Mono Lake - 3 Day Adventure

Explore Mono Lake, it's history, surrounding dunes and volcanic geology. This is an especially great adventure for families and is 4x4 sprinter van optional.

We'll meet you in Lee Vining, CA and then spend 3 days and 2 nights exploring the history and scenery of the Wild West and the Volcanic past of California. We'll see, first hand, the lesser known areas of Mono Lake which make this place significant both in geologic terms and as part of the history of the American West. We'll also walk through the amazing tufa towers that make this place famous and hike through a volcano with great views of the lake. 


All-Inclusive Option:

Professional 4x4 guidance and training, sleeping accommodations, breakfast, lunch, snacks, drinks, and dinner. Accommodations include safari-style rooftop tents with 2.5 inch firm foam mattresses or ground tents with comfortable sleeping pads, camp chairs, and all dining utensils.

Guide Only Option:

Professional 4x4 guidance, training, and safety while driving the back roads of Mono Lake. You provide your own tent, camping gear, and meals. In addition, we'll provide strong morning coffee (french press) and a warm fire to gather around each evening.


Vehicle options:

  1. Drive your own 4x4 vehicle with 8 inches of minimum ground clearance from the lowest point under the vehicle, a low range transfer-case, and a minimum of 31 inch "All Terrain" or "Mud Terrain" tires are required.

  2. Rent a 4x4 vehicle (we have options for you).


For this adventure you must also bring along:

Sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries, camp clothes, a warm jacket for the evenings, sturdy shoes for hiking, a headlamp, and a good community attitude.


By permit of the Inyo National Forest

2021 Dates:


April 16th-18th, Sept. 17th-19th


Guide Only:

Oct. 15th-17th (this one can be combined with Death Valley and the Grand Canyon for a total of 10 days of Overlanding) Discount applied for each additional day added to the Expedition. See Icons of the West Expedition for details.

Hotel stops in between locations.




$1200 per person

(min. 4 guests - max. 8 guests)

Guide Only:

$750 per person

$200 for children under 16yrs.

(min. 4 guests - max. 9 guests)

All-Inclusive prices are based on Double Occupancy of our tents.

3 Day

Call: 510.912.8618 or Email: to schedule your next adventure.

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Once you have booked your adventure or training you will receive an email with a detailed itinerary, waiver and gear/vehicle check list.