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Adventure Ratings
Physical Ratings
Are you ready for our trips? Each of our adventures is assigned a difficulty rating: Levels 1 - 5. Just find the type of the trip, you are interested in, and the relevant level of difficulty. Our main goal is that you get a positive experience and good impressions of the trip. For individuals who have any medical contraindications for physical activity we do not recommend choosing trips more than the 3rd level of difficulty in order not to endanger, first of all, themselves, as well as other guests and guides.

1 out of 5 — Easy = EVERYONE
Feel free to relax. Easy walking with climbs, a bit harder than two flights of stairs. Light physical activity, which does not require skills of being in the mountains and movement through difficult terrain. You will spend no night at above 3'000 meters. You will never need to go hiking or horse riding. Suitable for everyone, including children. Take cameras and nice mood.

2 out of 5 — Light BEGINNERS
With an average fitness level there is no need to prepare for this trip. You might spend some nights at a high altitude of up to 4'000 meters – however, not without prior acclimatization. Some short and easy hikes in the mountains can be included in the tour and you may try out horse riding for a couple hours. You also need the necessary gear: small backpack, warm clothes according to weather, snack, and water. Includes long trips in comfortable buses, minibuses and cars.

3 out of 5 — Average GOOD FIT, POSSIBLE FOR BEGINNERS
Physical activities like trekking, mountain biking, horse riding or river rafting form an essential part of the trip. It will require physical abilities and endurance, special clothes and shoes. With a good level of fitness you will enjoy this tour more. It can also include long stays in an unusual climate or a sudden change of climate. Suitable for most people in average physical shape. You will have to walk and climb to a height of 3,000 m above sea level and more. In addition to a good level of general fitness it is of advantage if you have already some experience with the type of activities included in the tour – however, this is not required.

4 out of 5 — Challenging NEED EXPERIENCE AND GOOD FIT
Physical activities like trekking, mountain biking, horse riding or river rafting are the essence of the trip and these activities can last on average 5 – 7 hours per day, for several consecutive days, with an elevation gain of up to 1500 meters per day. A very good level of general fitness is required as well as significant trekking and/ or mountain biking experience on similar altitudes. These are trips in the expedition style and you will have to carry your backpack with the necessary gear in the difficult conditions of the highlands.

5 out of 5 — Extreme PRO LEVEL
Challenging and long distance hiking that might involve some rock climbing or alpinism, long bicycle trips in changing conditions, rafting or kayaking of 2-4 WW level and other activities of significant physical strain. Demanding sports activities take place at elevations over 4'000 meters and/ or elevation gain of more than 1'500 meters per day. You should have high-altitude mountaineering experience.
Comfort Level Rating
Home stays with locals or luxury hotels, we have a Service Level for every need. The higher the rating, the more comforts of home you may find on your trips. Factors for this rating include the mean of transport, driving hours per day, road condition, weather conditions, choice of food, locals' standards of living, type of accommodation, access to services, as well as degree and type of involvement with locals. Check your itinerary dossier for detailed information on all these factors for your specific trip.

1 out of 5 = This is an adventure with none of the comforts you are used to from everyday life back home. You might need to put up your own tent, the choice of food is extremely limited and it tastes very different than home. You need to constantly pay attention to hygiene and your health and you will be confronted with very low standards of living. Obeying local customs is essential.

2 out of 5 = You might sleep a few nights in yurts or very simple homestays with drop toilets outside. The weather can be very cold and windy in the mountains – even in Summer. Choice of food is limited and different from home, by following local customs you avoid causing offense, and you might spend many hours per day driving on bad roads.

3 out of 5 = Accommodations generally all have at least shared bathrooms with western toilets and hot shower. You will have some choice of food, all means of transport have air conditioning, and the hours of driving and type of car is considerate of the road condition. If you are traveling in Summer, be prepared for walking on the streets at 40 °C. Respecting locals and their culture will make it easier for you to fit in and enjoy the travel experience.

4 out of 5 = You will be sleeping only in hotels that are equivalent to at least three-star hotels according to Western standards. In Summer, during the day, you will not spend too much time outside in the heat. You will eat in Central Asia's best restaurants with the variety of local and international cuisine to choose from.

5 out of 5 = You will only sleep in five-star hotels according to Western standards. You will likely not experience any culture shock since you will not be asked to get involved actively in cultural activities. The tour will bring you mostly to places in and nearby major cities.