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.


Sierra Nevada

2 Days

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct




  • 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!


Day 1: Meet and backpack

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

Day 2: Backpack and finish

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




Tent accommodation

More info

Participants must be fully mobile and in good physical condition.

Meeting point

Lake Tahoe


About the guide

One of our certified guides will take you skiing and climbing to some of the best spots in North America. In the USA we offer trips in California, Colorado, Maine, Alaska, Oregon, Arizona, Washington, Montana, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Vermont. And in Canada, you'll find tours in Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 825 Each

Group of 2

USD 413 Each

Group of 3

USD 269 Each

Group of 4

USD 207 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Permit and entrance fees

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


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