Am I eligible for a Himalayan trek?

Many people are intimidated by the idea of a trek and thinking trekking is not for them. It’s true that there are very real risks and challenges. However, we believe that with the right attitude and preparation, almost everyone can participate in a trek and they do so for all sorts of reasons.

In fact, every year over 20,000 people of all abilities and backgrounds trek with Indiahikes:

  • For most people this is their first ever trek
  • Aged from 7 years all the way to 75 years
  • Solo travellers as well as groups of friends and family
  • Both women and man (34% of trekkers are women)
  • Of varying levels of fitness (but you will need to prepare for your trek)

Preparing for a trek is a great opportunity to get fit. With a regular fitness plan, the fitness requirements are achievable by most people and will ensure maximum enjoyment and safety during the trek.

Vishnu Benne

Vishnu Benne

Vishnu heads the FinOps team at Indiahikes. He is a problem-solver at heart, and has been solving problems of the trekking world since 2016. Although Vishnu started as a Trek Coordinator, he moved to Operations to set some much-needed processes. Not many know this, but Vishnu built an effective system to keep track of equipment in the remote Himalayan locations. He is also an adventure enthusiast who pursues a new adventure every year. So far, he has earned an advanced certificate in Skiing from IISM Gulmarg, has done about 10 high altitude treks and is a licensed scuba diver. To top it, he is also a trained classical singer who can play the Ukulele. In fact, if you drop in at Indiahikes office, you might just catch him singing! Vishnu hopes to use his varied exposure to bring new technologies and processes into the world of treks. You can catch him on [email protected]