Sea Level to Summit Trek in Death Valley National Park

Days: 6

Dates: September-November

Start & Finish: Las Vegas, Nevada

Group Size: 10

Accommodation: 3-star hotel, guided backpacking and camping

Total Miles Covered: 35 miles

Physical Rating: 5/5

Straddling the border between Nevada and California, Death Valley National Park is home to the lowest point in North America, more than 3 million acres of rugged wilderness, and is a world-class hiking destination. With sand dunes, canyons, desert oases, wildlife, and Native American history, Death Valley is a spectacular National Park. It is known for its extreme eco-system and this charity challenge is a match for its unparalleled landscape and history.  

The sea level to summit challenge is one of America’s most alluring hikes. Starting at the continent’s lowest point - Death Valley’s Badwater Basin at over 250 feet below sea level - you will ascend straight into the heart of the towering Panamint Range and up its crowning 11,049-ft Telescope Peak. This four-day trek requires climbing over two vertical miles, and culminates in one of the most challenging days on any hike: 11 miles, 4,800 ft of elevation gain, and 3,000 ft of elevation loss. All together, this is sure to be the outdoor adventure of a lifetime and a glimpse into American History as we appreciate the land the Timbisha Shoshone Native Americans preserved, see the land where past Chinese and Basque immigrants settled. We invite you to discover the beauty and complexity of this magnificent land while harnessing its energy for a cause you care deeply about.