Sikkim Ravangla Khechupelri Trek is very safe as far as the trekking trail is concerned. The trail is a well-laid village footpath and shortcuts and is even wide though there are loose gravel, rocks, and occasional cliff section on some days.
Proper exercises for physical fitness will allow you to stay safe and healthy during the trek. Your physical fitness and preparation are what make you safe in the mountains. Having prior trekking experiences is an added advantage on your side. Knowledge about Himalayan terrain will greatly help you in case such an issue arises during the trek.
Even though Sikkim Ravangla Khechupelri Trek is a Low Altitude Trek with the highest point at around 2200 m but in a mountain region, one can get affected with altitude sickness. “Altitude Sickness” is a common term for different kinds of illnesses – as simple as a headache, dizziness to swelling of fingers to an acute state like fluids accumulations in your lungs and brains.
AMS - Acute Mountain Sickness
HAPE - High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
HACE - High Altitude Cerebral Edema
Some of the scientific Medicine used to treat Altitude Sickness is –
Diamox is a diuretic. To put it simply, it helps speed up acclimatization.
Dexamethasone (Dex) is a steroid. It prevents your body from releasing substances that cause inflammation. That’s how it helps temporarily treat edema.
Nifedipine is a drug that reduces your blood pressure. You use it only if you have HAPE.
The closest primary health center and the hospital are always within short driving distances each day so there is nothing to worry about. The primary health center at each Village has only basic facilities with oxygen availability. The main district hospital is at Gangtok, Namchi, and Geyzing.
Mingma! Julay!namestey! hope you are in good health. Sorry to write you lately. Our trip to Thiland made us busy so we were unable to write you back. Mingma the trekking was well organised and I had a wonderful time with you.. . Ladhak is a wonderful place and your guiding made it much much better. We all are very happy and eager to visit your country sikkim next time.
The way you describe sikkim, it really seems to be a nice place. We will promote for you wherever we go. Thanks for your support when the chips were down..
Convey our regards to Jigmee,Arun and Horse man. Hope we will meet then again. Harry,Dorris Michael and Gracy Switzerland 2009
Max, hope you are doing fine business. We are thankful for your warm guidance and wonderful trekking arrangements in a short time. Mingma the food was excellent. We will return to sikkim with friends and family someday. We would no doubt recommend your company mountain tours and treks to all of our friends who want to visit India and specially sikkim and Darjeeling. Adam and wanda Netherland. 2010
Mingma, thanks for your mail. We are still in kerela and doing familiarization trip. Its very hot out here. Mingma your trekking arrangements was good and we had no hesitation in recommending your company. Your guide and cook was very good. We had more than enough varieties of food everyday. We surely hope that you will do well.
Well take care and best of luck Andrew, Roben and David Switzerland 2011 feb