A visit to Havasu Falls will require an extensive list of hiking and camping equipment. For any backpacking hikes, the amount of gear you bring will depend on how many days you will be camping. Typically, a 2-3 day hike to Havasu Falls will require a 50-65 liter backpack. Staying a week at Havasu Falls will require an 80+ liter backpack.
Below is a list of recommended clothing, hiking gear, camping gear, and food to bring for your trip to Havasu Falls.
If your camping gear seems too heavy for you to carry, you can hire a pack mule.
|Camping Gear||My Camping Gear|
|Backpack||Ospray Men’s Atmos 65 Liter Pack|
|Trekking Poles (optional)||none|
|Backpacking Tent||Big Agnes Copper Spur UL 2 Person Tent|
|Lightweight Sleeping Bag||REI Co-op Flash Sleeping Bag (29°-41°F)|
|Sleeping Pad||Therma-a-Rest Prolite Sleeping Pad|
|Backpacking Stove||Jetboil Flash|
|Stove Fuel||Jetboil Jetpower|
|Backpacking Fuel||Jetboil Jetpower|
|Plates, Bowls, Utensils, Cups||–|
|Sunscreen and bug repellent||–|
|Toilet Paper or Baby Wipes||–|
|Body Bathing Wipes||–|
|Nature-Friendly Hygiene Products||–|
Dehydrated food packages can be extremely high in sodium. A lot of sodium is good for long hikes, but eating it over and over can make you feel heavy and bloated. I will bring canned-chicken to eat cold with crackers or heated canned beans. Just sprinkle some McCormick’s Smokehouse Maple seasoning on the chicken and you’ll feel like you’re eating a gourmet meal. I don’t bring too many canned-foods because it tends to be a lot heavier than dehydrated foods.
Having a good source of potassium is good as well after a long hike around Havasu Falls. This is an essential electrolyte for muscle relaxation. Potassium will be sweated out so you will need to replenish your potassium storages.
There’s a clean drinking water spout at the campsite to refill your water containers for you to stay hydrated. There’s also a waterspout by the check-in office at Supai Village.
There are trash sites at the camp for disposal so a big trash bag will be helpful.
|Food & Drinks||What I Like to Bring|
|Food||Mountain House Dehydrated Food, Backpackers Pantry Dehydrated Food, Packaged Tuna, Packaged Chicken, Canned Beans, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Rice Crackers, Honey, Crackers|
|Snacks||Apples, Bananas, Nuts, Trail Mix, Granola Bars, Dried Fruits, Beef Jerky, Chips|
|Energy and Electrolytes||Sport Beans, Clif Blocks, Probar Bolt Organic Energy Chews|
|Drinks||3 Liters of Water for the Hike, Coffee, Beer or Wine|
The amount of clothing for Havasupai depends on the number of days and nights you will be staying around Havasu Falls. Some of the items on the list are not necessary but you will have to adjust depending on the weather at Havasu Falls when you go.
|Clothes||What like to Bring|
|Tops||Shirts, long-sleeve shirts for nights, down jacket, rain jacket|
|Footwear||Supportive hiking boots, extra shoes to wear in the water or water shoes, wool socks, neoprene socks(optional)|
|Underwear||Breahtable and wicking material underwear, base layer for winter or cold nights, swimsuit, swimming trunks|
|Accesories||Hats, Bandanas, Towels|
Havasu Falls Hike – Information about what is to be expected on the hike to Havasu Falls
Havasu Falls Camping – Information about camping at Havasu Falls and reservations
Havasu Falls Helicopter – Information about the Airwest helicopter service for Havasu Falls
Havasu Falls Horses and Mules – Information about the pack animals available at Havasupai