Grade – A
Grade “A” trekking can be enjoyed by anyone who leads a reasonably active life. The walking parts of these trips are relatively easy and should not exceed 5 to 6 hours a day. By Himalayan standards is generally between 900m to 3,000m. It is possible however to design 'easier' three to four day treks with perhaps only three to four hours walking per day on request.
Grade – “B”
Grade B category trekking trips are a mixture of some longer and shorter walks. During grade B trekking trips, hill-walking experience is desirable. The walking hours are usually no more than 7 hours a day. Please note that some of our non-trekking trips are graded moderate due to altitude and other conditions that require a higher level of stamina than our Grade A trips.
Grade – “C”
The day stages on grade category trekking trips are a combination of strenuous and moderate walks - normally 6 to 8 hours a day. Participants can expect to trek above 4,500 meters on these trips. Grade C trekking category is reasonably demanding trekking at altitudes up to 4,000m with side trips to higher elevations. Some treks included here will, in part, be well away from villages on ill- defined mountain trails.
Grade - “D”
Grade D category trekking trips are known to be the most strenuous and are regarded as a genuine test grade D trekking trip may require a degree of mountaineering skills and you should be capable of carrying on normally at an altitude of 4000-5000 meters. Daily walking is approximately 7 hours
Grade D category trekking is a demanding nature, requiring all participants to be fit and in excellent health, often in remote alpine areas and sometimes reaching altitudes in excess of 5000m. Here we include all Tibet trips primarily because of the rigors of the climate and overall altitude, varying between Lhasa, at 3,700m, to high pass crossing, by vehicle or on foot in excess of 5,000m.