Trekkers admiring Dhaulagiri as seen from the view point above the Kali Gandaki Gorge |  <i>Brad Atwal</i> Making new friends in Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu |  <i>Rob Keating</i> Panorama from Mera Peak |  <i>Henrik Lovendahl</i> Walking through rhododendron forests in the Annapurna region |  <i>Brad Atwal</i>
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9 Grades for Nepal

Which activity level fits you?

The first World Expeditions travellers went on a trekking adventure in Nepal’s Himalaya mountains as early as 1975. Since then, both the region and our program have seen positive and wide-ranging developments. Today for example, you can stay in one of the 16 exclusive eco camps on treks in the Everest and Annapurna regions and you have a choice of holidays in Nepal that require nine different activity levels.

Trekking in Nepal is an addictive experience that continues to lure back many first-time travellers for another on foot journey into the mountains. Fortunately, with World Expeditions you have a choice of more than 70 trips in Nepal that span all levels of fitness. Below, you can find an example holiday for each of the nine different trip gradings that we offer in Nepal.

For the complete range of trips, extensions and add-ons in Nepal, have a look at the bottom of this page or browse the Nepal corner of our website and start planning today!

Reasonable fitness/health > moderately active lifestyle > positive attitude

Your activity level allows you to enjoy adventures in remote areas of the world that may involve up to 5 hours of physical activity per day.


Reasonable fitness with good health > active lifestyle

Your activity level allows you to walk or trek up to 5-6 hours a day at a slow but steady pace.


Reasonable fitness with good health > active lifestyle

Your activity level allows you to walk or trek 5-6 hours a day at a slow but steady pace combined with longer treks of up to 7 hours.


Good fitness and health > active lifestyle

Your activity level allows you to walk or trek up 5-7 hours a day at a steady pace.


Good fitness with excellent health > very active lifestyle

Your activity level allows you to walk or trek 5-7 hours a day at a steady pace combined with days in remoter areas that are up to 10 hours.


Excellent fitness and health > very active lifestyle

Your activity level allows you to walk or trek up to 8-10 hours a day carrying a day pack and traversing remote areas.


Excellent fitness & health > very active lifestyle > suitable for first-time mountaineers

Your activity level allows you to join an expedition that involves extreme trekking and/or basic mountaineering for up to 12 hours a day traversing remote areas in variable weather conditions.



Excellent fitness & health > very active lifestyle > must have multi-day altitude trekking experience

Your activity level allows you to join an expedition that involves low-moderate angle snow slopes and trekking at altitude for several days in a row.


Excellent fitness & health > very active lifestyle > must have prior mountaineering experience

Your activity level allows you to participate in a challenging expedition that may include technical climbing.

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