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.

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.

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.