Fitness Required for Har Ki Dun Trek
Har Ki Dun Trekis a moderate trek so it’s suitable for first time trekker with a decent fitness
Age: No restrictions should able to walk on their own with direction sense
Trekking Experience: Best suitable for first time trekker
Fitness Required: Even if you are thinking of fitness this trek suits you. The Har Ki Dun Trek falls in the category of moderate treks. The trail is fairly laid path and has very few steep ascends or descends. Water is available through out the trail. But still if you are thinking of your big first Himalayan trekking experience its better to be prepared. Here is the training schedule to prepare for the trek.
Strong physical fitness is must for a trek in the Himalayas. To prepare for the trek you need to work on three major areas and they are
1.Cardiovascular Endurance (Aerobic Training)
2.Strength Endurance (Strength Conditioning) and
3.Trekking Specific Training
We suggest you to book your trek 2 months in advance so that it gives you ample amount of time to prepare for the trek.
Our treks are generally planned in a way that on an average you have to cover around 9 Kms in 6 hours although there may be slight variation depending on the Himalayan treks. So going by this rate of 1.5 Kms per hour in high altitude for plains this should be 6 kms per hour. Now train yourself to run 3 kms in 30 minutes as per the schedule given below in 4 weeks 30minutes per day. Remember always start your training program with stretching and warm up exercises.
Follow this training schedule for trekking fitness required.
Week 1: Start with 10 minute of brisk walk and then jog for 10 minutes and finally 10minutes of easy walk.
Week 2:5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 3:5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 4:5 minutes of brisk and jog for 25 min and cool down your body
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