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HAVASUPAI
HIGHLIGHTS

Rope Swings into Pools
Scenic Hike into the Grand Canyon
Crystal Blue-Green Waterfalls
Incredible Photo Opportunities
3 Nights of Pure Relaxation while Camping in Canyon

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TRIP DETAILS

*Price: $875/Person (based on group of 4)
*Date: Open
Included:
Camping Gear, Pack Mules, 3 Meals/Day, Camping Permits and Fees, Guide

Not included: Ground Transportation, Helicopter, Horse, Hotel, Guide Gratuities

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Pictures from 2013

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PRE-TRIP: We typically meet the night before at a hotel in Seligman, about 80 miles from the trailhead.
Day 1 (10 miles of hiking)  

View from trail head

Drive to Hualapai Hilltop trail head at 5,400ft and get ready for our hike down. After about a 1.5 miles of switchbacks we reach the canyon floor, a dry riverbed, and then work our way deeper into the canyon as the sandstone walls tower above us. We may stop a couple of times along the way to much on some snacks. At about 8 miles into the hike, we reach the village of Supai. The campsite is 2 miles beyond the village but the waterfalls and river along the way make you forget that you're hiking in sand. Take off your pack, go for a swim and relax under the cottonwood trees before heading to our actual base camp. Once at camp, unpack your bags, set up camp, and have some lunch. The day is yours to relax and explore.

Day 2 and 3

There are various waterfalls to visit and an optional hike down to Beaver Falls. We make a few stream crossings, swing on ropes that drop us into deep pools and take pictures of the beautiful canyon and blue-green water. Bring your water sandals!

Access to Mooney Falls (just past the campground) is only accessible by climbing down a narrow ledge with a section of cables and ladders bolted into the rock wall. You can view the waterfall from the top if you decide not to head down this section though.

The campsite is located near a stream and there is plenty of exploring to be done as you hike up or downstream. Grab a sandwich and spend the afternoon at Havasu Falls or Monney Falls, swimming and admiring the waterfalls.

Spend time near camp hanging out in a hammock, reading a book, or playing cards. There are plenty of places to find a quiet space to relax. Whatever you choose to do, everyone agrees that Havasupai is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Arizona, so bring your camera.

Day 4 -The hike out (10 miles)
We'll have an early morning breakfast and prepare to hike out of the canyon. Take your last pictures of the falls on the way out. We will meet at the parking lot for cold drinks before everyone departs.

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PRICE/PERSON

DURATION

ACCOMODATIONS

$875

3 Days
3 Nights

Tent Camping


INCLUDED

Trip Guide (plans trip, leads hikes, cooks, assists in camp set up)

Havasupai Permits and Camping Fees

Food (3 breakfast, 3 lunch, 3 dinner, snack for hike out)

Kitchen Gear (cooking & eating utensils)

Camping Gear (tent, air mattress, sleeping bag)

Pack Horse for Camping and Kitchen Gear

Pack Horse for Participant Personal Gear (up to 15lbs)

NOT INCLUDED: Backpack/Daypack, Ground Transportation, Helicopter in/out of Canyon, Mule or Horse Ride in/out of Canyon Rim, Guide Gratuities

FOOD: Personal Chef – Carlos cooks delicious meals and shares the menu with you before the trip to ensure it meets your needs (organic, wheat-free, lactose-free etc) He prepares fresh meals and uses ingredients from the farmers market and/or from organic retailers.
DATES: open registration
GROUP SIZE: 4 (call for exact pricing)
AGE LIMIT: 12 yrs. Minimum

BOOKING: Call, email or fill out booking form online. Include number of people in your party, the services you require, and the gear that you need (sleeping bags, tents, etc)

 

 

 

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Information and Temperatures taken from http://www.havasupaitribe.com/weather.html
“Trail temperatures during summer months can be extreme, reaching 110F. Humidity is extremely low and visitors are cautioned to use their energy carefully. Take all the water you can.”

Month

Average High

Average Low

Month

Average High

Average Low

January

53

27

July

99

66

February

60

32

August

99

64

March

67

37

September

89

56

April

75

43

October

78

46

May

86

50

November

64

35

June

96

60

December

53

27

This is a moderately difficult hike with about a mile and a half of switchbacks in the beginning. Although you can probably complete the hike in trail shoes, we recommend ankle-high hiking boots, as you will be walking on rough terrain at times. Whatever kind of footwear you choose, make sure to train with that pair beforehand. Water sandals are perfect for hikes at the bottom since you will probably want to spend some time in the water.

It can get hot and dusty as packhorses ride by so take plenty of water. You should be able to walk 10 miles with a daypack. Your pack should include at least 100oz of water, lunch (provided) and your accessories: camera, sunscreen, extra socks, rain gear etc. The trail covers different terrain including walking on solid rock, river rock, small pebbles and sand.

After you reach the bottom there are optional hikes. One involves coming down the side of a rock wall using chains, handrails and ladders. There is a trail here that sometimes is right on the edge of the rock wall. Although it can seem a bit scary, everyone eventually makes it down. There is one section on the way to Beaver Falls where, in the past, you had to use a rope to pull yourself up and lower yourself down. You must have good upper body strength to pass this section.

 

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It's difficult to know the strength of each participant so it's important that you know your own limitations. If you've never hiked far on rough terrain, start slowly. Any cardiovascular activity like hiking, biking, swimming and/or running will help you prepare. Take 2-3 months to train until you can easily hike 10 miles on rough terrain with a full daypack. Training in the valley during warmer days would be a great way to ensure you aren't surprised when you hike to Havasupai.

Once at the campground there are day hikes that you can do. Some of these include more technical hiking. One section has chains that are bolted into the rock and are used as a railing for support. They pass through tunnels carved out of the rock and many times this part is on an exposed rock face. Your guides will explain all of this to you. All of these day hikes are optional.

 

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