About Trip Grading of Trek in Nepal
Before traveling to Nepal it is very important to get some important information regarding Nepal trekking and adventures based on adventure level on the internationally accepted standards. There are variations in the level of difficulties and altitudes in Nepal. Based on the region and trips, the trip grade can be divided into six different categories. Basically, it applies to trek, peak climbing, and expedition. Based on our experience & physical fitness. we have put together the Nepal trip grade to advise you to find your matchless adventure in Nepal.
Nepal Trip Grading
Grade A: Easy
No difficulties for short treks & hiking trips. The trip reaches up to 3000 meters altitude. The trails will not be rugged and these types of holiday trips include all the sightseeing city tours, day trips, jungle trips, and village tours and are highly suitable for the family trips. The trips are generally around 1 week to 10 days.
Grade B: Moderate
The moderate grade includes a 1-week to 15 days trek itinerary. It can reach up to 5000 meters altitude range. So we advise you to have some experience of walking. like 5/6 hrs a day but the trails will be moderate (nor easy, nor tough). High altitude may matter to your physical fitness and walking speed and distance. You need to have acclimatization over 3000 meters.
Grade C: Fairly Strenuous
This type of trek needs great physical fitness & an experience of high mountain trekking above 4000 m from the sea level. A strong desire to go for the trek with a minimum of 5|6 hrs walking a day.
Grade D: Strenuous
Requires an experience of high mountain trekking with great physical fitness. In this grade, treks reach around 5000-5500 meters, you walk generally 6-7 hours every day with acclimatization. If some problems appear, you have to walk down and take some hot drinks or soup.
Grade E: Very Strenuous
Very Strenuous grade covers 4000 meters to 6000 meters. No doubt, your great physical fitness, the experience of high mountain trekking, and acclimatization are essential. It is said that generally, you walk about 7 hrs every day, but the altitude becomes an obstacle and it is really tough to walk that much. You have to cross the Himalayan passes using basic climbing equipment. Even the trail is steep and slippery.
Grade F: Technical
Challenging Technical Challenging grade is for those who really love to do extremely adventurous treks/trips. Its elevation reaches up to 6000 meters and consists of a 15-25 days itinerary. It is no less than peak Climbing. It needs your great physical fitness level.