Grade 1: Easy and Leisure

Our Grade 1 trips are the easiest trips you can imagine. They exert little or no physical demands on your body. In these trips, you will travel long hours in a private transport. There might some periods during sightseeing when you have to travel on foot. If you have a daypack while sightseeing, you should be able to carry it yourself.

Also, you should also be able to carry your luggage from vehicle to hotel rooms. In such easy and leisure trips, you will stay in a relaxing and comfortable hotel. The journeys will generally be the ones related to sightseeing in places of natural beauty or cultural heritage. So anyone from kids to adults will be easily able to complete these trips

Suggested Preparation

  • One or twice a week, you can go for a walk or a jog in the morning. for around a month before departure.

Grade 2: Leisurely Plus

Our Grade 2 trips are a bit more demanding than Grade 1 trips. But these trips do not need great physical strength. In these trips, you will generally go to remote areas of Nepal.

When you travel to rural parts of the country, you will be making a journey on rough roads. Even if you have to make a small journey is a private jeep, the roads will involve many ups, downs, and turns which might leave you exhausted. So in order to get through these trips, you will need to have a modest amount of fitness and health.

Leisurely plus trips involve around 4-5 hours of slow, steady walks daily. This trip involves hiking, trekking, or walking below less than 3000 meters for less than a week. If you have a good amount of fitness, you will be able to complete these trips with ease.

Suggested Preparation:

  • Twice or thrice a week, we suggest you to go for a walk or a jog in the morning. for around two months prior to departure.

Grade 3: Moderate

Moderate trips are a bit demanding. They will involve trekking, hiking, or walking in terrains that have ups and downs. There will be a bus or air transport facility that takes you to the starting point of your trek. During the starting days of these trips, the terrains are mostly flat and involve trekking in lower altitudes.

These trips involve walking for 5-6 hours every day. You will be walking in altitudes of less than 4000 meters for approximately 10 days at a steady pace. These trips are physically demanding. You will need to have a moderate amount of physical fitness and strength to complete these moderate treks.

Suggested Preparation:

  • 30 minutes of cardio every other day for around 2 months prior to the trip will be an ideal preparation for you. Various forms of cardio include fast walking, jogging, running, or cycling.
  • For trekking, we strongly recommend you to try walking in gentle slopes, hills, or stairs with a daypack that is around 6-8 kilograms in weight once a week.
  • For a cycling adventure in rugged mountains or wonderful cities and villages, we encourage you to cycle two or three times a week for two months before departure.
  • You can also try out cycling or running in different types of weather conditions. This will help you know if your body can adapt well to various kinds of weather.

Grade 4: Moderate-plus

Moderate Plus trips require you to have higher fitness levels than you would have on a moderate level trip. During these trips, you will trek in higher altitudes and for longer hours than you would in Grade 1, 2, or 3 trips. Your trip will involve trekking in altitude of around 5000 meters but not above that. You should be able to trek for around 7 hours every day on average. The trekking can last 10 to 15 days.

Therefore, you need to have good levels of fitness to complete the Grade 4 trips... Even if you have a lifestyle which is passive, a few months of physical training will help you prepare for this trip.

Suggested Preparation:

  • We highly recommend you to be involved in 45 minutes of cardio exercises (running, swimming, jogging, cycling) 3 - 4 times a week for a minimum of 3 weeks before your scheduled trip.
  • If you are coming for a Trekking in Himalaya you should consider wall or stair climbing for a week for three months prior to departure.

Grade 5: Strenuous

The strenuous treks are more or less similar to the moderate plus treks in terms of the number of trekking hours per day. But the temperature during the strenuous treks can be as low as -15 degrees C. In addition, the Strenuous trips are much longer than the Moderate Plus treks. The strenuous trips are on average 13-20 days in length. Trekking in such cold climatic conditions and for such a long period of time requires you to have a good level of physical fitness. Besides, you will also need mental toughness to complete these trips.

Suggested Preparation

  • Cardio exercises that include running, cycling, jogging, push-ups, and pull-ups for about 4-5 days a week for 3 months before your trip will come in extremely handy.
  • You should also be involved in developing core strength. and muscle endurance by weight training.
  • Hiking in hills in different weather conditions will be a good preparation for this trip.
  • If you have an access, kayaking will also be a very good way to develop strength and endurance required for this trip.

Grade 6: Challenging

These trips are amongst the most difficult treks in Nepal that you can undertake. They require you to trek in altitudes greater than 5000 meters. The duration of these trips is also extremely long as these trips demand you to trek for 18 - 30 days. You might have to walk for up to 8 or even 9 hours a day. So you must have a very good level of fitness to complete these trips.

Suggested Preparation

  • One hour of cardio exercises for 5 times a week for around 4 months before your trip.
  • Practicing hiking is a must. IF you don’t have places to hike nearby, you can do some short hikes around Kathmandu valley before your trek.
  • Squats, lunges, push-ups, set-ups, and deadlifts will help you to strengthen the muscles of the lower and upper body.
  • Kayaking or cycling uphill every week or so will also help you build strength and stamina.  

Grade 7: Mountaineering

The mountaineering trips will take you to peaks that lie between the altitude of 5500 meters to 6500 meters. But you don’t have to use all types of climbing gear for entry level mountaineering.

For Entry Level Mountaineering, you will have to use rope and flashlight. In some days, you might also have to walk more than 10 hours a day. Occasionally, you will also have to walk in the dark while the temperature can be as low as -15 degrees C.

Suggested Preparation

  • Practice to build strength, stamina, and endurance for around 4 to 6 months before your scheduled mountaineering exhibition.
  • 3-5 days of rigorous physical activity that involves running, walking uphill, gym, cycling, swimming, or aerobics for about 1 hour.
  • Multi-night hikes in rough and rugged terrain will help you develop confidence for the basic mountaineering expedition.
  • Pay attention to your diet to maximize your training performance.

Grade 8: Advanced Mountaineering expedition

Advanced Mountaineering expeditions are extremely challenging. You will be crossing the altitude of 6500 meters.. You won’t be able to complete this trip without prior mountaineering experience. In advanced mountaineering expeditions, you will be involved in various activities like setting up camps, cooking, carrying loads, and other forms of camp craft.

If you are a professional mountaineer or an experienced alpine climber, you might also be involved in “technical” climbing. Technical expeditions are not for inexperienced ones. It involves steep climbing at high altitude. Technical expeditions might also include rock climbing. Participation on one of these expeditions is subject to acceptance by one of our high altitude mountaineering guides.

Suggested Preparation

  • We highly recommend you to practice to build flexibility, strength, stamina, and endurance for around 4 to 6 months before your scheduled mountaineering exhibition.
  • 5 days of strict physical activity that involves running, walking uphill, gym, cycling, swimming, or aerobics for about 1 hour.
  • Multi-night hikes in rough and rugged terrain will help you develop confidence for the basic mountaineering expedition.
  • You should look to build your strength, stamina, and confidence gradually.
  • Pay attention to your diet to maximize your training performance.
  • Don’t over-exert yourself. as it might lead to muscle tear and halt your preparation.