Health Tips in Tibet


The average altitude of Tibet is around 4000 - 4500 meters. The high passes in Tibet are about 5200 meters so many Travelers are concerned about the high altitude sickness in Tibet.  Around 95 percent of the Travelers traveling to Tibet have no health problems while traveling in Tibet. 

We have met a 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 to the altitude. The next day, many Travelers are healthy.

We recommend Travelers bring altitude medicine like Diamox. Taking one medicine the day before arrival to Tibet is a good recommendation. 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 between the age of 70-80, and also young children between the age of 8-10 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 panicked, so we recommend Travelers not overthink about altitude sickness and focus on the beautiful nature in Tibet.

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A healthy body and mind are the key to having 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 types of weather. The changes in climate bring cold and fever to Travelers if not wear warm clothes. 
  2. Not to take a shower on the first day of arrival in Tibet. 
  3. Food is the primary source of the great trip in Tibet since our stomach tells us if our body is in a good mood or not. We recommend Travelers choose food with less oil and chili.  
  4. Doing light exercise ten days before arrival to Tibet.

These are the health tips from Tibet Travelers. We hope the above tips be helpful for all the Travelers planning on traveling to Tibet. 

For emergencies, while traveling in Tibet, there is a hospital in a few villages between every 100 km. There are a few big hospitals in Lhasa, Shigatse, Ngari, Tsetang, Nakchu, and Nyingchi. 

We recommend Travelers buy insurance in their home country. Travelers can also buy insurance in Tibet with the help of the Tibet Travelers travel agency. We also recommend Travelers bring a small first aid box. 

Thank you for reading our article, Travelers planning on traveling to Tibet can send us an email at 

Written By :Tenzin

Jul 01, 2023


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