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Experiences Walking and Trekking Trek Grades

Trek Grades

We have graded all our walking holidays to help you choose the right one. They are graded by taking into account daily distances covered, as well as the terrain, ascents, descents , altitude and climate. If a trip includes walks of two grades it will be graded accordingly, for example Easy to Moderate.

Click on the links below to display all the trips within that trek grade. Each trip is clearly marked with its grade and you'll find more detailed information on individual trip pages.

Easy

Suitable for most people in good health, easy walks are predominantly on good paths, at low altitude and on undemanding terrain. You can expect to be walking for 3-5 hours a day (including rest stops) with plenty of non-walking time in the itinerary. Previous walking experience is not necessary.

Easy to Moderate

This grade is ideal if you want to enjoy both easy and moderate level walks on the same tour. You’ll be walking mainly on good paths and at low altitude, with occasional more demanding ascents or descents.

Moderate

Moderate graded walks are normally on good paths nand tracks at low altitude (generally below 2,500m) and are suitable for fit and active people. You can expect to be walking 3-7 hours a day (including rest stops). Some walks may include some fairly demanding ascents and descents, so previous experience is preferable but not essential.

Moderate to Challenging

Combining moderate grade walks with some more strenuous hikes. This grade is ideal if you are fit and want to challenge yourself with a few longer, more demanding trekking days, possibly on difficult terrain or at higher altitudes.

Challenging

Trekking days are generally long (6-8 hours), with some long, steep ascents and descents and sometimes at high altitude (over 3,000m) or on more difficult terrain. You need to have a good evel of fitness and some extra training before your trip may be required; previous trekking experience is recommended.

Challenging to Tough

Trekking days are long (sometimes 9 hours or more) and tough, with difficult terrain often including time at high altitude (over 3000m). You should expect some demanding ascents and descents. You will need to be physically very fit and a confident, experienced trekker.

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