— Skolai Pass Mini-Backpacking —
- Trip Length: 4 Days
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Total Mileage: 20mi
- Total Elevation Gain/Loss: 4,000′
- Private Solo – $4,650
- Private 2 Participant – $3,075/person
- Private 3-6 Participant – $2,550/person
- Group – $2,200/person
- Group Trip Dates:
July 16-19, 2023
Aug 1-4, 2023
Private Trips with custom dates are available.
- Trip Itinerary / Download PDF
- Equipment List
- Photo Gallery
An adventure through a tundra wonderland!
The Skolai Valley is a lush and vast landscape of colorful tundra, misty waterfalls, and enormous glaciated peaks. Picturesque in every way, this route allows you to explore a magnificent area of the Park without the burden of having to move camp every night. Split your time between backpacking to extra special camping spots and day hiking from there to explore every nook and cranny of this lush and vibrant wilderness.
- Moderate tundra hiking
- Opportunities for wildlife sightings
- Perfect for beginner backpackers
- Expansive views of the Alaskan wilds
- Wildflowers everywhere
- Up close views of the Seven Sisters!
- Professional guide(s) – 4:1 ratio
- Stunning 25min bush flights in and out of the backcountry
- All the food on the trip
- Group gear (bear canisters, cookware, fuel, tents*)
*We recommend that you bring your own tent, if possible.
What’s not Included?
- Personal camping and hiking gear (see Equipment List)
- Logistics surrounding your trip
You’ll need to be in McCarthy the day before your trip begins for an Orientation and Gear Shakedown. You’ll meet your guide, grab group gear and make sure you are fully prepared to go into the backcountry.
Please account for a full day for travel both to and from McCarthy and the next Alaskan destination. We don’t recommend leaving McCarthy the last day of your trip as this cuts significantly into your last backcountry day and usually makes for a very hectic drive.
If you are planning your trip +2 months before your trip start date, upgrade to a Trip Package! A Trip Package will include transportation to/from McCarthy, local lodging, and any other local activities you’re interested in. We charge a non-refundable $50 Trip Package fee per person for this service.
Get in Touch!
Looking to book a Private Trip or not sure if this is the right trip for you? Schedule a call with our Expedition Coordinator – she’ll help you narrow down which trip is best for you and answer any questions you have about our trips, the local area, or surrounding logistics!
CLICK HERE to schedule a call at a time that works well for you.
“A fantastic experience — wild Alaska at its best!”
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