Around The HimalayaGrading Info

EASY
Good enough to walk for 4-6 hours a day can manage easy treks.Treks involves lower altitude with daily ascents of around 300-600m on a general good weather,a well maintained paths and trails with easy access to local amenities.

MODERATE
Walking for 6-7 hours each day over steep hilly terrain usaully on rough trails but no real extreme of weather. Moderate trails entail reaching up to 5500m with daily ascends of around 400-700m.You will also be facing high altitude thin air with low level of oxygen on some days,therfore required to have a positive attitude and be physically fit. Previous hiking or camping experience is preferable.

DIFFICULT
You are likely to walk for 6-8 hours,cross steep hilly terrain and occasional high passes with daily ascend and descend of around 500-1000m.Some days you might be facing high altitude thin air with low level of oxygen on a remote environment with extreme weather.,So your previous trekking experience,physcial fitness and positive attitude are essential.

STRENUOUS
You are likely to walk for 6-8 hours per day or more longer on very high altitude with tough and rough daily ascend and descend of around 500-1000m.It involves remote,wild environment with extreme weather at times and availability of only few facilty,perhaps for extended periods. You will also be trekking on minor trails and difficult terrain including snow or scrambling sections and are therefore required to have high level of physical fitness along optimal level of experience and positive attitude.


Note: Information given on these pages is designed to act as a guide only and conditions may differ on the basis of season, region etc. For further details on particular trips or if you are still unsure about what grade trip to join, please contact us and we will happily arrange a trip best suited for you.