Mt. Whitney Backpack with Summit Ascent
via New Army Pass - 6 days
6 days / 5 night / Cost: $1,495.00
Join SWS Mountain Guides on a six-day guided backpacking adventure into the heart of the Sierra Nevada. With 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 a great 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 hike. Fantastic views plus many other peaks 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 camps for a day hike to the summit of Mt. Whitney via the western trail. Returning to our camp and heading back to the trailhead at Horseshoe Meadows. Space is limited to 8 clients and two guides. Permits and permit fees included. Book early, permits are very limited on Mt. Whitney during the summer.
Departure: Lone Pine, California / Horseshoe Meadows Trailhead
Group Size: 8 clients with two guides – 1: 4/5 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