How Fit is Fit Enough for High Altitude Trekking?
Are you considering a trek with Adventure Consultants, but not sure you can physically handle the experience? We’ve teamed up with our friends at Uphill Athlete to understand how fit you need to be for a high-altitude trek.
There is no question that proper preparation will make your upcoming trek much more enjoyable and there is even a good chance that it might make the difference between a wonderful adventure and a disappointing failure. For example, on an average day trekking on the Everest Base Camp Trek, you’ll be covering 6 to 12 kilometres of trail, with elevation gains of between 400-800 meters. One day of this is not likely to be difficult for a healthy person. But, doing this for 15 days in a row and at altitudes ranging between 2,610 and 5,550 meters means that fitness will play a major role in your experience of this trip...
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