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Backpacking Yosemite with Half Dome hike


Los Angeles, San Francisco

Backpacking Yosemite with Half Dome hike

Experience the beauty and adventure of one of the most coveted outdoor trips of America and see for yourself-why Half Dome is one of the most photographed rock walls in the world and why Yosemite inspired America’s first State and National Park.  

Day 1 Glacier Point to Illilouette Falls
  • One of our backpacking itineraries hikes from Glacier Point toward Illilouette Falls, with views of both Half Dome and the waterfall.

  • We make camp at Illilouette Creek and go over backpacking basics, navigation skills and essentials of hiking in the High Sierra. 


Day 2 Little Yosemite Valley
  • We make our way to Little Yosemite Valley where we find good rest and a comfortable campsite aside the Merced River. 

Day 3 Top of Half Dome
  • Today is packed with action as we climb 2700 feet to the top of Half Dome.

  • We then hike out all the way to Happy Isles on the stunning Mist trail passing by Vernal and Nevada Falls.

  • The other itinerary takes us from Tuolumne Meadows to Yosemite Valley.

  • This classic 3-day 28-mile backpacking trip also includes the now coveted half dome day hike permits. This trail is marked by rivers and lakes, spectacular views and uncrowded trails. 

  • 699.00 USD Per Person
  • Backpack and tent

  • Sleeping bag and pad

  • Wilderness and Half Dome permits

  • Dinner, breakfast, and camp kitchen

  • Water purification system

  • First aid kit, map, and compass

  • Quick dry clothing, warm layers and bathing suit

  • Lunch for 3 days

  • Camera, pocket knife

  • Good hiking shoes/boots

  • During our 3 days in the backcountry, your guide will offer instruction in essential backcountry skills. You will learn about the “Leave No Trace” principles, navigation using a map and compass, layering in the backcountry, and backcountry meal preparations.

  • What is included?

 Climb Half Dome (permits included)

 Learn backpacking skills such as navigation and wilderness safety protocols

 Take in spectacular views of Yosemite and 3 waterfalls 



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