Tibet altitude

A complete guide to Tibet’s altitude, attractions and plateau acclimatization tips

Tibet altitude

Tibet altitude

Tibet, located in the plateau region of western China, is world-famous for its spectacular natural landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Known as the roof of the world, this place has 79 mountains with an altitude of over 6,000 meters, including Mount Everest, the top of the world. For travelers accustomed to living at low altitudes, Tibet's high-altitude environment is undoubtedly a big challenge. This article aims to provide you with a detailed altitude guide for traveling in Tibet to help you better plan your itinerary and prevent possible altitude sickness.

Altitude of Lhasa, Tibet

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  • Gonggar Airport: 3600 meters
  • Lhasa urban area: 3650 meters
  • Potala Palace: 3760 meters
  • Jokhang Temple: 3650 meters
  • Drepung Monastery: 3700 meters
  • Sera Monastery: 3700 meters
  • Ganden Monastery: 3800 meters
  • yangbajing: 4300 meters
  • Namtso: 4718 meters

Altitude of Shigatse, Tibet

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  • Karola Glacier: 5400 meters
  • Gyantse: 3977 meters
  • Shigatse: 3860 meters
  • Tashilhunpo Temple: 3950 meters
  • Tingri: 4300 meters
  • Rongbuk Temple: 5100 meters
  • Everest Base Camp: 5200 meters
  • gaura pass: 5230 meters
  • Everest: 8848.86 meters

Altitude conditions of Ngari, Tibet

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  • Saga: 4502 meters
  • Pa Yang: 4600 meters
  • Tachin: 4700 meters
  • Qugu Temple: 4860 meters
  • Zhire Temple: 5210 meters
  • dolmala pass: 5630 meters
  • Chuzu Temple: 4810 meters
  • Mount Kailash: 6638 meters
  • Manasarovar: 4588 meters

Altitude overview of Linzhi, Tibet

  • Milin Airport: 2900 meters
  • Linzhi Bayi Town: 2950 meters
  • mira pass: 5013 meters
  • Gongbujianda: 3580 meters
  • Basongcuo: 3700 meters
  • sejila mountain: 4728 meters
  • Namjagbarwa Peak: 7782 meters
  • Brahmaputra Grand Canyon: 2880 meters
  • Lulang Linhai: Altitude range 2700-4200 meters
  • Bomi: 2750 meters
  • Midui Glacier: 4600 meters
  • Ranwu Lake: 3807 meters

How to prevent altitude sickness?

Tibet's high-altitude environment may cause unacclimated tourists to experience altitude sickness, including headaches, fatigue, insomnia and other symptoms. To prevent this situation, it is recommended that you:

  • adaptive stay: After arriving in Lhasa or other lower altitude areas, allow yourself a few days to acclimate to the high altitude environment.
  • Hydration: At high altitudes, it is very important to maintain adequate hydration.
  • Moderate exercise: Maintain light to moderate activity levels and avoid strenuous exercise.
  • healthy diet: A high-carbohydrate diet helps better acclimate to high altitude.
  • medical consultation: Consult your doctor before departure to find out whether you need to carry preventive medicine

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