Trip Difficulty Level

Trip Difficulty Level

Nepal offers a bunch of trekking destinations, all of which take you to the hills or mountains of countryside Nepal. These trekking destinations are similar in many senses; they take you through rough country roads, muddy trails, beautiful nature, and more. But one thing that differs them is the level of difficulty.

Considering the difficult trails, inaccessible remote villages, level of endurance required, and amount of days spent, the trekking destinations are categorized into 5 levels of difficulty. Let’s get to know them in detail.

Grade A – Easy

Of course, the easiest trekkings are made to be experienced by everybody. We provide a wide variety of simple Grade A trips for hikers with no prior experience. When a journey is classified as simple, it implies that there are no strenuous climbs or high-altitude climbs. Though the treks are typically completed in a week, they still require trekking uphill paths and gradual downhill trails on well-marked routes.

Daily treks last five to six hours and cover good, accessible trails at a leisurely pace through elevations of three thousand meters, or roughly ten kilometers each day. A majority of individuals with average fitness levels can complete these treks. This kind of trekking is also ideal for time-constrained or family trips with smaller children.

The Dhampus Trekking, Muktinath Trekking, and the Ghandruk trekking are easier, lighter treks that are very well-liked for their diversity in culture and geography. The landscape and scenes are just amazing. You enter the central Nepalese Himalayas by following the easy path of these routes. Along these roads, tea houses serve Western-style meals and provide hot water showers.

The Annapurna region’s Siklesh and Panchase treks are the greatest places to see beautiful mountain landscapes and the Gurung traditions, while being less frequented. Helambu Trekking can be the best option for you if you like the concept of tea-house hiking but would rather get away from the mass of visitors.

Grade B – Moderate

Treks in Grade B are harder than those in Grade A and start to pose a greater challenge to beginner hikers. Thus, these hikes are appropriate for any hiker seeking something a bit more strenuous and demanding. We’ve counted trekking at higher elevations in the far western areas of Nepal , Annapurna, and Langtang, in this difficulty grade.

These treks typically last a minimum of two weeks and reach heights of around 4,500 meters, which require additional ascends and descends and occasionally difficult sections. At these levels, you will be greeted with up-close views of massive peaks. People of all ages can still enjoy the hikes in the grade B category, though young children will likely find them too difficult.

The Everest Base Camp Trek, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, and the Annapurna Poon Hill Trek are your options for this grade of trekking destinations. Ganesh Himal Trekking might be a wise decision in the Langtang Region, if you are done with the Annapurna region treks.

The walk to Rara Lake is a great option if you’re searching for a remote and intimate hiking experience. It is a fantastic choice for the summer because of its little rainfall and seclusion. Travelers tend to be less familiar with the latter two regions since they are unpopular in comparison. We have to camp since there are no accommodations available.

Grade C – Difficult

These treks involve some physical challenges and being near the Himalayas. A certain amount of enthusiasm for adventure tourism is also essential because these treks include steep climbing, even if ropes are seldom used and the going can be difficult. Trekking may take you to heights over 5,500 meters and some tougher ups and downs on clearly marked pathways. These kinds of treks might last anywhere from fourteen to twenty-five days.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a popular and beautiful walk that offers the prospect of sleeping in excellent tea houses with modern amenities. Alternatively, you can choose to trek from Manang to Tilicho Lake, a place of raw and unspoiled beauty, as an alternative route.

This hike offers plenty for a comprehensive understanding of Nepal’s landscapes and cultures. You’ll climb steadily through a valley of beautiful rivers to many high passes before arriving at Thorong La, 5,416 meters above sea level.

The Everest Three Pass Trek, the Gokyo Lake Trek, and the Kalapatthar Trek are other well-liked trekking routes with excellent teahouse amenities. This walk brings you to the base of the magnificent mountain itself, right in the middle of the Everest region’s towering peaks and settlements.

The Upper Mustang Trekking trail, which starts north of the Annapurna Himalayan range and ends at a maximum height of 5,400 meters, provides breathtaking scenery and fascinating cultures if you’re looking for an off-the-beaten-path, and wild journey. Alternatively, you might go for the 5,350-meter-high Manaslu Circuit Trek, which winds through remote valleys and mountain ridges.

Grade D – Challenging

Treks in grade D are reserved for genuine experiences. During grade D treks, the primary activity will probably be a lengthy, physically demanding, high-altitude hike up mountains, maybe including some rope climbing. It is essential to prepare well before setting off on any one of these expeditions.

When people reside within high mountain regions, their elevations frequently rise beyond 5,000 meters, and the journeys typically include camping for a minimum of 20 to 28 days or more. Thus, being in high physical shape is necessary, and having prior climbing expertise is preferred.

The very remote Dolpo Trek, which reaches a maximum altitude of 4,500 meters in northwest Nepal, draws in hikers with its turquoise Phoksundo Lake and breathtaking views of a pristine and unspoiled terrain that is unlike anything of the other treks. The 5,213-meter-high Manaslu Trekking provides an unforgettable experience of undisturbed natural landscape.

You can enter Nepal’s isolated far east on a journey to Kanchenjunga, the third-highest mountain on the planet. It’s undoubtedly one of the most stunning and least crowded locations in Nepal. Hiking to Ganja La crossing, which links Langtang and Helambu, is a worthwhile experience in the Langtang region. The crossing offers scenes of the region and the summits of Langtang.

Trekking to Mt. Kailash might satisfy the desire of individuals who are drawn to the wilder landscape and the distant traditional communities. Of all the treks we have presented, the Dhaulagiri Trekking is the most challenging if you are an extreme adventurer looking for the ultimate challenge. Trekkers are unfamiliar with this area, which offers difficult walking over rocky, steep terrain.