How can I assess if I am fit for a trek?

The best way to assess yourself is to go out for a jog. Try covering 5 km and check the timing.

An app like Nike Run or any other running app can help you check the distance and time.

If you can cover 5 km in 45 mins by brisk walking, that’s good timing.

If you are jogging, you could take around 35 mins to complete 5 km. That’s also good timing.

This is just one way of assessing your fitness. If you’re cycling, you should be able to cover  22 kms in an hour.

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]