Palisade Glacier Trek
Bishop, CA5.0 (2 reviews)
- New Trip Offering
- Ancient Sierra Glacier
- 5 Different Glacial Lakes
- Breathtaking Views
- 2000' Ascent up Big Pine Creek
- North Palisade & Temple Crag
- Stunning Campsites
- Mountain Solitude
Hands down one of the most exciting treks in the Sierra Nevada mountain range! Come hike with Wildland Trekking to one of the last remaining glaciers in the Sierra Nevada range, the Palisade Glacier. The glacier descends from jagged, granite peaks that are over 14,000 ft in elevation and are composed of what is known as North Palisade. We will also explore the Palisade lake basin visiting over 5 pristine, glacial meltwater lakes along the way. This trip is a must do in California’s less crowded, Inyo National Forest.
$1675 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 4
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
The first portion of this trek is on well maintained trails and involves a strenuous 2800′ ascent into the Palisade Lakes Basin. The route to the Palisade Glacier is completely off trail and involves scrambling over rough terrain including large boulders and talus. There are areas of exposure to vertical drops within 10 feet of the route.
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PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS TRIP
- Hiking uphill or downhill with a 35-45 lb backpack for 6-10 hours
- Maintaining balance and footing on extremely rugged, off trail terrain with large boulders and talus
- Hiking with occasional, moderate heights exposure
SOLITUDE LEVEL 3
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Sierra backpacking trip a solitude 3. You can expect hours of solitude at a time.
This trek begins and ends in Bishop, CA on Day 1 of the trip. Bishop is on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, not far from the border of California and Nevada. It is located at the junction of CA Highways 395 and 168.
Getting to Bishop requires having a vehicle. The main driving gateways are Reno, NV; Fresno, CA; and Sacramento, CA. Bishop is a 3 hour and 30 minute drive south of Reno on Highway 395; and it’s 5 hours from both Fresno and Sacramento.
Travel in perfect company by booking a private trip exclusively for your group!
Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.
Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations.
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 2 People: Rate x 2.5
- 3 People: Rate x 1.75
- 4 People: Rate x 1.25
- 5+ People: Rate x 1.15
*all rates are per person
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