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Altitude sickness is probably the last thing you want to experience when on vacation in Peru. For one, most of the country’s sights and tourist attractions are situated in the mountainous areas, and not being able to reach them just because you easily dizzy is such a boo-boo.
But as you can see, altitude sickness is pretty much a common condition especially if your lungs are not used to the low oxygen levels in higher elevations, such as mountains. However, instead of running away from the problem, you may want to face it instead-this way, you not only get to enjoy your vacation, but as well make the most out of your tour of Peru.
Among the easiest ways in which you can battle altitude sickness is by drinking lots of water. When you’re on tour, you better bring a big bottle of water with you, so that once you start feeling dizzy, you can immediately chug up on the fluids. Water keeps your mind relaxed and your lungs fed with oxygen, as they are beginning to feel deprived of air as you go one step higher to your destination.
You may also want to climb slowly during the tour. The faster your move, the more exhausted your lungs become. Take baby steps until you finally reach your target place.
And of course, if you know you’re going on an extreme hike, prepare beforehand. Take a rest one day before the tour, so that you can save your energy and use it once you’re on the road.