Trek Grades

  • Gentle Trek

    Typically up to about a week’s trekking, or series of day walks. Around 4 to 6 hours walking per day, on average, at low altitudes, in areas of cultural interest and with opportunities for interaction with local people. Really flat paths are unusual in the ... read more..
  • Moderate Trek

    Usually 7 to 14 days’ trekking with the occasional 6 to 8 hour day in more remote country, at relatively low altitudes, sometimes crossing easy mountain tops of no more  than 4300 metres.Keen hill walkers should be comfortable with this grade, which involves a fair ... read more..
  • Challenging Trek

    Normally 14 to 21days’ trekking with up to 7 days consecutive walking, through significantly more demanding terrain and sometimes crossing high, and occasionally snow-covered, passes of up to 5000 metres. Easy walking peaks and glacier travel may be involved, with days of 7 to 8 ... read more..
  • Vigorous Trek

    Anything from 14 to 30 days’ trekking, and aimed at the fit, experienced enthusiast. Sometimes more than 7 days consecutive walking but with rest days interspersed, and at least one challenging high pass crossing over 5000m. Generally more demanding than the previous grade, together with ... read more..