Our trekking grade

The following grading will assist you to select the most suitable trek. To make the most of your holiday it is essential that you choose a trek which is well within your capabilities. All our treks are graded and clearly marked at the top of each trip description. We also urge you to speak/email to our office staff who can also provide recommendations

GRADE: Introductory *

Involves trekking for up to five to six hours a day at a slow but steady pace. This trek does not spend time at altitudes above 4000 m and is usually a week in a duration. Gentle terrain, without steep climbs or vertiginous mountains. These trips can be enjoyed by anyone who leads a reasonably active life.

GRADE: Moderate **

Rolling uplands, five to six hours a day walking, with some uphill climbs and the odd longer day involve some longer walks. Some previous hill-walking experience is desirable.

GRADE: Challenging ***

The day stages on these treks are mostly moderate, although some of the days are, unavoidably, slightly longer. Six to eight hours walking with longer ascents and the scramble on an exposed ridge and rough conditions underfoot on occasion.

GRADE: Ultimate Challenging ****

The treks are generally longer and more strenuous with long ascents & descents, steep gradients, rough ground, some backpacking. Hill walking experience and a reasonably high standard of fitness and stamina are essential for enjoyment. Involve up to 8 hours walking a day.


You need to be very fit for these tours, be familiar with mountain involves the crossing of several high passes, glacier and even using of technical climbing gears