Level of Difficulty


To give you an indication of the difficulty of our trips, we have graded our adventures into four categories: Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Strenuous. We take many factors into consideration in these gradings, including distances covered, terrain, altitude, weather conditions and vehicle support.


Easy:
hikermini1.gifSuitable for most people in good health. These trips generally include short       days with around 2–3 hours of activity on good paths and at low altitudes.


Moderate:
hikermini2.gif A reasonable level of fitness is required, as these trips can require sustained endurance levels, hills, longer days of approximately 5-6 hours of activity and higher altitudes.


Challenging:hikermini3.gifThese trips are physically demanding and best suited for strong people with a high endurance level. Days can be long around 7-8 hours of activity, often at high altitudes, in remote regions and sometimes without a support vehicle nearby. Travellers may be required to carry a backpack.


Strenuous:hikermini4.gifTravellers booking strenuous trips should expect long days of 9 or more hours of physical activity, remote mountainous regions, steep ascents and descents, high altitudes above 4000 meters and cold temperatures. Good physical conditions and considerable endurance levels are necessary. A doctor's release is required for travelers 60 and older.