Winter Hiking and Snowshoeing in Yosemite

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Immerse yourself in the silent beauty of Yosemite National Park on a four-day hiking trip during the cooler winter months. At this time of year, there are fewer tourists and local wildlife is more active, making this the perfect holiday for animal lovers. With accommodation provided in your own shiny Airstream trailer each night, there’s no need to rough it o...
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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Strenuous

Highlights

    • Experience the beauty of winter at Yosemite when the landscape is draped in a blanket of snow and the silence of this famous national park wraps you in its peaceful embrace.
    • Spend each night at Autocamp Yosemite in your own private Airstream, an American camper trailer that began production in the 1930s and has become a national icon.
    • During winter at Yosemite, there are less tourists and local wildlife is more active, making this the perfect holiday for animal lovers.
    • Keep your eyes open along the trail for the chance to spot bison, elk, deer, wolves, coyotes, black bears, grizzly bears, and more.
    • Tuck into freshly prepared, delicious meals prepared by your leader, including hearty dinners served at a special roof-top grilling area at Autocamp Yosemite.

What's this trip about?

    Immerse yourself in the silent beauty of Yosemite National Park on a four-day hiking trip during the cooler winter months. At this time of year, there are fewer tourists and local wildlife is more active, making this the perfect holiday for animal lovers. With accommodation provided in your own shiny Airstream trailer each night, there’s no need to rough it on this winter hiking adventure. See the best of Yosemite, including views of Liberty Cap, Grizzly Peak, the Panorama Cliffs, Sentinel Dome, Glacier Point and Half Dome, on a highlight packed hike. You’ll also have the chance to strap on snowshoes for an epic trip out to Dewey Point which has stellar views of Yosemite Valley. This winter Yosemite small group hiking tour is so cool it’s hot.

Details

Itinerary focusOperator does not provide
Group sizeIntimate group - max of 10 people
Age range12 years and up
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityYosemite National Park
End CityYosemite National Park

Travel Themes

  • Hiking & Walking
  • Trekking & Expeditions

Destinations

  • North America
  • United States

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Travel Map

Day 1 Yosemite - Vernal and Nevada Falls hike

You’ll meet your hiking guide and group at Autocamp Yosemite and start your winter adventure with a hike to two of Yosemite’s crown jewels, Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall, along either the John Muir Trail or the Mist Trail, depending on conditions. While many of Yosemite...

Day 2 Yosemite - Dewey Point Snowshoeing/Hiking

Enjoy an early continental breakfast on the scenic drive into Yosemite’s high country where you’ll head up Glacier Point Road to the winter road closure at Badger Pass, the site of California’s oldest ski area. Here, you’ll strap on snowshoes and begin an epic trip ou...

Day 3 Yosemite - Valley Loop Trail Hiking

Today is a special day as you’ll be exploring the hidden highlights of Yosemite Valley, surrounded by a winter wonderland. Enjoy a continental breakfast then set off along parts of the Valley Loop trail to areas rarely seen by the average tourist. Along the way, you’l...

Day 4 Yosemite - Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Hike

On your final day, you’ll pack up and enjoy a hearty breakfast before leaving your cosy accommodation among the pines. However, not before you get to enjoy one last, special treat. Today’s hike will take you up close to Yosemite’s biggest trees – the Mariposa Grove of...

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Logistics

Accommodation

Airstream trailer (3 nights),

Transportation & Flights

Private vehicle,

Transportation & flights

Private vehicle
Guides
Your group leader’s role involves organising the overall operation and smooth-running of the trip, managing trip logistics and camp responsibilities. Our leaders are also fully qualified and experienced to lead all the treks included in this trip, therefore, your leader is also your trekking guide. In addition, they are responsible for driving the van and navigating across the country/state. The allowable driving times for drivers is strictly controlled in North America. This ensures our drivers are well rested and are not over-tired from too many hours on the roads. Please note that guides are required to take 8 hours off each 24 hour period to sleep, recuperate, take personal/down time/ etc. In addition, as part of the 8 hours off they must sleep/rest or be in their tents uninterrupted for a minimum of 5 hours each night. We ask our travellers to respect these requirements and to not interrupt guides’ time off and sleep time unless there is a true (life threatening) emergency.
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Travel insurance is compulsory on all our trips for those travelling internationally. We require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. If you are travelling within your home country or region please confirm before travel that you are entitled to access the public medical system easily should an accident occur. We strongly recommend all travellers have a policy that also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage or personal effects. For international trips, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24-hour emergency contact number has been sighted by your group leader or local representative. If you have credit card insurance your group leader or local representative will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number, and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and your credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country. For travellers who reside within the European Union, Switzerland or USA the requirement to purchase travel insurance cannot be compulsory. However the purchase of travel insurance is still highly recommended, and travellers from these regions who decline travel insurance when travelling outside of their home region must sign a Travel Insurance Waiver Form at the Group Meeting, recognizing personal responsibility for emergency medical and repatriation costs should they arise. For assistance with travel insurance or other services, please visit the link below: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/booking-resources/our-services
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PASSPORT You’ll need a valid passport to travel internationally and most countries require your passport to have a minimum of 6 months validity, so remember to check the expiry date. We need your passport information to get everything ready for your trip so it’s important that the information on your booking matches your passport exactly. Please take care to provide the correct details. We recommend carrying a copy of the photo page of your passport while travelling and leaving a copy at home with family or friends. VISAS & ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Many countries require a visa and obtaining the correct visa for your trip and any countries you may transit through is your responsibility. We recommend you check your visa requirements as soon as you have booked your trip. This will ensure you have time to prepare your documents and for your visa application to be processed. You can check the entry requirements for your nationality on your government's foreign travel advisories, consular websites or on our page here:  www.intrepidtravel.com/visa-entry-requirements
Health & Safety
Most national governments provide regularly updated foreign travel advice on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all destinations and activities on your trip. Please refer to our website's safety page for links to major travel advisories and updates on safety issues affecting our trips here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/travel-alerts We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, flight tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of our hotels have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. Your group leader or local representative will accompany you on all included activities, however, during your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests or relax and take it easy. While your group leader or local representative will assist you with the available options in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your Intrepid itinerary, and Intrepid makes no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Please also note that your group leader or local representative has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it's deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Intrepid's operational safety policies can be viewed on our website at the link below. We recommend that you take a moment to read through this information before travelling, and would appreciate any feedback on how safety is being managed on our trips. https://www.intrepidtravel.com/safety-guidelines PETTY THEFT AND PERSONAL SAFETY While travelling there is always the risk of pick-pocketing and petty theft, particularly in the more touristy cities. We recommend that you exercise caution when walking alone at night and encourage you to walk together and only on main, well-lit thoroughfares. Be particularly vigilant on public transport. Simple measures like carrying your day pack on your front, not hanging your bag over the back of your chair or on the floor and wearing a money belt will reduce any chance that your valuables should go missing.
Age Requirements
12 years and up
Additional Information
Finish point Autocamp Yosemite 6323 CA-140, Midpines Yosemite National Park 95345 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Trip ID
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