Alaska Base Camp Hiking Trips

Alaska base camp hikingWith a variety of plane-accessed destinations available, these trips can accommodate a variety of interests from day hiking to photography to technical climbing. Our Alaskan base camp hiking trips offer an excellent way to explore the Wrangell St Elias National Park without carrying a heavy pack.

Our base camp allows us the freedom to relax and explore the surrounding area without the big packs or committing itinerary of a point to point trip. You’ll spend your time hiking, exploring the landscape, and being immersed in the grandeur of the largest national park in Alaska.

Get deep into the pristine backcountry of Wrangell St Elias and discover true wilderness! Great for all ages and experience levels.

The prices listed are for a small group trip on scheduled dates. Custom/private pricing is available – just contact us for details!

Trip Details


Skolai Pass Basecamp Trek

When we picture the perfect setting for a base camp, the alpine tundra of Skolai Pass is right at the top. To the south, this remote valley is flanked by the exotic Hole-in-the-Wall Glacier with its seven icy tongues. To the north, the mighty Frederika Glacier lumbers down towards Skolai Valley. To the east, lofty Chitistone Pass is cloaked in wildflowers, dotted with pristine alpine lakes. All of our favorite elements of Alaska rolled into one great location.

Price : $1,625

Length : Multi-Day Adventures

Difficulty : Requiring Fitness and a Sense of Adventure!

Travel Dates : July, August

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Iceberg Basecamp Trekking

True to its name, Iceberg Lake is filled with icebergs; however, they aren’t the floating kind. In fact, most of the lake has no water in it at all and the icebergs are sitting on the ground! Located 45 minutes south of McCarthy by air and nestled in the Chugach Mountains, Iceberg Lake is formed because an enormous glacier dams up the river - which occasionally releases in a spectacular display of natural power.

Price : $1,700

Length : Multi-Day Adventures

Difficulty : Minimal Experience Required, Customized Based on Goals and Ability

Travel Dates : July, August

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Iceberg Basecamp with Ice Climbing

Try your hand at ice climbing in the remote Alaska wilderness of the Chugach Mountains on this 4-day base camp and ice climbing trip! Perfect for those who want to try a new sport and explore the rugged wilderness of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park!

Price : $1,995

Length : Multi-Day Adventures

Difficulty : Requiring Fitness and a Sense of Adventure!, Customized Based on Goals and Ability

Travel Dates : July, August

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Nizina Glacier Hike & Kayak

Located within a short bush plane flight of McCarthy, Alaska, the Nizina Glacier offers a spectacular setting for a remote, wilderness base-camping adventure. Surrounded by grand peaks, the massive ice flow of the Nizina Glacier will take your breath away, as it descends from the high snow fields surrounding 13,845 ft (4,219m) Regal Mountain. At the toe of the glacier, an iceberg-filled lake forms the headwaters of the mighty Nizina River. Day hiking opportunities abound and wildlife sightings are not unusual.

Price : $1,495

Length : Multi-Day Adventures

Difficulty : Minimal Experience Required, Customized Based on Goals and Ability

Travel Dates : June, July, August

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Ultimate Wilderness

From the rugged alpine of the Chugach Mountains to the iceberg-filled waters of Prince William Sound, the Ultimate Wilderness combines a 4 day base-camp hiking trip with a 4-day sea kayaking trip, all linked together with transportation, lodging and additional activities...

Price : $4,375 ($750 more for single rooms/tents)

Length : Multi-Day Adventures

Difficulty : Minimal Experience Required, Customized Based on Goals and Ability

Travel Dates : July, August

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Fan Glacier Basecamp Hiking

With stunning views of glaciers, and high alpine ponds to explore, the Fan Glacier Basecamp provides limitless day hiking adventures out of a cozy basecamp! Explore the glaciers and valleys of the Chugach Mountains on beautiful day hikes!

Price : $1,675

Length : Multi-Day Adventures

Difficulty : Minimal Experience Required, Customized Based on Goals and Ability

Travel Dates : June, July, August

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Historic Bremner Mine Exploration

The Bremner Mine is a 40-minute bush plane flight south of McCarthy, and is nestled in an alpine pass between the Chitina and Bremner Rivers. Designated the Bremner Historic District, this abandoned gold mine provides a unique glimpse into what it was like to be part of the great "gold rush" to Alaska a century ago.

Price : $1,750

Length : Multi-Day Adventures

Difficulty : Minimal Experience Required, Customized Based on Goals and Ability

Travel Dates : June, July, August

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