Hiking Routes


The Challenge group will average 8+ hours of hiking/day with just a few breaks. The terrain can be challenging with steep climbs and descents and sections of loose rock. Distance is more than 14 kilometers (8.6 miles) per day with hikes starting soon after sunrise and finishing just before dark. The pace is a brisk walking pace. Hikers should be in strong physical shape and have experience with all day hikes.


Moderate (but by no means easy!)

These hikes are not easy. However, there are more frequent breaks to rest and learn about the areas we are hiking. There are steep ascents and descents, though not as physically demanding than those in the Group A hike. Distance averages around 10 kilometers (6 miles) per day. Actual hiking — not included breaks — is 5-6 hours/day. Pace is a moderate walking pace. Since both groups camp together, one can switch from one day to the next. 

If you are at all unsure which route to do, we encourage you to join the moderate group on the first day. If you feel that you could do a harder hike, just let us know the first evening at the campsite. This is much preferable to joining the Challenge group and finding yourself unable to keep the pace.