— Iceberg Basecamp Trekking —

The Details

Having been to Alaska once previously on a family trip, I looked forward to experiencing the remoteness, vastness, and beauty of the Alaskan wilderness that lies beyond the usual tourist routes. Wrangell-St. Elias NP is, in my experience, one of the best places to find Read More >

Tom W Backpacking Iceberg Lake Basecamp 2009

Remote Alaska hiking in the Chugach Mountains

Located 45 minutes south of McCarthy by air and nestled in the Chugach Mountains, Iceberg Lake is a hiker’s paradise. The veiws are impressive right from the airstrip, and they just keep getting better the further you hike. With sweeping views of the Bagley Icefield and a setting surrounded by rugged peaks and hanging glaciers, and you can see why Iceberg Lake is a fantastic destination for a base camping trip. Heading north, you can explore a sweeping glacier and alpine lakes. Hiking southbound yields expansive views towards the Tana Glacier and Bagley Icefield. Depending on the season, wildflowers abound in the stunning alpine environment. No previous experience is necessary and we welcome everyone to experience this unspoiled paradise!

 Trip Highlights:

  • Rugged scenery of the Chugach Mountains
  • Day hiking to beautiful alpine lakes and on moving glaciers
  • Magnificent views of the Bagley Icefield
  • Base camping near spectacular rugged peaks and hanging glaciers


2022 Backcountry Photography Trip

This year, we are hosting a special photography-focused mini-Backpacking trip at Iceberg Lake! Unlike our other basecamp trips here, this trip will be 5 days/4 nights long, move camp, and be focused on learning and practicing photography skills specific to the Alaskan backcountry. To learn more click HERE! To book, click “Availability & Pricing” on the left side of this page. Got questions? Check out our FAQ Page!

“A fantastic experience — wild Alaska at its best!”

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