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Yosemite High Sierra Camps Hut-to-Hut

Explore Yosemite National Park's majestic High Sierra Camps through a hut-to-hut journey that takes you on a loop from the lush Tuolumne Meadows.
Starting point
Tuolumne Meadows
Finish point
Tuolumne Meadows
Duration
6 days / 5 nights
Tour type
Hut-to-Hut
State
California
Season
July - September
Technical level
Exposed and steep, not suitable for people with vertigo. Requires moderate hiking experience
Fitness level
Suitable for hikers, who enjoy consecutive long days on a trail
Price
From: 1,170$/person

Trek from the sprawling Tuolumne Meadows to the soaring peaks surrounding May Lake

Experience the unique High Sierra Camp lodgings

Ascend to Vogelsang Camp, the highest High Sierra camp

Marvel at the diverse scenery, including waterfalls, alpine tundra, and granite cliffs

Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow hikers at camps set in spectacular locations

Witness the spectacular sunrises at Sunrise Camp

tenaya lake

Bask in alpenglow at serene Lake Tenaya

Waterfall in Yosemite National Park, Glen Aulin Trail, California

Witness the dance of cascades

Lembert Dome reflected on Tuolumne River at sunset, Yosemite National Park, California

Embrace Tuolumne's meadows, where streams weave through

Light in the Forest, Yosemite National Park, California

Trek where pines tower on paths less traveled

Tuolumne meadows

Stroll beside serene streams in high-altitude peace

Tuolomne River Rushes Over Steps Of Granite In Yosemite

Discover hidden cascades in Yosemite's wilderness

Young woman near Tenaya Lake in Tuolumne meadows, CA, USA

Pause and ponder at Tenaya's reflective waters

Cascade Drops Into A Wide Pool Just Below Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp

eel the rush of high Sierra streams along your hike

Lake May, Yosemite, CA

Savor the hues of high Sierra camps at day's end

tenaya lake
Waterfall in Yosemite National Park, Glen Aulin Trail, California
Lembert Dome reflected on Tuolumne River at sunset, Yosemite National Park, California
Light in the Forest, Yosemite National Park, California
Tuolumne meadows
Tuolomne River Rushes Over Steps Of Granite In Yosemite
Young woman near Tenaya Lake in Tuolumne meadows, CA, USA
Cascade Drops Into A Wide Pool Just Below Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp
Lake May, Yosemite, CA

Self guided

Included in price

5x accommodation with breakfast in High Sierra Camps
Tour design and organization
Booklet with detailed itinerary and route instructions
Service and support during your hike
GPS navigation with an easy-to-use app

Optional Extras

Airport transfer
Lodging at Tuolumne Meadows Lodge

What to bring to the tour

Comfortable sports clothes
Insulation jacket
Spare socks, underwear and shirt
Gloves
Toilet paper
Snacks
Headlamp
ID card
Trekking poles if you are used to them
Extra layer
Rain jacket
Headwear
Sports shoes with good grip
Water bottle
Sunscreen
Toothbrush
Sleeping liner
Sleeping bag
Backpack 25-40 l
Some cash

When one thinks of Yosemite National Park, towering icons like Half Dome and El Capitan often dominate the imagination, symbols of nature’s grandeur and the climber’s ultimate challenge.

Yet, beyond these colossal sentinels lies Yosemite’s lesser-sung treasure – the High Sierra. This region of the park offers an exceptional loop hike that showcases the dramatic landscapes of Yosemite and reveals the serene beauty of its high-altitude wilderness.

This adventure begins in the expansive Tuolumne Meadows, a vast, verdant expanse woven with clear streams and dotted with granite domes.

Each step of the trail unfurls the park’s beauty in a new light, from the refreshing waters of Glen Aulin, cascading through lush valleys, to the serene expanse of May Lake, cradled by towering peaks.

As you climb towards Vogelsang Pass, the path challenges you yet rewards every effort with panoramic views that capture the heart of Yosemite’s untamed wilderness.

This loop, though less traversed than the paths leading to Yosemite’s famed granite cliffs, is no less spectacular, connecting five unique mountain camps.

Around ten cabins at each High Sierra Camp provide basic yet comfortable sleeping facilities, complemented by communal meals that bring hikers together under the vast Yosemite sky.

Beyond the raw beauty of Yosemite, we facilitate your adventure with comprehensive support – from securing your accommodations in these coveted camps to providing you with a personalized travel bookletGPS navigation tools, and 24/7 support. As such, you can fully immerse yourself in the experience with peace of mind.

Ready for the challenge and the beauty of Yosemite’s high country?

State

Mountain Hut System

High Sierra Camps

High Sierra Camps

The High Sierra Camps in Yosemite National Park offer tented accommodations that differ from typical huts by providing canvas tents with beds, linens, and family-style dining. These camps, set along a loop trail, allow hikers to experience Yosemite's wilderness with more comfort than traditional backpacking. Each camp has its unique setting and view, providing a distinct experience from the granite cliffs of Yosemite to alpine meadows and lakes.

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Things to know

Self-guided

Those who like a good adventure and limitless flexibility should go on a self-guided tour. We prepare the itinerary and book your accommodations while you enjoy the journey without our guide, being fully in charge of all the daily decisions. While you’ll have the full support of our team in case of any emergencies or concerns, a certain level of self-reliance is required.

HASSLE-FREE

We handle itineraries, accommodations, and anything else you prefer not to deal with, so you can enjoy a carefree hike.

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