Half Dome Guided Backpacking Tour - Yosemite National Park

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Going on a Discovery Treks Half Dome backpacking & camping guided hiking trip is a once in a life time experience. For three days we’ll guide you on a hike to the famous and most popular location within Yosemite National Park - Half Dome. We will begin the hike in Yosemite Valley before backpacking into the backcountry to our first few nights of camping on our way to Half Dome. The difficulty of this hike increases significantly with your day hike up Half Dome before we return to Yosemite Valley on the final day. *Route Variation - Our specific hiking route and campsites on each departure are dependent upon permit availability. Difficulty of the hike will also vary based on the route change. Additionally, the ascent up Half Dome is very challenging and is weather permitting. Hiking Half Dome is a very popular tour option in Yosemite, tours are subject to permit availability, please book 6+ months in advance, if possible, to allow for best shot at acquiring a permit.

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Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
October 29, 2021
Everything about this trip was perfect. I’ve always wanted to hike half dome but I didn’t have the time to do my own research, buy gear, get permits or plan a route. Doing a guided hike was a perfect solution and I will absolutely do it again. Keenan was an excellent guide and was prepared for everything. He was thoughtful, knowledgeable, accommodating and fun. I can’t wait to do another trip with him.
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
October 23, 2021
My favorite part of the experience was the views the group and the guide. Kennan Moore was a really good guide and made it extra fun he went out of his way to accommodate everyone's needs and desires during the trip and we had some great laughs!
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
September 27, 2021
I could not recommend this experience more. My guide for Yosemite Half Dome, Keenan, was simply fantastic - professionally and personally. He had an incredible amount of patience and really did everything he could to make this trip an amazing experience for me. He went above and beyond - for example, he literally climbed the cables up and down twice to get my bag. The entire experience, from beginning to end, made it a trip I will never soon forget. Before even getting home I was already planning my next trip with Discovery Trek - and, if possible, will do everything I can to make sure that Keenan is the guide. He exemplified professional excellence and for that, I am truly grateful for him helping make this a truly special trip.
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About This Deal


Day 1: Meet you Guide in Yosemite Valley for Orientation and First night of Camping

Stop At: Yosemite Valley, 9035 Village Dr, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389-9912
We will start our hike in Yosemite Valley and will head to the trailhead specific to the acquired permit.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Front country overnight camping

Day 2: Hike to Little Yosemite Valley - Our First Campground

Stop At: Little Yosemite Valley, Merced River, Yosemite National Park, CA
Our campground for both nights of the backpacking portion of the tour
Duration: 2 days

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Backcountry overnight camping

Day 3: Sunset Summit of Half Dome

Stop At: Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, CA
Hike up the cables of Half Dome for spectacular views of Yosemite National Park
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camping in Little Yosemite Valley - Backcountry Camping

Day 4: Hike back to Yosemite Valley to conclude the trip

Pass By: Yosemite Valley, 9035 Village Dr, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389-9912
We will finish out hike back in Yosemite Valley where we began

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers with knee problems
  • Not recommended for children under 10 years old
  • Not recommended for obese travelers - good physical fitness is a must
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
  • 3x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • Backpacking Equipment - Backpack, Sleeping Bag, Sleeping Pad, Trekking Poles, Double Occupancy Tent
  • Professional Wilderness Guide with Wilderness First Responder Certification
  • Backpacking & Cable Permits
  • Dinner following orientation the night before day 1 of hiking
  • Overnight Camping at the Backpackers Campground the night before day 1 of hiking
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Little Yosemite Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Half Dome

  • Transportation to Yosemite National Park

Departure Point
Backpacker's Campground, Yosemite Valley, CA 95389, USA

Departure Time
4:00 PM

4 days

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

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