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1 877 MTN-CLIMB (686-2546)
Trans Sierra Trek to Mt. Whitney
Sierra Nevada, Sequoia National Park- 11 days

A hiking odyssey across the Sierra Nevada along the famed High Sierra Trail to the highest peak in the lower 48 states - Mount Whitney. An 83-mile trek through spectacular and little-seen mountain terrain across Sequoia National Park including high passes, deep canyons and beautiful alpine lakes. Along the way we travel along the entire High Sierra Trail and portions of the John Muir and Pacific Crest trails through the largest road-less area in the United States outside Alaska.

For backpackers and trekkers with some previous experience, this can be a trek of a lifetime. We begin our adventure on the west side of the Sierra near the Giant Sequoia's of Sequoia National Park and finish on the east side of the Sierra after a summit of Mt. Whitney (14,495 ft). We exit out the Golden Trout Wilderness and spend our last night in the Eastern Sierra town of Lone Pine.

Along the way we visit the amazing Valhalla area with the huge rock face Angel Wings towering above, make our way down the Big Arroyo and on to the Kern Canyon where we have a relaxing soak in a natural hot spring. The second half of the trip takes up towards Crabtree Meadows and the Whitney area. We basecamp close to Whitney and then summit Whitney with lightweight packs. The last leg takes us into the Golden Trout Wilderness, over Cottonwood Pass and out the Horseshoe Meadows trail head.

A van shuttle returns us around the southern "horn" of the southern Sierra Nevada back to our original meeting point on the West side of Sequoia National Park. Along the way you'll enjoy delicious backcountry cuisine prepared by your guide and explore the isolated interior of the Sierra.

Our itinerary is purposefuly relaxed with a good mix of light trail days and some longer days to give you more time to immerse yourself into the grandeur of the Sierra Nevada.

Come join us on our High Sierra trekking odyssey.


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    Location: We meet in the Lodgepole area of Sequoia National Park the night before the first day and return to Lodgepole on the last day.

    Food: At California Alpine Guides we strive to provide healthy and delicious meals. We like to call it "backcountry gourmet". Breakfast and dinner, as well as hot drinks are provided by your guide / backcountry chef while in the field. Choices include freshly prepared meals and freshly baked items. We like to eat well in the Wilderness so you will too! Special diets can be accommodated

    Level: Very good physical conditioning is required. Some previous backpacking experience is required with the ability to hike 10 to 12 miles a day with an overnight pack.

Dates 2015: Aug 13-23

Cost: $1800 per person


  • One nights lodging in Lone Pine at the end of the trip.
  • Campground on the night before the trek starts
  • Breakfast and dinner while in the field
  • Professional mountain guides
  • Van shuttle back from Lone Pine back to the West Side
  • All group camping gear and permits.

This trip is operated under a special use permit by the Inyo National Forest and an incidental business permit issued by Sequoia National Park

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