3+ days

Mileage | Rating

Flexible & Varies


Varies; see below

Meeting Location | Time

Varies by date; possible meeting locations are: Tuolumne Meadows, or Yosemite Valley at Curry Village.

4 pm

4D/3N Private Backpacking Trips

Book a 4 Day Trip


Base Rate: $1000/person

5D/4N Private Backpacking Trips

Book a 5 Day Trip


Base Rate: $1290/person

6D/5N Private Backpacking Trips

Book a 6 Day Trip


Base Rate: $1580/person

All confirmed trips with Lasting Adventures include the required entry permit, but not the entry fee, for the duration of the trip. On youth summer camps the entry documents are valid for pick-up and drop-off only, but no entry fee is required. We are not able to add extra days; please visit recreation.gov for Yosemite Entrance Reservations outside of your trip dates.

Private Backpacking Trip Pricing:

1 person: 2x Base Rate/person

2 people: 1.5x Base Rate/person

3 people: 1.3x Base Rate/person

4 people: 1.15x Base Rate/person

5+ people: 1x Base Rate/person

Join us for a private, multi-day backpacking trip in Yosemite National Park!


See some of the best of what Yosemite has to offer on a multi-day Backpacking Trip in Yosemite! Keep it private with just you and your family while enjoying the great outdoors. Our most common trip lengths are 4, 5, or 6 days, and are available to book above; if you would like a longer trip, please reach out to us at [email protected]

We have a variety of Wilderness Permits in Yosemite throughout the summer. Dates are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Meeting locations will be determined by the permit we have available on the day you booked for; most meeting locations will be in Tuolumne Meadows, though some will start in Yosemite Valley at Curry Village.

We are avoiding providing transportation this year, so most backpacks will be a loop or an out-and-back trip.

We require at least 3 participants for a trip, and are currently capped at 8 due to Yosemite Park regulations. All trips must have at least one adult. Feel free to contact us if you are looking for a private youth trip.

Check out photos from around Yosemite!


Day 1: Meet your guide at your designated meeting location at 4 pm.  Your guide will help you do a pack check and give a helpful packing demonstration.  Tonight will be spent in a backpacker’s campground in Yosemite.

Day 2+: Once everyone is ready to hit the trail a quick stretching circle and daily debrief will take place. Your journey will take you 4-8 miles, stopping at viewpoints along the way. We’ll plan on camping along a lake, stream, or other water source, where your guide will cook you a healthy meal, followed by stories and a beautiful sunset.

Last Day: On your final day, you will be greeted with a warm drink as we break down camp and prepare breakfast.  Afterward, the hike back to your vehicle will begin.



We include backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, pads, trekking poles, and eating utensils at NO EXTRA COST as needed. All profits from our guided trips go towards our non-profit youth summer camp program.

Note: All trips are subject to Lasting Adventures obtaining the necessary wilderness permits. Although our success rate is 98%, should we not obtain the exact trail-head, a trip of equal quality will be obtained. Should weather, fire, and/or delayed seasonal openings affect the chosen itinerary, a different itinerary will be offered. Lasting Adventures is recognized for its commitment to safety and risk management. Itineraries may be changed in order to minimize risk exposure.

*All trips are pending permit availability which we gain around mid-late February. Please refrain from making travel arrangements until we have confirmed dates.


Cancellation Policy/Traditional Backpacking

Multi-Day Adventures/Summer Camps Cancellation Policy

The following cancellation policy is only for trips booked directly through our official website, lastingadventures.com. If you have booked via a third-party website, such as The Clymb, TripAdvisor Experiences/Viator, or bookyogaretreats.com, the below policy does not apply, and you are held to the third-party’s cancellation policy.

  • There will be no cost for cancellations of multi-day trips made at least 30 days in advance. (*Exception: our Lodging/Hiking package has a $100 non-refundable processing fee.)
  • Between 30 days and 7 days from the date and time of departure, if you choose to cancel your multi-day adventure for any reason, we can offer a transferable lifetime credit of the value paid.
  • There will be no cost for cancellations for trips we are unable to run due to closures and/or restrictions by government officials. We will make departure determinations for trips 7 days in advance of the departure date. Refunds for trips not able to be run will be processed within 5 days of the intended departure date and can only be processed back to the original payment method used for the current trip. 
    • Exception: We may make this determination 15 days in advance for Lodging Packages. 
    • Any portion of a trip purchased with a credit from a previous year will revert back to a credit.
    • Due to the difficulties of running seasonal programs, a lost season can affect us greatly. We appreciate any of our customers that would choose to take a lifetime, transferable credit for the value paid of their trip, should the trip not be able to operate due to government restrictions.
  • Final payments on multi-day trips are automatically processed/due at 30 days in advance of the trip. Any new multi-day booking made at/within 45-days in advance will be required to pay in full.
    • Exception: Final payments are due at least 45 days in advance for our Lodging/Hiking package.
  • For our Summer Camps, due to COVID-19 in 2021 participants must have a responsible party available within 6 hours of Yosemite Valley for pickup in case of emergency. 


Traditional Backpacking

Lasting Adventures runs traditional backpacking trips. Traditional backpacking is done without the use of porters, stock, or other assistance. You will be expected to carry all of your own personal gear and a share of the group gear and food in a backpack for the duration of this trip. The weight can be expected to be 30-50 lbs and no more than the recommended ⅓ of your body weight.

As needed, it is recommended that participants discuss their ability to conduct a backpacking trip with their doctor, including (but not limited to) the ability to carry heavy loads over long distances and strenuous and uneven terrain. Levels of difficulty listed on our web site are relative and in no way an objective declaration of difficulty, and a regular physical exercise program is recommended prior to going on your adventure.


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