How To Train To Climb Khüiten Peak PLUS The 4-Week Khüiten Peak Training Plan

Updated: Jun 6, 2020

You can find this beautiful remote mountain in Mongolia. If you’re looking to avoid the crowds of the over climbed mountains like Kilimanjaro then this is absolutely for you. However, if you’re looking for a challenging mountain that will push you to your limits physically then this is probably not what you’re looking for.



The 2 Reasons Why You Need To Be Training To Climb Khüiten Peak:


1. Altitude

The summit altitude is 4,374m. Sitting just over 4,000m it’s safe to say Khüiten Peak is pretty high above sea level. If the concept of being just over 4,000m seems weird and something you just can’t imagine, then go for a 5km walk or run in a straight/straightish line. Doing that will put the magnitude of Khüiten Peak into perspective and show you why training for this trek is so so so important.


2. Crossing Glaciers

Incredible glaciers, one of which spans 14km, largely cover Khüiten Peak. With the beauty of glaciers comes the likely hood of crevasses (a deep crack often found in glaciers). Sometimes the glaciers are covered in snow and you don’t see them until it’s too late. Your guide will have you roped in and harnessed as you trek over the glacier sections but it is a matter of personal responsibility to have a certain level and fitness and strength to be able to help a teammate out of a crevasse or help yourself.


NOTE: Please read “The 5 Essential Training Principles Of Mountaineering & Trekking” before you start the next section of this blog. You’ll need to understand what the training principles actually are to understand your 4-Week Khüiten Peak Training Plan.


A small disclaimer, 4 weeks to train and prepare is really the minimum amount of time I would suggest to any of my clients with reasonable/average fitness levels. If you struggle to walk 5km with a heart rate of about 130bpm or run 5km with a heart rate between 140bpm and 150bpm then rather be on the safe side and assume you need longer than 4 weeks to prepare.


The 4-Week Khüiten Peak Training Plan

In my book “A Step-By-Step Manual To Mountaineering & Trekking Around The World” I share the formula I developed to calculate the exact number of hours you should be training per week to reach your peak physical condition for any mountain or trekking route you choose, as well as an entire, detailed and scientific chapter dedicated to creating your own training program.


If you haven’t read my book and calculated your weekly training hours then please know that the below training plan is based on the average age, weight and overall fitness levels of a person. This program also excludes the specific Heart Rate Zones that I explain and apply to The Training Chapter in my book, simply because it is impossible (and medically unsafe) to assume and suggest the specific zones you should be training in without properly calculating them.


Dedicate yourself to your training, give of your absolute best at sea level so you can give of your best at altitude and enjoy every single step as you move towards the summit of Khüiten Peak.


Week 1

  • 2 hours Aerobic Fitness

  • 30 minutes Core Stability

  • 15 minutes Ankle Mobility and Balance

  • 1 hour Leg and Glute Strength

  • 15 minutes Anaerobic Power

Week 2

  • 2 hours Aerobic Fitness

  • 30 minutes Core Stability

  • 15 minutes Ankle Mobility and Balance

  • 1 hour Leg and Glute Strength

  • 15 minutes Anaerobic Power

Week 3

  • 2.5 hours Aerobic Fitness

  • 40 minutes Core Stability

  • 15 minutes Ankle Mobility and Balance

  • 1.5 hours Leg and Glute Strength

  • 15 minutes Anaerobic Power

Week 4

  • 2.5 hours Aerobic Fitness

  • 40 minutes Core Stability

  • 15 minutes Ankle Mobility and Balance

  • 1.5 hours Leg and Glute Strength

  • 15 minutes Anaerobic Power

If you’re looking for more help and would prefer to work directly and personally with a High Altitude Coach then checkout my Mountaineering & Trekking Training Program.


NOTE: I normally include a “Peak Week” plan into each training plan but because this is such a short training plan, I have excluded the peak week.

0 comments