- Journey to -

Half Dome and Clouds Rest

- Journey to -

Half Dome

- and -

Clouds Rest

- Journey to -

Half Dome and Clouds Rest

- Journey to -

Half Dome

- and -

Clouds Rest

Iconic. Thrilling.

  • Traverse the entire park, ending with a climb up the iconic and hair raising Half Dome cables!
  • Scramble to the top of Clouds Rest and take in a jaw-dropping 360° view
  • Camp and swim at the famous Cathedral Lakes

Journey to Half Dome

And Clouds Rest

Yosemite

Length: 6 Days / 30 Miles

Trip Type: Moderate/Thrilling

2023 Dates:

  • June 20 – 25
    5 spots remaining
  • Aug 12 – 17 *
    fully booked

* Permits confirmed 6 months in advance. Dates may slightly shift.

Cost: $1,971

  • Deposit: $400
  • Balance due: 90 days in advance

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Adventure

Itinerary

Iconic. Thrilling.

Journey to Half Dome and Clouds Rest

  • Traverse the entire park, ending with a climb up the iconic and hair raising Half Dome cables!
  • Scramble to the top of Clouds Rest and take in a jaw dropping 360° view
  • Camp and swim at the remote Cathedral Lakes

Yosemite / 6 Days / 30 Miles

Trip Type: Moderate / Thrilling

2023 Dates:

  • June 20 – 25         5 spots remaining
  • Aug 12 – 17 *         fully booked

* Permits confirmed 6 months in advance. Dates may slightly shift.

Cost: $1,971

  • Deposit: $400
  • Balance due: 90 days in advance

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Adventure Itinerary

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.

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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.

0 miles

DAY TWO

     Wake up to coffee and a hot breakfast. A short, steep climb leads us to the famous Cathedral Lakes. Spend the afternoon watching climbers, swimming, and luxuriating in this classic Yosemite vantage.

4 miles, +1,000 ft

DAY TWO

     Wake up to coffee and a hot breakfast. A short, steep climb leads us to the famous Cathedral Lakes. Spend the afternoon watching climbers, swimming, and luxuriating in this classic Yosemite vantage.

4 miles | +1,000 ft

DAY THREE

     We leave the crowds behind and make our way into the peaceful Sunrise Meadows. Stop to rest in the silence of Yosemite’s secluded high country. As evening falls, we cook dinner next to another Yosemite classic: The Sunrise Lakes!

7 miles, +1,050 ft

DAY FOUR

     It is surprising how quickly we reach the summit of Clouds Rest. We explore the infinite details of the vast view before heading down to camp. Half Dome looms over our little tents, daring us to climb her steep granite heights.

8 miles, +1,200 ft | -3,000 ft

DAY THREE

     We leave the crowds behind and make our way into the peaceful Sunrise Meadows. Stop to rest in the silence of Yosemite’s secluded high country. As evening falls, we cook dinner next to another Yosemite classic: The Sunrise Lakes!

7 miles | +1,050 ft

DAY FOUR

     It is surprising how quickly we reach the summit of Clouds Rest. We explore the infinite details of the vast view before heading down to camp. Half Dome looms over our little tents, daring us to climb her steep granite heights.

8 miles | +1,200 ft, -3,000 ft

DAY FIVE

     Those distant, tiny dots are people summiting Half Dome in morning’s glow. Arriving at the cables, we gasp and realize just how intimidating this steep climb will be! We gather our courage and pull our way to the top. We revel in our accomplishment with a celebratory feast!

6 miles, +1,850 ft | -2,700 ft

DAY FIVE

     Those distant, tiny dots are people summiting Half Dome in morning’s glow. Arriving at the cables, we gasp and realize just how intimidating this steep climb will be! We gather our courage and pull our way to the top. We revel in our accomplishment with a celebratory feast!

6 miles | +1,850 ft, -2,700 ft

DAY SIX

     Still filled with elation, we follow the John Muir Trail down into Yosemite Valley. We smile at hikers ascending the path, and we can’t help but marvel at our grand achievement. We say goodbye with the persistent thrill of triumph beating proudly in our hearts.

5 miles, -2,400 ft

DAY SIX

     Still filled with elation, we follow the John Muir Trail down into Yosemite Valley. We smile at hikers ascending the path, and we can’t help but marvel at our grand achievement. We say goodbye with the persistent thrill of triumph beating proudly in our hearts.

5 miles | -2,400 ft

Come Join Us!

- The Lamplighters Adventuring Society -

What's Included?

Front and Backcountry Accommodations

  • First night in Yosemite backpackers campground
  • 2-6 nights of wilderness camping

Meals and Snacks

  • All meals from the first night’s dinner to the last day’s lunch
  • Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and lots of snacks!

Group Camping Gear

  • Shared gear, bear canisters, water filters, stoves, cookware, first aid kit, wilderness permit, card games etc.
  • Individual tents
  • Personal trail journal
  • See gear list

Shuttle

  • Transportation between parking/backpackers campground and trailhead

What's Not Included?

Transportation to Yosemite

  • Adventurers take own car to reach group meeting point in Yosemite

Personal Gear and Clothing

  • Sleeping bag, sleeping pad, backpack
  • Personal clothing
  • See gear list

Gratuity for Guides

  • 10% – 20% recommended

Trip Insurance

Backcountry Evacuation

GEAR RENTAL

PACKAGE

Simply bring clothes!  •  $245 / trip

Backpack  •  Rain Cover  •  Sleeping Bag  •  Sleeping Pad  •  Camping Pillow  •  Trekking Poles  •  Headlamp  •  Batteries  •  Mug  •  Bowl  •  Utensils

* Tent already included with trip

What's Included?

Front & Backcountry Accommodations

  • First night in Yosemite backpackers campground
  • 2-6 nights of wilderness camping

Meals & Snacks

  • All meals from the 1st night’s dinner to the last day’s lunch
  • Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and snacks!

Group Camping Gear

  • Shared gear, bear canisters, water filters, cookware, first aid kit, etc.
  • Individual tents
  • Personal trail journal
  • See gear list

Shuttle

  • Transportation between parking/backpackers campground and the trailhead

What's Not Included?

Transportation to Yosemite

  • Adventurers take own car to reach group meeting point in Yosemite

Personal Gear & Clothing

  • Sleeping bag, sleeping pad, backpack
  • Personal clothing
  • See gear list

Gratuity for Guides

  • 10% – 20% recommended

Trip Insurance

Backcountry Evacuation

GEAR RENTAL PACKAGE

Backpack  •  Rain Cover  •  Sleeping Bag  •  Sleeping Pad  •  Camping Pillow  •  Trekking Poles  •  Headlamp  •  Batteries  •  Mug  •  Bowl  •  Utensils

* Tent already included with trip

Simply bring clothes!
$245/trip

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