Will I get access to water that is safe to drink? Yes, you will have clean drinking water provided at campgrounds in the mornings and at various times during the day. Please bring a water bottle that can carry 2 liters, or a Camelbak or similar.
Will I have a place to secure my bag? The van will be towing a small cargo carrier, which will be locked during the day and while in transit. You'll be able to store your luggage and valuables here.
Will there be flushing toilets? Private campgrounds offer flushing toilets and hot showers, some even offer laundry rooms and small stores for supplies. Remote or rustic campgrounds might only have pit toilets, but they make up for it with expansive silence and immersive natural experiences.
Will I be able to charge my phone/camera/etc? There may be outlets at certain campsites in public areas, but we highly suggest bringing a fully charged power bank or two to supplement this.
Do you recommend travel insurance? While not required, we highly recommend all travelers get travel insurance for their trip to protect themselves from the unknown! Check out travel insurance options from our partner, worldnomads.com or from a provider of your choice.
How much should I pack? As we will be using shared transfers and spaces throughout our tour we recommend all travelers pack as lightly as possible. Please review our luggage restrictions below.
Will we have an experienced Guide? Your tour will be led by a trained, experienced professional with a solid guiding background, years of personal wilderness and hiking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking landscapes.
Important note: Guides are required to take 8 hours of each 24-hour period to sleep, recuperate, take personal/downtime/ etc. In addition, as part of the 8 hours off they must sleep/rest or be in their tents uninterrupted for a minimum of 5 hours each night. We ask guests to respect these requirements and not interrupt Guides’ time off and sleep time unless there is a true (life-threatening) emergency.
Do you provide any gear? All camping gear except for sleeping bags and pillows will be provided. Our Guides carry company-issued first aid kits, satellite phones (for emergencies only) and epinephrine kits (for allergic emergencies).
What tents will we be using? Tents will be 4-person camping tents, double occupancy. You’ll use camping pads on the ground beneath your sleeping bags.
What about food? We provide a diversity of foods containing the necessary nutrition for sustained energy output. Meals are made from staples that travel well in the backcountry - rice, pasta, lentils, beans, couscous, oatmeal, granola, etc. Meals are also supplemented with trail foods such as crackers, cheese, granola, energy bars, fresh and/or dried fruit, and energy drink mixes.
We regularly accommodate vegan, vegetarian, kosher, and non-gluten diets and will make adjustments for food allergies. In addition to your personal belongings, you will be responsible for carrying a portion of the food.
Important note: It’s critical that you include your dietary needs in your traveler form - it’s too late once you’ve arrived!
Can I use a cot instead of a sleeping pad if I bring it? In general, the tents our partners use cannot accommodate a cot. If you have a genuine medical need, please get in touch and we will endeavor to find a solution.
Will there be WiFi? Wifi and cell service are usually non-existent or very limited at the campgrounds. Some campgrounds may offer free wifi, although it may be unreliable.
What facilities are available? Please be aware that not all campsites have shower facilities. If that is the case, your Guide will take the group to a place to shower. Please have cash or spare change on hand as you may need to purchase shower tokens.