Mt. Whintey sunrise

Alpine glow on Mt. Whitney



At 14’508 ft. Mt. Whitney is the highest point of the contiguous United States.  We take the slower, longer road to get there on this 6 day backpacking trip crossing onto the Pacific Crest Trail into the deep Sierra and all it’s grandeur.  We prefer this route for many reasons:

  • It is much less crowded than the main Whitney Trail
  •  Beautiful scenery of alpine lakes and breath-taking views
  • Starting the hike at nearly 10,000 ft. and spending multiple days makes for better acclimatization
  • Many options to lighten your load are possible, including pack services, luxury trips or hiring a porter
  • If you didn’t get a Whitney Trail overnight permit and don’t want to do a more technical route, this could be the perfect fit

We offer this trip several times per summer between June and October, including a women’s only trip, but can also offer exclusive dates for your convenience (must have at least 2 people to run a trip).