Fitness and training for Expedition

All expedition peaks are extremely demanding; requiring lots of willpower, and tolerance of harsh conditions. You will need to be in excellent physical condition, and be physically and mentally prepared to deal with strenuous situations at high altitudes. You are required to have past rock and steep snow climbing experience on exposed terrain and must be familiar with modern climbing techniques.  In order to build self-confidence and develop experience on high-altitude climbs we recommend that you gradually climb higher and higher peaks and have climbing experience at altitudes over 6,000m before attempting the world’s highest peaks. Work on good aerobic fitness months before your expedition. The fitter you have been over the past several years, the better your chances.

Nepal Mother House Treks also offers a climbing course in conjunction with the certified instructor which enables participants to develop high-altitude experience and climbing skills. Please visit the ‘climbing course’ section for more information.