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Trekking Grade in Nepal

To give you a good idea about the difficulty of the different treks we have graded them. Trekking grades are divided into four different grade form grade 1 to grade 4. Grade 1 is an Easy and Soft trek, grade 2 is a Moderate trek, Grade 3 is a Strenuous trek and grade 4 is a Challenging trek. By looking at the grade of the trek you can choose a trek which will suite to your interest, time, health etc. While you are doing a trek in Nepal, no matter of which grade, you can choose between staying overnight in a tea-house or go camping. A tea-house is a local run guest house, but can standards vary extremely. In popular regions such as Annapurna, Langtang, and Everest tea houses are more like hotels, with hot water, Western food and private rooms, while in remote areas they are far simpler and more genuinely Nepali. Tea-house trekking is cheaper than camping, and is also suitable for small groups. With large groups, irrespective of the area, it is more convenient to camp. A team of guides, porters and cooks will accompany you and will provide comfort and food of a high standard.

Easy & Soft Grade Treks
For trekkers who have no previous experience, we offer a various choice of easy treks. Easy means that trek involves no difficult climbing or ascents to high altitudes; it will not be more than a week and is suitable for anyone. It will be very soft walking and enjoyable trip. However, you should not think that loss of height means loss of interest; while our more difficult treks get you closer to a small number of mountain ranges; lower altitude treks often provide colorful horizons of an entire series of ranges. High or low, mountain villages accessible only by several days walk from the road brim with nature. The tea-houses along these routes offer hot water and Western-style food. Of course, theses treks are not popular without reason and you will find the landscape and wonderful views. The Ghorepani Poonhill and Jomsom treks follow well-trodden trails. If the plan of tea-house trekking appeals to you, but you would prefer to get away from the crowds, then the Helambu trek could be your perfect choice. You trek up to within sight of huge snowy mountains, and then wind at a relaxing pace through a stunning green valley. The tea-houses are simple here, but you will advantage from the peace of the unspoilt villages and the friendly welcome of your hosts. To really get away from it all, try the Shivapuri trek, Siklis trek or the Royal Trek. Even as you will still pass through many remote villages, these regions have no tea-houses, and you will need to camp. Once more, the range of mountains you can view on these treks is excellent. These easy treks are suitable for children and weary trekkers as well as it doesn’t involve any particularly long walking days and there is always many to see and the trek evolves no ascents to high altitudes or difficult mountain climbing.

 Moderate Grade Treks
The Moderate Grade Treks is bit more challenging than easy and soft grade treks and are suitable for any trekkers who looking for something a little more energetic. This Moderate treks are longer (10 -21 days),  this treks involve more walking up and down and climb to higher altitudes, where you will be satisfied with close-up views of big mountains. For a well-trodden route with good tea-house facilities, you could choose the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, which takes you close to glaciers and affords amazing houses; try a trek in the beautiful Langtang region. For a moderate trek out in the wilds, Ganesh Himal would be a good choice as well. With only few visitors a year to this region, the local cultural traditions are still very much unbroken. On this trek, you across the high Singla Pass (4600m.) The Rara lake Trek is similarly remote and is a good option for the summer (monsoon) season as rainfall is low. As tourists are comparatively unknown in these last two regions they are camping treks.

The Strenuous Grade Treks
Strenuous Grade Trekking is for trekkers with previous mountain walking experience. They ascend to altitudes of up to 5000m and engage some steep climbing where it is necessary to use ropes. At this level treks can be arranged for periods of 7-21 days. For a popular and stunning trek, with the possibility of staying in well-developed tea houses, the Annapurna circuit is a good option. A gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will be reach the altitude of 5416m. This difficult trek will offer you a close insight into Tibetan culture. Another, as expected, popular trek with good tea house facilities, is the Mt. Everest Base camp trek. The goal of this trek speaks for itself, but in achieving it, you cross a glacier, see Mt.Everest and a whole diversity of high peaks and experience the amazing Sherpa culture. For a real adventure in wild and Makalu Base Camp the Makalu trek traverses many high passes before reaching the Base Camp at 5000m. The Tibetan plateau of Mustang is a wild, treeless desert. These last two treks are not very well established for tea house trek.

Challenging or Difficult Grade treks
Challenging Treks are only for real adventurers who looking to feel real adventures in their life. They involve steep ascents to high altitudes with the possibility of some rope climbing. You’ll need enough energy to complete one of these treks, as it can take 18-30 days to journey to the heart of the wildernesses that they cross. All are camping expeditions. The exception is Simikot trek, which is very remote with a really undeveloped culture. This can be skillful in a shorter time (7-14 days.) However, you can also use the little-visited Simikot as the starting point for a trip to Mount Kailash (20 days.)A trek through the isolated Dolpo region us one of the few good possibilities for the summer months, as the area gets little rain. Manaslu, like Annapurna, is a circuit trek and passes through Tibetan villages in a little-visited, restricted area. A trip to Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world, will take you into the remote Far East region of Nepal. Here, Sherpa, Rai and Limbu culture happily to co-exist. If you want the ultimate challenge, the Dhaulagiri trek is the most difficult of our featured treks. This wild trek involves challenging trekking on rough high land, perhaps with a ropes pitch or two.

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