We have described the Expedition Grading as a standard of the international expedition standard. We have grouped the expeditions and climbing into three bands - Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced. Within these groups, we use a two-tiered grading system, which describes the technical difficulty (1-5) and fitness (A-E) required for each expedition. For example, Mount Everest expedition 4E and Makalu Expedition 5E, which is a considerably more arduous undertaking, is graded 1C. We have many technical and none-technical climbing peaks, for example: Mera Peak 2A, Island Peak 2B, Tent Peak 2B, and Tibet Lhakpa Ri Expedition 2B.
A well-chosen trip maximizes both your enjoyment of the experience, as well as your chances of summit success. Selection of a trip that is beyond your ability could result in the leader not taking you on the climb for example, both for your own safety and for the safety of the other team members. If you need further help, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced staffs, who are happy to discuss which trips would be suitable for you.
To really enjoy your trekking holidays, peak climbing and expedition adventures ‘Outfitter Nepal Treks & Expedition’ then it is important to prepare yourself physically and to choose a itinerary that suits you. For this reason we have graded our treks to provide an indication of what is required. Please remember though, that only minimal exercise is required to prepare yourself for most of our trips, and you only carry a light daypack while you are in trekking.
This grade indicates that you will be walking for only five to six hours a day and its depend up to your walking speed. In most cases the trips will not go much higher than 3000 meters and they usually consist of around seven to 15 days of camping. Most people will require only minimal preparation for these treks.
On moderate treks you will be walking for up to seven to eight hours maximum a day. Paths are always well defined, but we will be spending time at altitudes above 3000 meters and could go as high as 5000 meters at certain stages of the route. If you are not particularly active, regular pre–trip exercise is recommended for any of these treks.
A good level of fitness is highly recommended for this journey. On occasions, you will be required to trek at walk for up to seven to eight hours in one day as Moderate. These trips are usually of three-week duration and could be longer.
Our climbing trips are generally no more strenuous than a Challenging trek overall, but do involve the use of specialized mountaineering equipment’s such as an Ice- axe, crampons and could include extended periods of time spent at altitudes of over 5000 meters. No previous mountaineering experience is required as full training is provided. Please check out our equipment’s list for the Peak climbing or expedition to mountains.