Trek Grdes

The treks in Tibet is different from those in Nepal mountain area, of which you can choose between staying in tea-houses or camping. The tea-houses are more like basic hotels, with hot water, Western food and private rooms, whereas in more remote areas, they are far simpler and more authentically Nepali. Tea-house trekking is less expensive than camping, and is suitable for small groups. With large groups, regardless of the area, it is more practical to camp. A team of guides, porters and cooks allows you trek in comfort and provides international-style food of a high standard.

Grade 1: a short and easy trek with wonderful experiences

For visitors with no previous experience, we offer a diverse range of easy Grade 1 treks. By easy, it means that the trek involves no difficult climbing or ascents to high altitudes, takes usually no more than 5 days, and is suitable for almost anyone.

The Kangding Trek follow well-trodden trails. The camp along the trail is with gorgeous nature view. Of course, this trek is popular for good reason, and you will find the terrain and views among the most superb in Kham

Grade 2: a tougher terrain with more challenges and excitement

Grade 2 treks are more challenging than Grade 1, and are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more energetic. They are longer (4-10 days), involve more walking up and down and climb to higher altitudes, where you will be rewarded with close-up views of big mountains. The altitude that this trek usually happens in between 3600 – 4800m

For a well-trodden route with good camping site, Derge trek, which gets you close to glaciers and affords spectacular mountain views. This trek can be 4 days for the last part of it, or 10 days for a complete trek strating from Derge county and ends at Manigango

For a higher altitude experience in this grade of trek: The Trek from Ganden to Samye would be recommended.

Grade 2: a tougher terrain with more challenges and excitement

Grade 2 treks are more challenging than Grade 1, and are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more energetic. They are longer (4-10 days), involve more walking up and down and climb to higher altitudes, where you will be rewarded with close-up views of big mountains. The altitude that this trek usually happens in between 3600 – 4800m

For a well-trodden route with good camping site, Derge trek, which gets you close to glaciers and affords spectacular mountain views. This trek can be 4 days for the last part of it, or 10 days for a complete trek strating from Derge county and ends at Manigango

For a higher altitude experience in this grade of trek: The Trek from Ganden to Samye would be recommended.

Grade 3: generally a prior experience in trekking will be an advantage as you’ll ascend more than 5300m with some steep climbing.

Grade 3 treks should only be undertaken by those with some previous mountain walking experience. They ascend to altitudes of up to 5300m and involve some steep climbing, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 6-15 days.

For a popular and spectacular trek, Mt Gongga Trek is a good choice. A gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5300m. This trek will give you a close insight into Tibetan culture.

Another understandably popular trek is the Everest Base Camp. On this trek you’ll cross a glacier, see Mt Everest and a whole variety of soaring peaks and experience the rich Tibetan culture.

For an exotic adventure in wild and restricted areas, that see less than 300 visitors per year, The trek in Nepal in Mustang or to Makalu Base Camp would be your choice. The Makalu trek traverses many high passes before reaching the Base Camp at 5000m. This trek requires camping, which was opened to trekkers ever since in 1991, the plateau of Mustang is a wild, treeless desert. The remote Mustang trek also requires camping.

Grade 4: this trek is for the adventurers with some good experience. Involving steep climbing, crossing high passes and remote & arid region.

This type of trek can last from 7 days to 21 days. All are camping expeditions. The Trek to Indus River Source is very remote with a truly undeveloped culture. This can be accomplished in a shorter time 8.5 days. However, you can also use the DArchen as the starting point for a Cora trek of Mount Kailash (3 days).

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