Health & Safety

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.

How To Prevent Altitude Sickness?

After considerable research and investigation by doctors and specialists, they advised passengers to;

  1. Exercise regularly and prepare yourself physically and emotionally before going to higher elevations.
  2. It is highly advised to get enough rest upon reaching your high-altitude location and to consume lots of fluids, particularly water. 
  3. Avoid eating huge portions and avoiding alcohol for the first two days.
  4. Avoid engaging in strenuous physical activity shortly after arriving. 
  5. Consume a lot of carbohydrate-rich foods, such as bread, cereals, grains, potatoes, etc., and plenty of water.
  6. Diamox and other medications for altitude sickness are strongly indicated. Some tourists have reported success in avoiding altitude sickness.
  7. Check the side effects and drug reactions of each prescription with your doctor or pharmacist, especially if you are on medication.

Three Best Ways to Treat

  1. Going to a lower height right away is the best cure for altitude sickness. However, you are permitted to remain at that same altitude to acclimatize, if you only experience a few or no symptoms.
  2. It may also be a good idea to take some altitude medications. Since Lhasa is at 3,600m (10,800ft), the Tibet Nature Tour Agency strongly advises that you begin your journey from there.
  3. This will give you three days and two nights in Lhasa to acclimate and help prevent high-altitude sickness. We strongly encourage you to visit Tibet with fun and delight once you have become used to the altitude.


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,

  1. Putting on sunscreen (with the highest SPF as it provides the best and longest protection),
  2. Putting on a sunhat
  3. And for all visitors, especially those who are trekking with us, wearing sunglasses is strongly advised.


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.

A Heartfelt Message From Tibet Nature Tour Agency to You

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 Insurance

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.


Monika Kim
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I had a great time on my trip with Tibet Discovery. Our tour guide, Drolma, was fantastic. informative, adaptable, amiable, and incredibly amusing. I was grateful for the tour company's efforts to organize our flight from Chongqing to Lhasa, send a representative to pick up my permit at the airport in Chongqing, and arrange for a cake to be delivered to Everest Base Camp on the night of my wife's birthday. I appreciate everything.
Tibet Flight Information
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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.

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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.

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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. 

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