Trip Description

Wrangell St. Elias National Park is 13.2 million acres, so we can’t put all our spots on one website. In our many years of guiding in the park we’ve racked up a list of trips, locations and ideas that we keep at hand for a special occasion. This is that occasion. Let us share with you some truly special trips that allow us to deliver a truly customized Wrangell mountain experience. Get away from the crowds, see places seldom seen, and be part of discovering new backcountry treasures.

This trip’s higher cost gives you access to the broadest range of airfare options. This allows you to reach a larger scope of the park and us to create our most customizable and flexible trip.

  • Duration: 3-8 days
  • Difficulty: Easy – Hard 

Highlights:

  • A wide range of trips and locations custom tailored to objectives
  • Personalized itinerary and logistics
  • Storybook locations
  • Years of trip planning in the park put to good use
  • The excitement of exploring new places
Trip Details

Terrain Challenges:
Rocky/unstable ground, elevation gain and loss in short distances, steep vegetated hillsides, side-hilling, option of glacier travel

Who:
Novice campers to experienced backpackers

When: 
June-September

Where: 
We will meet you at your lodging or at the footbridge ½ hour before your flight time and provide transportation to the airstrip.

Trip Includes
  • Pre-trip planning.
  • Experienced, friendly, knowledgeable guides!
  • Small ratios: 1 guide for groups up to 5 people. 2 guides for groups of 6+ (additional porters may be requested for any group size at an additional cost)
  • Customizable itinerary.
  • Airfare into the backcountry.
  • Medical equipment, training and protocols to Wilderness First Responder Standards.
  • SAT phone & Delorme InReach.
  • Healthy, nutritious food customized to your tastes.
  • Cooking gear and fuel.
  • Backpacking pack (if needed)
  • Sleeping bag/pad combo (if needed)
  • Technical gear and equipment.
  • Personal tent(s) and group cook tent.
  • Leave No Trace and Bear Safety education/ ethics.

Trip Does Not Include

  • Guide Gratuity (recommended 10-20% of tour cost)
  • Day packs (for basecamping day hikes)
  • Personal clothing & gear. For further suggestions on gear you will want to bring from home (this might help you pack for your whole Alaskan vacation!) visit our Trip Planning Page for a gear list.
  • Alcohol in the backcountry.
  • Pre & Post trip lodging.
  • Transportation to and from Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.
Trip Prices

Hidden Gems (Backcountry Airfare From McCarthy Included)

Client:Guide Ratio & Price

Pricing per Number of Clients – 3 Day Trip
1:1 / $4,780 per person
2:1 / $3,135 per person
3:1 / $2,715 per person
4:1 / $2,465 per person
5:1 / $2,330 per person
6+:2 / $2,490 per person

Pricing per Number of Clients – 4 Day Trip
1:1 / $5,580 per person
2:1 / $3,585 per person
3:1 / $3,090 per person
4:1 / $2,790 per person
5:1 / $2,630 per person
6+:2 / $2,790 per person

Pricing per Number of Clients – 5 Day Trip
1:1 / $6,380 per person
2:1 / $4,035 per person
3:1 / $3,465 per person
4:1 / $3,115 per person
5:1 / $2,930 per person
6+:2 / $3,090 per person

Pricing per Number of Clients – 6 Day Trip
1:1 / $7,180 per person
2:1 / $4,485 per person
3:1 / $3,840 per person
4:1 / $3,440 per person
5:1 / $3,230 per person
6+:2 / $3,390 per person

Pricing per Number of Clients – 7 Day Trip
1:1 / $7,980 per person
2:1 / $4,935 per person
3:1 / $4,215 per person
4:1 / $3,765 per person
5:1 / $3,530 per person
6+:2 / $3,690 per person

Pricing per Number of Clients – 8 Day Trip
1:1 / $8,780 per person
2:1 / $5,385 per person
3:1 / $4,590 per person
4:1 / $4,090 per person
5:1 / $3,830 per person
6+:2 / $3,990 per person

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Trip Prices

Hidden Gems (Backcountry Airfare From McCarthy Included)

Client:Guide Ratio & Price

Pricing per Number of Clients – 3 Day Trip
1:1 / $4,780 per person
2:1 / $3,135 per person
3:1 / $2,715 per person
4:1 / $2,465 per person
5:1 / $2,330 per person
6+:2 / $2,490 per person

Pricing per Number of Clients – 4 Day Trip
1:1 / $5,580 per person
2:1 / $3,585 per person
3:1 / $3,090 per person
4:1 / $2,790 per person
5:1 / $2,630 per person
6+:2 / $2,790 per person

Pricing per Number of Clients – 5 Day Trip
1:1 / $6,380 per person
2:1 / $4,035 per person
3:1 / $3,465 per person
4:1 / $3,115 per person
5:1 / $2,930 per person
6+:2 / $3,090 per person

