Fitness and preparation

Fitness

Trekking in the Himalaya can be a physically demanding pursuit. However, most people in good physical health with a reasonable fitness level can trek in Nepal, experiencing the enormous sense of achievement that comes with completing a day on the trail.

The fitter you are before trekking the easier you will find it. It is important to grade your training based on the type of trip you are doing – OzNepal Trekking with provide you with help, guidance and tips in preparing yourself for your trek. No matter which trek you undertake, you will be guaranteed a lot of uphill and downhill trekking - there is not a much flat land in Nepal!

Approaching the trek with a positive and determined attitude is paramount to success. Pace yourself- it is not a race - relax and you will be amazed what you can achieve.

Specific itineraries will give you a rough guide to the amount of hours trekking each day and the altitude gains required.


Altitude

The effect of altitude on the difficulty of a trek should not be underestimated. At altitude there is less oxygen and everything is harder. Altitude sickness pills are available through your doctor. It is recommended that you discuss altitude and its effects with your doctor.


Clothing and Equipment

Trekking clothing and equipment is important, most particularly good quality hiking boots and multiple clothing layers to suit conditions. OzNepal Trekking provides guidance and advice to assist with your choices.

OzNepal Trekking will also provide you with a comprehensive packing list in preparation for your journey.


Visas

Visitors to Nepal require a Visa and these can be obtained in advance from the Nepalese Consulate. Click here to download more information.


Immunisation

It is recommended that all clients have a medical check and full immunisation prior to departure. Consult your doctor or check the requirements at www.traveldoctor.info/vaccinations/nepal.