Are you a trekking guide or outdoor enthusiast looking to expand your knowledge and skills in wilderness medicine? Do you want to be better equipped to handle any situation that may arise on your adventures? Then the upcoming Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training in Kathmandu is the perfect opportunity for you! Himalayan Adventure Labs (HAL), Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Dr. Jessie Gehner and her team, affiliated with […]

Trekking in the Himalayas can be an unforgettable experience, but it can also be dangerous if you’re not properly prepared for the altitude. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a condition that can occur at high altitudes, typically above 8,000 feet (2,500 meters). It is caused by the lower air pressure and lack of oxygen at high altitudes. Symptoms include headache, fatigue, shortness of breath, nausea, and insomnia. In severe cases, […]