To assist you in choosing a trek and to give you an idea of what you can expect, we have categorized our trips by their level of difficulty, A is the easiest, D, the most hard. In addition to this, the levels have been sub-divided into four areas, suitability, walking times, highest altitude, terrain type, and remoteness.
A) GRADE - Easy:
Suitability: Suitable for most people of average fitness level.
- Walking times: Transport by vehicle to various places of interest, then sightseeing on foot at each location.
- Altitude: less than 2500m.
- Terrain: sightseeing in cities and some optional day walks on well-travelled trails.
- Remoteness: hotel and road based tour.
B) GRADE: Moderate:
Suitability: most people with an above average fitness level.
- Walking times: 4 to 5 hours per day for up to 8 days
- Altitude: up to 3500m.
- Terrain: well-travelled trails through villages, some daily ascent and descent.
- Remoteness: reasonable level of local infrastructure, including lodge accommodation.
C) GRADE: Challenging:
Suitability: reasonable level of fitness required.
- Walking times: 5-6 hours per day for up to 14 days
- Altitude: up to 4900m
- Terrain: mostly following well-travelled trails, daily ascent and descent
- Remoteness: reasonable level of local infrastructure, including lodge accommodation
D) Grade hard
Suitability: high level of fitness required, suitable for those with hill walking experience.
- Walking times: 6 to 8 hours per day (some longer days may reach 12 hours) for up to 17 days, including one rest days.
- Altitude: up to 5700m.
- Terrain: partly well-travelled trails with rough and rocky sections. A significant amount of ascent and descent.
- Remoteness: remote areas, with little access to villages and local infrastructure.