These are the easiest of our Himalayan treks, but still
involve walking up and down hills, though on well-defines
trails and with trekking days that rarely exceed 5 to
6 hours, or more than 10 kilometers per day. Altitudes
will not exceed more than 3,000 meters. All easy programmes
involve a maximum of one week’s camping.
Trekking may involve walking up to 7 hours, occasionally
more on moderate plus’, traveling between 8 to
9 kilometers, over hilly terrain, on well-defined trails.
Altitude will exceed 3,000m and sometimes reach over
5,000m. These trips involve camping/lodge stays of up
to two weeks.
Physical preparation is essential as you will be walking
up to 8 hours per day, sometimes on small tracks. Altitudes
will often exceed 4,000 meters, with some days spent
trekking above 5,000 meters. These trips involve camping
for up to three weeks and sometimes longer.
These are challenging treks which include basic mountaineering
above the snow line, using ice axe, crampons and ropes,
under supervision and instruction from the trek leader.
These trips require a high level of psychological and
physical stamina. Prior trekking experience is certainly
an advantage, though not essential.