YOSEMITE HIGH COUNTRY BASECAMP DAY HIKING TOUR
Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park - 4 days
California Alpine Guides
a division of International Alpine Guides.
YOSEMITE HIGH COUNTRY BASECAMP HIKING OVERVIEW
A fantastic long weekend of fully-catered camping and hiking in the spectacular Yosemite High Country in Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite's high country base. Days are spent experiencing the finest day hikes to be found in the Tuolumne Meadows area while the evenings are spent in a comfortable fully catered car-accessible base camp at a Tuolumne Meadows campground enjoying a "outdoor gourmet" dinner around a campfire. We provide roomy tents with lighting, wash stations and comfortable bedding for your comfort.
Your local hiking guide and naturalist will lead you on day hikes to popular sights as well as out of the way "secret" spots not frequented by many. You will explore high mountain lakes, beautiful alpine meadows, waterfalls and experience grand vistas while learning about the natural history of Yosemite. Tuolumne Meadows, at over 8000 feet, is out of the heat and crowds of Yosemite Valley and is the prime area for day hiking in Yosemite National Park in the middle of the summer.
Food, Equipment & Lodging
We provide breakfast lunch, dinner and snacks prepared by your guide and camp chef from the time we meet till we part ways. We like to call our food "outdoor gourmet" which includes fresh vegetables, grilled meats as well as freshly baked specialties. Wake up to freshly baked cinnamon rolls, enjoy homemade pizza for dinner….we have the skills and all the equipment to provide fantastic food right at camp!
Our base camp for this trip is a drive-in campsite in Tuolumne Meadows and we have camp all set up for you upon arrival. To make your trip easier for you we provide most of the gear you will need at no extra cost. We provide high quality backpacks, sleeping bags and pad, trekking poles, headlamp and eating utensils if needed. We also provide roomy tents, all group cooking gear, first aid kit and water purification for the group. Our guides carry emergency two-way satellite communications devices at all times.
A great way to see the Yosemite high country in style.
YOSEMITE HIKING TOURS SKILL & EXPERIENCE LEVEL
Good physical conditioning is required with the ability to hike 6-9 miles per day.
August 30 - September 2
July 30 August 2
Custom dates available July though September. If you have a family or a group, we can easily arrange a special trip just for you!
Breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner prepared by your guide/outdoor chef
Professional local mountain guides certified in emergency wilderness medicine, food handling & Leave No Trace Principles & trained in local natural history.
Backpacks, sleeping bag and pad, trekking poles and eating utensils if needed
Tents, all group camping gear and permits
All campground fees
YOSEMITE HIGH COUNTRY BASECAMP HIKING ITINERARY
Yosemite High Country Basecamp Hiking Tour Day 1
You will meet your guide at Tuolumne Meadows in the Yosemite High Country at 5pm and then go to our campsite that is fully set up for you to discuss the itinerary and we enjoy a fine camp dinner and campfire.
Yosemite High Country Basecamp Hiking Tour Day 2
After a sumptuous breakfast at camp, we will embark on our first day hike in the Tuolumne Meadows area taking in some of the popular sights and vistas. Then it's back to camp for another "outdoor gourmet" dinner and campfire.
Yosemite High Country Basecamp Hiking Tour Day 3
The same as day two, except your guide will choose a more remote and less crowded special location that is suited to the groups strengths.
Yosemite High Country Basecamp Hiking Tour Day 4
The last day of hiking taking in more Yosemite High Country sights and out of the way spots. Plan to finish up around 4pm or so.