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Medical Services

Several hotels and pharmacies around town sell Tibetan herbal medicine recommended by locals for easing symptoms of altitude sickness. The most common medicine is known as solomano in Tibetan and hóngjīngtīan (红景天) in Chinese, though locals also recommend gāoyuánníng (高原宁) and gāoyuánkāng (高原康). A box of vials will cost you ¥35 to ¥50; take three vials a day.

120 Emergency Centre Part of People’s Hospital. Consultations cost around ¥150.

Mentsikhang The place for a traditional Tibetan medical consultation.

Tibet Military Hospital Travellers who have received medical attention confirm that this place is the best option (if you have an option).