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Altitude & Fitness

Tibet stands at the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (the highest plateau in the world) at an elevation of around 4,500 meters and hence is known as the roof of the world. The plateau is surrounded by massive mountain ranges. The plateau is a high-altitude arid steppe distributed with mountain ranges and large brackish lakes. The highest point on Tibet is Ngari which lies in the western part situated at an average altitude of 4500 meters and the lowest region in Tibet is Nyingchi. Due to higher altitude and limited facilities travelers above 60 are suggested not to visit Ngari. Travelers are recommended to spend some days at lower altitude region for acclimatization before traveling to a higher altitude.

As Tibet is mountainous state one can be easily affected by the high altitude sickness while trekking at higher altitude. You are highly recommend you to acclimatize yourself before starting trekking in the higher region and also suggest you to trek slowly and comfortably as trekking in the higher altitude to fast might cause serious health problem enough to cause death. As higher the altitude you go the lower the oxygen you get so your itinerary should be planned in such a way that you could easily adapt the fluctuation of oxygen. The person having heart, blood or respiratory diseases are highly recommended to consult their medical professional before travelling. The High Altitude Sickness results in mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder.

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