With elevation changes ranging from 600 meters to 8848 meters, Nepal is the best trekking destination in the world. It encompasses all levels of trekking, causing the difficulty of a trek to depend on a number of factors. The main goal of classifying trekking difficulty is to provide each person with a trek that ranges from straightforward to extremely difficult. Holiday Tours Nepal has graded treks according to the length of the trek overall, the terrain's condition, the maximum altitude difference per day, the amount of time spent at high altitude above 3000m, nighttime temperatures, remoteness, and walking conditions.
Holiday Tours Nepal advises that you select a grade based on your general health, level of physical fitness, and previous experience with high-altitude and remote trekking. Determine your level of fitness to receive the best grade.
Grade 1 (Easy)
Anyone can trek these routes in this grade of trekking if they lead a reasonably active and fit lifestyle without any prior experience. Easy trekking typically takes place between 900 and 2500 meters above sea level, and the daily walking time limit is 5 to 6 hours. Elderly people or couples with young children can go on easy hikes.
Grade 02 (Moderate)
Compared to an easy trek, a moderately difficult trek is much more challenging. The moderate trek involves daily walking distances of 5 to 7 hours between 1500 m and 3200 m. Grade two requires some prior experience with hill walking or moderate walking. It is possible for an older person or a child with some walking experience to be physically capable of completing this trek.
Grade 03 (Strenuous)
Trekking that is difficult requires some previous experience that is either easy or moderate. This trek should not be attempted by anyone with high blood pressure, asthma, heart disease, or any other serious medical conditions. An average day of strenuous trekking involves 5 to 6 hours of walking up to an elevation of 4000 meters. A person who is both physically and mentally fit can complete this level of trekking.
Grade 04 (Very Strenuous)
Trekking that is very taxing calls for prior mountain hiking expertise. With roughly 5-6 hours of walking per day, the elevation ranges from 3500m to 5500m. Trekking organizations must provide complete support for trekkers. There may be challenging and protracted days while trekking. To complete this trek, you must be in good physical condition to traverse remote passes covered in snow.
Grade 05 (Challenging)
A person who is in excellent health, capable of carrying a backpack, able to cross glaciers and snow, and who has mountaineering skills and knowledge as well as experience walking in remote wilderness is only allowed to participate in challenging treks. Trekking organizations must provide complete support for trekkers. More than 5500 meters above sea level and 5 to 6 hours of daily walking are involved. Typically, mountaineers and peak climbers use this difficult trek.