Trekking Grades

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.

  1. Walking times: Transport by vehicle to various places of interest, then sightseeing on foot at each location.
  2. Altitude: less than 2500m.
  3. Terrain: sightseeing in cities and some optional day walks on well-travelled trails.
  4. Remoteness: hotel and road based tour.

 

B) GRADE: Moderate:

Suitability: most people with an above average fitness level.

  1. Walking times: 4 to 5 hours per day for up to 8 days
  2. Altitude: up to 3500m.
  3. Terrain: well-travelled trails through villages, some daily ascent and descent.
  4. Remoteness: reasonable level of local infrastructure, including lodge accommodation.

 

C) GRADE: Challenging:

Suitability: reasonable level of fitness required.

  1. Walking times: 5-6 hours per day for up to 14 days
  2. Altitude: up to 4900m
  3. Terrain: mostly following well-travelled trails, daily ascent and descent
  4.  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.

  1. Walking times: 6 to 8 hours per day (some longer days may reach 12 hours) for up to 17 days, including one rest days.
  2. Altitude: up to 5700m.
  3. Terrain: partly well-travelled trails with rough and rocky sections. A significant amount of ascent and descent.
  4. Remoteness: remote areas, with little access to villages and local infrastructure.