Every trip organized by us has been given a grade based on the expected level of difficulty in order to help you select a suitable trip. We have five levels of grading for our trips: Easy, Moderate, Demanding, Strenuous and Challenging.

You can choose either Teahouse Style (lodge trekking) or Camping Trek (full organized trekking). All trekking routes included in this section have been fully tried and tested and found suitable for all age groups but trekking routes are designed and classified according to their holiday difficulty and duration in Nepal. We have carefully planned trekking days so we have time to stand and stare and acclimatize to the high altitudes. We hope this grading will provide you with a route to compare various treks to discover a route to suit your fitness level on your journey to Nepal. We categorized all my treks in the ranks below.

EASY: (*)

  • Suitability: most people in good health.
  • Walking times: transport by private vehicle with driver to various places of interest then sightseeing on foot at each location.
  • Altitude: usually less than 3,000m.
  • Terrain: sightseeing in cities and some optional day walks on well-travelled trails.
  • Remoteness: hotel and road based tour.

MODERATE: (**)

  • Suitability: a good choice for most hill walkers, reasonable level of fitness required.
  • Walking times: average 5 to 7 hours walking per day for up to 14 days usually with some rest days included.
  • Altitude: up to 5,000m.
  • Terrain: for most of time following well-travelled trails, there will be daily ascent and descent.
  • Remoteness: usually not too remote and often there is a reasonable level of infrastructure such as lodge accommodation and cell / mobile phone reception.

DEMANDING: (***)

  • Suitability: a good choice for most hill walkers, reasonable level of fitness required.
  • Walking times: average 5 to 7 hours walking per day for up to 14 days usually with some rest days included.
  • Altitude: up to 5,500m.
  • Terrain: for most of time following well-travelled trails, there will be daily ascent and descent.
  • Remoteness: usually not too remote and often there is a reasonable level of infrastructure such as lodge accommodation and cell/ mobile phone reception.

STRENUOUS: (****)

  • Suitability:  a good choice for regular hill walkers, high level of fitness required.
  • Walking times: average 6 to 8 hours walking per day (with several longer days up to 10 hours) for up to 14 days with some rest days included.
  • Altitude:  up to 5,500m.
  • Terrain: for some of the time following well-travelled trails although also likely to encounter rough and rocky sections. There may be significant amount of ascent and descent.
  • Remoteness: often in more remote areas and normally a longer distance from nearest road and facilities available in a city.

CHALLENGING (*****)

  • Suitability: a good choice for regular long distance hill walkers, very high level of fitness required. These trips may involve mountaineering and glacial travel.
  • Walking times: average 7 to 8 hours walking per day (with several longer days up to 11 hours) for up to 28 days with some rest days included.
  • Altitude: up to 6,500m.
  • Terrain: for some of the time following well-travelled trails although also likely to encounter rough and rocky conditions possibly with exposed sections. May involve steep ascent and descent over mountain passes that could be snow covered.
  • Remoteness: usually in more remote areas and likely to be a long distance from nearest road and facilities available in a city.