Great Big Walk Day 38: Langmale Kharka (4400m)

A Rest and Acclimatization Day
We take in the impressive mountain scenery found in this area. Great rock walls tower above as we make our way through the enormous U-shaped valley. Snowy peaks are the stunning backdrop to this valley often referred to as the Yosemite of the Himalaya, and it is a magnificent place to spend a well deserved rest day.

Quote for the Day

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
Gautama Buddha

Did You Know?

Touching anything with your feet is considered offensive in Nepal.

Find Your Fit Fact

Anyone who has come back from a walk in a different frame of mind than they went out with can attest to this. Studies back up that walking benefits your mood — and may even ward off depression and anxiety.

To get people more physically active during the workday, ParticipACTION is promoting Sneak It In Week during the week of April 7th.

It’s easy to participate.  Wear sneakers to work.  Walk to lunch.  Park a few blocks away.  Hit the pavement on your coffee break.  As long as your heart beats faster for 10 minutes, it really counts!  You’ll see how easy it can be to fit in more activity during your workday.  So get active and sneak it in.  You’ll be rewarded with a longer, happier, more fulfilling life!  We invite you to participate in this fun and worthwhile initiative!  Tools and resources are available on their website.

Activity Suggestion: Mountain Height Fitness

Equipment:

  1. Mats
  2. Weights
  3.  Exercise balls
  4.  Medicine balls
  5.  A list of the heights of the various peaks of Himalayan Peaks

Introduction: Climbing to a summit of a mountain takes a lot of strength and conditioning. Climbers spend hours of a day skiing or hiking up a mountainside while carrying a heavy backpack and sometime even pulling a sled as well. They must be fit and ready for the expedition therefore this activity will be base around fitness.

Activity: Pick out 6-10 peak heights (depending on class size and equipment on hand) and set up stations around the gym. At each station the students will have to complete the height of the peak but doing 4 fitness related activities. For example, the height of Mount Everest is 8848 m therefore, the students can complete 8 jumping jacks, 8 sit ups, 4 burpees and 8 high knees and then move onto another station.  You should pick out 4 activities for each station but let the students decide what activity they want to do for each number of the height.  Continue rotating the students through as many stations as you wish.

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