2021 Traveler’s Choice on Trip Advisor – Over 1,200 5 Star Client Reviews!

2021 Traveler’s Choice on Trip Advisor – Over 1,200 5 Star Client Reviews!

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Cathedral Lakes to Clouds Rest & Half Dome

5 Day Half Dome Backpacking Tour

Trip Highlights:

Summit Half Dome

John Muir Trail

Clouds Rest

Cathedral Lakes & Cathedral Peak

Sunrise Lakes

Kick off your Half Dome Backpacking Tour with one of the most iconic sections of the John Muir Trail, weaving between majestic alpine lakes to the summits of Clouds Rest and Half Dome! Camp the first night at Cathedral Lakes amid the spirit of the true high country, then hike the JMT up and over Cathedral Pass with stunning views of alpine peaks along the way. Set up camp in the Sunrise Lakes area for Night 3, and from there, tackle the Clouds Rest summit (9,926’) for one of the most spectacular views of Yosemite Valley in the park! Your adventure culminates with the summit of Half Dome (8,836’) before returning to Yosemite Valley on the Mist Trail passing two spectacular waterfalls. This trip’s strenuous itinerary is well worth it! If you’re looking for an authentic Yosemite experience, this is the adventure for you!

Mileage & Difficulty

28 Miles

Length

5 Days

Price

$1595

Per Person

Departure Info

4 pm
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2023 Departure Dates by Month

    June Departure Dates  

  • Wed, Jun 7th – Sun, Jun 11th
    Hurry, only 3 spots remain
  • Wed, Jun 14th – Sun, Jun 18th
  • Sun, Jun 18th – Thu, Jun 22nd
  • Tue, Jun 27th – Sat, Jul 1st

    July Departure Dates  

  • Sun, Jul 9th – Thu, Jul 13th
    Hurry, only 3 spots remain
  • Mon, Jul 17th – Fri, Jul 21st
  • Wed, Jul 26th – Sun, Jul 30th
  • August Departure Dates  

  • Thu, Aug 3rd – Mon, Aug 7th
  • Fri, Aug 11th – Tue, Aug 15th
  • Sat, Aug 19th – Wed, Aug 23rd
  • Sun, Aug 27th – Thu, Aug 31st

    September Departure Dates  

  • Mon, Sep 4th – Fri, Sep 8th
  • Wed, Sep 13th – Sun, Sep 17th
  • Thu, Sep 21st – Mon, Sep 25th
  • Fri, Sep 29th – Tue, Oct 3rd


All 2023 dates remain tentative until permitted 23-weeks in advance. Please remain from making travel arrangements outside of this timeline”

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Guide Service Guest, 2021
Guide Service Guest, 2021
@stephenp236
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"My son and I (both tax accountants) recently enjoyed a three-day private guided backpacking trip with Last Adventures. The trip met all our expectations; we had a great time! The guide’s love of her work and knowledge of Yosemite National Park made the trip a success. She planned all the details, provided excellent gear, and made sure everything worked out as planned"
Guide Service Guest, 2021
Guide Service Guest, 2021
@D8156BRjennifero
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"Lasting Adventures made my trip to Yosemite a dream vacation! It was stress-free because every detail was covered from food and transportation to clear meeting instructions and itinerary. Our guide took a hike that would have been fun and made it magical by explaining the history and ecology of the area we were hiking. He matched our pace and often let us lead. I can't say enough good things about Zachary and Lasting Adventures!”
 Yoga Retreat Guest, 2021
Yoga Retreat Guest, 2021
@MikeK746
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“I did the Yosemite yoga 3 day backcountry camping. It was amazing! I would definitely do it again. The food was great! The scenery was superb camping in high country aside a mountain lake, and the guides and yoga instructor were fantastic!!!”
 Guide Service Guest, 2021
Guide Service Guest, 2021
@cezefo
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"We were a group of 7 family members (ages 22-65 years old), and for all of us it was our first hiking/backpacking/camping experience. We all had such an amazing yet challenging experience! Our guides’ spirit, cooking, and knowledge were great!”
 Guide Service Guest, 2021
Guide Service Guest, 2021
@Ambrosiaboyd
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“We backpacked with a group of 7 other people from 'Backpacker's Camp' to Mae Lake, up to Mt Hoffman, Cloud's Rest, and finally completed the trip with an amazing last day, summiting Half Dome at sunrise! It. Was. Incredible!! Our guides immediately made us feel comfortable and excited. Their passion for the wilderness, people, and their career as a guide is contagious. If you have the chance to go on a Lasting Adventures trip - please do it!”
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