Mt. Whitney Backpack with Summit Ascent
via New Army Pass - 6 days
6 days / 5 night / Cost: $1,695.00
SWS Mountain Guides on a six-day guided backpacking adventure into the heart of the Sierra Nevada high country. Including a Summit hike to the top Mt. Whitney at 14,505 feet, Mt. Whitney is the highest peak in the lower 48 states and, as such, is an excellent climb from the backside or west side of Mt. Whitney. Our adventure is a great extended backpacking hike for the beginning or intermediate backpacker who wants to climb this peak via an adventurous 6-day trek: fantastic views plus many other mountains in the Sierra from high points along the trail. Our route is a classic 6- day adventure getting away from it all and avoiding the crowds. Spend time hiking each day and enjoying the quiet backcountry of the Sierra. We will work our way to Crabtree Meadows, where we will make camp for a day hike to the summit of Mt. Whitney via the John Muir Trail returning to our camp in Crabtree Meadows making our way back to the trailhead at Horseshoe Meadows. Space is limited to 10 clients with 2 guides. Permits and permit fees included. Book early, permits can be limited on Mt. Whitney during the summer. Give us a call if you have any questions.
Departure: Lone Pine, California / Horseshoe Meadows Trailhead
Group Size: 10 clients with two guides – 1:5/6 guide to client ratio
Experience Level: Beginners to Intermediate hikers, Previous hiking experience is needed with basic backpacking experience recommended.
Mt. Whitney Backpacking with Summit Gallery