Water, Ice, & Basecamp: 5 Day Package

Package Description

If you are looking for the best variety the Wrangell St Elias National Park has to offer, this trip is for you.  We are offering 5 days of adventure tailored to you and your group.  This package combines our two most exciting local trips with the chance to fly deep into the heart of the wilderness for 2 nights of camping and 3 days of unforgettable day hikes.

As with our other packages, this trip is comes with the same private guide(s) for all of your days, allowing us to get to know you and tailor the trip around your needs.  This package is perfect for those travelers who are up for the adventure of a comfortable basecamp and who want to escape the crowds to experience the true backcountry wilderness.

For the time on the glacier, choose from a Full Day Glacier Hike, an Ice Explorer Climb and Hike, a Full Day Ice Climb, or a Donoho Lakes Hike.

The day exploring the Kennicott glacier lake involves paddling around in your own packraft using a kayak style paddle.  For the day on the Kennicott Glacier Lake, you can choose from a Full Day Packrafting Trip, or if you have previous whitewater kayaking or packrafting experience, we can consider one of our more advanced Local River’s Trips.

The 2 night/3 day basecamping trip involves getting dropped off in a small bush plane to any number of our amazing wilderness locations in the park.  We will work with you and your group to determine the best backcountry location based on your interests, objectives, abilities, and airfare budget.  If you are interested in a backpacking trip instead of a basecamping trip for this 3 day backcountry portion, contact us, and we can plan accordingly.

This package comes with all of our award winning customer service and planning.  In addition, we are offering after hours local ground transportation around the Kennicott & McCarthy area so you can see the unique and vibrant culture of the area.

Consider this package the ultimate highlight of any Alaskan vacation!

Difficulty:
easy very hard  (easy – very hard)

Trip Highlights:
Wide variety of activities with a private guide to move at your pace.  Fully customizable with options of vast wilderness experience away from other park visitors.

Terrain Challenges May Include:
Each possible trip will have a unique set of challenges that will be discussed during the planning processes.  However, it can be assumed that we will be traveling over some loose rocks, uneven ground, and off of groomed trails for a good portion of the trip.

Available Season:
June 7 – September 15

Timeframe:
2 days of lodge based front country day hikes, 2 nights/3 days of camping based day hikes.

2018 Pricing

Prices listed are a PER PERSON price, based on the number of clients in your group. These prices are based on one day of glacier adventure, one day of packrafting adventure, and a fly-out basecamping trip.

Due to variety in pricing for backcountry Fly-in destinations, pricing is shown at a starting price for the lowest cost fly-in destination. Final cost will be determined based on actual backcountry location chosen. Contact us to learn more about backcountry options and prices.


Water, Ice, & Basecamp: 5 Day Package Trip
Number of Clients2 Day Package total cost/person
1Starting at $2,849
2Starting at $1,849
3Starting at $1,529
4+Starting at $1,349
$100/child discount for all children 12 and under on package price (issued at final payment)
$50/person discount for AK residents & Active Military and family. Valid with current I.D. (Issued at final payment)