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One of the most common ways to combat altitude sickness in Peru is by chewing cocoa leaves combined with a mixing compound. Cocoa leaves are easily obtainable, and are considered by many as the best way to combat potential altitude sickness.
Explore Adventures Peru is focussed on ensuring our guest's safety and security during their trip. During all our treks and expeditions we use the following safety systems and equipment:
SAT Phone: Nowadays most trekking areas have mobile network coverage, however there are a few areas that do not currently have any communication access. In such condition, we provide SAT phone for trekkers to maintain communication. Our guides are well trained to use SAT phone.
Walky-Talky: If a trekking group size is large in number (over ten persons), we provide Walky Talky communication devices for the team. This provides useful communication between guides and assistant guides while they at a distance within the group.
First-Aid Kit: All departures with Explore Adventures are equipped with a First-Aid kit, which is carried by guides or support staff. All of our staffs are trained to use basic medical/first-aid.
Oxymeter: If the trekking elevation is above 3000 meter, we provide pulse oximeters to our guides. They will monitor your oxygen saturation levels and pulse rate everyday to ensure your health and safety at high altitudes. Our guides will monitor and take notice of any signs of altitude sickness during your trip.
Oxygen Bottle and Regulator Mask: Explore Adventures can provide oxygen bottles and regulator masks when necessary to avoid serious altitude sickness. We provide oxygen equipment on request or if we have a large group (+15 pax).