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Nepal has numerous adventure trips starting from easy to difficult grade. It is very important to gain some trekking information of Nepal on the different level of trips. Our trip grading definition is based on internationally accepted standard.

The grading is defined on the remoteness of a trip, duration to complete the trip and altitude. Therefore, we believe the definition of grading of a trip will be helpful to choose the most suitable one according to your interest and fitness.

Easy:

Easy trips are usually suitable for travellers with no previous multi-day walking experience. The easy trek/tour involves no difficult climb or ascent to high altitudes but includes some drive and is suitable for most people for about a week. However, being at a lower altitude, less than 3,500 meters, does not mean that the trip is of any less interest. The easy treks and tours are also considered to have a good access of teahouses, guesthouses or lodges and deluxe hotels or resorts. Such as:

Around Kathmandu
Annapurna Region

Medium:

Travellers looking for something a bit more energetic and challenging than easy trips can choose medium level trips. The medium level trek/tour involves some part of drive also, ascents and descents as you climb to higher altitudes (below 4,500 meters) where you are rewarded with close-up views of bigger mountains. The medium level trips have a good access of teahouses, guesthouses or lodges and suitable for about a week to 10 days. Such as:

Everest Region
Annapurna Region
Langtang Region

Medium-Hard:

Travellers with some previous mountain walking experience can go for medium-hard trips. The medium-hard trip generally involves ascending up to altitudes of between 4,500 meters to 5,500 meters. This includes some steep climbing and ropes are not necessary though, but may require camping. Driving tours above such altitude include while travelling in Tibet. Such as:

Everest Region
Annapurna Region
Langtang Region
Controlled Area / Restricted Area
Off-the-beaten Trails

Hard:

Travellers seeking for real adventures should try such trips. Hard trek involves some steep ascents to high altitudes more than 5,000 meters with a possibility of rope assisted climbing. Trekkers will also need strong stamina to complete one of these wild treks that may last for 21-28 days. Hard treks demand fully supported camping crew. Trips in Tibet include driving also in most part of such tours. Such as:

Everest Region
Controlled Area / Restricted Area
Off-the-beaten Trails

Difficult:

Travellers seeking for technical climbing and expeditions to the peaks above 6,000 meters should join on such trips. One should still have hard physical effort at extreme altitudes which will require thorough preparation. All treks associated with a climb are based on camps with full excess of climbing gears. It may cause long term fatigue after the trip. Such as:

Off-the-beaten Trails