HEALTH TIPS IN TIBET
Many Travelers are concerned about the high altitude sickness in Tibet.
The average altitude of Tibet is around 4000 - 4500 meters. The high passes in Tibet are about 5200 meters.
Around 95 percent of the Travelers traveling to Tibet have no any health problems while traveling in Tibet.
We have met few Travelers having altitude sickness on the day of arrival in Lhasa. It is quite normal to have some altitude feeling on the first day since this shows our body is adjusting with the altitude.
The next day, most of the Travelers are healthy.
We recommend Travelers to bring the altitude medicine like Diamox.
It is good to take one medicine day before arrival to Tibet.
Travelers can also buy the Hongjingtian red herb medicine in Lhasa for altitude.
The altitude sickness in Tibet is not that serious. We have seen Travelers at the age of 70-80, and also young children at the age of 8-10 are traveling in Tibet without any problems.
Many Travelers get altitude sickness because of mental discomfort. Our mind is the source of our body. When our mind is in panic, our body naturally becomes panic, so we recommend Travelers not over think about altitude sickness and focus on the beautiful nature in Tibet.
A healthy body and mind is the key to have a great trip to Tibet. Today Tibet Travelers would like to share five health tips in Tibet.
Five health tips in Tibet for Travelers
1. Wearing warm clothes during the tour. The weather in Tibet changes very often. Sometimes in one day, there will be 3-4 different kinds of weather. The changes in climate bring cold and fever to Travelers if not wear warm clothes. Once Travelers get cold and fever, the problem gets worse because of taking it as altitude sickness, so all the mental problem comes out to make it worse. We recommend wearing warm longer pants and coat while traveling in Tibet.
2. Not to take a shower on the first day of arrival in Tibet. This is a piece of advice from previous Travelers since the temperature in Tibet changes often. Travelers can wash the hair, face, and feet.
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