How fit do I need to be for the Annapurna Circuit?
Assistance with your baggage
How do I train for the Annapurna Circuit?
Strength training Aerobic workouts Cardiovascular workouts Training hikes
1. Strength training
Lunges Side lunges Squats Toe ups Wall sitting*
2. Aerobic workouts
Stair running High-knee, on-the-spot running Box jumps Jumping jacks Burpees Jumping squats
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3. Cardiovascular workouts
We recommend engaging in some cardio training at least three times a week.
4. Training hikes
Long daily hikes Steep inclines Uneven footpaths Very cold conditions (even snow and ice) High altitude
Hiking at altitude
Wear your backpack
Wear your boots and socks
Wear your Annapurna clothes
Try out trekking poles
Take your physical prep seriously
There's a world of difference between crawling over the finish line of the Annapurna Circuit and completing it with flair. Train for the latter.
Start as early as possible
Keep up the motivation