Tibet is a very fascinating place to visit, and there are lots of reasons to go and explore it. If you don’t have the limits of work and other commitments, you will have the chance to travel for several weeks. Retiring is an opportunity, if health is with you, to travel to Tibet at least once in your life. Apart from retiring, there are many other advantages for the elders to travel to Tibet. For example, seniors usually have their savings, so they have more chances to experience local life, eat more delicious foods, and live in more great hotels. However, they also need to be prepared before traveling. In this guide, there are some tips, along with a few of some useful suggestions about Tibet tours for them to learn about.
Tibet Tour for the Elders
Part 1. Is It Safe For the Elder to Travel to Tibet (Age Limit & Disease)
Part 2. How to Prepare for a Tibet Tour for the Elder (Physical Condition)
Part 3. Is There Any Suitable Routes for the Elders?
Part 4. Basic Advice for Senior Travelers to High Altitude Sickness
We have received many of the letters from senior travelers asking us is it safe for them to travel to Tibet or is there any age limit for Tibet tour for the elderly? The answer is: YES, it is safe to travel to Tibet. Moreover, there is no age limit for senior travelers to travel to Tibet. Many successful examples can prove that age will never be an obstacle for traveling to Tibet. In 2013, John Bailey from the USA, paid a visit to Mt. Everest Base Camp at the age of 82. The oldest person reaching the peak of the world’s highest Mount Everest is a 76 years old man from Nepal. And the oldest woman who conquers the Mt. Everest is a 73-year-old Japanese woman. Even that, you need to check your health conditions. We do not suggest the elderly who have the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease to travel to Tibet. You’d better consult the doctor before traveling to Tibet.
For the elderly, booking a private Tibet tour will be more flexible than group tours. Here we have collected some of the most popular private tours for you to choose from.
Tibet situates at an elevation of over 4,900 meters (16,000 ft). Everyone who travel to Tibet will surely feel uncomfortable. Symptoms like fatigue, shortness of breath, headache, nausea, and hypoventilation are common in travelers. This is high altitude sickness. Seniors are more likely to get high altitude sickness than others. To lessen the symptoms of high altitude sickness, we have compiled some useful suggestions for you to refer.
The questions raised by our past customers can help you get a more clear picture about tours to Tibet, read them or tell us your own questions via the form on the right side, our specialists will reply you within 24 hours.
Hello, we are considering to travel in Tibet in summer. We are a family of 5, two adults and three kids, age 13(then), 10, 8. We are interested in the 10 days Mt. EBC & Namtso Lake Group tour. We are US citizens with valid 10-year Chinese multiple entry visa, which we have applied when we went to Beijing in 2019. We are currently living in South Korea.
1. Are kids suitable (or even allowed) for this tour?
2. If kids can join, are there any discount deals for kids?
Dear Ms. Ho***,
Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour and welcome you to join our 10 days Mt. Everest & Namtso Lake group tour. For your questions: 1. Your kids are suitable for this tour. Travelling in Tibet is as safe for kids as it is for their parents. While the high Tibetan plateau may be the highest place on the planet, very often, the kids that visit this region are more adaptable and have fewer problems than their parents. We also have arranged wonderful Tibet tours for many families with kids such as a tour to EBC for a family with a 3-year-old son, a 9-year-old girl and a 11-year-old boy, they did have fun in Tibet and there is no problem for them. Or you can take some medicine under the guidance of doctor to prevent high altitude before enter Tibet. 2. If kids travel with you, we'll offer some discount for them, please check your email and find more detailed information. Thanks & Regards
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