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Sierra Nevada Backpacking & Hiking Tours

We offer hiking tours and backpacking trips on our home turf in California, as well as in the Swiss and Italian Alps through our international division, International Alpine Guides. Since the days of John Muir's ramblings through Yosemite and the "range of light", California's Sierra Nevada has provided some of the world's premier hiking and backpacking. Come join us on a spectacular wilderness hiking tour and let us show you some of the special places we know.

  • Yosemite Hiking Tours & Backpacking
  • Sequoia National Park
  • California's High Sierra
  • Mt Whitney trek
  • The Swiss Alps Guided Treks

A Leader in Our Field
We are a leader in organzing backpacking and hiking tours throughout California's Sierra Nevada mountains including Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. For many years now we have been running some of the finest backcountry hiking tours with what we feel to be the best itineraries. And all at a reasonable cost.

Our Trekking Guides
Our backpacking & hiking guides are highly experienced wilderness travelers and naturalists as well as professional mountain guides with formal training in leave no trace principles as well as local natural history. Many are ceritified mountain guides through the American Mountain Guides Association, the leading guide's training organization in the US and the only one recognized internationally. Our guides are professionals dedicated to the profession of mountain guiding. We run our own hiking tours with our own guides and do not subcontract to other guide companies like some other companies do.

Our Wilderness Cuisine
A hallmark of our trekking and backpacking trips is our food. We like to call it "backcountry gourmet". No freeze dried pre-packaged meals here. Our hiking guides are skilled backcountry chefs. We create most of our meals from scratch and like to get creative with our meals. We even bake in the wilderness and serve freshly baked items. Nothing is better than a fine meal in a remote setting after a long day of hiking.

We know California!

In addition to our schedlued trips, we can also arrange Custom Trekking & Backpacking Trips

John Muir Trail
Sierra Nevada - 23 days
One of America's most spectacular hikes, the 211 mile John Muir Trail trek takes a swath right through California's most scenic wilderness. On this supported long-distance hike we explore the heart of the majestic Sierra Nevada passing through Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks as well as the John Muir, Ansel Adams and Golden Trout Wildneress. We are offering a limited number of spots for this special hike in 2013.
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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Day Hiking Tours
Yosemite National Park
Come on a hiking tour in Yosemite National Park with an experienced Yosemite hiking guide. We will customize your day to include what you would like to see - waterfalls, giant sequoias, alpine lakes and meadows. Explore the uncrowded Yosemite with us.
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Yosemite Valley North Rim Trek
Yosemite National Park, Sierra Nevada - 3 days, Spring
A spectacular backpacking tour along the North Rim of Yosemite Valley that takes in some of the best sights in Yosemite National Park. Includes a hiking summit of El Capitan and North Dome. A perfect spring trip to explore the Yosemite backcountry in the quiet season.
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Tuolomne Meadows to Yosemite Valley via Half Dome
Yosemite National Park, Sierra Nevada - 4 days
A mostly downhill hiking tour featuring some of the most incredible mountain vistas in Yosemite National Park. Includes a hiking summit of Half Dome & Clouds Rest. Visit the best Yosemite and the Sierra has to offer on this spectacular Sierra backpacking adventure.
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Yosemite High Country Grand Tour
Yosemite National Park, Sierra Nevada - 7 days
Explore the incredible high country wilderness of Yosemite National Park during this epic loop trip out of Tuolomne Meadows. a summit of Half Dome via the famous cable route. See all the major spectacular sights Yosemite high country!
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Backpacking & Mountain Skills Course
Yosemite National Park, Sierra Nevada - 3 days
A comprehesnsive instructional course in proper backpacking and mountain travel techniques. A great course for those who wish to refine their backcountry skills or for those starting from scratch who want good, solid instruction before heading out into the wilderness on their own.
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Mount Lyell Summit
Yosemite National Park, Sierra Nevada - 4 days
Join us on a backpacking adventure to the summit of the highest peak in Yosemite National Park - Mt Lyell, crossing through Lyell canyon and across the Lyell Glacier.
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Mount Conness Summit
Yosemite National Park, Sierra Nevada - 4 days
Join us on a hiking & backpacking adventure to the summit of Mt Conness in Yosemite National Park - A spectacular hike to a much sought-after summit with incredible views of the Northern Yosemite area.
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Yosemite North Boundary Tour
Yosemite National Park, Sierra Nevada - 7 days
Visit the least visited area of Yosemite on this grand loop past spectacular lakes and quite canyons. One of our favorite backpacking trips in Yosemite, you will see parts of Yosemite National Park that even few back country visitors ever see.
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Family and Group Wildnerness Camping Trips
We specialize in providing wilderness camping trips and hiking tours to families and groups throughout the Sierra Nevada. A back country trip into the wildnerness can be the perfect escape for your family or group and leave an impression that lasts forever. We handle all the logostics and cooking, allowing you and your family to relax in the "real world" of the wildnerness.
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John Muir Trail
Sierra Nevada - 23 days
One of America's most spectacular hikes, the 211 mile John Muir Trail trek takes a swath right through California's most scenic wilderness. On this supported long-distance hike we explore the heart of the majestic Sierra Nevada passing through Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks as well as the John Muir, Ansel Adams and Golden Trout Wildneress. We are offering a limited number of spots for this special hike in 2013.
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Mt Whitney