Pricing per Number of Clients – 6 Day Trip
1:1 / $7,180 per person
2:1 / $4,485 per person
3:1 / $3,840 per person
4:1 / $3,440 per person
5:1 / $3,230 per person
6+:2 / $3,390 per person

Pricing per Number of Clients – 7 Day Trip
1:1 / $7,980 per person
2:1 / $4,935 per person
3:1 / $4,215 per person
4:1 / $3,765 per person
5:1 / $3,530 per person
6+:2 / $3,690 per person

Pricing per Number of Clients – 8 Day Trip
1:1 / $8,780 per person
2:1 / $5,385 per person
3:1 / $4,590 per person
4:1 / $4,090 per person
5:1 / $3,830 per person
6+:2 / $3,990 per person

Trip Description

Wrangell St. Elias National Park is 13.2 million acres, so we can’t put all our spots on one website. In our many years of guiding in the park we’ve racked up a list of trips, locations and ideas that we keep at hand for a special occasion. This is that occasion. Let us share with you some truly special trips that allow us to deliver a truly customized Wrangell mountain experience. Get away from the crowds, see places seldom seen, and be part of discovering new backcountry treasures.

This trip’s higher cost gives you access to the broadest range of airfare options. This allows you to reach a larger scope of the park and us to create our most customizable and flexible trip.

  • Duration: 3-8 days
  • Difficulty: Easy – Hard 

Highlights:

  • A wide range of trips and locations custom tailored to objectives
  • Personalized itinerary and logistics
  • Storybook locations
  • Years of trip planning in the park put to good use
  • The excitement of exploring new places
Trip Details

Terrain Challenges:
Rocky/unstable ground, elevation gain and loss in short distances, steep vegetated hillsides, side-hilling, option of glacier travel

Who:
Novice campers to experienced backpackers

When: 
June-September

Where: 
We will meet you at your lodging or at the footbridge ½ hour before your flight time and provide transportation to the airstrip.

Trip Includes
  • Pre-trip planning.
  • Experienced, friendly, knowledgeable guides!
  • Small ratios: 1 guide for groups up to 5 people. 2 guides for groups of 6+ (additional porters may be requested for any group size at an additional cost)
  • Customizable itinerary.
  • Airfare into the backcountry.
  • Medical equipment, training and protocols to Wilderness First Responder Standards.
  • SAT phone & Delorme InReach.
  • Healthy, nutritious food customized to your tastes.
  • Cooking gear and fuel.
  • Backpacking pack (if needed)
  • Sleeping bag/pad combo (if needed)
  • Technical gear and equipment.
  • Personal tent(s) and group cook tent.
  • Leave No Trace and Bear Safety education/ ethics.

Trip Does Not Include

  • Guide Gratuity (recommended 10-20% of tour cost)
  • Day packs (for basecamping day hikes)
  • Personal clothing & gear. For further suggestions on gear you will want to bring from home (this might help you pack for your whole Alaskan vacation!) visit our Trip Planning Page for a gear list.
  • Alcohol in the backcountry.
  • Pre & Post trip lodging.
  • Transportation to and from Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.

Photo Gallery
Hidden Gems

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We are so grateful to the company and our guide, they really made this a dream day for me!

When planning our trip to Alaska, the one thing I wanted was to walk on a Glacier! Dear hubby contacted Kennicott Wilderness Guides and got it all set up. On 9/9/18 we were picked up by Payton, she was awesome and our guide for the day. After all paperwork signed she got us outfitted with crampons. We had a hike to the Root Glacier and along the way she was able and willing to point out lots of small and interesting details. Once we got to the glacier she made sure we had crampons on correcting and showed us how to walk in them. The the day just got better the glacier it was awesome and with her knowledge we learned so much, she had been there the whole season and hiked so much of the area, she gladly shared that info with us. Payton made sure along the way to make sure we were safe.  Absolutely if you want to walk and experience the beauty of the glacier get in touch with this company.

Deb W. from Sacramento, California

Root Glacier

Root Glacier

Duration : 2-7 days
Cost : $
Difficulty : easy-hard
The Fosse

The Fosse

Duration : 3-6 days
Cost : $$
Difficulty : easy - hard
Nizina

Nizina

Duration : 3-6 days
Cost : $$
Difficulty : easy-medium
Nikolai

Nikolai

Duration : 3-6 days
Cost : $$
Difficulty : easy - hard
Fan Glacier

Fan Glacier

Duration : 3-6 days
Cost : $$$
Difficulty : easy-hard
Skolai

Skolai

Duration : 3-6 days
Cost : $$
Difficulty : easy-medium
Wrangell Plateau

Wrangell Plateau

Duration : 3-5 days
Cost : $$$
Difficulty : easy-med
Iceberg

Iceberg

Duration : 3-6 days
Cost : $$$
Difficulty : easy - hard
Hidden Gems

Hidden Gems

Duration : 3-8 days
Cost : $$$$
Difficulty : easy-hard