Though physical fitness is an essential part of any outdoor adventure, you do not need to be athletes or marathon runner to enjoy the trekking holidays in Nepalese Himalayas. Most people of good fitness for them can enjoy our trek. Hiking in Nepal is walking holiday at your own pace enjoying the Himalayan view and cultural contrast to its fullest.
Most first-time trekkers are concerned that they will not keep up but soon discover that a steady pace will have them in destination well before they would have expected. Our treks are not running competitions but hiking holidays for people of all ages. However, the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy it, and you will have enough energy for extra outdoor activities.
There are 3 basic components of Nepal trekking preparation such as aerobic, strength and mental. Aerobic conditioning is important primarily because you will walk in thinner air, up to forty percent less than at sea level. With reasonably good aerobic conditioning you will be able to better metabolize whatever oxygen is available to you.
It is recommended to plan on doing at least one hour of aerobic three to four times per week for 1 month or more before embarking your journey to Nepal. Brisk walking, jogging, cycling, hiking on the valley floor to ridgeline ascents with back are some of the excellent forms of exercise, so long as you are strengthening leg muscles and building stamina. Speed is not the essence; stamina, confidence, and continuity are! Rather than have long, gradually ascending trails most Himalayan trails almost directly up, requiring a lot more effort, and especially when descending, a lot more concentration. Usually, most of the people think that the biggest challenge while trekking on High Mountain is going up but it is while descending that creates the most problems. Tai Chi (an internal Chinese martial art) could be an excellent trek preparation exercise as it focuses not only on strengthening the leg quads muscles but also on technique for well balanced weightless stepping lightly and safely.
Metal preparation is often overlooked by many adventure trekkers who have otherwise prepared well in all other areas. While trekking may require a lot of physical effort, something to endure as the only way to see remote parts of Nepal, it can be a very enjoyable exercise of itself.
Trekking, hiking, walking and climbing in the Himalayas is relatively safe activities and mishaps or problems are usually minor. However, unpleasant things may occur on a long trek. We might have a bout of mild illness, not proper sleep as usual find the trekking pace too fast or slow there might be the number of things annoying or stressful during some part of your trek.
Before you embark for adventure trekking, think about the trip as more than just a quest to reach a destination. Try to imagine your journey as an opportunity to experience whatever happens as an essential part of the journey. It does not matter so much whether you actually reach Everest Base Camp or any other destination.
You should be prepared to find joy and fulfillment in all the moments of your trip, including the less pleasant ones that you had not expected. Preparing to keep a very positive frame of mind throughout your trip, along with good physical conditioning, will ensure that you are ready to experience all the wonders of Nepalese breathtaking Himalayas at its best. Hence trek physical fitness is a must to enjoy the thrill of adventure being alive.