I want to go on one of your Alaska Adventure Trips… What now?!
We know that traveling to remote Alaska can be a daunting logistical task, and we are here to help!
If you sign up on a multi-day trip with us, we provide not only free advice, but will also happily book your transportation, lodging and other logistics surrounding your trip and put it all together in one easy-to-manage package for you. We do not charge anything for this service (you pay exactly what you would if you booked all the pieces yourself).
If you prefer to make those arrangements yourself, we will, of course, offer all the advice we can. This page is a place to start. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions!
How to get here…
Wrangell-St. Elias is indeed off the beaten path, and if you’re looking for somewhere you can come for a few hours or a single day, it’s probably not your best choice. However, compared to the rest of Alaska, we are actually reasonably easy to get to. You can come by car, plane, van, or a combination of those three, and we promise it will be well worth the hassle!
Visit this page for details on transportation option to the park.
Where to stay…
We know that you’ll want somewhere comfortable and friendly to hang your hat before, after and/or in between your adventures with us! Fortunately, we have several great options for lodging in the McCarthy-Kennecott area.
We can also offer suggestions for places to stay in the Anchroage, the Copper Basin, Valdez, and throughout the state.
Visit this page for details on lodging options in Wrangell-St. Elias and beyond.
What to bring…
Please visit this page to download detailed packings lists for all of our trips.
In addition to the trip-specific items on these lists, there are a few things you should consider when coming to the Wrangells (and to bush Alaska in general)…
1. Cash. The only ATM in town is commonly out of service, and several local businesses do not accept credit cards. You’ll also want cash for tipping your guide
2. Bug repellant, sun screen, and rain gear. With these three items in hand you can easily face the three most challenging aspects of the Alaskan wilds!
3. Snacks. Although we do have a small general store in McCarthy, and there are several restaurants in the area, if you bring some of your own favorite trail snacks, you won’t be bound to the local supply chain to fuel your furnace for your next adventure!
Multi-day trips – What’s included…
All of our multi-day hiking, backpacking, rafting, climbing, skiing and multi-sport trips include the following:
1. Meals, snacks and drinks starting with lunch on Day 1 and ending with lunch on the final day.
2. Group gear, including cooking supplies, fuel, cook tent, sleeping tents, and, for hiking and rafting trips, technical gear such as crampons (if needed) and life jackets (rafting).
3. A knowledgeable and personable professional guide, who loves what they do and is looking forward to sharing an adventure with you!
We do arrange package trips as well, that can include transportation, lodging, meals and more. Refer to your pre-trip correspondance or contact us if you’re unclear on exactly what your trip includes.
Multi-day trips – What’s NOT included…
Here’s the additional costs your should plan for in relation to your trip with us.
1. Lodging and meals before or after the multi-day trip (unless included in an all-inclusive package).
2. Personal gear. You are responsible for your own clothes and other personal gear. We have some items available to rent. Please see our packing lists for details on your trip!
3. Trip cancellation insurance. Due to our remote location and small group sizes, we cannot offer any refunds within 30 days. We therefore highly recommend that you purchase trip insurance to protect yourself in case you have to cancel.
4. Souvenirs. Although you can stock up on cliche Alaska souvenirs in Anchorage, we highly recommend our gift shop in Kennecott that carries high quality crafts, many by local artists.
5. Tip for your guide. While our guides are paid professionals, tipping is standard in the industry and showing your appreciation for their work in the form of a gratuity is always welcome. If you’re not sure how much to tip we would be happy to give you some guidelines.