Motion sickness is probably one of the most common discomforts that people experience. In fact, a lot of people do not know that they too may experience it until they experience it. While travelling to Nepal and Tibet, the jet lag may aggrevate the condition of motion sickness or car-sickenss.
There are different types of motion sicknesses. The most common of all is sea sickness. This type of motion sickness is experienced when traveling on a craft on water. This is usually due to the movement of the craft on the waves. A person who is experiencing sea sickness usually is referred to as nauseous and is therefore uncomfortable during the entire duration of the travel. In most cases, people who are nauseous often vomit due to dizziness. While travelling to Nepal and Tibet, there are very few water bodies that might trigger sea-sickness.
Another type of motion sickness is the car sickness. This is experienced while on board a vehicle that is traveling on land. This is usually due to the fast movement of the vehicle and the sudden stop and turns of the vehicle. Also, this is characterized by the inability of the person to read maps and books while on board the vehicle. Often times, looking down or reading may make car sickness worst.
Motion sickness and car sickness can be a major challange while travelling in Nepal, the Himalayas and Tibet. Although there are buses exclusively for tourists, if you travel in the local buses, even the most hardy travel is prone to get car sick. The buses may have gasoline/petrol smelling during the drive. There could also be other passengers who are car sick. Watching people being car sick might push you into the same situation.
Air sickness is another type of motion sickness. In this case, a person who is traveling on air is feeling sick. The most common place is of course the airplane. This sickness is similar to that of car sickness only that tilting or other head movements may trigger this. While travelling to
In general, motion sickness is experienced when the perceived motion is seen but not felt or it is felt but is not seen. The latter’s examples are sea sickness, car sickness and air sickness. The three types of sickness are all felt but not really seen. Another concrete example so that you may understand this type motion sickness is the rides that we commonly see on carnivals. Rides as we all know are fast and have different movements. These movements are felt by the body but not seen as fast by the eyes. An appropriate example of a motion that is only seen but not felt is the movies. The constant movements of the camera or the way shots are taken but viewers are just seated so no motion is felt.
How ever hardy you may be, it is always good to prepare for motion sickeness or especially car-sickness while travelling to Nepal or Tibet. In addition to the western medicine (usually anti-hitamines), there are also many natural remedies. Ginger is one of the most common naturaly remedies. Other is accupressure for motion sickness. Prepare your self for motion sickness and enjoy the journey to Nepal more.