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Thank you for your interest in booking a trip with Sierra Mountain Guides! If you have made it to this page, you should have already made contact with our office through this website, email, or by phone and received a price quote based on your custom specifications. Use the form below to remind us who you are and what trip(s) you are now booking. We will need to receive a deposit of 100% or 50% depending on whether the program is conducted in the continental U.S. or elsewhere. Please review our deposit and cancellation policy for full details. We will receive your payment and get back to you to confirm your booking and to give you the logistical information you will need to prepare for your adventure. Thanks again for choosing us and we look forward to connecting you to the mountains!



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Custom Pricing – Eastern Sierra

The Eastern Sierra is our backyard. We live and work here year round, and there is no place we would rather be! Custom prices are per person per day, based upon the length of the day and the guest:guide ratio. The chart below makes it easy to estimate the base price of any custom program we might offer in the Sierra. This is the price for the guiding and all associated group gear, permit fees, and all other administrative costs. Base prices do not include: any of your travel or lodging costs, porters, packers, rental equipment, or other additional items. We will customize any program to your specifications and we are happy to give you a price quote that is inclusive of any additional services. We arrange this at no extra charge to you and we often have access to special deals not offered to the public, that we extend to you. Ask about our group rates too!

Half Day: 4 hours
Full Day: 4-10 hours
Big Day: 10 or more hours, requires pre-screening by our staff
Multiday: any day with a night out for the guide on either end

SMG Price Chart for Custom Trail Programs

SMG Price Chart for Custom Trail Programs

Mount Whitney Zone Surcharge
Any trip in that accesses Mount Whitney, Mount Russell, Mount Barnard, and other peaks and destinations via the North Fork of Lone Pine Creek, starting or finishing at the Whitney Portal, costs an additional $30/person/day.

Outside of the Eastern Sierra

Custom prices outside of our home area are calculated the same way as our local prices and the guiding is based on the same rates. We add associated costs of: transportation and logistical elements, lifts, helicopters, snow cats, boats, small planes, porters/packers/jeeps, lodging and transportation, and any additional features or services as needed and desired. Some programs require that we go through a partner operator and we may then be subject to their fee structure and their policies. Full travel day or trip prep for the guide(s) is generally charged at $150 per guide/day and the guide is given a $50/day food stipend when away from home.

Costs of international programs can be difficult to estimate, but this is the general method we use. We love to travel and guide and planning custom guided trips within a budget is our specialty. Over the years we have become very good at it. We are certain you will not find an adventure travel agency, outfitter, or guide service that can do a better job putting together a custom guided trip-of-a-lifetime. at such a low price to value ratio, for the types of experiences we offer.