Difficulty: Medium - adventurous people in good condition
Dates: July 14-25, Aug 8-19, 2018
Custom dates may be available, call for details.
Price: $4,200 ($500 more for single rooms/tents)
Anchorage, AK: We will meet you here for the van ride through the Chugach Mountains to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.
Glenn Highway: Beautiful drive to start out your Alaska Adventure!
Chitina, Alaska: Here you will board a bush plane for the half hour flight into McCarthy-Kennecott.
Kennicott, Alaska: Your base before and after your first wilderness adventure. A comfortable local lodge will be arranged for you.
Chugach Mountains: You'll have an amazing flight deep into the Chugach Mountains to get to your base-camp hiking destination at Iceberg Lake.
Iceberg Lake Basecamp: Your home for 4 days of hiking and exploring the surrounding valleys, glaciers and lakes.
Root Glacier: Optional Glacier Hike, Ice Cave Exploration or Ice Climbing here on Day 6.
Nizina River Canyon: Optional rafting trip from McCarthy through this canyon on day 6.
McCarthy Road: After leaving McCarthy, you will drive this 60 mile gravel road, the old route of the Copper River and Northwestern Railway that accessed Kennecott.
Richardson Highway: Beautiful drive to Valdez, over Thompson Pass and through lush Keystone Canyon.
Valdez, AK: Next destination and jump off point for the 4 day Alaska sea kayaking adventure!
Columbia Glacier Bay: Base for 4 days of exploration by sea kayak. Paddle around icebergs, hike for views, spot wildlife, and camp on comfortable beaches.
Hiking and Sea Kayaking Alaska Adventure Tour
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is the largest in the country, and one of the most spectacular; yet is far less crowded then Denali with many more acres of phenomenal mountain scenery. Prince William Sound has hundreds of calving glaciers, an abundance of wildlife and endless miles of shoreline just waiting to be explored by the small number of people who venture into it by kayak each summer.
This trip combines our favorite hiking trip with our favorite sea kayaking adventure - (2) 4-day wilderness trips linked together with transport, lodging, and additional activities. Take it from the locals – it doesn't get any better than this!
- 12 Day all-inclusive multi-sport itinerary!
- 4 days of hiking at Iceberg Lake - spectacular alpine scenery!
- 4 days of sea kayaking in Prince William Sound - calving glaciers and wildlife!
- Explore the towns of McCarthy and Kennecott
- Glacier hike, ice climbing or river rafting on the optional activity day