Owning to its topographical difficulty and diverse geographical terrain, Nepal is an adventurous travel destination for people around the globe. Many people visit Nepal just for trekking purpose while others visit Nepal for activities like tour and adventure sports. So, why is Nepal a top destination for trekking? It’s because of variety. Nepal has a lot to offer when it comes to variety in terms of trekking destination, its difficulty level and its suitability to the people of various age groups.
Of course, the preference of amateur and novice travelers can never be the same. Similarly, the strength of a young child, a youth and an old aged person cannot be the same. They need and preference in terms of trek is different. And, Nepal has suitable trails that match the need of each category.
Blessed with Himalayas that ranges from 5000 to 8000 meters, Nepal is a natural paradise. If you have a desire to experience the elegance of exquisite Mother Nature, then travelling to Nepal and walking up to the mountains is the best option. Everyone might not be able to reach their dream destination but we have different treks that fit into different trip grade. You can choose the best trek for you as per your expectation, strength and endurance capacity.
Generally, the treks in Nepal are classified under following grades/ level.
- Easy trek
The treks classified as easy have following features.
- Elevation gain doesn’t exceed 4000 meters.
- Walking hours per day is not more than seven hours a day.
- You should be able to walk for few hours and endure a bit of cold.
- These treks are comparatively easy and suitable for amateur trekkers and for the trekkers of different age groups.
- Demanding trek
The treks classified as demanding have following features.
- Maximum elevation rises over 5000 meters.
- Walking is a bit difficult up and down through unleveled path.
- Walking hours ranges from seven to eight hours a day
- The trekking days are comparatively longer.
- Trekkers should be physically fit and should be able to walk for longer hours
- Capacity to endure cold and little bit of body pain is essential.
- Trekkers should be aware about altitude sickness and should be able to cope with elevation gain.
- Very Strenuous trek
The treks classified as very strenuous have following features.
- Maximum elevation rises over 6000 meters.
- It is very difficult kind of trek
- It requires high level of endurance capacity and patience.
- You should be physically fit
- Very strenuous treks are for the novice trekkers.
- Walking, climbing and other technical skills are required.
- It is risky kind of treks that requires some knowledge of safety measures.
- You should be able to adapt with rise in altitude and cold temperature.
- The trekking period and long and harsh
So, treks are generally classified as easy, demanding and very strenuous trek. You can choose the any type of trek that fits you as per your taste, preference, fitness level and endurance capacity.