Anyone can make a successful trek, from a child to a senior citizen well into there 80’s. Trekking is possible for everyone and you don’t have to be a super athlete or a mountaineer. A few weeks of sensible training, prior to arriving in Nepal, will enhance your experience. The trip of a lifetime will be much more enjoyable with some prior preparation.
It is important to be in the best physical condition possible before starting your trek. However, once on trek, you will find your fitness level improve no end and if you need to lose weight then this will probably happen for you quite naturally. The best way to prepare for your trek is just by doing as much walking as your schedule permits. Walking up and down stairs is a fantastic preparation activity. If you can get to the beach and walk up down some sand dunes, even better. One of the challenges for us in Nepal is the steps encountered along the way, using muscles we often didn’t know we had, so instead of taking the lift, take the stairs.
If possible add in some cycling, swimming, yoga, just keep on moving whenever you can. It doesn’t have to be too complicated. While you are training you can also break in those new trekking boots that may otherwise give you blisters on your first day out on the trail. You will hear constantly on trek from your guide “Bistari Bistari” which means “slowly slowly”. This is not a race but a journey of self discovery and change…
We take lots of rests and tea breaks along the way, when needed, so that you can refresh and recover. Truly, anyone can make the journey in Nepal and on booking, we can discuss fitness levels if you have concerns. Just know that if you are wanting to make changes in your life, Nepal is an amazing kick start to seeing physical changes in your body. As my wonderful yoga teacher always says, if you need to lose weight you will. Trekking gives you a wonderful sense of achievement and there is nothing better at the end of a trek to look at yourself and see the wonderful changes looking back at you.
Anyone planning to climb one of the trekking peaks needs to be very physically fit and requires an extensive preparation plan. With a positive outlook, anyone can make a trek with ease and enjoyment, even if the path ahead does look steep when your legs are tired……”this too shall pass." The rewards and sense of achievement are endless.... so to minimise any culture shocks, try to find out as much as possible about Nepal’s customs and daily life and about the particular trek that you have planned before arriving.
With Himatrek you are a part of our family and will be treated as such. We are here to give you information and support to help you reach your goals and walk away with a positive and memorable life-time and life-changing experience.