We build our calendar to keep the progression in mind, and as a result usually offer our international treks in groups around the same dates.  All of these treks are on challenging terrain, rocks, forcing you to move slowly and carefully. Training your body, knees to get uphill, and improve your balance on the descent.  Feet, knees, and quads will be very sore.  

When you join a mountain climb, you will receive the dates and recommended progression series approrpiate for you.  You will likely join people who are also training for a climb around the same dates, and also meet the team that you will be climbing with.   

The goal is to complete at least 3 -4 training hikes in the 2 months prior to departure.  UAE Trekkers provides multiple opportunities for these hikes, and also can offer alternative at the smae level.

The best training for trekking is trekking. We give you lots of opportunities!.

Summer Summit Series: Training Hike Progressions

1: Midnight Hike to Wadi Bih: Beginner supported hike.

2: Wadi Showka: Beginner hike unsupported, 2 hour ascent.

3: Jabal Qatar:   3 hour ascent, 5 hours sustained

4:  Wadi Shah:  3 -4hour ascent, 5 hours sustained

5:  Jabal Shams: Steep, 5 -hour ascent, 10 hours sustained

Gear Support: Pre Departure Briefing and Gear Checks

Every mountain trek group has a mandatory briefing prior to departure.

Briefing on Gear Shopping:

Upon sign up: (2 months month prior to departure).  Sourcing gear from UAE is complicated in UAE due to availability on the market, making it a time consuming process. We simplify this for you and help you get gear that will fit your budget, but will also perform its functions!

Learn about the gear you need, determine your budget for all items, decide what you will rent, buy, borrow. We make the final steps in this process simple, cost effective, and exciting. The gear required for a high altitude climb is very sport-specific and requires understanding

Exclusive to UAE Trekkers: helping you stick within a desired budget through the following options;

  • Discounts on gear locally, online.
  • Options for cheaper gear from Nepal
  • Options for used gear (locally, or from Nepal)
  • Options for borrowed gear (locally, or from Nepal)

Expectations Briefing:

2 weeks prior to departure. Understand your detailed itinerary.  Through our 2 hour briefing, we ensure that you are aware of the risks, rewards and everything in between of climbing the tallest mountain in Africa.  Option to complete the final gear check at this meeting.


Essential.  Pack everything before you go, and bring with you to the Gear Check.  Since you are climbing as a team and if one person in the group is unprepared without the right gear, the leaders will need to spend more time on this person, taking time away from others that are prepared.  Levels of understanding differ, and this ensures that everyone has the right gear before departure, when there is time to ensure that everything is in order.