The whole endeavour of trekking in India is considered a mixed emotions ride considering the distances of the trek and the ascend as well as descend. But if we take into consideration, the below mentioned training tips for trekking in Himalayas, you can be assured of a safe trekking experience. Read further:
- Start the training early
The trek conditioning program should start early, it is not bad to start it when the trekking expedition is 12 months away. This much time is required by your body to build the strength as well as the fitness to adapt for the trekking trip. This way you can abstain from any sort of physical injury.
- The right footwear
When you start your training expedition, it is essential for you to wear a good quality footwear. The shoes must provide the ankle protection, but make sure the ankle cuffs of the shoes are not too high, so as to irritate the tendons at the base. The ankle cuff must be scooped at the shoe’s back.
- Walking socks
Always remember getting the right shoes does not end the story, the right socks also play great importance. While training, it is important to wear the same socks that you will take for the trip. Materials such as Cool-max or Gore-tax should be preferred for socks.
- Leg strength
The leg strength is an important area, it needs to be built by walking training and other gym exercises. The gym exercises you need to focus on includes weighted squats, bodyweight squats, lunges and leg presses. Walking training must be done for all the different sorts of distances. In the initial days of training, maintain a gap, but as and when the fitness increases, you must go for back to back training sessions. When you are doing the walking training, try to simulate the trekking conditions you will face in your trip.
- Practice with backpack
Your backpack would be filled with your essential items, and the weight of the backpack must be taken into consideration while trekking. Pick the backpack, which has the adjustable straps and chest. You must practice with your backpack in the training session so as to get acquainted with the weight as well as the position of the stuffs.