Guided Trips

Guided Trips


2019 Rates

Prices include overnight stay in a shared canvas tent, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Hiking Trips

Adult

Child

5-Day Guided Hike $706.50 $372.75
7-Day Guided Hike $1,048.50 $553.25
*The above rates do not include taxes.

Saddle Trips

Adult

Child

4-Day Guided Saddle North $1,292.00 $1,040.50
4-Day Guided Saddle South $1,292.00 $1,040.50
6-Day Guided Saddle $2,014.00 $1,601.00
*The above rates do not include taxes.

NOTE: We recommend that Saddle Trip reservation holders be experienced riders in good physical condition. The majority of the trails will gain elevation and there are rocky switchbacks to traverse on mule/horse.

2019 Guided Trip Schedule


Additional Information

  • Trip Preparation and FAQs 
  • Rates do not include meals or lodging outside of the High Sierra Camp locations 
  • Saddle trip prices include lodging, meals, mule and packer guide
  • Guided hikes prices include lodging, meals, and hiking guide
  • Minimum age for saddle trips is 10 years old, minimum age for all other High Sierra trips (guided or unguided) is 7 years old
  • Guests going on saddle trips are limited to bringing 225 pounds of gear with them — which includes their body weight and all items carried. You will have two saddlebags for items needed during the ride such as water, lunch, small camera, rain poncho, etc... We recommend packing these item in gallon size seal-able plastic bags (one for each saddlebag). Two smaller water bottles are better than one large one. We ask that you do not wear a backpack or water bladder pack for safety reason. On a separate pack mule, you can have more gear — up to 15 pounds. We recommend packing this gear in a small duffel bag / day pack or large seal-able plastic bags (suitcases are not suitable for pack mules). You many want to bring a plastic trash bag to wrap around your gear in case of rain. As a requirement, guests must wear long pants while riding. Shoes or Boots must have a heel that rests comfortably within stirrups. Additionally, all guests are required to wear a helmet, which we will provide. If you wish to bring your own helmet, it must be an equestrian helmet ASTM/SEI approved.

Policies

  • Reservation Deposit Policy: All reservations must be paid in full upon completion of booking reservation.
  • Cancellation & Change Policy: 
    • Cancels/changes made more than 30 days in advance of scheduled arrival, we will provide full refund minus $10 service charge per person. 
    • Cancels/changes 14 to 30 days in advance of scheduled arrival, 70% refund will be issued. 
    • Cancels/changes less than 14 days in advance of scheduled arrival, no refund unless spaces resells less 10% administrative fee.
    • Meals Only reservations: Any changes or cancellations made within 30 days of arrival are non-refundable. 

Environmental Stewardship
More than 13,000 visitors stay at the High Sierra Camps every year—and several thousand backpackers stop by for meals. We work hard to limit our impact on the fragile subalpine ecosystem by recycling and composting waste, and using solar-powered composting toilets.
Showers, Restrooms, & Laundry Facilities
A true luxury for any back country experience—showers are available at Merced Lake, May Lake and Sunrise Camps (subject to water availability). After you return from your day of adventuring, clean up with a nice shower and enjoy a delectable, hearty meal, your evenings will be filled with ranger-led campfire conversations about the surrounding wilderness.
All camps have restrooms. Merced Lake, Sunrise, and May Lake have basins for washing clothing.