Trip Descriptions

Basecamping:
Surrounded by snow capped peaks, alpine lakes, and huge glaciers, Iceberg is an Alaska dream in real life. Named for the iceberg filled lake that once filled the lower valley, Iceberg is a storied backcountry location. Known for unreal beauty, remote location, and access to a multitude of adventures, the popularity of this valley is well earned. Camp beneath glistening alpine glaciers, day hike to wildfowler meadows, or venture to the massive Tana Glacier.

  • Duration: 3-4 days
  • Difficulty: Easy-Hard

Backpacking Loops:
Backpacking out of Iceberg is all the enjoyment and reward of backpacking in the Chugach without the pressure of a Point-to-Point. There are alpine loops with possibilities for day hikes & rest days in seldom visited areas, long glacier traverses with multiple days on the ice, or a mix of both.

  • Duration: 4-6 days
  • Difficulty: Medium-Hard

Highlights:

  • A long, breathtaking bush plane flight through a large portion of the park.
  • Jagged peaks lining the valley
  • Watch hanging glaciers melt into alpine lakes below
  • Impressive, large scale landscape
  • Lots of big day hikes and backpacking loops
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: 
July-September

When: 
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

Iceberg (Backcountry Airfare From McCarthy Included)

Client:Guide Ratio & Price

Pricing per Number of Clients – 3 Day Trip
1:1 / $3,470 per person
2:1 / $2,160 per person
3:1 / $1,845 per person
4:1 / $1,785 per person
5:1 / $1,550 per person
6+:2 / $1,620 per person

Pricing per Number of Clients – 4 Days
1:1 / $4,270 per person
2:1 / $2,610 per person
3:1 / $2,220 per person
4:1 / $2,110 per person
5:1 / $1,850 per person
6+:2 / $1,920 per person

Pricing per Number of Clients – 5 Days
1:1 / $5,070 per person
2:1 / $3,060 per person
3:1 / $2,595 per person
4:1 / $2,435 per person
5:1 / $2,150 per person
6+:2 / $2,220 per person

Pricing per Number of Clients – 6 Days
1:1 / $5,870 per person
2:1 / $3,510 per person
3:1 / $2,970 per person
4:1 / $2,760 per person
5:1 / $2,450 per person
6+:2 / $2,520 per person

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Trip Prices

Iceberg (Backcountry Airfare From McCarthy Included)

Client:Guide Ratio & Price

Pricing per Number of Clients – 3 Day Trip
1:1 / $3,470 per person
2:1 / $2,160 per person
3:1 / $1,845 per person
4:1 / $1,785 per person
5:1 / $1,550 per person
6+:2 / $1,620 per person

Pricing per Number of Clients – 4 Days
1:1 / $4,270 per person
2:1 / $2,610 per person
3:1 / $2,220 per person
4:1 / $2,110 per person
5:1 / $1,850 per person
6+:2 / $1,920 per person

Pricing per Number of Clients – 5 Days
1:1 / $5,070 per person
2:1 / $3,060 per person
3:1 / $2,595 per person
4:1 / $2,435 per person
5:1 / $2,150 per person
6+:2 / $2,220 per person

Pricing per Number of Clients – 6 Days
1:1 / $5,870 per person
2:1 / $3,510 per person
3:1 / $2,970 per person
4:1 / $2,760 per person
5:1 / $2,450 per person
6+:2 / $2,520 per person

Trip Descriptions

Basecamping:
Surrounded by snow capped peaks, alpine lakes, and huge glaciers, Iceberg is an Alaska dream in real life. Named for the iceberg filled lake that once filled the lower valley, Iceberg is a storied backcountry location. Known for unreal beauty, remote location, and access to a multitude of adventures, the popularity of this valley is well earned. Camp beneath glistening alpine glaciers, day hike to wildfowler meadows, or venture to the massive Tana Glacier.

  • Duration: 3-4 days
  • Difficulty: Easy-Hard

Backpacking Loops:
Backpacking out of Iceberg is all the enjoyment and reward of backpacking in the Chugach without the pressure of a Point-to-Point. There are alpine loops with possibilities for day hikes & rest days in seldom visited areas, long glacier traverses with multiple days on the ice, or a mix of both.

  • Duration: 4-6 days
  • Difficulty: Medium-Hard

Highlights:

  • A long, breathtaking bush plane flight through a large portion of the park.
  • Jagged peaks lining the valley
  • Watch hanging glaciers melt into alpine lakes below
  • Impressive, large scale landscape
  • Lots of big day hikes and backpacking loops
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: 
July-September

When: 
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.

Iceberg
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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