All our trips are graded according to the level of physical fitness required. You are responsible for ensuring you are aware of the nature of the associated activities and physical requirements before you book. By confirming your booking you acknowledge that you have the appropriate levels of ability, fitness and good health to safely participate in the tour. Here is an explanation of our fitness levels. We are happy to discuss and advise you on the fitness levels required for each trip.
Easy – Mostly level walking. Short distances. Transport or easy walking to most photographic viewpoints with short walks in between. Mostly low level altitudes.
Easy to Moderate – Single or multi-day trekking, sometimes at mid altitude. Usually uneven and uphill/downhill walking whilst carrying a day pack.
Moderate – Single or multi-day trekking, sometimes at mid altitude. A moderate level of fitness is required. This is within the reach of most people who are prepared to be on their feet for most of the day(s) carrying a day pack.
Moderate to Challenging – Multi-day treks, sometimes at mid to high altitude but with full porter support. A reasonable to good level of fitness is required but is within the reach of anyone who is prepared to do a little training beforehand and those with a positive mental attitude. Need to be used to being on your feet for several days in a row. More strenuous trekking than moderate but still within the reach of many people.
Challenging – These treks are multi-day, often at high altitude possibly with little external support carrying a reasonably heavy pack. A good to high level of fitness is required and a commitment to training is usually necessary along with a positive mental attitude in order to get the most out of these trips.