Tibet travel FAQ
1 some key information for you travel to tibet prior to you departure
2 How i can get the tibet permit
3 Is my health is suit to travel tibet ?
The Tibet an average elevation is over of the 3600m,Most area be in a lower oxygen zone,the people usually who have lived lower elevation area,when reach a high attitude area,the health will be need adapt to altitude caused by air pressure difference, less oxygen air factor such as changes in dryness,and produces a natural physiological reaction. Such as occur different degrees of headache, chest tightness, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, insomnia and other symptoms. In general, after 1-2 days, these symptoms will gradually reduce, but have serious heart disease, lung disease, hypertension and diabetes patients should not travel to the plateau. Pre-arrival, you should check with a travel clinic to see whether they recommend any immunizations for Tibet.
The most important deterrent against AMS is acclimatization, which is essentially the process of giving your body time to adjust at higher altitudes. Getting enough rest, eating properly, and staying well hydrated are also important in the prevention of AMS. Therefore, it is important to take precautions when you arrive in Lhasa and on the rest of the trip. Tell your guide if you do not feel well. Walk with moderation for the first day or two. Be sure to drink plenty of liquids. You may lose your appetite, but force yourself to eat as much as you can. You may experience a headache that should go away in a day or two. All symptoms should disappear within a couple days. If they get worse quickly, or do not go away, notify your guide. If necessary, you can receive treatment in Lhasa where they have a good altitude sickness hospital, but this is rarely needed.
AMS can be (and is every year in Tibet) fatal, mostly because of human judgment error. You should familiarize yourself with this extremely important issue but not let it deter you from visiting Tibet.