To help you choose the right adventure for you, we have given each itinerary a grading that relates to the level of Walking / Trekking you will experience during the trip. This grading can be found on the Yellow map on the adventure page of the website.
All of our trips involve a level of general activity so are designed for people who are in good health, enjoy the outdoors, and have a taste for adventure and some level of fitness. As will be clear from our destinations, the climate (and altitude) may be different to that which you are used to, so please take this into consideration when choosing the most suitable holiday.
All of our trips have an adventure pack which gives you a day by day breakdown of your itinerary, as well as information on geography, terrain, climate etc. of your destination country and are an essential read.
Grade 1-3 (green): Entry Level
You need to be in good physical health to enjoy your holiday, but you don’t need to be an experienced hiker. These itineraries offer a mix of sightseeing and easier walking for around 2-4hrs a day. Surfaces will be well marked or on defined pathways, and around sites of interest. The expected amount of descent/ascent would be around 400m/day. Walks are at low altitude (below 3000m). Ensure you are aware of the weather conditions likely in the destination you are visiting and have a pair of comfortable and worn in walking shoes/boots. Please read the Adventure Pack for more detailed information on what to expect.
Grade 4-6 (yellow): Intermediate
You need to have a good level of fitness and be a regular walker for these adventures, with ideally some trekking experience. You can expect to be walking for 3-6 hours per day, not including rest stops, normally on good trail paths but with some uneven surfaces at times. You will not be required to carry more than a day sack. You may be walking in more challenging temperatures. You will generally be walking at low altitude (below 3000m) but may walk at altitudes up to 4000m. The amount of ascent could be up to 800m in a day but will frequently be less. You may walk on consecutive days. Ensure you are aware of the weather conditions likely in the destination you are visiting and have suitable clothing for this adventure. Please read the Adventure Pack for more detailed information on what to expect.
Grade 7-9 (red): Challenging
You need to have a good level of fitness with previous experience of trekking. Extra training before your trip will ensure that you get the most out of your adventure. Areas will be remote and terrain uneven. Expect to walk for 5 – 8 hours a day not including breaks with some very steep ascents and descents. You will be walking at altitude (over 3000m but not higher than 5000m). Ensure you are aware of the weather conditions likely in the destination you are visiting and have suitable equipment/clothing for this adventure. Please read the Adventure Pack for more detailed information on what to expect.
Should you have any questions at any time, we are here to help you by providing you with further information or discussions on the phone to assist you in choosing the best adventure to match your aspirations and experience.