Your fitness and Grading for Nepal Trek

Trek grading is also major part for selecting the trip those who wants to start the first trip in Nepal . Physical capabilities could be enhanced by pre – trek training of hill – walking, jogging or cycling and other sports. It is essential to choose a trek that is well within your capabilities. While grading our treks we have taken the following factors:

Trekking Grade

Grade 06 (Strenuous +):

Most adventurous high altitude trekking, crossing one or more passes of over 6,000 meter of altitude, daily 4-8 hours of walk at mountaineer's pace. General knowledge of mountaineering such as use of crampons and ice axes, though first time climbers may be accepted on some of the supposed ‘easy' routes on these peaks. Should have at least basic knowledge of Medical certificates are required prior to acceptance on any climbing treks.

Grade 05 (Strenuous): 

Walking on very difficult grounds, basic mountaineering skills required. A strong resistance and a very good physical condition are also required. Those who suffer from asthma, high blood pressure, heart disease or complicated medical conditions adversely affected by strenuous exercise may not participate. These trips considered above 5000 meters and for the duration of 20 days and above.

Grade 04 (Moderate / Strenuous):

The elevation comes below 5000 meters and treks of more than 15 days with daily stages of 4 to 8 hours, not so hard. One or more high altitude passes above 5000m. Mostly night's temperature below freezing point and sometimes-difficult camping sites, a good condition is a requirement. Any reasonably active person should be able to manage these trips but be familiar with mountain walking, be capable of carrying a backpack, and possess a fair degree of stamina is recommend.

Grade 03 (Moderate):

These trips are not so hard, daily stages up to 8 hours a day (about 20 miles per day). The trails are usually well passable but some high altitude passes above 4000m can be steep. Possible snow on the high altitude passes can put your endurance to the test. Any reasonably fit person should be able to manage these trips.

Grade 02 (Easy / moderate):

Daily stages of 5.50 to 6.50 (about 15 miles per day) hours along good passable trails. Differences in altitude of up to 800m, below 4000m. Night temperature can drop below freezing point.

Grade 01 (Easy):

The trip of grade 1 considered up to 5 hours (about 12 miles per day) trekking to altitudes of about 3000 m/10000ft or less, easy walking holidays with the occasional longer walk fall. These trips can be enjoyed by anyone who leads a reasonably active life. The trek (walking part of the itinerary) is eight days or less. The degree of vehicle support is high, and there are opportunities for rest days.