Private Adventures

Private Full & Half Day Adventures, Extended Trips & Guided Yosemite Trips

Want to experience an epic adventure but only have a day or two? We’ve got you covered! Join us for one of our full or half-day private trips, extended trips or guided Yosemite Trips. Take your family or friends rock climbing. Hike to an alpine lake for some cliff jumping. Rappel in the High Sierra, feet dangling over 200 ft of open air, with a beautiful view of the mountains. Or take a guided tour of Yosemite Valley to learn about all the local secret spots. You can also book a private backpacking trip anywhere from 2-12 days. 

These experiences are great options for groups. We’ve had bachelor and bachelorette parties, families, church retreats, youth group events, friends, corporate retreats and more. Furthermore, the Summit Lodge is perfect for hosting groups. We are located on Bass Lake, just an hour away from some of the most beautiful wilderness the Sierra has to offer.

Let our experienced guides facilitate an experience for you that you’ll never forget. Here are our options for day trips, but in addition to these choices, remember that we can always create a Custom Course to meet your needs.

Rock Climbing

Enjoy incredible views and stunning scenery while climbing up some of the Sierra’s renowned granite walls. Available to skill levels beginner-intermediate and ages 8+. A half day is 3 hours of climbing, plus additional time for travel to and from the crag (1-2 hours). A full day is 6 hours, plus travel time.

Half Day: $300 for up to 2 people, plus $50 for each additional person

Full Day: $400 for up to 2 people, plus $80 for each additional person


An epic day trip full of High Sierra adventure. Start the day with a rappel, challenging your courage as you hang off a 150 ft cliff and lower yourself to the ground. After the rappel, your group will have the option to do a short hike to an alpine lake for some cliff jumping and swimming in the sun or do some backcountry rock climbing. This day of adventure in the Sierra high country can be custom to what your group is looking for.

$500 for 2 people, plus $80 for each additional person


Experience the Sierra to its fullest with an overnight backpacking adventure. We offer trips to numerous locations in the Sierra backcountry and they are customizable to your length preference. Swim in alpine lakes, sleep under the stars and travel throughout Yosemite Wilderness. The trip can be a combination of adventure components (backpacking, rappelling, climbing) or just relaxing in the wilderness. We offer trips that are anywhere between 2-12 days long.

about $250 per day (Talk to us about cost! Prices may vary depending on adventure components)

Half Dome

Available only when the cables are down (Mid Oct, Nov, April & May if the weather permits)* In October the cables drop on the iconic Half Dome in Yosemite. Which means, no more crowds, no more heat, and no worrying about going through the hassle of a permit. Participants have the option of making this a day trip or making it a backpacking trip and spending the night in the gorgeous Yosemite Wilderness. These trips must be booked 1 month in advance.

Day Trip: $500 for 2, plus $140 per additional person
Backpacking + Half Dome: $250/person per day

Guided Yosemite Trip

Hire a private guide to show you all the secret spots within Yosemite National Park with our Guided Yosemite Trip. Swim in the Merced River, hike to the best views and learn about the history if the park. Whether you want to do an intense full-day hike, a leisurely Yosemite Valley Tour or a High Country trip, hiring a Summit guide will ensure your Yosemite experience is seamless, unique and unforgettable.

$400 for 1-4 people, plus $80 per additional person

We hope we get to meet you on a Private Trip. These options are available year-round (weather permitting).

What's Included?

Summit will provide all the technical gear (backpacks, climbing gear etc.) for any backpacking, climbing or rappelling trips. You or your group will be assigned 1-2 experienced guides to lead you though the experience. In addition food for courses longer than 1 day will be provided. For the Full and Half day trips lunch is an extra $10/person. Please note transportation is not provided except for Yosemite Valley tours (on request).

Customize Your Experience

Fill out the form below to talk to a guide before booking your trip! It is important to us to create an experience that matches your group (age, background, skill level, experience etc). After we arrange details, we’ll send you a proposed itinerary and a link to register and pay for your experience.


Discounts available for groups of 6+ participants as well as families. As a non-profit our mission is to make the outdoors accessible to everyone, and never turn anyone away because of cost. If this applies to you, or you want to ask us about discounts, please mention it when you fill out the form below.

Private Trips Interest Form

If you are looking at more than one day please indicate that in the section below.