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Altitudes in Tibet

Tibet is the Roof of the World - a very high plateau with some of the highest altitudes and greatest peaks in the world, including Mount Everest. This chart shows the approximate altitude of some of the places, mountains and traditional treks in Tibet (we've included Kathmandu, Nepal, as a comparison):

Altitudes in Tibet
Place Altitude in metres Altitude in feet
Kathmandu 1,324 4,343
Lhasa 3,700 12,139
Gyantse 4,040 13,250
Shigatse 4,200 13,779
Sakya 4,300 14,107
Lao Tingri 4,640 15,223
Rongbuk 4,980 16,338
Everest Base Camp 5,360 17,585
Mt Everest (Qomolungma) 8,848 29,029
Saga 4,650 15,255
Darchen 4,800 15,748
Mt Kailash (Gang Rinpoche) 6,638 21,778
Kailash Kora - Day 1 4,900 16,076
Kailash Kora - Day 2 5,650 18,536
Kailash Kora - Day 3 4,800 15,748
Lake Manasarovar (Maphamyumtso) 4,560 14,960
Zhangmu 2,140 7,021

See also: Altitude Sickness (Acute Mountain Sickness or AMS)


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