Health-Safety is essential information needed for travel to Tibet.
To travel to Tibet, you must be acquainted with high mountain sickness. According to our extensive experience working in the Tibet Tourism Sector, we have witnessed thousands of unprepared tourists experience altitude sickness. It is due to the rapid elevation shift. Therefore, many travelers are forced to depart Tibet before finishing their journey inside Tibet. It is due to the human body is affected the most by the cluelessness of Tibet’s environment, which causes issues for many tourists. We would love to shared our first handed experience and knowledge to travelers, to get a very wonderful travel experience in Tibet.
When you cannot get enough oxygen, you get altitude sickness, which manifests as headaches, nausea, and difficulty sleeping. This is common and happens to travelers who are not used to the high altitudes, whether male or female, young or old.
Tibet, the “roof of the world,” is approximately 4,300 meters above sea level. When people travel too soon from lower altitudes to high elevations, their bodies are unable to acclimatize as quickly as usual and cannot acquire enough oxygen, since the air is considerably thinner than at sea level because of the high altitude. This explains why the body receives less oxygen than is necessary.
As a result, travelers frequently have severe headaches and other altitude sickness symptoms.
The signs and symptoms often disappear as your body adjusts to the high altitude.
Many people claim that high mountain sickness is comparable to a hangover. But it can harm the brain and lungs, it can also be deadly and serious. More serious symptoms that might damage the lungs and brain in travelers include dizziness, the inability to walk straight, feeling as though they are likely to pass out, and the color of their eyes, lips, and fingernails turning to a gray or blue hue.
It is strongly advised that you consult a doctor or call us at that point. While we are traveling, we will make every effort to deliver you to the nearest, most suitable hospital.
To have more information, I would suggest to you read more about Altitude Sickness.
After considerable research and investigation by doctors and specialists, they advised passengers to;
Sunburns are the second thing to consider.
Tibet’s high elevation causes the Ozone layer and air to be significantly thinner than in other regions of the world. Consequently, tourists should be very concerned about sunburns brought on by ultraviolet radiation.
Taking precautions such as,
Travelers may get diarrhea in Tibet because of the region’s unique culture, cuisine, and environment. It happens as a result of disease, digestive issues, food poisoning, and several other circumstances.
Nevertheless, do not be alarmed; it usually goes away on its own.
It is strongly advised to consume enough water or other liquids, maintain a balanced diet, and take any prescribed medications by your doctor. It is strongly advised to seek medical assistance if you have a severe case of diarrhea.
Always feel free to let us know if you are not feeling well while traveling to Tibet. Our honest, kind, and supportive hands are constantly at your side. We place the highest priority on your security and well-being. Contact us whenever you need to, without any hesitation.
Travel agencies with offices in Tibet that are licensed under the Tibet Tourism Bureau’s regulations have minimal business liability insurance. It is better to get travel insurance, which can cover medical evacuation, medical costs, trip disruptions, etc.
Lhasa Gonkhar Airport receives over 80 flights daily. Many of these flights are from major mainland cities. There are just two flights from Kathmandu, Nepal, in a week. Wednesday and Friday are generally the days that flights from Kathmandu are available. Due to high demand, you probably find flights to Lhasa on other days of the week.
Tibet began to receive trains from China in 2008. Many who were concerned about getting altitude sickness no longer needed to be anxious because of train journey would give them plenty of time to acclimatize. Xining is the ideal station to catch a train to Lhasa. We can help by getting you a train ticket to Lhasa from Xining or other major cities.
Due to recent years’ development in the Tourism Industry, the average of every hotel in Tibet had leveled up. Therefore we try to find the most suitable accommodation for you.
Tibet is well-known for its Rich Culture and traditional spiritual life. We offer tailor-made special tours for you to enjoy the trips during Tibetan Festivals.