We want you and everyone else to participate in the Christikon life in some of the world’s loveliest country, and to find it a valuable experience in which to participate.

There will be challenges. At the start, you will likely develop sore muscles; you might find your first day or two at higher altitudes contributing to tiredness and even a headache. However, most people do not find this to be a problem. You can expect to do a fair amount of hiking (up to 5-8 hours some days), and you will be carrying between 1/4 and 1/3 of your body weight in your backpack.

Junior high Wayfarers and CreationCare participants hike with packs on usually only the first and last days. Senior high Mountaineers backpackers typically cover more terrain and have routes that include a lay-over day.