Information & Facts
Permits are required when continuing beyond Hanakapi'ai
Valley (2 miles into the trail), whether you are planning to camp
overnight or not. Permits are $20 per person per day
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.
The amount of people allowed on the trail at any one
time is limited to a small number. Permits often sell out and
during busy times, can sell out up to a year in advance. Book early
to avoid disappointment.