Tibetan Plateau is the world's highest plateau, with an average altitude of 4,500 meters/ 14,750 ft. It's known as the "roof of the world" and "Third Pole" due to its high Tibet elevation. It is highly suggested to spend about 3 nights in Lhasa or Tsetang, the relatively lower altitude places of Tibet first before moving further to other higher altitude places.
Altitude Sickness is a natural physiological discomfort due to changes in air pressure caused by high altitude, low oxygen content, and dry air when someone gets to a place with a high elevation, usually 3,000 meters (9,843 feet) and up. The symptoms are Headaches, fast heart beating, loss of appetite, difficulty breathing, etc. Most people will experience one or more symptoms but the symptoms will disappear within one or two days. The following tips can help you get adapted to the altitude soon: