Physical Exertion-Effort Level

 Level 1 (“easy”)

Level 2 (“moderate”)

Level 3 (“difficult/strenuous ”)

Level 4 (“rigorous”)

Level 5 (“challenging”)

NOTE

Many excursions which typically feature 9 or more days of touring with about 8(+) hours of walking per day are rated “rigorous” Though they do not contain overly-demanding treks, these trips are rated rigorous because of the extended itinerary and difficult travel conditions. The journey might involve consecutive days of driving or camping. When outside of common destinations the journey will stay at guesthouses, home stays, and\or camp. These journeys are best for sightseeing enthusiasts, who want a more complete exposure to China.