Our journey kicks off at the Cottonwood Lakes trailhead and concludes at the Cottonwood Pass trailhead. These trailheads are conveniently positioned side by side. The beauty of this loop is that it doesn’t necessitate any car shuttle arrangements, and what’s even better, there’s no redundancy in our trail experience! We camp our first night at Cottonwood Lake, before heading over New Army Pass. From there we meet the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) as we head towards Big Whitney Meadows. On the final day, we head over Cottonwood Pass, and back to the trailhead.


Price includes guiding, permits, group camping gear, tents, kitchen gear, and all meals. Our meals are healthy and prepared by your guide before the trip. We use good quality dehydrated ingredients to make a variety of delicious, protein-packed meals. We rarely serve pre-packaged dehydrated meals.


No prior backpacking experience required, but you should be in good physical shape. For proper acclimatization, we suggest spending at least one night at a moderate altitude, higher than 8,000 feet, just prior to the start of the journey. See our detailed tips on acclimatizing an physical training in the “Resources” tab.