Alaska Base Camp Hiking Trips

Alaska base camp hiking

Discover true wilderness…

Fly deep into the pristine backcountry of Wrangell – St. Elias and set up a central camp, exploring the surrounding area on day hikes or paddles. Each basecamp destination provides a staging ground for epic adventures without the burden of a heavy backpack or a committing point-to-point itinerary. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Alaska’s largest National Park.

Recommended for

  • Beginner campers
  • Families with younger children
  • Groups with mixed abilities and interests
  • Hikers with injuries that may prevent them from carrying a heavy pack
  • Hikers looking for a more relaxing experience. Please note that all the terrain in the Wrangells is quite rugged so some level of athleticism and a sense of adventure is always required to get around the wilderness.

What’s Included

  • Customized trip planning
  • Orientation and a Gear Shakedown
  • Your professional guides
  • Scenic bush flights in and out of the backcountry
  • All the food while you’re in the backcountry
  • Group gear and technical equipment

Adventures with Ease

We know this area can be a little tricky, logistically speaking, so we’re here to help! We can arrange transportation to and from the Wrangells, local lodging, and other local activities before and after the backcountry trip. Upgrade your backcountry adventure to a Trip Package!

Group & Private Trips

All of our Basecamp trips are offered in a Private Trip format and custom dates are available. Our Fan Glacier Basecamp is also available in a Group Trip format. Contact our Expedition Coordinator to start planning your trip! CLICK HERE to schedule a call at a time that works well for you.

 

Trip Details


Iceberg Lake mini-Backpacking

Located in a valley surrounded by the rugged towering peaks of the Chugach Mountains, Iceberg Lake is know for it's excellent day hiking and impressive mountain views! With incredible views right form the airstrip, they only get better as you explore up and down the valley with the numerous day hiking opportunities!

Price : $2,820

Length : Multi-Day Adventures

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

Travel Dates : June, July, August, September

LEARN MORE

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.

Alaska glacier kayak

Price : $2,065

Length : Multi-Day Adventures

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

Travel Dates : June, July, August

LEARN MORE

Three-Day Ice Climbing Camp

Spend 3 days out on the Root Glacier learning climbing technique, ropework, anchors, and other technical skills from our friendly and knowledgeable guides!

glacier ice climber with blue pool

Price : $995

Length : Multi-Day Adventures

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

Travel Dates : May, June, July, August, September

LEARN MORE

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 : $2,550

Length : Multi-Day Adventures

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

Travel Dates : June, July, August, September

LEARN MORE

Bremner Mine Basecamp Hiking

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 : Starting at $2,690

Length : Multi-Day Adventures

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

Travel Dates : June, July, August

LEARN MORE

Wrangell Plateau Basecamp

Offering pleasant tundra hiking, views up toward the broad summit of Mt. Wrangell, and a fantastic day hike to a thundering waterfall, Wrangell Plateau is the ideal location for a basecamp mini-backpacking trip!

flowing glaciers in wrangell mountains

Price : $2,330

Length : Multi-Day Adventures

Difficulty : Minimal Experience Required

Travel Dates : June, July, August

LEARN MORE


Start typing and press Enter to search