Fitness Tips for Trekking in Nepal
Trekking in Nepal around the Himalayas is a challenging task and it is always very important to maintain your fitness level beforehand. Without pre trip fitness training and warmup ideas, walking on steep rugged trails will very difficult. However you don’t need to be superman with six pack abs to embark for trekking in Nepal. By following the simple following steps and taking it into action you can actually enjoy your trip with less fatigue and stress.
- Keep Walking:
Yes, you must be going for a walk, not only from your room to kitchen but a quite longer one. Morning is the best time for walking. So, go for morning walk. Jogging for couple of hours with friends or family is a good way to burn your fat, increase your stamina and spend some quality time with family. Slowly increase your time, at least 2-3 hours of regular jogging is recommended. Before you embark for trekking in Nepal, you must feel confident in your fitness and comfortable during the trip.
- Workout on your legs:
Stronger the legs you have more it will be easy while walking on the trails. Therefore it is recommended that you work on your legs, build some strong leg muscles and join in any of treks like walk in a park. Most popular leg based exercises are playing football, skipping and cycling. Or simply take stairs on the way up and down the building. And if you love to workout at gym, then spend some more time in cycling sets. This certainly enhances your fitness and builds up your confidence.
- Warmup first:
Sometimes overdoing exercise may cause calf injury or muscle spasm leading you to take bed rest for weeks and even cancel the whole trekking plan. So, before doing anykind of workout make sure you stretch your body, hands and feet first. Best way to do is try to touch your toe without bending your knees. Workout in correct posture and you will surely get benefited.
- Change your routes often:
Trekking in Nepal comprises diversification in routes as well. You won’t be walking on smooth flat road always. So to give it a practice change your jogging or morning walk routes quite often. Go uphill, downhill and offroad sometimes. It helps you get use to variation in trekking routes.
- Carry a bag while jogging or walking:
Simply carry a weight on your back quite similar to one that you will be carrying on a trek. And if possible carry some extra weight, it helps you feel a lil bit easy and comfortable while trekking in Nepal. You can simply carry few liters of water with you, it is not necessarily to carry the same thing like on the trek.
In this way you can really increase your stamina to optimum point from where trekking in Nepal will be even more fun filled, less stressful and unforgettable holidays around the Himalayas.