Altitude and Fitness

Tibet stretches approximately 1,000 kilometers (620 mi) north to south and 2,500 kilometers (1,600 mi) east to west. With an average elevation exceeding 4,500 meters (14,800 ft), the Tibetan Plateau is sometimes called “the Roof of the World” and is the world’s highest and largest plateau, with an area of 2,500,000 square kilometers (970,000 sq mi).

Before Visiting Tibet

  • Your health condition should be perfect both physically and psychologically.
  • Visitors with heart diseases, high blood pressure or other organ problem must consult their doctors.
  • Trekkers should practice physical exercises such as swimming, long distance walking, tennis etc one month before flight to high altitude.
  • You shouldn’t catch cold otherwise altitude sickness easily catches you under weak physical condition.