Spring/Fall Yosemite Basecamp Tour
Yosemite, California5.0 (6 reviews)
- Iconic Yosemite Views
- Stunning Waterfalls
- Diversity of Hikes
- Towering Granite Domes
- Fascinating Glacial History
- Giant Trees - One 3,000+ Years Old!
- Yosemite Valley Minus Summer Crowds
Our Spring/Fall Basecamp Tour in Yosemite Valley is a truly unique opportunity to experience the heart of Yosemite National Park in its best seasons. Lying at just 4,000 feet in elevation, “The Valley” has moderate winters, perfect shoulder seasons (spring and fall) and summers are quite hot. This trip allows our guests to enjoy the most comfortable seasons in the Park, a time that has the most impressive waterfall flows because of high mountain snowmelt (spring) and some of the most solitude one can find in the Valley!
We’ll set up a comfortable basecamp in one of Yosemite Valley’s campgrounds, and each day set out on hikes to waterfalls, amazing view points, edges of sheer cliffs, and more! Each evening we’ll return to camp for wonderful outdoor meals, campfires, and relaxation.
$1490 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 2
Our difficulty ratings are based on a scale of 1-5, tours with a rating of 1 being least difficult, tours with a rating of 5 being most difficult
- Backpack Weight:
- 10 pounds
- Daily Hiking Distances:
- 5-9 miles
- Most Elevation Loss:
- 3000 feet day hiking
- Most Elevation Gain:
- 3000 feet day hiking
- Quality of Trails:
- Well maintained
- This trip features a series of day hikes, so pack weight is under 10 pounds. We are on maintained trails, but there is significant elevation gain and loss on many of our hikes.
- be active and healthy
- exercise several times per week
- be comfortable hiking 6-8 miles per day in hilly or mountainous terrain with occasional breaks
SOLITUDE LEVEL 2
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Yosemite trip a solitude 2. You can expect as much as an hour of solitude at a time.
TRAVEL TO CURRY VILLAGE IN YOSEMITE
You’ll meet your hiking guide and group in Curry Village in Yosemite Valley around 8 AM the morning the trip begins. Your guide will be in contact approximately 2 weeks before your trip and will specify the exact location of the rendezvous at that point. You can park your personal vehicle at Curry Village for the duration of the trip.
Most of our guests drive personal or rental vehicles to Yosemite, but you can also travel to and from Yosemite National Park using train and bus options from much of California:
From Fresno: Yosemite Area Rapid Transit (YARTS) is offering 4 bus rides each direction from Fresno to Yosemite Valley. If you’re not renting a vehicle, this is the simplest way to reach Yosemite.
From Other California Cities: by rail on the Amtrak San Joaquin Train to the city of Merced (serviced by most large cities in California) or by Amtrak “Thruway” Bus Service from Merced to Yosemite Valley. To book your trip, use Amtrak’s Online Reservation Service to book round-trip Amtrak travel to “YOS” (Yosemite Valley).
California does not charge sales tax on services, so there is no sales tax for this trip.
All trips in Yosemite National Park have a 5% fee required by the National Park Service. This fee is applied when your reservation is made and is passed through directly to the national park.
There are no other taxes or fees associated with this trip. Feel free to give us a call at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) with any questions!
Traveling in perfect company is a wonderful thing! With our private trip offerings you can book a trip exclusively for your group. Whether it’s with family, friends or colleagues, private trips are a fun and enriching way to explore the outdoors.
Private trip pricing is based on a sliding scale, depending on the number of people in your party. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax and national park fees (where applicable) or guide gratuity. Give us a call at 800-715-HIKE to get the ball rolling!
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 2 People: Rate x 2
- 3 People: Rate x 1.3
- 4-5 People: Rate x 1.2
- 6-8 People: Rate x 1.1
- 9-12 People: Rate x 1
*all rates are per person