High Altitude Notice
Diqing is located 3,260 metres (10,695 feet) above sea level, an altitude that sometimes causes visitors to experience a reaction with symptoms that vary, but commonly include discomfort, poor sleeping patterns, breathlessness and a limited capacity for physical exertion.
Tips for Travelling to a High Altitude Area
- People who suffer from high blood pressure, heart disease or chest problems should seek medical advice before going to Diqing
- Avoid catching a cold before entering Diqing. It can be difficult to recover from a cold at a high altitude
- Bring high altitude medication with you and avoid alcohol on the first day of your trip
- Oxygen bottles are available in every guestroom (RMB 35 per bottle)