Half Dome Summit Backpack Trips

Yosemite Guide Service offers the absolute most exclusive and less crowded method for climbing Half Dome. These private, stress-free trips won’t exhaust you and allow you to enjoy the adventure of climbing Half Dome with a short, relatively lightweight backpack trip. It is simply the best method to summit Half Dome for the most rewarding experience in completing the Half Dome challenge.


This unique trip can be achieved on a 3-day, 2-night outing, or arranged for a 2-day, 1-night trip.

Availability of permits may determine the length or duration of the trip. Contact us for more information.


Includes: expert guides, transportation, all camping equipment (stoves, cookware, water filters, group first aid kit, permits, maps, emergency transceivers, etc.), and the finest quality backpacking gear (backpacks, sleeping bags, ground pads, backpack chairs, hiking poles, and tents). Note: Trip is contingent on obtaining wilderness permits and Half Dome cable permits.


Couples, individuals, families or small groups




July 8th to 10th = 2 people (call or email for possible addition of one or two others).

July 31th to Aug 2nd or 3rd = 5 people (call or email for possible addition of another person).

Other dates available on request, contingent on availability of permits.