Hike Grading

We have graded each trek based on the level of terrain, length of walks and climate. Treks graded easy and moderate would be suitable for almost anyone with a lust for adventure while treks graded difficult and/or strenuous requires a certain amount of experience and physical health.
Our trekking trips are designed to be accessible to all who are in good health and enjoy the outdoors, but fitness levels are important and you should consider carefully which trip is right for you.

Leisurely – Fairly Easy  

Experience is not necessary for taking part in an easy trek, anyone fit and healthy enough to walk for 3-4 hours a day can manage easy treks. These treks only involve lower altitude with daily ascents of around 300-500m, on maintained paths and with easy access to nature.

• Hikes around Singapore

Moderate

You are likely to walk for 3-7 hours each day over steep hilly terrain on usually rough trails but no real extremes of weather. Moderate trails can reach an altitude of around 600-2000m. You will also be facing bad weather on some days and are therefore required to have a positive attitude and be physically fit. Previous hiking or camping experience is preferable.

• Mountains in Malaysia like Gunung Lambak, Bukit Kutu, Gunung Angsi etc

Strenuous

In difficult treks you are likely to walk for 6-8 hours, cross steep hilly terrain and occasional high passes with daily ascend and descend of around 1000-4000m. You are likely to be on a remote environment with extreme weather in some days where you might be facing high altitude air with low level of oxygen and only basic facilities on some nights. Previous trekking experience, physical fitness and positive attitude are therefore essential.

  • Mountains in Malaysia like All G7 Mountains, Gunung Nuang, Gunung Rajah etc
  • Mountains in Indonesia like Rinjani,Semeru,Kerinci volcanoes etc

Challenging – Tough

You will be walking for 7-9 hours per day or longer on very high altitude with tough daily ascend and descend of around 3500 and above. Strenuous treks also involve remote, wild environment with extreme weather at times and availability of only few facility, perhaps for extended periods. You will also be trekking on minor trails and difficult terrain including snow or scrambling sections and are therefore required to have high level of physical fitness along with optimal level of experience and positive attitude.

Eg: Mera Peak, Island Peak, Elbrus etc

Extreme – Ultimate

Peak climbing which require technical skills, Treks are always not available or marked, endure extreme weather conditions below sub zero, Exposure to high altitudes.

For further details on particular trips or if you are still unsure about what grade trip to join, please contact us for details.