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ALTITUDE OF OLLANTAYTAMBO

One of the most frequent questions that every tourist asks about Ollantaytambo is the altitude, below we will clear doubts and advice.

Ollantaytambo is a district of the province of Urubamba located at an altitude of 2860 meters above sea level (m.a.s.l.).

WHAT IS THE RELATION BETWEEN THE ALTITUDE OF OLLANTAYTAMBO AND THE CITY OF CUSCO?

Cusco is at an altitude of 3399 meters above sea level (m.a.s.l.) as opposed to Ollantaytambo which is at 2860 meters above sea level (m.a.s.l.) a difference of 539 meters of altitude.

Although the difference in altitude is not very great many people carry a personal oxygen balloon that will help you in case you feel bad during your stay, it is worth mentioning that if you want to enter the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo you will have to climb a large number of steps of stairs that sometimes causes much fatigue when climbing to the top, where you have the best view of the entire town of Ollantaytambo and its surroundings that make up the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo.

ALTURA DE OLLANTAYTAMBO 1 - ALTITUDE OF OLLANTAYTAMBO
The upper part of the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo at 2860 meters above sea level

DIFFERENCE IN ALTITUDE OF OLLANTAYTAMBO WITH THE SACRED VALLEY

  • Ollantaytambo 2860(m.a.s.l.) Pisaq: 2972 (m.a.s.l.)
  • Ollantaytambo 2860(m.a.s.l.) Calca: 2926(m.a.s.l.)
  • Ollantaytambo 2860(m.a.s.l.) Urubamba: 2871 (m.a.s.l.)
  • Ollantaytambo 2860(m.a.s.l.) Moray 3385 (m.a.s.l.)
  • Ollantaytambo 2860(m.a.s.l.) Chinchero: 3772 (m.a.s.l.)
  • Ollantaytambo 2860(m.a.s.l.) Huayllabamba: 2 868 (m.a.s.l.)
  • Ollantaytambo 2860(m.a.s.l.) Maras: 3385 (m.a.s.l.)
  • Ollantaytambo 2860(m.a.s.l.) Yucay: 2858 (m.a.s.l.)
  • Ollantaytambo 2860(m.a.s.l.) Machupicchu: 2162 (m.a.s.l.)
  • Ollantaytambo 2860(m.a.s.l.) Calca: 2925 (m.a.s.l.)
  • Ollantaytambo 2860(m.a.s.l.) Coya: 2944 (m.a.s.l.)
  • Ollantaytambo 2860(m.a.s.l.) Lares: 3171 (m.a.s.l.)
  • Ollantaytambo 2860(m.a.s.l.) Lamay: 2934 (m.a.s.l.)
  • Ollantaytambo 2860(m.a.s.l.) Taray: 3024 (m.a.s.l.)
  • Ollantaytambo 2860(m.a.s.l.) San Salvador: 2934 (m.a.s.l.)

ALTITUDE SICKNESS

TAltitude sickness, soroche or mountain sickness is caused by a reduction in atmospheric pressure and the low level of oxygen at high altitudes, that is, the higher the altitude, the greater the probability of suffering from this altitude sickness.

Symptoms vary from person to person and symptoms present as follows: fatigue, tiredness, nausea, insomnia, headache, lack of appetite, high heart rate.

How to prevent altitude sickness in Ollantaytambo?

There are natural remedies that mitigate the symptoms of altitude sickness:

  • Practice breathing with breathing exercises to obtain the necessary oxygen.
  • Hydration is an important point that allows us to calm the agitated breathing and alleviate the feeling of lack of oxygen.
  • Buy pills for altitude sickness in pharmacies in Cusco or Ollantaytambo.
  • Coca tea is a natural remedy in the infusion of coca leaves that helps to combat altitude sickness problems.
  • Chlorophyll Drops help to increase red blood cells in the blood that allows us to have more oxygen. You can get them in Cusco in different health food stores.
  • The acclimatization several days in the place of visit.

HEALTH ESTABLISHMENTS IN OLLANTAYTAMBO IN CASE OF ALTITUDE SICKNESS

If the problem is serious and the altitude has become a problem for your health in Ollantaytambo, you can have peace of mind because in this town of Ollantaytambo you will find medical centers that will help you.

Emergency Clinic Ollantaytambo
O2 Medical Network

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