FITNESS FOR HIGH-ALTITUDE TREKS
At higher altitudes, the air is thinner, there is less available oxygen and it becomes more difficult to breathe.
There are serious risks involved with high-altitude hiking, including altitude sickness, acute mountain syndrome and pulmonary edema, all of which can result in death. Before you go on a high-altitude hike, you need to train your body to work efficiently and effectively in environments with less oxygen.
So, here is a list for workouts to be done before getting ready for any high-altitude treks. We have seperated the level of fitness required by week 4 by difficulty level of treks before you kick start your trek in the Himalayas.
We have made the schedule as we understand that trekkers are buys with their daily routine and may not have access to gym, swimming pool, hiking locations necessary. Indian Summits training involves HIIT (High-intensity interval training) where the body is subjected to limits required for specific treks with keen focus to improve strength and stamina for high altitudes. Abiding to this training will help trekker to increase his/hers lung capacity.