Each Rewild itinerary has been carefully graded for the ease of selecting the adventure or taking the trek that suits your interest or physical fitness level. We suggest you familiarise yourself with the physical requirements of your trip before deciding on a trek. Treks are graded based on their difficulty level from easy to moderate, difficult and strenuous/challenging. The challenge increases technically and geographically as you move higher up on the grades:
There is a grading system that classifies the difficulty of trekking trails. There are four categories: Easy, moderate, difficult and strenuous-. The challenge both technicality and geographically increases as you move higher through the scale. Easy trekking could be suitable for all people while strenuous and difficult treks are meant only for those who have previous experience. The reason we have categories is to help our client’s choose a trek or climb in the Himalaya that is suitable for their level.
Easy: Meant for fit beginners who are not looking for a difficult physical challenge. These treks usually vary from 2-5 days and take you to an altitude of 2000m- 3000m. These treks are usually on well marked even paths and trails. They typically involve walking up to 5 hours a day.
Moderate: Suitable for trekkers with a good fitness level who are looking for something more challenging than a simple hike. These trips usually take you to a maximum elevation of about 4200m. Trekking would vary from a week to 10 days in the mountain areas walking for upto 6 hours each day with steep climbs or descents.
Difficult: Difficult level treks are recommended for trekkers with previous experience on easy and moderate trails. These treks require high fitness levels basic knowledge of trekking systems on remote. Difficult treks include walking through uneven trails for 7-8 hours each day and crossing high passes. Some of the difficult treks include camping at an altitude of 5200m where the air gets thin and night temperatures could be negative. Weather is also unpredictable with chances of snow/ rain at anytime. On these you may also experience trekking on snow/ice and glacier/crevasse crossings. Proper acclimatization is required on such treks as there are chances of altitude sickness.
Challenging: High passes, peaks above 5500m-6200m with rough terrains are considered challenging. These treks are on isolated and remote routes with certain technical sections which may require technical equipments. These are expeditions on real sense with very basic facilities where high level of fitness combined with previous experience and climbing skills is required.