Lhasa’s altitude of 11,975 feet/ 3658 meters puts it among the highest cities in the world, and makes altitude sickness prevention a key part of staying healthy on your trip to Tibet. Failing to take basic steps to prevent altitude sickness can result in miserable days in Tibet, and even to much more serious consequences.
There is SO much ignorance and misinformation out there, and a lot of needless suffering and risk.
We don’t say this to scare you. We are just committed to raising the level of altitude sickness prevention awareness for EVERYONE who travels to Tibet, so that you can have an amazing time without suffering.
On this page, you will learn some quick facts about altitude sickness prevention in Tibet, and then take a deeper dive into key topics like knowing the symptoms of altitude sickness, and discoveries some itineraries that help you acclimatize to high altitude, like our favorite Safer Everest Base Camp Tour.
ALTITUDE SICKNESS Q&A
In this post we offer you a summary of the most effective tips for altitude sickness prevention, gathered from our growing collection of posts on this topic
In this post, we aim to give you some essential facts about the symptoms for altitude sickness, to help protect you from getting seriously ill on a trip to Tibet
Did you know that most of the popular itineraries for travelers to Tibet put you at high risk of getting altitude sickness
We are so pleased to introduce a safer Tibet Everest Base Camp tour!
Since the Lhasa altitude is just shy of 12,000 feet, almost everyone has a substantial risk of getting altitude sickness. In this post we offer you a practical way to reduce your risk of getting high altitude sickness when you travel to Tibet (or any other high altitude destination.
While researching the Tibet train (the Qinghai-Tibet Railway) as a way to travel to Lhasa, we have learned a lot, which we would like to share with you to save you making some common mistakes.
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Our goal in this post is to give you practical tools and strategies for how to avoid altitude sickness when you travel to Tibet
Are you concerned about getting altitude sickness in Tibet? Do you wonder how you will feel at high altitude?
On this page you will find Tibet altitude information, and some of the common variations for Tibetan place names.
If you only have a very short time in Tibet, you could take this tour rather than the high-risk fly in to Lhasa. (To tell the truth, if you think you can only get to Tibet once in your life, it’s worth saving up the time and money to make a longer trip of at least two weeks.) Read more