Haba trekking routes are not maintained as normal hiking trails. Local guides know the tracks well, but outsiders may flounder for lack of trail signs and markings. This website assumes most trekkers will hire a guide. Parties that plan to travel independently should review these notes on necessary backountry hiking skills and equipment.
I (your author, Pieter Crow) used my own experience carrying a light day pack to record the hiking times noted on this site. Please bear in mind: hiking times do not include rest stops or lunch breaks. Your time on the trail may be higher or lower. Add 25% as an initial projection of total time on the trail to include breaks. Adjust to suit your own experience and circumstances.
Distances, when noted, are approximate based on rough measurements from topographic maps. At a future date, more accurate distances may be added to the site.
|Altitude in Meters:|
Elevations for round-trip hikes are labeled as “Start” and “Destination”. Example:
Altitude in Meters: Start 2,650. Destination 3,060
Elevations for end-to-end treks are labeled as “Start”, “Max”, and “End”. Example:
Altitude in Meters: Start 2,360. Max 3,200. End 2,600
Altitudes on this website are taken from OpenTopoMap.org.
|Max Daily||Max Daily|
|Easy||3 hours||200 meters|
|Moderate||5 hours||500 meters|
|Challenging||6 hours||1,000 meters|
|Advanced||7 hours||1,500 meters|
|Extreme||8 hours||2,000 meters|