Physical fitness; general level required. Pre-trek training is an advantage
Daily walking time; 4-5 hours
You do not need previous experience for these trips, but you do need to be in reasonably good health. If you enjoy walking and will be able to walk for 4-5 hours per day then these trips will be for you. Although these trips are not at higher altitudes and will have time for rest, remember that the walks will not be flat and that you'll enjoy them even more if you've built up a little stamina!
Level 2 Moderate:
Maximum altitude; 4500m
Average duration; 8-12 days of trekking
Physical fitness; good level required. Pre-trek training is recommended
Daily walking time; 5-6 hours
If you have walked in the hills at home and are reasonably fit you will enjoy these trips, which will typically involve 5-8 hours walking per day. These trips might involve a day or two of harder and steeper walking, but generally, walking conditions will be good.
Level 3 Moderate:
Maximum altitude; 5500m
Average duration; 10-17 days of trekking
Physical fitness; high level required. Pre-trek training is essential
Daily walking time; 6-8 hours
Fitness is important for these trips, and you'll need to improve your stamina before you depart. You should expect to walk in mountainous terrain, usually at significantly higher altitudes than at home, for between 6 to 8 hours per day. You will either have trekked before or be confident of your fitness.
Level 4 Challenging trekking
We recommend previous experience of trekking. You will need to be fit, have very good stamina, and be confident that you can to trek for many days without a break. You will be able to cope with difficult underfoot terrains such as scree, snow, or difficult paths on steep mountainsides. Extremes of altitude and weather may also be encountered and walking days can be from 6 to 9 hours.
Level 5 Challenging trekking
If you want to get away from it all and up into some of the highest and most spectacular mountain ranges in the world then here are some awesome treks for you! As you will be at altitude you will need to be in good health and have good stamina and fitness for those uphill days. You should expect some long days, cold temperatures, high altitudes, and some tough terrain in simply spectacular scenery.