Nepal Footprint Holiday graded each trek based on the level of terrain, length of walks, highest elevation and climate. Treks and biking tour graded easy and classic would be suitable for almost anyone having love for adventure.
Treks graded Challenging requires a certain amount of experience and physical health. Our trekking and cycling trips are designed to be accessible to all who are in good health and enjoy the outdoors, but fitness levels are important and you should consider carefully which trip is right for you.
Soft or Easy
Experience is not mandatory for an easy trek in Nepal. Maintained paths and with easy access to modern amenities, easy treks in Nepal have 4- 6 hours each day over steep hilly terrain on usually rough trails but no real extremes of weather. Soft trekking adventures in Nepal reach up to 3500 gaining 400-700 meters every day. Trekkers do not face the fear of high altitude during easy or soft treks in Nepal.
In moderately challenging treks you are likely to walk for 6-7 hrs every day, cross steep hilly terrains to Himalaya base camp in high altitude area over 3500 meter till 5545 meter. These treks come across occasional high passes with daily ascend and descend of around 500-1000m. You are likely to be on a remote environment with extreme weather in some days where you might be facing high altitude air with low level of oxygen and only basic facilities on some nights. Previous trekking experience, physical fitness and positive attitude are therefore essential.
You will be walking for 6-8 hours per day or longer on very high altitude with tough daily ascend and descend of around 500-1000m. Extreme treks also involve remote, wild environment with extreme weather at times and availability of only few facility, perhaps for extended periods. You will also be trekking on minor trails and difficult terrain including snow or scrambling sections. Therefore, trekkers require having high level of physical fitness along with optimal level of experience and positive attitude. It is better to have experience of camping experience on the cold weather.