Check this list for your choice of “difficult or hard grade” treks in the Indian Himalayas.
- Ideally a person should consider attempting a hard trail having multiple prior high altitude experiences, preferably 4/5 times.
- S(he) must be having good physical fitness to sustain multiple days on high altitude.
We consider the following attributes to be qualified as a Difficult trek.”
- Trekking Duration: Should be between 8 to 15 days of walking.
- Trail Length: More than 80 Km and up to 150 Km.
- Trekking time per day: On an average 6/7 hours per day. There can be a be multiple days or back to back days of hiking for 10 hours or more.
- Physicality: Between 8/10 to 9.5/10 in a relative scale of 10.
- Altitude reaching : 4500 m to 6000 m ~ 20000 ft. Will involve multiple camps over 4000 m/13000 ft.
- Altitude gain per day: 1000-1200 m /3500-4000 ft in any strenuous day.
- Trail type: Defined or undefined trail with possible surprises. May require you to adapt or manoeuvre on tricky sections, especially on high altitude. The trail may contain walking on different type of terrains like boulders, scree, mud, snow, ice, moraine etc.