Trekking Grades

Due to the importance of proper physical and mental preparation, we've assigned each of our treks a grade on a 5-level scale of "easy" to "strenuous" as a rough guide to the level of difficulty entailed. These grades are meant to give a general picture; each trek itinerary provides details of the particular trek's distances, durations, altitudes and elevation gains. For a more detailed evaluation of the appropriateness of any particular trek for your individual fitness level, and for additional information on training, please contact us directly.

Note: times indicate net hours of hiking, not including rest stops, lunch, etc.

Level 1 / Easy - 4 to 5 hours of trekking a day, with elevation gains of up to 1,000 feet. You should be in good health and reasonably fit.

Level 2 / Easy-to-Moderate - 4 to 7 hours of trekking a day, with elevation gains of up to 2,000 feet. You should be reasonably fit and exercise regularly.

Level 3 / Moderate - 5 to 8 hours of trekking a day, with elevation gains of up to 2,000 feet. You should be in good physical condition, and doing at least 3-4 hours of exercise per week before the trek.

Level 4 / Moderate-to-Strenuous - 6 to 8 hours of trekking a day (including at high altitude), with elevation gains of up to 2,000 feet. You should be in good physical condition, and doing 4-5 weekly hours of exercise before the trek.

Level 5 / Strenuous 6 to 8 hours of trekking a day (including at high altitude), with elevation gains of up to 3,000 feet. You should be in very good physical condition, and intensify your training program in preparation for the trek.

 















 

 
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