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California: 2021 Yosemite Park Expedition
Yosemite National Park offers a spectacular backdrop of green valleys, mountains and plains. Declared a national park in 1890, it is full of waterfalls and forests of centuries-old redwoods. It covers an area of over 760 hectares up to the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada. More than 3.5 million people visit it every year, who only visit the 7 miles of the Yosemite Valley. Thanks to our horses we will have the opportunity to visit much more, far from the tourist areas, to experience true unspoiled nature.
Shared guaranteed departure dates, minimum 1 person departing from Italy
Additional departure dates on request
PARTICIPANTS: MIN 2 MAX 12
Meeting at Rock Creek Pack Station at 7.00 am (expect to arrive at Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH) the previous evening and stay overnight in Tom's Place or Rock Creek camping). Meeting with the horses and departure, following the route towards Mono Pass until you climb Mount Starr, at 12,000 feet. We will enjoy an incredible view of the surrounding mountains and valleys dotted with mountain lakes.Then we will go down the other side, passing through Gold Creek and Mono Creek before camping at the base of a canyon for the night.
We will ride through canyons, pine forests and flowery plains, then turn north on the Pacific Trail to the Silver Pass. The camp will be made in a hidden clearing from which you can enjoy an incredible view.
We will continue north on the trail along which Mount Ritter and Banner Peak and the beginning of Yosemite overlook. We will pass by the Lone Indian basin and 5 lakes, the Fish Creek bridge to Horse Heaven where we will camp.
A day of rest and relaxation to be able to fish or walk in the surrounding nature. Those who wish can take a horse ride to the McGee Pass.
We will ride along the heights of Mammoth. We will pass the beautiful Lake Virginia and Purple until we enter the dense forest to the field at Deer Creek.
We will descend lower today, passing the Devil's Postpile National Monument, with its incredible rock formations. We will cross the San Joaquin River, then pass Minaret Creek and Johnson Lake. We will ride for another hour or so to reach the place provided for the camp at Lake Gladys.
Spectacular day passing by Rosalie Lake, Shadow. We will camp on the northwest shore of Thousand Island Lake.
We will pass the Island pass and then exit on the east side of the Sierra and one of the entrances to the Yosemite park. Superb view of Mount Lyell and its glacier. We will camp at Lyell Fork Canyon.
We will explore the area of Yosemite called Vogelsang: Lake Ireland and Evelyn of this alpine area.
Last day on the saddle to finish in one of the most beautiful plains overlooking the Sierra. Transfer back to Rock Creek. Pack Station where you will arrive between 16.30 and 18.00.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|From 26 July 2021 to 24 August 2021||€ 3,560|
(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner
Shared guaranteed departure dates, minimum 1 person departing from Italy:
Difficulty level: From ° to °°°°°
DURATION: 10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS
DIFFICULTY: °° (INTERMEDIATE / SIMPLE)
ACCOMMODATION: MOBILE TENTED FIELDS
HORSES: QUARTER HORSE
GAIT: 2-6 HOURS PER DAY IN THE SADDLE. We proceed slowly, almost exclusively at the pass because of the pack animals that accompany this trek.
TYPE : Mobile tented camps with horses and pack mules
The overnight stay is planned in mobile camps that will be set up every evening. Various types and sizes of tents are available. There is no shower, but the camps will always be near rivers and lakes; the use of soap near the sources is forbidden and bowls for water are provided on request. There are no services but a pit will be created not far away every evening. No electric light, but torches and candles. The cuisine is varied, with hot dishes and fresh products, every morning everyone will have to prepare a packed lunch as they wish.
Note: The itinerary described above is to be considered indicative. It may be subject to variations due to weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control.
Exchange rate 1 EUR = 1.08 USD
Exchange rate variations with fluctuations greater than 3% will result in an adjustment of costs and will be communicated within 20 days of departure.
The tariff includes
The tariff does not include
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
from € 1280 - excluding flights
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
from € 1120 - excluding flights
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
from € 1980 - Flights excluded
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