Sea Level to Summit
Las Vegas, NV5.0 (3 reviews)
- Epic Adventure
- 2 Guides for Safety
- Desert Springs & Oases
- Mining History & Ruins
- Summit Telescope Peak
- Phenomenal 360 Degree Views
- Amazing Desert Solitude
This sea level-to-summit experience is one of America’s most extraordinary hikes. Starting at the continent’s lowest point — Death Valley’s Badwater Basin at over 250 feet below sea level — we will ascend straight into the heart of the towering Panamint Range and up its crowning 11,049-foot Telescope Peak. Climbing well-over two vertical miles during our four-day trek, Badwater Basin to Telescope Peak is the outdoor adventure of a lifetime.
Our four-day odyssey will take us through every type of Death Valley landscape: blistering salt flats, wind-torn desert, oases-filled canyons, lush slot narrows, ancient alpine forests, sloped mountain meadows, and the stunning vista of Telescope Peak. This is the quintessential Death Valley hike, and one that will immerse you into the wilderness and history of the fabled American West. Our trek will test your physical abilities and adventurous drive.
$1710 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 5
Our difficulty ratings are based on a scale of 1-5, tours with a rating of 1 being least difficult, tours with a rating of 5 being most difficult
- Backpack Weight:
- 45-60 pounds
- Daily Hiking Distances:
- 3-11 miles
- Most Elevation Loss:
- 4800 feet
- Most Elevation Gain:
- 3000 feet
- Quality of Trails:
- Mostly off trail
- This Death Valley adventure is mostly off trail, but we do follow long-closed mining roads and trails. This trip is rugged with very strenuous days of hiking and some dry camping which adds to backpack weight. The final day has 4800 feet of elevation gain, 3000 feet of elevation loss, and 11 miles of hiking. This is one of our most difficult days of hiking on any trip.
- be very active, healthy people
- exercise vigorously several times per week
- be comfortable hiking, biking, or running for hours at a time without taking breaks
SOLITUDE LEVEL 5
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Death Valley adventure a solitude 5. You can expect to see a handful of other people over the duration of the entire trip. The final day is the most likely day to see other hikers.
We require a minimum of 3 guests to confirm this trip. If a trip date is not confirmed yet, you can register and will be notified when the trip is officially confirmed. We recommend not making final travel arrangements until your trip meets the minimum number of guests and is confirmed.
In most cases, if a trip does not reach the minimum number of guests, you may choose to transfer to another trip date or another trip, be refunded your payments in full, or you may have the choice to pay a supplemental fee to run the trip with fewer guests. We make the final determination for these trips 45 days before the departure date.
UTAH SALES TAX
Utah is the only state we are based in that charges sales tax to outfitters and guides. The sales tax is based on the St. George, UT municipality rates, which are adjusted occasionally but are in the 6-7% range. For all of our hiking and backpacking tours that originate from our St. George, Utah base (Utah trips and Death Valley trips), the sales tax will be applied automatically to your payments. Feel free to call us at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) with any questions!
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Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.
Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations.
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 2 People: Rate x 2.5
- 3 People: Rate x 1.75
- 4 People: Rate x 1.25
- 5+ People: Rate x 1.15
*all rates are per person