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Half Dome backpacking tours for adventure seekers.
Small, friendly groups, and a welcoming wilderness guide!

Half Dome backpacking tours for adventure seekers. Small, friendly groups, and a welcoming wilderness guide!

Conquer Half Dome

Conquer Half Dome

     You’re looking to breakout from your routine and tackle a thrilling challenge while making meaningful connections with fellow travelers.

An Intimidating Challenge

     Backpacking to the top of Half Dome couldn’t be a more ambitious adventure! Going solo would be daunting. A group tour provides the camaraderie and expert guidance you need to conquer this achievement with confidence.

An Intimidating Challenge

     Backpacking to the top of Half Dome couldn’t be a more ambitious adventure! Going solo would be daunting. A group tour provides the camaraderie and expert guidance you need to conquer this achievement with confidence.

Not all Tours are Created Equal

     Many tour companies lack a personal touch with large groups and a one-size-fits-all approach.

     Your excitement in Yosemite is overshadowed by 14 eager clients. The journey is rushed. As viewpoints pass by, the trail begins to feel like a conveyor belt! 

     At the end, your guide waves goodbye and hurries off to prepare for his next big group.

I’m Jesse, your Yosemite expert!

I’ll welcome you to Yosemite, introduce you to our small and friendly group, and lead you to the top of Half Dome.

Backpacking With Jesse

     In Yosemite, meet your guide, Jesse, and a friendly group of up to 7 clients.

     At a campfire dinner, enjoy a meal suited to your individual tastes. Hang out with your new adventure team under a starry sky. At the heart-racing Half Dome cables, you hear your new friends behind you, rooting for you to make it to the top.

     As the trip concludes, we hug goodbye and look forward to our next journey!

Trip Includes:

TRIP INCLUDES

Backpacking With Jesse

     In Yosemite, meet your guide, Jesse, and a friendly group of up to 7 clients.

     At a campfire dinner, enjoy a meal suited to your individual tastes. Hang out with your new adventure team under a starry sky. At the heart-racing Half Dome cables, you hear your new friends behind you, rooting for you to make it to the top.

     As the trip concludes, we hug goodbye and look forward to our next journey!

Trip Includes:

ADVENTURE ITINERARY

"The Half Dome Hikers Club"

4 Days | 19 Miles | Strenuous

DAY ONE

Explore Yosemite’s front country on your own. Meet your guide in the early evening at the backpackers campground. Go over gear and itinerary, set up camp, and eat a hot cooked meal. 1 mi

DAY TWO

Climb up the old stone steps of the Mist Trail. The sun rises and warms the valley as we pass through the spray of Vernal and Nevada Falls. We swim and camp in the shadow of Half Dome, too filled with anticipation to sleep! 5 mi, +2,400 ft

DAY THREE

Eat breakfast in the early light. Half Dome dares us onward. At the cables, we realize just how steep this climb will be! We courageously pull our way to her summit and marvel at the sensational views. What a big accomplishment! 7 mi, +2,700 ft | -2,700 ft

DAY FOUR

Pack up camp and hike down the legendary John Muir Trail. Greet smiling hikers beginning their own journeys while we reflect on our accomplishment. Our hearts beat happily as proud members of the Half Dome Hikers Club! 6 mi, -2,400 ft

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book my trip?

• Ready to book?: Click here to book now!
• Want to chat first?: Click here to reserve your dates until you speak with your guide.

I’d be happy to answer your questions!
• Email: LamplightersAdventures@gmail.com
• Phone: (209) 326-0144

   •   July 10 – 13            2 spots remaining
   •   July 26 – 29           5 spots remaining
   •   Sep 11 – 14             7 spots remaining
   •   Sep 20 – 23          2 spots remaining
   •   Sep 25 – 28          7 spots remaining
   •   Oct 4 – 7               7 spots remaining
   •   Oct 11 – 14             2 spots remaining

Front and Backcountry Accommodations
   •   First night in Yosemite campground
   •   2 nights wilderness camping
Meals and Snacks
   •   All meals from the first night’s dinner to the last day’s lunch
   •   All snacks, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and desserts!
Group Camping Gear
   •   Bear canisters, water filters, stove, cookware, first aid kit
   •   Individual tent for each client
   •   See Gear List
Shuttle
   •   Transportation between parking and trailhead when needed

Transportation to Yosemite
   •   Adventurers take own car or public transit to reach meeting point
Personal Gear & Clothing
   •   Sleeping bag, sleeping pad, backpacking
   •   Personal clothing
   •   Gear rental available

     Half Dome is a strenuous and steep trip. Those who decide not to climb the cables can enjoy watching from the bottom. I make every effort to get you to the top, but in the case of a rare summer storm, Half Dome will be life threatening, and we will choose an alternate destination.

   •   If you cancel your trip 61 or more days prior to trip departure, you will receive a full refund, excluding the non-refundable deposit.
   •   If you cancel your trip 31-60 days prior to trip departure, you will receive a 50% refund, excluding the non-refundable deposit.
   •   If you cancel your trip 0-30 days prior to trip departure, no refund is given.
   •   No refund is given for any unused portions of a trip.

PRICING

1 PERSON

$1,795

4-day group trip

Just a $400 deposit to book!

2 PEOPLE

$3,590

4-day group trip

Just an $800 deposit to book!

PRIVATE GROUP

$8,975 – $12,565

Backpack with your own group.

Bring up to 7 people!

PRICING

1 PERSON

$1,795

4-day group trip

Just a $400 deposit to book!

2 PEOPLE

$3,590

4-day group trip

Just an $800 deposit to book!

PRIVATE GROUP

$8,975 – $12,565

Backpack with your own group.

Bring up to 7 people!

LamplightersAdventures@gmail.com
(209) 326-0144

The Half Dome Hikers Club

July 10 – 13
2 spots remaining
July 26 – 29
5 spots remaining

September 11 – 14
7 spots remaining
September 20 – 23
2 spots remaining
September 25 – 28
7 spots remaining

October 4 – 7
7 spots remaining
October 11 – 14
2 spots remaining

HALF DOME AWAITS!

Reserve your dates below. I’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

2024

September 11 – 14
The Half Dome Hikers Club
September 15 – 19
Adventure of the Ten Lakes
September 20 – 23
The Half Dome Hikers Club
September 25 – 28
The Half Dome Hikers Club