At Mystic Tibetan Tours we don’t want your trip of a lifetime to be spoiled by health problems. It is therefore in your best interest that before traveling overseas you consult your general practitioner, family physician or a travel medicine clinic. If you have any ongoing medical complaints you should ensure that you have enough medication for the duration of your trip.
You may not be able to purchase the same medicine while overseas and even if you can the quality may not be the same. Your doctor will also advise you if you need any vaccinations prior to your trip. You should also ask your doctor what type of medicines will be useful to take with you in the event that you develop some minor complaints such as travelers’ diarrhoea.
In rural areas the medical facilities, if available, may be very different to those in your home country. Therefore prevention is better than cure. As you will be traveling to some areas at high altitude, altitude sickness may be a problem. There are a number of conditions associated with high altitude sickness; such as, Acute Mountain Sickness, High Altitude Cerebral Odema and High Altitude Pulmonary Odema. You should tell your doctor that you intend to travel to high altitude regions especially if you have a pre-existing condition.
People who suffer from illnesses such as sickle cell anaemia, severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, severe asthma, pulmonary hypertension or congestive heart failure should not travel to high altitude areas. In addition to these, there might be other illnesses which your doctor will tell you are incompatible with high altitude.
We are not medical professionals and although we will try to make your trip as enjoyable as possible, it is your responsibility to consult a doctor in your home country before traveling overseas. Travel insurance with good medical coverage is also advisable.
Altitude Sickness, or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is the major concern of all travelers to Tibet. We recommend reading through the International Society for Mountain Medicine’s Non-Physician’s Altitude Tutorial and http://ciwec-clinic.com/
We recommend speaking to your doctor before traveling to Tibet, and inquiring with your doctor about recommended vaccines for the area.
All travelers’ visiting Tibet are strongly recommend you have comprehensive travel insurance to cover medical evacuation, emergency rescue expenses, trip cancellations or any other unexpected mishaps. In all of our tour packages, we will not take any responsibility for any delays, flight cancellations, trip cancellations, loss of belongings, or cancellation of booked trip due to sickness or any other reasons.