Potala Palace in Lhasa
Potala Palace in Lhasa

Traveling to Tibet can be an incredible journey, one that you will never forget the rest of your life. It can be memorable because it was the best experience of your life. However, Tibet has high altitude and special climate. You should prepare yourself for this special place. Below are some tips which perhaps will benefit you, and increase your chances of that best experience of your life.

1. For the first time Tibet traveler, there is no need to do any special exercise , just relax and no need to be overly worried about altitude sickness. Before entering Tibet you should have sufficient sleep to maintain a good physical condition. Do not do strenuous exercise on your arrival in Tibet. What you need is some rest, more water and fruit. Generally speaking, symptoms of altitude sickness will automatically disappear or be reduced for the first two days. When you first enter Tibet, in order to avoid a cold do not have frequent bathes

2. You should take enough medicines for cold, cough, diarrhea, nausea, fever and bring some Band-Aids. American ginseng tablets and vitamins can be taken at any time; of course Rhodiola is also necessary.

3 Those who are not accustomed to local foods should take some high-calorie foods like chocolate, beef jerky, crackers and other snacks you like. You can also take some gums as chewing gum can relieve tinnitus and headaches.

4. The air is thin at high altitude plateau, so the daylight is rather skin-damaging in Tibet. To protect your eyes and skin you should bring sunglasses, sun hat, sunscreen, skin cream and lip balm. To avoid anoxic accidents, you can buy an oxygen bag in Tibetan hospitals or some of the hotels.

5 temperatures in Tibet vary greatly from day to night and temperature is very low during the morning and evening. You need to prepare enough warm clothing to prevent catching a cold.

6. The temperatures change greatly in different parts of Tibet. General speaking, the best time to travel in Tibet is from June to September when Tibet will greets its rainy season in these months , and only when can you see the bare hills begin to be covered by grass.  Tibetan grasslands will also become green at the same time.