Towering nearly 5,000 feet above Yosemite Valley, Half Dome dominates the eastern end of the valley, providing an amazing sight for all its visitors. Spend four challenging days ascending this world famous granite dome under the guidance of the experienced staff from Lasting Adventures, a non-profit local guide service.
Your hike begins at Glacier Point, 3,200 feet above Yosemite Valley, where you'll see panoramic views of Yosemite Falls, Cloud's Rest, Half Dome, and much more. From there you'll descend into the Illilouette Valley and camp by the river under Mount Starr King, an impressive granite dome that reaches over 9,000 feet skyward. Follow the Panorama Trail to Nevada Falls and the Little Yosemite Valley. Your guides will time the ascent of Half Dome for sunset on Day 3 or sunrise on Day 4, making one of the best views in Yosemite even more special. From the summit of Half Dome, you'll descend to Yosemite Valley via the Mist Trail, passing Vernal and Nevada Falls along the way.
- Due to strict permitting, dates are limited! Once you purchase your voucher, please check your email for instructions on how to reserve your final date as soon as possible. See FAQs for more information.
- This is a traditional backpacking trip, not a portered trip. You'll be carrying your personal gear and some group gear in a backpack for the extent of the trip.