Difficulty grading for our activities

We have established the following system of Grades of Difficulty in order to determine the physical and psychic demand of our activities

Easy:
Short hikes of 3 to 5 hours, carrying just a daypack.
We use cargo horses for the equipment when it is necessary.
Reasonable altitude drops (330 to 1330 ft - 100 to 400 m).
Lodging in hotel/lodge/hostel and occasionally, Camp (twin shared accommodation).
Low physical demand.

Moderate:
Longer hiking days of 5 to 8 hours, carrying just a daypack.
We use horses for equipment loading.
Moderate to steep altitude drops (1330 to 3000 ft - 400 to 900 m).
Lodging in camps or in mountain huts (twin shared accommodation).
Moderate physical demand.

Demanding:
Longer hiking days of 5 to 8 hours.
Use of horses/porters for transporting our loads.
In some sections of the program, the clients have to carry his/her own equipment; and sometimes, part of the general equipment. (Personal porters may be hired at extra expense fee).
Moderate to steep drops in altitude (1330 to 3000 ft - 400 to 900 m).
Lodging in camps or in mountain huts (twin shared accommodation).
Moderate physical demand.

Tough:
. Long trekking days of 6 to 10 hours.
The clients have to carry his/her own equipment, and often part of the general equipment. (Personal porters may be hired at extra expense fee). Expect 15 to 18 kg load backpack
Moderate to steep drops in altitude (1330 to 3000 ft - 400 to 900 m).
Lodging in camps or in mountain huts (twin share accommodation).
Physically high demanding.
Is not necessary to have previous technical mountaineering experience.
Previous experience for trekking and camping is required.
We recommend aerobic training before the trip.

Very Tough:
Long trekking days of 6 to 10 hours.
The clients have to carry his/her equipment, and often part of the general equipment.(Personal porters may be hired at extra expense fee). Expect 15 to 18 kg load backpack
Moderate to steep drops in altitude (1330 to 3000 ft - 400 to 900 m).
Lodging in camps or in mountain huts (twin shared accommodation).
Physically high demanding.
Previous experience in trekking and camping is required.
It is necessary to have some previous experience in mountaineering, skiing, or backcountry skiing.
We recommend aerobic training before the trip.