From April to October is the best season for touring Tibet. From June to September there are more rainfalls and the scenery is beautiful. But the heavy rain may topple down mud and as a result the traffic will be affected.
Taking Some Medicines
Drugstores in Lhasa sell medicines for preventing mountain sickness. The best way is to go to the doctor and take medicine recommended by the doctor according to your conditions. Also you can take the water with 30 grams of brown sugar every day (not white sugar) and pills of multi vitamins for three days in succession. It is helpful for decreasing the chance of having mountain sickness.
What the visitors to Tibet are concerned about is the mountain sickness. On highland, the air is thin and the air contains less oxygen. If the elevation increases quickly, you will find uncomfortable, such as taking airplanes or buses to Tibet. With mountain sickness, you will feel headache, dizzy, heavy breathing, tired and insomnia. Those with heart diseases or high blood pressure should be more careful.
Buying a Bottle of Oxygen in Case
Lack of oxygen is the main reason for mountain sickness. In many places in Tibet you can buy oxygen in bottles. You can buy one or two bottles in case. With an oxygen-taking mask, they cost 20 yuan.
Must for Adapting to Highland Climate
Heavy clothes - The weather has a big gap in the morning and evening. Even in June or July it is best to bring with you enough heavy clothes such as down coat and woolen sweater.
Sleeping bag - It is necessary for those who enter Tibet through land or tour other places than Lhasa.
Louse-killing powder - Except Lhasa, most places in Tibet have simple hotels. Maybe there are louses around. It is best to spread such powder.
Tibet has strong ultraviolet ray. In addition to sunglasses, it is useful to bring some sun blocks to prevent sunburn.
Solid food and drinks - It should bring enough high-calorie solid food with you, such as cookie, chocolate, and candy. Also you should bring enough drinking water. In addition, you should be ready to meet landslide and car broken in your tours in Tibet.
Confirmation Letter for Entering Tibet
Overseas tourists and compatriots from Taiwan should get a confirmation letter for entering Tibet in advance. Otherwise, they would be refused by the inspectors on their way to Tibet.
Tibet Tourism Bureau has established its offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and other places and issues confirmation letter for entering Tibet.
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