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Tips for Senior Travelers in Tibet

Time: 11-10-2019 This Article is Composed by BudgetTibetTour

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  
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 

Part 1. Is It Safe For the Elder to Travel to Tibet (Age Limit & Disease)

We have received many of the letters from senior travelers asking us is it safe for them to travel to Tibet or is these 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 conquer 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 cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease to travel to Tibet. You’d better consult doctor before traveling to Tibet.

Part 2. How to Prepare for a Tibet Tour for the Elder

  1. Have a Medical Check-up - There are many things for the elderly to prepare for Tibet tour. The first, also the most important thing is to have a medical check-up. If you have diseases like uncontrolled glycuresis, high blood pressure, epilepsy, cranial vascular diseases, heart diseases, blood diseases, chronic respiratory system diseases, cardiovascular or hepatic diseases, you are not suggested to travel to Tibet.
  2. Physical Conditions - Keep fit and never catch cold is very important, since cold might increase chances for high altitude sickness. To keep fit, you can do some exercises like swimming and jogging.
  3. Bring Your Medical Kit - it is important for you to bring your medical kit in case your body would be reacting to the unusual weather of Tibet.

Part 3. Is There Any Suitable Routes for the Elders?

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.

4 Days Lhasa Holy Landmarks Express 4 Days Lhasa Holy Landmarks Express >
Holy Lhasa plus Sky Lake Tour 6 Days Holy Sky Lake Tour >
6 Days Lhasa and Nyingchi Tour 6 Days Lhasa and Nyingchi Tour >
6 Days Tour to See Winter’s MigratingBirds in Tibet 6 Days Tour to See Winter’s MigratingBirds in Tibet >
8 Days Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp Group Tour 8 Days Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp Group Tour >
9 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour via Mt. Everest Base Camp plus Namtso Lake 9 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour via Mt. Everest Base Camp plus Namtso Lake >

Part 4. Basic Advice for Senior Travelers to High Altitude Sickness

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.

  1. Slow down or pace your movement according to the capacity of your body.
  2. Keep yourself hydrated when walking in Tibet for the Tibet weather is arid and dry.
  3. Keep yourself warm in case you catch a cold.
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user portrait Mr. Mo*** from: Travelers' Questions Might Help

I'm interested in the 14 day trip from Lhasa to Nepal trip. In in January or February would be great. how much would that be? is there space?

best regards Mo***

Answered by Nancy

Dear Mo***,

Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. Sorry we do not have any group tour in Jan or Feb to Kailash as there will be heavy snow and the road will be blocked, and also the area would be closed, and no one do the business there, no hotel, no restaurants there. So from Nov to March we would not send any groups there.
If you would like to do this tour, you must plan it from April to Oct. and at present we have the group tour in next 6th May and 29th May, and we will have more available date in future. if you are interested in joining in this, please kindly let me know. Best regards.

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