At high altitude as the air gets thinner oxygen becomes less abundant.The percentage saturation of hemoglobin with oxygen determines the content of oxygen in our blood. After the human body reaches around 2,100 m (7,000 feet) above sea level, the level of oxygen in our hemoglobin begins to plummet. However, the human body has both short-term and long-term adaptations to altitude that allow it to partially compensate for the lack of oxygen.
Things required for Kuari Pass Trek
The Kuari Pass trek Difficulty : Its an easy trek suitable for first time trekker with basic fitness
Trekking Experience: Ideal trek for a beginner.
Fitness Required: The Kuari Pass trek falls in the category of easy treks. The trail is fairly laid out path and has very few steep ascends or descends. Water is available through out the trail. But still if you are thinking of your first big Himalayan trekking experience its better to be prepared. Here is the training schedule to prepare for the trek.
Our treks are generally planned in a way that on an average you have to cover around 9 Kms in 6 hours although there may be slight variation depending on the terrain. This works out to roughly 1.5km per hour which is equivalent to walking in the plains at 6km per hour.
You can train yourself to run 3 kms in 30 minutes as per the schedule given below. Remember always start your training program with stretching and warm up exercises.
Week 1: Start with 10 minute of brisk walk and then jog for 10 minutes and finally 10minutes of easy walk.
Week 2: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 3: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 4: 5 minutes of brisk walk and jog for 25 min and cool down your body
If you want detailed information then go through this website Fitness Check
Stuff to carry during Kuari Pass trek
Poncho, Rain Coat or Umbrella any one is must
Backpack (Min 55 Ltrs) with Rain Cover
Floaters or Sandals
3 Pairs of Quick Dry Tees and Track Pants
3 Pair of Socks
Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket
One Heavy Jacket (Down Feather preferable)
Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+)
Water Bottle 1 Lt
Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
Personal Toilet Kit and toilet paper
Personal Medicine Kit
First of all never ever buy a heavy jacket for a trek instead buy a good down feather jacket. Trekking shoes should be of good quality. A few outdoor brands we recommend are Quechua, Merrel, The North Face, Columbia, Jack Wolfskin, Black Diamond, Borreal, Lafuma to name a few.
Here is a list of locations you can buy your trekking gear from.
Adventure 18, Satya Niketan, Opposite Venkateshwara College, South Campus University of Delhi
Adventure Point, Satya Niketan, Opposite Venkateshwara College, South Campus University of Delhi