Easy / Moderate
Can involve travel over dirt, rough roads and visits to attractions in areas where modern medical facilities may not be readily accessible.
Easy, slow-paced activities may be included such as sightseeing, walking excursions of one to three hours, and boat excursions. Elevations are generally up to 3,000 m. (10,000 ft.).
Good health is essential.
May include general overland transportation on dirt roads, boat excursions, moderate half-day or full-day hikes, or other outdoor activities of three to five hours in length.
Some trips in this grade may include one to four-nights camping in a tent. Elevations up to 3,700 m. (12,000 ft.) can be reached or some nights may be spent at these altitudes.
Average fitness is necessary and important.
Specifies an activity-oriented adventure involving hiking and lodging. Up to five or more nights spent camping in a tent.
Hiking distances average 9-16 km. (6-10 mi.) per day over a varied terrain. Trekking altitudes neighboring 4,000 m. (12,000 ft.) are common, while some passes or cols as high as 4,500 m. (15,000 ft.).
Good level of fitness is required. Experience is recommended.
Implies a challenging trekking adventure with activities including up to ten or more nights spent camping in a tent.
Hiking distances average up to 18 km. (12 mi.) per day. Altitudes up to 5,150 m. (17,000 ft.) are frequent in our trekking programs.
Requires very good health, fitness and endurance.
Prior experience is highly recommended.