What is altitude sickness?


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As the name implies, altitude sickness is a series of physical discomfort when someone gets to a place with a high elevation, usually 2,700 meters (8,859 feet) and up. The average altitude of Tibet is more than 4,000 meters (13123.36 feet), so especially for those who live on the plain and get used to a low altitude, it’s not easy to accept the sudden change of the elevation, where the content of the Oxygen in the air becomes much lower and the weather turns to extremely dry.
Tips:How to deal with altitude sickness when traveling to Tibet?
First of all, you should take it easy, don’t be freaked out by altitude sickness, let alone stop your Tibet tour plan because of it. We should have a right understanding of altitude sickness. It’s hard to avoid it because the average of Tibet Autonomous Region is over 4,000 meters (13,124 feet). And the most popular tourist attractions like Everest Base Camp, Namtso, Mt. Kailash, are around 5,000 meters (16,405 feet). According to our over 15-years’ Tibet tour experience, nearly 99% of travelers will overcome altitude sickness after the beginning of two or three days.

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