Backpack to the top of Half Dome

Adventure hosted by Graham

5 days, Hosted in English
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Up to 1 person
Strenuous activity level
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Includes food, drinks and equipment

What you'll do

We'll start our epic trek at Curry Village in Yosemite Valley, eventually making our way to Half Dome to hike to its summit.

On our journey, we'll camp along the Illilouette Creek, pass over the top of Nevada Fall, hike a section of the famous John Muir Trail, visit beaches along the Merced River, and relax by the campfire.

On day four, we'll climb above the forests and scale the infamous Half Dome cables, finally making our way to the top. This is the ultimate Yosemite adventure.

What's included

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  • Accommodation
    3 nights in a camping tent, 1 night in a cabin
  • Food
    4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners, snacks
  • Drinks
    Water
  • Equipment
    Outdoor gear

Your itinerary

  • Day 1

    Trip orientation in Curry Village
    Check into Curry Village lodging in Yosemite Valley to meet your guides and fellow hikers.
  • Day 2

    Hike Mono Meadow to Illilouette Creek
    Take the shuttle to Mono Meadow then hike 3.5 miles to our camp at Illilouette Creek.
  • Day 3

    Backpack to Little Yosemite Valley
    Hike 5-7 miles (8-11km) over the top of Nevada Fall to Little Yosemite Valley.
  • Day 4

    Summit Half Dome
    Trek to the summit and eat lunch on top of the iconic peak before hiking back to camp.
  • Day 5

    Return to beautiful Yosemite Valley
    Hike the famous John Muir Trail along the Merced River back to Curry Village.

Meet your host, Graham

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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SYMG is a leader in the active travel and mountain guiding world, providing carefully planned and executed trips in the most spectacular wilderness areas of California. SYMG was started in 1991 by three friends offering hiking trips into California's mountains in hopes of more closely meshing lifestyle with work. Now, over 25 years later, we've shown thousands of people the beauty of Yosemite and the High Sierra and have been named one of the "Best Outfitters on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure Magazine.
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Where you'll be

Curry Village (aka Half Dome Village) is a 2.5-hour drive from the city of Fresno. We'll shuttle from there to Mono Meadow, hike to Little Yosemite Valley and then up Half Dome, Yosemite's iconic peak

2 reviews

Khoi
September 2018
Half Dome with Airbnb was one of the most memorable experiences I've ever done. After hiking earlier this year in Central and South America, seeing the US through a local's perspective was truly amazing. Our guides were insanely knowledgeable about the John Muir Trail, Mist trail, and into Half Dome. Our multi-day excursion included end-to-end support from the guides. Of course, climbing the cables was the highlight, as the view is stunning from the top. But more importantly, it was the climb to sub dome from glacier point (starting point) and after 3 days in the wilderness. Our personal abilities to keep the strength to push ourselves during these final stages of the trip was inspiring. We had a couple in their mid-60's who were bad*ss and almost life coaches who magically found us during this time in our lives. See their confidence and strength empowered me to continue on. We had a group of 10 in total, 2 guides included. They coached us every step of the way, some needing more support than others, and ultimately as a team, we all made it up and down half dome safely. Folks were crying tears of joy up and down the cables as it truly is an astonishing feeling of accomplishment. They took care of our food – some good old backcountry food was delicious. We had plenty to eat and in the morning coffffeeeeeeee. This was such a delight especially with the early sunrise hikes. One of best experience of my life thus far. Thank you Airbnb and SYMG!
Ryan
September 2018
Great experience!

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 1 guest ages 16 and up can attend.

    What to bring

    Backpack: 4,00ci (60-65L), with waterproof pack cover

    Sleeping Bag: 15-20 degree F. Down is lighter for equal warmth