Trekking Grade

Topographically, Nepal owns diverse features and trekking trips are organized from mid-hills to high mountain base camps. Trekking in Nepal, being a high altitude activity, has to be conducted in different climatic, topological and geographical conditions. Most of the remote parts of country especially Tourist zone are out of the reach from motor-able roads and modern facilities. Normally, we classify trekking grades on the basis of hardness, preparation needed and other influencing factors to conduct it. Oriental Journeys offers trekking possibilities for all types of trekkers from easy to most adventurous treks. We have recommendation for mountaineers with little experience to well trained climbers based on their need. The grades of treks are classified on the basis of length of trip itinerary, maximum altitude to be reached, remoteness, preparedness, walking conditions, weather and so on.

Easy Treks
One wont’ need any experience of rock climbing and mountaineering to participate this type of trekking. Easy Treks normally begins at an elevation below 3500m. Trip itinerary recommends e a little walk about 3 to 4 hours in a day with an occasional steep path. Trekkers without robust physical condition too can do these trips. We suggest aged people, couples with young child and people not to do hard walking to do easy treks.

Comparatively Moderate treks are bit longer and harder than easy treks. 4-6 hours of walking per day is common and moderate treks are also termed low altitude walk conducted up to an elevation of 4500meters. Oriental Journeys recommends moderate trek to all types of trekkers.

The trekking trips conducted to an elevation between 4500m to 5500m. These treks are considered toughest grade and one need 7 to 8 hours of walking each day. The travel itinerary of strenuous treks ranges from 12 to 14 days through remote and high passes. Trekkers willing to do strenuous trek need to have strong physical fitness and preparedness.

Very strenuous
This grade of trekking gives the real adventure of mountaineering and conducted in rarely visited area. Trekkers have to go hard walk for 8-9 hours each day. Specially trained and with strong physical appropriateness is required to do these treks.