plateau and Tibet without altitude sickness. There is no rule to follow for what kind of person will have altitude sickness.

The best way to avoid or reduce altitude sickness is to face it with a good attitude,

Many reaction symptoms are caused by psychological effects or psychological effects,

For example, people who are afraid of high altitudes and lack mental preparation and determination to overcome high altitudes have more chances of experiencing altitude sickness.

It is recommended that when you first arrive in the plateau area, you should not walk fast, nor run or run, nor do physical labor.

Do not overeat, so as not to increase the burden on the digestive organs, do not drink and smoke,

Eat more vitamin-rich foods such as vegetables and fruits, drink plenty of water, keep warm, and take less baths to avoid colds and physical exertion.

Take oxygen at the beginning, try to adapt to it yourself, otherwise, you may never be able to do without oxygen at the plateau (the dependence is very strong).

Keep a good attitude. Learn about plateau geography, meteorology and altitude sickness in advance, eliminate fear, avoid excessive mental stress, and allow the body to get adequate rest.

  1. Those who are not suitable for high altitude camping activities

Patients with obvious lesions in the heart, lung, brain, liver, and kidney, as well as patients with severe anemia or high blood pressure,

The elderly and pregnant women who are too old and in poor physical condition should not enter high-altitude areas.

Children are in the stage of physical development and have poor comprehensive resistance. After hypoxia, they are more likely to cause altitude sickness than adults.

And the consequences are more serious and lasting. It is recommended not to take children under the age of 10 to high altitudes.

  1. Preparation before entering the plateau

In addition to preparing for high altitude reaction, people who have lived in high altitude should be consulted about precautions, smoking and alcohol are prohibited, and adequate rest should be taken.

Due to the large temperature difference between day and night in the plateau, it is necessary to prepare enough warm clothes to prevent colds.

Both cold and respiratory infections may trigger acute altitude sickness.

It takes a long time to enter the plateau by car, the accommodation conditions are poor on the way, and the physical exertion is large. You should also prepare water and easily digestible food.

  1. Precautions after entering the plateau

Just arriving at the plateau, everyone may have different degrees of hypoxia symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest tightness, and difficulty breathing.

But it does not mean that you are not adapted to the plateau. If you can properly protect yourself, after 2-4 days, the above symptoms will generally improve or disappear.

If you go to the plateau by plane, the symptoms of altitude sickness will usually occur in about 12-14 hours.

Those who have just arrived at the plateau must not exercise strenuously. If severe symptoms of altitude sickness appear, they should immediately seek medical treatment or move to a lower altitude area as soon as possible.

After entering the plateau, it is necessary to eat more carbohydrates, drink more water, not too full at dinner, it is best not to drink and smoke, eat more fruits and vegetables, etc.

The weather in the plateau is dry, the air is thin and dusty, and the ultraviolet rays are very strong. It is necessary to protect the skin.

Necessary items: hat, sunscreen, body lotion (SPF50 recommended), lipstick (lips are easy to crack in the plateau), sunglasses.

Even if conditions are sometimes difficult, eat more fruits and vegetables.

Long-term field activities for more than 10 days, if there is no good hygiene conditions, it is best not to wash your face,

Generally speaking, it has a protective effect on the skin. Of course, a little ghee will work better.

It’s a little dirty, but I’m afraid that it is easy to peel off the skin if it is washed too cleanly.

  1. At the same time, pay attention to the following points:

Pay attention to keep warm: The temperature difference between day and night in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and other places is large, and the temperature in the morning and evening is low.

Generally, the temperature decreases by 6°C for every 1000 meters above sea level, even in summer, a jacket or sweater must be prepared.

Sunglasses: The strong sunlight and ultraviolet rays of the plateau will damage your eyes, so you should prepare sun hats and sunglasses.

There are many ice and snow environments on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, and the ice, snow and water surfaces will reflect strong sunlight.

Direct exposure of the eyes to this environment for several hours on a sunny day can cause slugs.

Prevention of dryness: When you first go to the plateau, due to the dry climate, some tourists will be prone to nosebleeds and chapped lips.

Bring some nasal ointments and throat lozenges to relieve the discomfort of the nose and throat caused by dry corners.

Beware of heat stroke: The sun on the plateau is very strong, especially in the summer when you do long-term outdoor activities.

Therefore, outdoor travel activities in the plateau must be equipped with cool oil, human Dan, etc., and drink plenty of water.

Contact lenses: It is not suitable to use contact lenses because it is dusty and the sanitary conditions are not good.

If you want to wear them, consider using daily disposable lenses.

West Hiking®

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Michelle, Marketing manager of West Hiking, ten more years working experiences on the camp tents for domestic and abroad markets.

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