Tibet Attractions:
Potala Palace
Namtso Lake
Bakhor Street
Jokhang Temple
Sera Monastery
Tibet Tours :
Tours from Beijing
Tours from Xi an
Tours from Shanghai
Tours from Chengdu
Tibet EBC Tours
Duration:
Tibet 4 Days Tour
Tibet 5 Days Tour
Tibet 6 Days Tour
Tibet 7 Days Tour
Tibet 8 Days Tour
Train Tickets :
Shanghai Lhasa Train
Xi an Lhasa Train
Chengdu Lhasa Train
Xining Lhasa Train
Beijing Lhasa Train
Travel Tips :
Tibet Festivals
Tibet Permission
Tibet Hotels
Altitude Sickness
Tibet Maps
    Adverse reactions to the high altitudes of Tibet are one of the biggest challenges in traveling there. However, if you are properly informed and prepared, high altitude should not be an obstacle to safe and comfortable travel.

    What is the definition of High Altitude?
    - High Altitude: 1500 - 3500 m (5000 - 11500 ft)
    - Very High Altitude: 3500 - 5500 m (11500 - 18000 ft)
    - Extreme Altitude: above 5500 m
    When acclimatization lags significantly behind ascent, various symptoms occur. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) represents the body's intolerance of the hypoxic (low oxygen) environment at high elevations.

    What are the symptoms of AMS?
    - Hyperventilation (fast breathing)
    - Shortness of breath during exertion
    - Increased urination
    - Altered breathing patterns at night
    - Frequent nighttime awakening
    - Strange dreams