What are the Elevation of Different Places in Tibet?
Tibet, as known as “the roof top of the world’ has an average elevation around 4,500 meters above sea level. It is quite common that most travelers will have kind of mountain sickness after arrival in Tibet and during the trip in Tibet. Here let Tibet local guide tourism booking gateway provide the general information about Tibet travel destination and the main tourists attractions elevation in meters and feet.
Tibet Destinations AltitudeThe lowest region in Tibet is Nyingchi, while the highest area is Ngari in west Tibet, with an average elevation of 4,500 meters. We suggest travelers over 60 do not go to Ngari, as the altitude is high and facilities are very primitive.
Travelers to Tibet should spend at least 3 days at a place with relatively low altitude, such as Lhasa, for acclimatization before traveling to a higher altitude. See below for altitudes of major Tibet cities/towns and attractions.
|City/Town||Elevation in Meters||Elevation in Feet|
|Lhasa City||3,650 m||11,975 ft|
|Tsetang City||3,580 m||11,745 ft|
|Gyantse County||4,000 m||13,123 ft|
|Shigatse City||3,900 m||12,795 ft|
|Tingri (Shegar) County||4,300 m||14,107 ft|
|Nagqu City||4,500 m||14,764 ft|
|Damshung County||4,200 m||13,780 ft|
|Purang County||3,700 m||12,139 ft|
|Nyingchi City||3,100 m||10,170 ft|
|Pomi County||2,750 m||9,022 ft|
|Chamdo||3,200 m||10,499 ft|
|Potala Palace||3,700 m||12,139 ft|
|Namtso Lake||4,700 m||15,420 ft|
|Mt Everest Base Camp||5,200 m||17,060 ft|
|Lake Manasarovar||4,588 m||15,052 ft|
|Mt. Kailash (Darchen)||4,575 m||15,010 ft|