In the first few days after arrival, you may experience some degree of altitude reaction. You must relax and reduce your activities. You can take anti-altitude sickness drugs to cope with oxygen deficiency. Colds, insomnia, and digestive disorders are common, and so prepare some medicines to tackle these problems, and some external treatments for contusions and strains.
Drink Sufficient Water
The air on the plateau is arid and it is vital to drink enough water. It is advisable to drink a lot of water after breakfast and to drink 200-300 ml of water after physical exercise. Hold each mouthful in the mouth for a few seconds before swallowing it.
Guard against Ultraviolet Rays
UV radiation is strong in Tibet and increases by 5 percent with every 300 meters above sea level. Strong UV is harmful to both eyes and skin, so when you go out into the sun, you should wear anti-UV sunglasses, a sun hat and sun block.
Learn before leaving
Equip yourself before setting out with a basic knowledge of Tibetan folklore, customs, religious beliefs, life style, natural and cultural sights. This will make for a smoother visit.
Keep yourself in Good Shape
Tibet is vast in territory, but communications can be difficult. In many places the geological structure gives rise to landslides and mudstones flows. Some natural scenic areas are not accessible by motor vehicle and travelers have to go on foot. Therefore it is essential to stay in good physical and mental shape so that you have a happy and trouble-free journey.
Guard Against Altitude Sickness
Guarding against altitude sickness is of the first importance. Before you visit Tibet, ensure you are in good health. If you are sick when you go to Tibet, certain illness may result from the high altitude, which if not treated quickly can be life-threatening. Mentally adjust yourself to the forthcoming trip; don’t feel to nervous or worried. For the first few days after arrival, it is best to take your time adjusting and avoiding energetic activity. There is a big difference between daytime and night time temperatures, so be sure to wear more clothes to avoid catching cold, which might lead to more serious illness.