As the road conditions of highways to Tibet are not very good in some places due to the complicated geographical circumstances on the plateau. In addition, there is less oxygen on these high-elevation roads. It is a great challenge to the driver's health and driving skills to enter Tibet by car. It is important to read enough tips on driving to Tibet before starting your adventure driving to the mysterious land. Going to Tibet by jeep, any carelessness might cost your life.
Some accidents that taken place in the past years prove many self-driving tourists are unprepared with the difficulties and lack knowledge on how to survive on the plateau.
Travelers should consider safety as the top priority for trips to Tibet, avoid driving by their own and hire a professional driver if possible. Self-drivers should not entering wild fields and uninhabited areas. Carry maps, fresh water, electric torches and enough oxygen supplies and charging up mobile phones before departure to call for help if there is an accident.
Considering the tourist crowds in Tibet, it’s better to book return tickets and accommodations in Tibet before setting off. A health check is recommended to ensure one can handle altitude sickness that happens to almost all visitors to Tibet.
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