Treks are graded by Eve Holidays based on the level of terrain, length of walks and climate. Treks graded easy and moderate would be suitable for almost anyone while treks graded difficult and/or strenuous requires a certain amount of experience and physical health.
We have designed our trekking itineraries keeping in mind suitability to all with proper health conditions and enjoy the outdoors, but fitness levels are important and you should consider carefully which trip suits your interest and physical capabilities.
No prior trekking experience is required for an easy graded trek. This trek should be suitable for anyone fit and healthy who can walk for 4-6 hours a day. These treks only involve lower altitude with daily ascents of around 300-600m on a generally good weather, well maintained paths and with easy access to local amenities.
Moderate graded treks will require you to walk for 6-7 hours a day over steep hilly terrain on usually rough trails but no real extremes of weather. Moderate trails entail reaching up to 5500m with daily ascends of around 400-700m. You will also be facing high altitude air with low level of oxygen on some days and are therefore required to have a positive attitude and be physically fit. Previous hiking or camping experience is preferable.
In difficult treks 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. You are likely to be on a remote environment with extreme weather in some days where you might be facing high altitude air with low level of oxygen and only basic facilities on some nights. Previous trekking experience, physical fitness and positive attitude are therefore essential.
You will be walking for 6-8 hours per day or longer on very high altitude with tough daily ascend and descend of around 500-1000m. Strenuous treks also involve remote, wild environment with extreme weather at times and availability of only few facility, 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 with optimal level of experience and positive attitude.
Above trip grading information is the general indication only and conditions may differ on the basis of season, region etc. If you are not sure which grade fits you or any other aspect of the adventure, please contact us and we will happily arrange the trip that best suits you.