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Difficulty Ratings

Easy, moderate, challenging …

What does this really mean? Below you can read the definitions we use for our ratings. We hope that this will help give you an idea of the trip difficulty is to make sure the trip is right for you.

Easy

Suitable for most people in fair condition. You have to be able to walk on uneven surface and hike for at least 2 – 3 hours at a slow pace, with breaks. Trails are generally of good quality and glacier travel at a relatively low angle.

Moderate

Suitable for those in good condition who are able to walk for about 4 hours at a low or moderate pace. Trails are generally of good quality and glacier travel at a relatively low angle.

Challenging

For someone in good hiking condition and with experience of hiking. Trails generally in fair conditions but some parts of the tour might be off track. Glacier/snow travel can be on uneven ground with challenging sections. Increased distance. We recommend guests have the ability to cover 12km a day on rugged trails and snow.

Demanding

For someone in very good hiking condition. Trails generally in fair conditions but large sections of the tour might be off track. Glacier/snow travel on uneven ground with some challenging sections.
Increased distance. We recommend guests have the ability to cover 20km a day on uneven trails and snow. A significant increase in elevation and some technical difficulty should be expected.