Havasu Falls Backpacking Adventure

Havasu Falls, AZ
Backpacking, Hiking
12 Explorer Chicks
5 Days

Overview

Discover the turquoise waters of the iconic Havasupai Waterfalls in the Grand Canyon while camping along Havasu Creek on our 5 day, Women-only Backpacking Adventure.

Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and reconnect. To reach the oasis in the desert you’ll pack 4 days of gear into your backpack and hike 10 miles to our basecamp. Along the way, you’ll hike through the dusty desert canyons and washes of the Grand Canyon. You’ll trek through the Supai village, the most remote village in the United States.

Your next few days will be spent exploring the spectacular waterfalls including Mooney Falls, Beaver Falls, Rock Falls, and Navajo Falls from our convenient basecamp. Water temperatures at Havasu Falls remain at a fairly constant 70 degrees – perfect for a post hike dip. Every night, you’ll wind down with a home cooked backcountry meal from our guides and recount the day’s adventure before falling fast asleep in your shared tent.

This adventure is for Explorer Chicks who love a good challenge, don’t mind trading their bed for a cozy sleeping bag, and basking in the beauty of turquoise waterfalls you won’t find anywhere else. 

  • 4 days/3 nights backpacking – Includes a Backpack, Sleeping Bag, Sleeping Mat, Trekking poles, Double Occupancy Tent, and shared camping supplies.
  • 1 night at the Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Scottsdale North
  • Meals – From a Welcome Dinner on Day 1 through Breakfast on Day 5 
  • Commercial Permits and Tribal Fess to Havasupai Reservation 
  • Permit for camping along Havasu Creek. Campground includes water, composting toilets, and picnic tables.
  • A commemorative Explorer Chick shirt
  • Transportation throughout the itinerary
  • Small Group experience! Your Explorer Chick Adventure is exclusive and limited to 12 women 

*We require a minimum of 5 Explorer Chicks for this trip. Please confirm this trip is guaranteed before booking your airfare.

*Packages do NOT include your airfare, airport transportation, alcoholic beverages, travel insurance, Explorer Chick Leader Tips, meals exclusive of itinerary, or costs for additional activities. 

*Explorer Chick reserves the option to modify trip itineraries at the discretion of your tour director as necessary due to weather, conditions, illness, injury, group dynamics, or other unforeseen incidents. 

Day 1 – Arrival to Scottsdale, Arizona!

Welcome to Arizona! You’ll be greeted by your Explorer Chick Leader upon arrival at our hotel. Your day is free to explore Scottsdale on your own. We’ll kick off our adventure at 5:00pm with an official welcome before transferring to the gear shop for fittings and orientation. Afterwards, we’ll chow down at a local eatery filling our bellies for the next few days!

Day 2 – Backpack to Havasu Basecamp

It’s an early 5am start to our backpacking adventure as we grab breakfast at the hotel and travel 5 hours to the trailhead at Hualapai Hilltop. Don’t worry, we’ll make a quick stop for lunch along the way. Then, we begin our 10 mile hike to the campground descending roughly 2,400 ft passing the remote village of Supai. You’ll catch your first glimpse of the turquoise waters that Havasu is known for and set up camp along Havasu Creek. 

Day 3 – Hike to the remote Beaver Falls

After a yummy breakfast, we’ll hike along (and sometimes through!) Havasu Creek to the lesser known Beaver Falls passing the spectacular 198 ft Mooney Falls along the way for a total of 6 miles roundtrip.

Day 4 – Chasing Waterfalls – All of Them!

Today will be spent exploring the 4 waterfalls near our campsite: Havasu, Mooney, Rock Falls and the new Navajo Falls. There are a plethora of turquoise swimming holes and incredible views around every bend in the trail. We’ll log 5-7 miles roundtrip.

Day 5 – Pack Up Basecamp and Farewell

We’ll pack up camp and begin the ascent back to Hualapai Hilltop. We’ll hike the 10 miles and 2,400 ft back to the trailhead and drive back to Scottsdale.  

*Explorer Chick reserves the option to modify trip itineraries at the discretion of your tour director as necessary due to weather, conditions, illness, injury, group dynamics, or other unforeseen incidents.

We require a minimum of 5 Explorer Chicks for this trip. Please confirm your trip is guaranteed before booking airfare. 

Your adventure begins and ends in Scottsdale, AZ. 

Arrival: Plan to arrive in Scottsdale on Day 1 before 5:00pm.

Departure: Plan to fly out of Phoenix on Day 5 after 9pm. It is recommended to fly out the following day in case there are road delays or issues on the trail.  

You will want to fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). Your airport transfers in Phoenix are NOT included with your package.

You will receive a Travel Guide attached to your booking confirmation with all the hotel and additional information you’ll need to prepare for your epic trip! 

We highly recommend training prior to your retreat in all conditions with a pack. You will be responsible for carrying your own gear plus shared gear on your trip. This is backpacking after all!  Please be aware of hiking distances as described above and be prepared to hike 10 miles on Day 2 and 5 with a 30+ lb pack. You will be required to carry a lighter daypack on Day 3 and 4 with basic hiking essentials. Train with your pack gradually adding weight to it to allow your body to adapt. To get the most from your Adventure we recommend having a solid fitness base with training on the trails and inclines in a variety of weather conditions. Train how you play! 

Please consider your ability to meet the physical demands very seriously. It is for the safety of both you and our group. All Explorer Chicks will be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Physical Demands as part of their waiver upon booking.

To protect your travel investment and your hide, we highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. World Nomads is our trusted travel insurance provider. Receive an no-hassle, online quote in less than 2 minutes.

Questions? We love them! Check out our FAQ’s page first. You’ll probably find your answer there.

If not, send us an email at Info@Explorerchick.com

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Non-Refundable Deposit: $300 due at booking to secure your spot

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