Frequently asked questions
-hike the whole distance between the vehicle drop off point and the Valley of Tears, and back (about 18 miles each way and 5000 vertical feet gain) over the course of 4 days.
-hike some of the distance (whatever distance desired) and ride horses for the remainder.
-or simply ride horses all the way to the Valley and back. This being the least physically demanding choice, all it requires is to ride horses for 3-4 hours a day for the 4 days we are on the mountains.
Previous experience riding horses is recommended but not necessary.
If you currently do not exercise regularly Alpine Expeditions can give you a specific training program designed for your current fitness level and this trip as a goal. Ask us about our specific training programs.
· I prefer to sleep in a tent by myself, can I bring my own tent?
Yes, you may bring your own tent. Accommodations on the mountain camp are in 2 or 3 person tents. If you bring your own tent make sure it’s in good working order and that it’s a 3 or 4 season tent. Contact us with any questions.
· I prefer to sleep in my own room during the hotel nights of the expedition. Is this an option?
Yes, you may request to have a single room on any of the nights in hotels or in all of them during the itinerary. There is an extra charge for having a single room. Prices vary but in general you can expect an extra charge of $80-125 dollars more per night depending on the hotel and their current prices and availability. If the hotel has single rooms available (which they often do) we will be glad to arrange any changes for you.
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