Minimum Suggested Health Requirements for Trekking in Nepal

When climbing mountains at high altitudes, the trekker's power-to-weight ratio becomes a crucial factor for success, surpassing the importance of safe and thorough acclimatisation. Regardless of whether the heaviness is due to significant muscle mass or having unused "emergency reserves," it can lead to increased difficulties during the ascent. 

Health Requirements

Therefore, while the decision to join our climbs ultimately rests with you, we believe it is essential for climbers, especially those with a heavier physique, to have realistic expectations and be well-informed about the challenges they may face.

The following are our recommended physical limitation guidelines for joining a Team Mount Everest trek.

Body Mass Index Result

  • Maximum of 29
    • Aim for 18 - 25

      To have a realistic expectation of reaching Everest Base Camp, a person 5’7” tall should really weigh no more than 83 kg stone (185 lbs). A person 6ft tall should weigh under 97 kg (215 lbs). Use the BMI Calculator.

      Basic Fitness Test Result

      Maximum best time of 15 mins 30.

      This involves completing a mile and a half run (2.4km), typically with a minimal incline. We recommend evaluating your performance either on a gym treadmill or by running six laps around an athletics track.

      While running is not necessary during the expedition, the Basic Fitness Test (BFT) serves as a valuable measure of your cardiovascular capacity, which is reasonably important for activities in Nepal.

      MOEV 801
      April 2024

      On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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      SESH 1501
      March 2024

      Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

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      SESH 801
      March 2024

      On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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      SESH 1601
      February 2024

      On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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      SESH 1001
      February 2024

      On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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      IRPR 1401
      December 2023

      On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy in Kathmandu for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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      JORE 1401
      December 2023

      Day 1: On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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      On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Kathmandu Marriott Hotel for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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      At high altitudes, it is common to experience acute mountain sickness (AMS). Approximately three-quarters of individuals at elevations above 3,000 metres can expect to encounter mild symptoms. The occurrence of altitude sickness depends on various factors, including elevation, rate of ascent, and individual susceptibility. During the normal process of acclimatisation, many people may experience mild symptoms of altitude sickness. It is important to understand that the mild discomfort accompanying this adaptation is considered normal and acceptable.

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      Once you have cleared Immigration and collected your baggage upon arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport, please keep an eye out for a Team Mount Everest driver holding a sign with your name. The driver will transport you to Hotel Buddy in Kathmandu, where you will spend the night on a bed and breakfast basis.

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      Assuming climbers are able to obtain competitive flight fares all the way into Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) this is almost always the best means of reaching us and getting into position to begin your climb or safari. During the process of booking with us we will request your flight details and will sENd one of our drivers to meet your flight. Our driver will usually be wearing a black Team Mount Everest T-Shirt and carrying a placard with the name of the main correspondent representing your climb group.

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      A BMI (Body Mass Index) calculator is a tool used to estimate an individual's body fatness based on their height and weight. It provides a numerical value that indicates whether a person is underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese. The BMI calculation is based on the principle that a person's weight should be proportionate to their height. To use a BMI calculator, you input your weight and height, and the calculator calculates your BMI by dividing your weight in kilograms by the square of your height in metres. The resulting BMI value is then compared to standard ranges to determine the person's weight category. While BMI is a useful screening tool, it doesn't directly measure body fat percentage or consider factors such as muscle mass or distribution of fat. It serves as a starting point for assessing an individual's weight status and can be a helpful tool in monitoring overall health and weight management.

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