Mount Whitney Trek via Cottonwood Pass
Eastern Sierra Nevada - 6 days
Climb Mount Whitney via the backdoor route and avoid the crowds. In this beautiful trek we visit High Sierra meadows and alpine lakes before summiting Mt Whitney from the Sequoia National Park side.
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Trans-Sierra to Mount Whitney
Sequoia National Park, Sierra Nevada - 11 days
A spectacular trek across the Sierra Nevada through the heart of Sequoia National Park. We leave from the Giant Sequoia's on the West Side, hike across the High Sierra Trail to the summit of Mt Whitney and exit out on the Eastern Sierra. A stylish way to climb Mt. Whitney and immerse yourself in the grandeur of the High Sierra.
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Sequoia National Park

Sequoia High Country Tour
Sequoia National Park, Sierra Nevada - 5 days
A horse-supported hiking tour of the Sequoia High Country. Carry a light pack and enjoy some of the most spectacular sights the Sierra Nevada has to offer while hiking in Sequoia.
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Trans-Sierra to Mount Whitney
Sequoia National Park, Sierra Nevada - 11 days
A spectacular guided trek across the Sierra Nevada through the heart of Sequoia National Park. We leave from the Giant Sequoia's on the West Side, hike across the High Sierra Trail to the summit of Mt Whitney and exit out on the Eastern Sierra. The most stylish way to climb Mt. Whitney and immerse yourself in the grandeur of the High Sierra.
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Mount Whitney Trek via Cottonwood Pass
Eastern Sierra Nevada - 6 days
Climb Mount Whitney via the backdoor route and avoid the crowds. In this beautiful backpacking tour we visit High Sierra meadows and alpine lakes before summiting Mt Whitney from the Sequoia National Park side.
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Family and Group Wildnerness Camping Trips
We specialize in providing wilderness camping trips to families and groups throughout the Sierra Nevada. A back country trip into the wildnerness can be the perfect escape for your family or group and leave an impression that lasts forever. We handle all the logostics and cooking, allowing you and your family to relax in the "real world" of the wildnerness.
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John Muir Trail
Sierra Nevada - 23 days
One of America's most spectacular hikes, the 211 mile John Muir Trail trek takes a swath right through California's most scenic wilderness. On this supported long-distance hike we explore the heart of the majestic Sierra Nevada passing through Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks as well as the John Muir, Ansel Adams and Golden Trout Wildneress. We are offering a limited number of spots for this special hike in 2013.
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European Alps Trekking

The Dolomites Trek - Italy
South Tirol
8 days

The Dolomites Trek takes in some of the most breathtaking views in all of Europe. A culturally fascinating area, where three languages are spoken we trek along the Alta Via 1 in the heart of the Dolomites on this hut and village-based trek.
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The Berner Oberland Trek - The Swiss Alps
Bernese Oberland, Switzerland
9 days - July-August

The Berner Oberland Trek takes a swath through some of the most spectacular scenery the Swiss Alps has to offer. Hike under the North Face of the Eiger, visit remote Swiss villages and enjoy some of the best of Switzerland while staying in 3 and 4-star hotels and inns. This is a fully supported trek.
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The Haute Route Trek - The Swiss Alps
Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland
9 days - Aug-Sep

The famous Haute Route trekking tour across some of the most amazing alpine terrain on the planet. In 9 days we follow the walkers Haute route mostly on alpine trails through Swizterland. We also visit numerous Swiss alpine villages along the way. The Haute Route trek is a Swiss Alps hiking tour of a lifetime!
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"Just wanted to email you guys and let you know
what a great experience I had hiking up at Yosemite.
It was a physically challenging trip to be sure -
but a great life experience that met all my expectations."
Scott Steinberg


Custom Trekking & Backpacking Trips

From private guiding to groups, let us design a custom Sierra Nevada or International backpacking & trekking adventure for you. We specialize in designing a special hiking and backpacking itinerary for you and your group. Perfect for family outings.

From grand Yosemite hiking tours and international trekking adventures to simple instructional guided hikes for beginners, we have a backpacking and hiking tour for you. On all of our hiking tours every detail is arranged with full logistical support.













 
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