Backpacking in the Lake Tahoe backcountry (2 days)

A certified guide will take you on this fun and fascinating 2-days of backpacking in the Lake Tahoe backcountry, an idyllic, tranquil and picturesque region full of fantastic scenery and a diverse range of interesting animals.




Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Sierra Nevada

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip



  • Backpack through the beautiful backcountry surrounding Lake Tahoe!

  • Camp underneath the clear night sky and gaze at the stars

  • See some of the exotic and interesting animals that live in the area

  • Swim in refreshing and relaxing alpine lakes


The backcountry of Lake Tahoe provides endless surprises due to its raw natural beauty and pristine landscape and terrain providing some truly stunning settings, and I will guide you on this 2-days of backpacking around the area, where we’ll visit the beautiful forests and lakes that are in abundance and see the gorgeous animals that call this place home.

Situated on the border of California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe is the second-deepest lake in the United States, and is a veritable outdoor activity mecca in both Winter and Summer. There is a diverse range of flora and fauna in the region, with huge tracts of forest entailing many hidden waterways and exotic animals.

We will meet on the morning of the first day, where we will run through safety information, before heading off in to the backcountry. We will be backpacking through some astonishing landscape and terrain, as the massive tracts of forest lead down to Lake Tahoe itself, with several alpine lakes also nestled within.

We will be camping overnight in tents next to one of these tranquil alpine lakes, with a campfire also set up, where we can gaze clearly at the stars up above, free from the light pollution in the cities.

Hopefully there will be opportunities to see some of the animals that inhabit the area, such bald eagles, deer, osprey, coyotes, sage hen and the famous California black bear.

After breakfast on the second morning we will head to more of the lakes to relax and refresh, before walking back to the starting point in the afternoon, tired but happy at having backpacked through some absolutely startling scenery.

Backpacking through the Lake Tahoe backcountry is a perfect way to spend 2 days – book now to experience!

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Price per person

Group of 1
800 USD

Group of 2
400 USD

Group of 3
260 USD

Group of 4
200 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


  • Day 1Meet and backpack

    Meet in the morning, backpack all day, camp at night next to alpine lake.

  • Day 2Backpack and finish

    Breakfast, backpack to more lakes, go back to start point.


Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

Lake Tahoe


Tent accommodation

More info

Participants must be fully mobile and in good physical condition.


About the Guide


One of our certified guides will take you skiing and climbing to some of the best spots in beautiful California.



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