The so-called 3 golden rules of altitude acclimatization will help you acclimatize naturally in order to reduce the discomforts and risks associated with altitude sickness. The golden rules are:
- Take your time: Choose a route that allows you to ascend slowly over multiple days, and walk slowly during the day.
- Stay hydrated: Drink at least 2-3 liters of water every day, or more if in combination with dehydrating substances such as diamox or caffeine.
- Walk high, sleep low: Sleep at a lower altitude at night than you’ve climbed to during the day. Some routes offers such a beneficial altitude profile.