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Health & Altitude

The Tibetan Plateau lies over 12000 feet, most people will experience some of the minor symptoms and discomfort of altitude sickness, until their body adjust to the elevation. This can take from a few hours to couple of days, depending on the individual.

It is necessary to be relatively physically fit & healthy to participate in a Tibet tour. There is no particular age limit, but as a guideline children below 8 years or elderly people exceeding 70 years are not advised to travel to Tibet. A Doctor's medical certificate is essential for these groups to participate. Furthermore, those who sufferer from high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes are not recommended to take the tours.