rkkwan's 3-week adventure in Tibet 6/10

Oct 3rd, 2010, 06:36 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 23,074
vistet - Is that your blog and did you see the panel on the oxygen concentrator saying the oxygen level is 24-25% on the trip INTO Tibet? Because on our way out, the display only reads 21.4%. Maybe they run it higher for the trip in?

And for anybody going to stay in Tibet for more than a few days, it is bad idea to use the vents for even more oxygen via the valves in the picture you see. Your body needs to get acclimatized, and using very high level of oxygen is not the way to go.

About people feeling uncomfortable on the train in, I don't have 1st hand experience, but that's what I have heard from some who did. While I was in Lhasa, and also a couple of years ago when the railway just started. But I'd agree with you about spending a little time in Xining first.
rkkwan is offline  
Oct 4th, 2010, 01:22 AM
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 2
My blog , but borrowed experience : the measurements came from John B. West , a specialist on altitude sickness , writing in the High Altitude Medicine & Biology journal. He was carrying his own O2-meter , not just passively writing down what the panels say.

You´re right in that using oxygen delays acclimatization - my suggestion would be not to use the extra oxygen as long as there are no symtoms , and not hesitate to use it at first signs of headache.

Interesting that they use a different concentration on the outbound train , I´ve been wondering about that.
vistet is offline  
Oct 4th, 2010, 06:47 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 23,074
Great info, vistet! Thanks for reading.
rkkwan is offline  
Dec 13th, 2010, 05:56 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 23,074
All pictures - something like 2,000 - posted!

rkkwan is offline  
Dec 13th, 2010, 06:26 PM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,160
Beautiful pictures rkkwan. Love the wide open spaces!
Hanuman is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
Dec 29th, 2007 10:03 AM
Feb 26th, 2007 10:18 PM
Aug 29th, 2006 01:05 PM
Oct 12th, 2005 06:42 AM
Aug 18th, 2003 02:56 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:20 AM.