Trek Grade

Nepal has so many trekking routes. All trekking routes are carefully graded by topography, duration, and climate. The grades are easy, moderate, strenuous, very strenuous, and challenging. Beginners as well as those who enjoy adventure can complete the easy and moderate treks. While challenging and strenuous treks call for physical preparedness.

Easy Grade:

It is not necessary to have prior mountaineering or rock-climbing experience. Simply exploring the customs and culture of Nepal's rural communities through village walking. Short daily walks that typically take 4-6 hours. You can take in the expansive mountain views, the vibrant village life, and a lovely jungle walk. In Nepal, there are several easy treks. The Nepal Gateway trekking team arranges Nepal day tours, one-day hikes around Kathmandu Valley, Nepal Overland Tours, etc. The elevation typically reaches 2000 feet above sea level, usually at lower altitudes, in areas with milder terrain, and on trails that have been well-maintained.

Moderate Grade:

Suitable for trekkers with a moderate level of fitness and some hiking experience. Walking uphill, downhill, next to mountain views, and through gorgeous mountainous forests is a little difficult. Up to 6-7 hours are required to cover 3200 m of elevation during treks to Ghorepani Poonhill, Everest View,  Langtang Valley etc.

Strenuous Grade:

These treks call for exceptional fitness and prior trekking knowledge because they are so physically taxing. Trekking through difficult terrain at a high altitude. Trekkers may need to hike for 6-7 hours or longer to reach elevations of up to 5500 m. There is a high likelihood of problems caused by elevation, so acclimatization days are essential. Treks like the EBC trek, ABC trek, Gokyo Lake trek and Manaslu Circut trek are all possible.

Very Strenuous:

This is one of the trekking levels to consider. This trek offers the authentic adventure of mountain climbing. As a result, both mental and physical endurance are needed for this type of trek, which involves walking for an average of 7 hours per day at an altitude that frequently exceeds 5000 meters in a seldom-visited region. Trekkers need to be in good physical shape and have prior experience. The strenuous treks include trek to high passes such as Everest three high passes, Upper Dolpo Trek, Kanchenjunga circuit trek, and Makalu Base Camp.

Technical Challenging:

The Technical Challenging grade is intended for trekkers who truly enjoy extreme adventure. It has an itinerary that lasts 15 to 25 days and has an elevation that can reach 6000 meters. It is comparable to peak climbing. It requires excellent physical condition. It is appropriate for technically skilled trekkers and mountaineers with extensive experience. Climbing, glacier crossings, and the use of mountaineering gear are frequent components of these treks. Usually, equipment and expert guidance for trekking are needed. Extreme weather is one of the difficulties and high-risk factors.