It is around 1370 meters above sea level in Kathmandu, then it is go higher while closing to the border, the average of the height is around 2600 meters in Gyirong town. And when we stay overnight in Old Tingri, the sea level is 4300meters. This is still a small piece of cake comparing to our main visiting of Everest Base Camp which is around 5200 meters high. After this point, we will go down to Shigaste which is about 3836meters, the capital Lhasa is 3650 meters. Normally we suggest people better bring some medicine which is against the high altitude sickness, and also we will provide oxygen tanks for emergency. Make sure you do not catch coldness neither fever before you head to Tibet. Do not take any arduous exercise while in Tibet, sometimes even the sportsman have troubles for the adaption because they will need more oxygen for their body while in Tibet. If any emergency happens, our guide will take patient to the hospital for treatment, most of the doctors in Tibet can treat AMS.
Two other important reminders are, firstly do not go up very quickly in Tibet if you enter from Kathmandu because Kathmandu is quite low in altitude, you must stay overnight in Gyirong and Old Shegar for 2 nights to fully acclimatize your body while sleep before heading to Mount Everest region (above 5000 meters), otherwise, it’s very risky to your body. However, if you have already acclimated yourself by travelling to some high altitude areas in Nepal, places over 3000 meters, then you can visit Mount Everest region in Tibet without 2 nights stay in Gyirong and Shegar, but anyway, 2 nights body acclimatization in Gyirong and Shegar is advised no matter you have high altitude experience or not, because the geographic and climate condition in Tibet is quite different from other high altitude destinations in the world. What follows you can see the altitude changes of different destinations we commonly stop and visit on our Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour.
Altitude & Distance from Kathmandu to Lhasa
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I want to visit in Oct 2020 and do the Mt Kailash tour. I want to bring two of my grandchildren - aged 8 and 10 years old. Do you think it is possible?
Dear Mr. Ul***,
Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. I think it will be no problem for you to bring your grandchildren to do the trekking, as we had clients before who took child less than 4 years old did it, and they hired porter to carry him for some part. If you like, you can hire a horse and horse man to carry them to save the energy there. And also I recommend you to arrive in Lhasa1-2days earlier to make the children adjust the high place better if you have enough time. And I will send you the tour details, please check it by email. Best regards.
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