We break our expeditions into levels of difficulty. We base these ratings on number of hours walking per day, elevation gain, trail quality, etc. Generally, mountain expeditions fall into one of two categories: Intermediate or Difficult.
What’s the difference?
Intermediate adventures require that you are at the least at an average fitness level. Activities will be mandatory and occasionally physically demanding. Experience in this sport is recommended.
These are great first treks and a perfect fit for people looking for a challenge without daily exhaustion. Most of our expeditions fall into this category. Typical days (depending on the particular itinerary) range from 3 to 7 hours of trekking. Elevation gain will be gradual and pacing reasonable for people with a bit of hiking experience.
Difficult adventures require well above average physical fitness. These adventures may be moth mentally and physically demanding. You may reach altitudes and experience high levels of physical exertion.
These are for the more adventurous. Difficult expeditions include longer days, greater elevation gain, and more challenging terrain. Travelers joining our difficult expeditions should be in good physical shape and have experience hiking for longer distances.