Health Knowledge You Should Learn Before Traveling to Tibet
Tibet is a desirable tourist destination, but it is beautiful and “dangerous”. Altitude sickness is the biggest health risk for travelling to Tibet and many travelers feels a little trepidation about altitude sickness, which is common at high altitudes due to the decreasing availability of oxygen. It’s important to stay healthy during your trip to and in Tibet which will determine whether you will have a pleasant holiday in Tibet.
1. Before visiting Tibet, it’s advisable to have a body check-up or have your doctor’s advice. Keeping yourself in health is a must before you Tibet travel.
2. Relax yourself. There is no need to be picnic for altitude sickness. There are several ways to deal with it while people with lung or heart disease may be told to avoid high altitudes. Know more about Altitude Sickness in Tibet.
3. Do not go to higher places during the first two or three days after entering in Tibet. Make your body better adapt to the environment. Don’t drink, shower and have enough time to rest. Know more about Five Suggestions on Alleviating High Altitude Sickness in Tibet.
4. Change clothes properly, because the temperature in Tibet varies greatly between day and night and between different regions. In general, temperatures drop 6 degrees Celsius for every 1,000 meters above sea level, and are much lower in the early morning and evening. Therefore, even if you go to Tibet in the summer, you need to prepare a coat or thin sweater.
5. Wear a sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, lotion and lip protector as it is very dry in Tibet and the UV rays are very strong. On the first day in Tibet, some tourists suffer from nosebleeds and dry lips. Know more about How to Protect Your Skin When You Travel to Tibet.