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    Trekking Grades of Nepal

    Trekking Grades of Nepal varies from Grade – A to Grade – D. The grades of trek is provided on the basis of elevations of the locations. Nepal Footprint Holiday assigned a grade to each journey based on the difficulty of the terrain, the distance walked, the highest elevation, and the weather. For practically everybody who enjoys adventure, treks and biking tours classified easy and classic would be ideal.

    A certain level of expertise and physical fitness are needed for challenging graded treks . Everyone who enjoys the outdoors and is in excellent health should be able to participate in our trekking and cycling trips, although fitness levels are vital and you should carefully assess which trip is best for you. With the help of this list, I hope you can analyze several treks and choose one in Nepal that best suits your level of fitness. We’ve ranked all of my treks according to their difficulty. You must be aware of the trekking grades of Nepal before travelling to the country.

    Easy or Soft Trek (Grade – A)

    For soft or easy trek in Nepal, prior experience is not necessary. Easy hikes in Nepal take 4 to 5 hours each day over steep rocky terrain on typically rugged trails, but there are no true weather extremes because of the well-maintained paths and easy access to modern amenities. In Nepal, easy treks can cover up to 2,500 meters while climbing 400–600 meters daily. During easy or soft treks in Nepal, hikers do not experience high altitude sickness. These types of trekking are also suitable for families with young children or anyone with a tight schedule. Lower altitude climbs frequently offer vivid perspectives of a variety of mountains.

    Examples of Easy or Soft Treks are:

    • Shivapuri – Nagarjuna Hike
    • Nagarkot – Dhulikhel Hike
    • Dhampus – Sarangkot Hike
    • Sanga – Panauti Hike

    Moderate Trek (Grade – B)

    In moderate treks, you can expect to walk for 6-7 hours per day, crossing difficult hilly terrains to reach the Himalaya base camp at altitudes ranging from 2,500 to 4,500 meters. These treks occasionally encounter high passes and have daily ascents and descents of 400–900 meters. You might experience extreme weather, be in a remote location, breathe air at a low oxygen level, and spend several nights with only the most minimal amenities. Therefore, prior trekking experience, physical fitness, and a good outlook are required. Despite being too hard for young children, the treks in these categories are still appropriate for people of all ages.

    Examples of Moderate Treks are:

    • Ghorepani – Poonhill Trek
    • Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    • Langtang Valley Trek
    • Ganesh Himal Trek

    Strenuous Trek (Grade – C)

    Strenuous Treks in Nepal involve physical activity and mountain climbing. Although using ropes is seldom necessary, steep climbing may be needed, and traveling conditions might be difficult, therefore it’s important to have some appreciation for adventure travel. Trekking involves some more difficult ascents and descents on clearly marked pathways at elevations above 4,500 to 5,500 meters. You’ll travel across often high passes on rocky routes over a steeply hilly area. You must navigate through snowy and glacial terrain and  remote surroundings. During these treks, we will have the opportunity to interact in person with Himalayans. The breathtaking Himalayas in front of you will inspire you to take pleasure in the trekking days. This class of treks can be planned for durations ranging from 7 to 25 days.

    Examples of Strenuous Treks are:

    Challenging Trek (Grade – D)

    In Challenging Treks, you will be walking for 6 to 8 hours a day, maybe longer, at very high altitudes. With daily ascents and descents of 500 to 1000 meters challenging trails, you will reach elevation of 5,500 to 6,500 meters. Extreme treks also take place in a distant, wild setting with occasionally extreme weather and limited access to facilities, possibly for extended periods of time. Additionally, there will be areas of snowy or tough terrain that you must scramble over while you are trekking. Trekkers must therefore be highly physically fit, have a high level of experience, and have a good outlook. It is preferable to have prior cold weather camping experience. Therefore, being in top physical shape is necessary, and prior mountaineering expertise is preferred.

    Examples of Challenging Treks are:

    • Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek
    • Everest 3 Pass Trek
    • Upper Dolpo Trek
    • Great Himalayan Trail Trek