Trekking Grades in Nepal
To choose your trek in Nepal you must take into account: your physical condition, altitude, elevation gain and the number of hours of walking per day.
Targeting your level well is the key to the success of your trip.
Level A - Easy
About 4 hours of walking per day. Low gradients on hilly trails and tracks.
It is very suitable for a family trek. No specific training, just good physical health.
We offer a variety of easy treks for a week. This will be an opportunity for you to discover the Nepalese middle mountain with its wide variety of landscapes: forests, pastures, rice fields, gorges. You will cross many villages with always beautiful views of the Himalayan mountains.
- The Ghorépani and Jamson hikes are the most popular. The lodges are comfortable there.
- The Helambu is wilder because it is less known. The lodges are simpler but the welcome is always very warm.
- If you are looking for regions off the beaten track, the Shivapuri trek, the Siklis or the Royal trek will suit you. You will then be in a tent in a comfortable campsite.
- treks in the Solhukumbu region are also easily accessible, especially with children.
Level B - Moderate
You will do 4 to 6 hours of walking per day. A positive elevation from 300m to 500m. It is suitable for people with a habit of hiking in the mountains. Good physical condition is necessary.
These treks are done over 10 to 20 days with steps in altitude.
- The Annapurna base camp hike is quite busy and offers you comfortable lodges. Maximum altitude 4500m
- The wildest Langtang region has a wide variety of landscapes with magnificent vegetation.
Maximum altitude 4500m
- Ganesh Himal, with only a hundred visitors a year is rich in preserved local traditions. The transition from High Single Pass to 4600m is the main difficulty. The trek is done in camping.
- The Rara trek is also very little frequented and can be done in the summer season because the rainfall is low. Camping hike.
Level C - Difficult
You will do 6 to 7 hours of walking per day. A positive drop from 500m to 800m. Delicate passages and high passes. It is suitable for people used to hiking in the mountains and with good physical condition. Specific training two months before departure is recommended.
These treks are done over a period of 7 to 21 days.
- The most popular and spectacular is the Annapurna circuit. After crossing high passes you reach the maximum altitude of 5416m. It is a region of Tibetan culture. The lodges are comfortable there.
- Everest base camp is just as popular. Mythical trek where you cross the glacier with an unforgettable view of Everest and the most beautiful peaks of the Himalayan range. You are in a lodge in Sherpa villages. Maximum altitude 5545m.
- The Makalu base camp is a much less visited circuit. Some delicate passages and a maximum altitude of 5000m. The trek is done in camping.
- The Tibetan plateau of Mustang, an ancient landlocked kingdom. It is a unique desert region for its beauty and its rich Buddhist culture. This trek can be done in summer because there is very little precipitation. Maximum altitude 4360m.
Level D - Expert
You will walk 7h to 9h a day. A positive elevation from 700m to 1000m or more. Uneven terrain with climbing passages. These treks are for experienced athletes with notions of Mountaineering.
These are the Peaks trekkings. They take place over a period of 20 to 28 days. All expeditions are camping except the Simikot trek. This circuit can be done over 7 days with the possibility of extending it over 20 days with Mount Kailash.
- The Haut Dolpo is a total immersion in Tibetan culture. A trek off the beaten track but difficult with several passes at 5000m.
- Kanchejunga, the third summit of the Himalayas will take you to a region out of time. The Sherpa, Rai and Limbu ethnic groups live there serenely.
- The Dhaulagiri is the most committed expedition of our agency requiring a good level of mountaineering and a very good physical condition.