Hiking Level Descriptions

HIKE LEVEL INFORMATION

In order for all hikers to have a safe and fun time, it is essential that participants make informed decisions about hiking with us. Each level of hiking is strenuous and demands a minimum level of fitness.

The following descriptive summaries are designed to provide realistic descriptions of the challenge levels on the hike.

Note: Weather conditions can influence the route and hike performance (for instance, extreme heat of +40 degrees C). Each hiker will be carrying a backpack containing three to five litres of water and some food, which in total can weigh approximately 10-15 pounds.

Important: Please note that while we do our best to describe each level, the area we are hiking in will impact the hiking level. The guides will help you decide which level will provide the appropriate level of challenge for you and safety for all.

MODERATE GROUP

This level is is for hikers who enjoy trekking in a less challenging and physically-taxing mode. There will still be some uphill grades and obstacles. Hikers will require average cardio, endurance, strength and agility.

INTERMEDIATE GROUP

This level is for hikers who are comfortable at a quicker pace, and will feature some extended climbs, descents and obstacles over uneven ground. Hikers will require good cardio, endurance, strength and agility.

ADVANCED GROUP

This level is perfect for experienced hikers seeking long routes, a faster pace and physical challenges. Expect some steep ascents and descents, as well as technical obstacles that could include tricky footing, ledges and uneven wet and dry trails. This group may hike without stopping for an hour at a time, and requires superior cardio, endurance, strength and agility.

PARATREK GROUP

This is a special program for injured victims of terror and for hikers with physical challenges. Special equipment and guides are provided and it is typically a moderate or intermediate hike route. This is open to all hikers and is truly an amazing experience and one that we recommend you participate in at least once.

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