Yosemite National Park is a place of fantastic natural beauty. From the heights of Half Dome to the depths of the glacially sculpted Yosemite Valley, it is a wonderland of roaring waterfalls, impossibly tall sequoias, and breathtaking granite peaks. On this epic 5-day private adventure, experience firsthand why Yosemite is considered one of the crown jewels of the National Park System. This adventure is a hiker's delight, exploring the Yosemite Valley on day hikes from Granite Point and Mariposa Grove, Sentinel Dome, and the Panorama Trail. Each day offers glimpses of the park's icons- Half Dome ad El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, the Merced River, and the giant sequoias. At the end of the day, retire to a comfortable lodge, nestled deep in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Hike to impressive views of iconic Half Dome and El Capitan
Experience rocky granitic heights and deep wooded valleys full of wildlife
Soak in the nature-crafted wonder of Yosemite Valley
Meet your guide this morning for a full day of exploring Yosemite Valley. Explore the valley's highlights- deep valleys, beautiful meadows, towering giant sequoias, and vast wilderness. Based upon current conditions and your desired activity level, your guide will select a series of short walks or hikes, allowing you to truly immerse in Yosemite's spectacular beauty. It's a truly spectacular day of awe-inspiring sights. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon.
Meet your private guide this morning for another full day of hiking and sightseeing in Yosemite National Park. Visit the famous lookout Glacier Point, looming high above Yosemite Valley and directly across from iconic Half Dome. Set out on a short hike to the top of Sentinel Dome, offering 360 degree views of the High Sierras and Yosemite Falls, perhaps choosing to continue on an optional hike to Taft Point for views of Yosemite Falls and El Capitan.
This afternoon, visit the impressive grove of giant sequoias, some of the largest living things on Earth. Plan on seeing the 1800-year old Grizzly Giant, one of the largest trees in the park. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon.
For a final day in Yosemite, meet your private guide this morning and embark on the famed Panorama Trail. Offering stunning views of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, and Vernal and Nevada Falls, this hike begins at Glacier Point and ends in Yosemite Valley 3,000 feet below. The trail begins by traversing the far southeastern rim of Yosemite Valley, crossing the top of the Panorama Cliffs. Stop for lunch and to catch your breath atop Nevada Falls before following the Merced River back down into the Yosemite Valley. After a very full day, return to the hotel and relax at the end of your grand adventure.
After a final breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive back to the Fresno, Oakland or San Francisco Airport to return your rental car and board homebound flights.
Our professional mountaineer guides have been leading Sierra trips for decades, offering experience and know-how for excellent navigation through the park
This exclusive 5-day adventure covers the best of Yosemite: Half Dome, El Capitan, Sentinel Dome, and Glacier Point.
MT Sobek's legacy of preservation and protection enables us to operate over 30 Global National Park adventures.
Valley hikes, meadow walks, wildlife encounters, and stargazing.
A contemporary resort with an on-site spa, conveniently located just outside Yosemite National Park.
Expect sunny days and cool evenings, though rain, wind, or snow are always possible.
The best training for hiking is hiking. Work up to hiking similar distances with your daypack loaded with the same weight you will be carrying each day during your trip.
Black bears are the only bear here in Yosemite and they are quite docile. On most trips, you will never see a bear.
We offer this trip on a private basis with seasonal departure dates that offer great flexibility (pending availability). Click below to request dates and an MT Sobek Regional Specialist will be in touch to help organize your private adventure.
"MT Sobek took care of everything for our extended family vacation. Not a hiccup in the planning, the itinerary, the lodging or the guide. Everything in life should be so easy."
MT Sobek Guest
"I have traveled extensively around the world. The experience with MT Sobek was by far the best I have ever had. Thank you for such excellence."
MT Sobek Guest
Be the first to hear about exciting new adventures, last minute trip opportunities, special events and more.
Need help picking your next adventure? Call us or your travel professional to answer your questions.1.888.831.7526