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Old 04-07-2009, 01:20 PM
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August of 2006, my husband and I hiked the 3 day Inca Trail. Our guide had a portable oxygen tank with him. Luckily, none of us needed it. I would definately ask the excursion desk at Holland America, about that. Although, I would assume the guide would have portable oxygen with them, but sometimes it is not safe to assume. I only noticed the high altitude bothering me when we hiked from 10,000 to over 13,000 feet in a day. Still no one needed the oxygen. Anyways, be careful with the prescribed altitude pills, usually Diamox, which is a diuretic (water pill). If she takes high blood pressure pills, combined with a diuretic, it could drop her BP too low. Make sure she discusses this with her MD. I loved Cusco, it was wonderful. I would definately invest in travel insurance with emergency evacuation. Good luck, Lil' Lori

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