Grand Canyon Challenge 2015
At 277 miles long and up to 18 miles wide, the Grand Canyon is truly one of the world’s great natural wonders. Orphans in Need is giving you the chance to trek deep down into the valleys where the Colorado river carves the landscape open the wild landscape, revealing the layers of orange sandstone and rocky caves. We will pass Indian reservations, waterfalls and turquoise lakes on our journey which will leave us tired but with memories to last a lifetime.
This is truly the Wild West and we hope you can join us on the challenge…!
Where and When...
1st – 8th November 2015
Registration fee: £800
Fundraising target: £5,000
The minimum fundraising target for this challenge is £5,000. Once you have signed up you will receive a fundraising pack this should help you get started. Also, our fundraising team is always on hand to help you reach your target. All money raised will be used to support Orphans and widows.
- International return flights from London/Las Vegas
- 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
- All accommodation in hotels and campsites
- Private transport throughout
- Services of an experienced driver‑guide
- National park entry fees & sightseeing as specified
- Mules that carry food and gear
- All group camping equipment
- Detailed pre departure information including kit list
- Group medical kit
On the Day...
This morning we will descend on foot into the Grand Canyon to the famous turquoise waterfalls of Havasupai. We will reach the remote Hilltop in about 3 hours where our luggage and tents get packed onto mules that carry our gear into the canyon. We will follow a winding trail down into the valley, and follow it for around 5 hours, taking regular breaks to snack and enjoy the amazing scenery. We will reach the village if Supai where 300 Navahoe Indians live today which is a special experience, as the village can only be reached on foot, helicopter or horse.
We can buy some refreshments before we head another 2 miles to the campground in an oasis in the canyon under massive cottonwood trees. We will help set up camp next to a turquoise creek between huge waterfalls and enjoy the amazing scenery inside the mighty Grand Canyon itself!
What do I need?
A valid ten-year passport is essential; it should be valid for at least six months after departure from USA. British passport-holders are eligible for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) as long as they register online with ESTA before travel and meet all necessary requirements. Other nationalities are responsible for checking their entry requirements
How do I arrange my travel insurance?
Travel insurance can be arranged by Orphans in Need after you have registered.
Do I need vaccinations?
Yes, you should have had a tetanus injection in the last ten years. You should always check with a GP or travel clinic for up-to-date travel health advice as it does change.
Group flights leave from London, (we regret that we are unable to book connecting flights).You will usually receive confirmed flight three months before departure.
Accommodation & Food
We use an excellent 4 star hotel and well maintained, good quality camping equipment on trek. Accommodation comprises of stay at hotel, and campsites and lodges. These are comfortable with hot water facilities.
For your convenience and health we supply all meals on trek, whilst maintaining the highest standards of hygiene and our cooks will surprise you with a varied menu. All food is included. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know well in advance. There will be plenty of filling food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.