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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.
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
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
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
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
No accommodation included on this day.