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Quick Trip to BOG-Will Altitude be an Issue?

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Quick Trip to BOG-Will Altitude be an Issue?

Flatlander from New England sea level, 60 year old non-athlete... will the 8,000 foot + altitude of Bogota be a significant issue?

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1. Re: Quick Trip to BOG-Will Altitude be an Issue?

Hi!

No it shouldn't be. If you plan to walk a lot, you may find yourself a bit short breathed.

Of course there still can be specific cases, but as a general recommendation, nothing to worry about.

If you have antecedents with altitude sickness, this is of course a different matter.

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2. Re: Quick Trip to BOG-Will Altitude be an Issue?

Just my own experience, from my first trip to Bogota (stayed 4 months) in 1990 and then about 12 to 15 more stays in Bogota from about 2010 through 2013 - even in my best of shape I ALWAYS have a mild head ache and restless sleeping for about 4 days, so I always plan on just taking it easy for my first 4 days when I visit Bogota.

But not a "significant" issue at all. Have fun!

3. Re: Quick Trip to BOG-Will Altitude be an Issue?

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