Assess your BMI before choosing a Himalayan trek

Of late, we are noticing that a lot of people are taking high altitude trekking very casually. That is leading to unprepared and unfit trekkers on the slopes, which is not alright. So at Indiahikes, we have introduced an eligibility criteria for all our treks. We will be asking you to share your fitness routine and your BMI.

To make things simple, it would be best for you to know your own BMI and assess yourself. Understand what level of difficulty would suit you and then choose a trek. Here, Swathi tells you how to assess your BMI.

Swathi Chatrapathy

Swathi Chatrapathy

Swathi Chatrapathy heads the digital content team at Indiahikes. She is also the face behind India's popular trekking video channel, Trek With Swathi. Unknown to many, Swathi also writes a weekly column at Indiahikes which has more than 100,000 followers. A TEDx speaker and a frequent guest at other events, Swathi is a much sought after resource for her expertise in digital content. Before joining Indiahikes, Swathi worked as a reporter and sub-editor at a daily newspaper. She holds a Masters in Digital Journalism and continues to contribute to publications. Trekking, to her, is a sport that liberates the mind more than anything else. Through trekking, Swathi hopes to bring about a profound impact in a person's mind, body and spirit. Read Swathi's columns. Watch Swathi's videos.