Is my departure guaranteed? How do I redeem my voucher?
Due to high demand, departure dates are limited and book out quickly. All trip departure dates are pending permit availability, which is known 24-weeks in advance of the date. Please refrain from making travel arrangements until you have confirmed dates from Lasting Adventures. Departures are subject to change based on availability.
Once you purchase your voucher, detailed instructions will be sent to you with Lasting Adventures' contact information. Please reach out to them as soon as possible in order to secure the dates you desire as dates sell out quickly. Please note your departure is not confirmed until you receive confirmation from Lasting Adventures.
What dates are available?
Due to Yosemite National Park's strict permitting system, departure dates are limited. All trip departure dates are pending permit availability, which is known 24-weeks in advance of the date. Please refrain from making travel arrangements until you have confirmed dates from Lasting Adventures. The following dates may be available for request:
May 26 - May 29
May 31 - June 3
June 6 - June 9
June 16 - June 19
June 21 - June 24
June 27 - June 30
July 1 - July 4
July 11 - July 14
July 19 - July 22
July 23 - July 26
August 2 - August 5
August 8 - August 11
August 16 - August 19
August 22 - August 25
August 26 - August 29
August 30 - September 2
September 5 - September 8
September 10 - September 13
September 11 - September 14
September 13 - September 16
September 19 - September 22
September 26 - September 29
September 27 - September 30
October 4 - October 7
October 11 - October 14
How do I get to Yosemite?
The closest airport is the Fresno-Yosemite International Airport (FAT). From there, rent a car and drive to Half Dome Village or take public transportation via Yosemite Area Rapid Transit (YARTS).
What are the accommodations like?
Lasting Adventures will provide sleeping bags, sleeping pads, and tents, and you'll be camping in the Yosemite wilderness along high alpine rivers and streams.
What is the food like?
Enjoy gourmet, backcountry cuisine (except Day 1 and breakfast on Day 2, as you'll be in the front country for those meals). Lasting Adventures is able to meet almost all dietary limitations, so please let them know ahead of time if you have any restrictions.
How much extra money should I budget?
This trip will cover most of your expenses, but plan to bring cash for dinner on Day 1 and breakfast on Day 2 as those meals are not included in the trip price. Plan to bring a little extra if you would like to purchase souvenirs either before or after the trip as well. Gratuities for your guides are not included.
What do I need to bring?
Lasting Adventures will send a detailed packing list upon booking, but plan on bringing clothing that is easy to layer, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, hiking boots, waterproof shell, trekking poles (if you prefer your own), day pack, flashlight, and water bottle.
How many people are on each trip?
Lasting Adventures strives for a ratio of no more than 1:5. The largest backpacking trip would have 8-10 clients with at least two guides, if not three. Lasting Adventures embraces small group sizes to maximize your experience.
Can I park my car somewhere?
Yes, in the Half Dome Village large parking lot, where you'll meet your group and guides.
Can I leave extra luggage somewhere?
Yes, either in your vehicle or in one of Lasting Adventures' vehicles if you prefer. Scented items (e.g. toiletries and food) must be stored in bear-proof containers, which are available and free to use in the parking area.
Should I purchase travel insurance? If so, do you have a recommended provider?
We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance for all trips. Travel insurance allows you to seek reimbursement if you are forced to cancel your trip for unforeseeable reasons, or if you need to cover medical help, emergency transport, and/or theft or accidental damage while traveling. For travel insurance, we recommend World Nomads as a provider.
Can I cancel the trip?
Book confidently with Free Cancellations within 72 hours of booking. After 72 hours, cancellation fees will apply. Cancellations are subject to the full discretion of Lasting Adventures. For more information on our Travel Cancellation Policy please Click Here.