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Water & Ice: Two Day Package

The best of both worlds.

Trip Description

KWG’s two day package combines our two most popular local adventures. One day of exploring the magic of the Root Glacier, and one day paddling in Kennicott Glacier Lake.

Customize your package from the trip options listed for each day. You will have the opportunity to choose your preferred trips during booking.

Glacier Hike: Hike on a glacier! All of our glacier hikes start at our office in Kennicott, include a history tour through the Kennicott Millsite, interpretive nature hike on the Root Glacier Trail and exploration of the white ice of the Root Glacier. Click on the links below for a more detailed description of each hike.

Glacier Day Options:
Trip NameDifficulty &
Length of Trip
Highlights
Half Day Glacier HikeEasy
4-5 hours
Hiking on a glacier! See blue pools, canyons, moulins and more!
Full Day Glacier HikeEasy to Moderate
7 - 8 hours
Everything the half-day has to offer, just more of it!
Ice Explorer Climb & HikeMedium to Hard
7 - 9 hours
The best of all worlds from Glacier Hiking & Ice Climbing. Great for families with mixed abilities and interests and for those who want it all.
Full day Ice ClimbMedium to Hard
7-9 hours
Ice climbing anywhere is extraordinary. Ice climbing on a glacier is out of this world.
Donoho Lakes HikeModerate
7-9 hours
Take the full day glacier hike and add an amazing waterfall and stunning alpine lakes.

Packraft Day: Packraft on a glacial lake! Paddle your own boat around icebergs, explore the glacier’s edge and take in 360 degree views. Packrafts are inflatable, one-person boats that fit in a light backpack. A uniquely Alaskan experience.

Packraft Day Options:
TripDifficulty &
Length of Trip
Highlights
Glacier Lake PackraftEasy
4 - 5 hours
Paddle your own boat in the stunning setting of a glacial lake.
Hike and PackraftMedium
6 - 8 hours
Hike in, gear up, and explore areas only accessible by packrafts.

All Packages Include:

  • The same private guide for the entire package
  • Made to order lunches
  • Round-trip transportation from your local lodging to where we begin each trip.

Duration: 2 days
Difficulty: Easy-Hard

Highlights:

  • Ease of booking
  • Customizable options
  • Building a relationship with the same guide
  • Seeing glacial formations: waterfalls, crevasses, blue pools, moulins
  • Use packrafts to explore a unique, otherwise inaccessible landscape
Trip Details

Terrain Challenges: Uneven trail surfaces, loose rocks, short and steep gain/loss of elevation and walking in crampons on uneven glacial surfaces. Need to actively paddle your own packraft with a kayak paddle, in cold, glacial fed water.

Who: Anyone looking for 2 full days of adventure with the same guide

When: June-September

Where:  Our Glacier Hikes leave from our office in Kennicott and our Packrafting Trip leaves from the Footbridge in McCarthy.

Trip Includes
  • All technical gear required (trip dependent)
  • Experienced, friendly, knowledgeable guides!
  • Small or custom client to guide ratios, no more than 6 people to one guide.
  • Round-trip, local transportation to where we begin our trip.
  • A full array of medical, communications, and technical gear.
  • Extra layers if you forgot anything or couldn’t fit it in your luggage!
  • Day packs if you need one.

Trip Does Not Include

  • Guide Gratuity (recommended 10-20% of tour cost)
  • 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.
  • Pre & Post trip lodging.
  • Transportation to and from Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.
Water & Ice: 2 Day Package Trip Pricing

Client:Guide Ratio & Price

1:1 / $1,180 per person
2:1 / $730 per person
3:1 / $560 per person
4:1 / $460 per person
5+ / $460 per person

$40/child discount for all children 12 and under on all private day hikes (issued at final payment)
$20/person discount for AK residents & Active Military and family. Valid with current I.D. (Issued at final payment)

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Water & Ice: 2 Day Package Trip Pricing

Client:Guide Ratio & Price

1:1 / $1,180 per person
2:1 / $730 per person
3:1 / $560 per person
4:1 / $460 per person
5+ / $460 per person

$40/child discount for all children 12 and under on all private day hikes (issued at final payment)
$20/person discount for AK residents & Active Military and family. Valid with current I.D. (Issued at final payment)

Trip Description

KWG’s two day package combines our two most popular local adventures. One day of exploring the magic of the Root Glacier, and one day paddling in Kennicott Glacier Lake.

Customize your package from the trip options listed for each day. You will have the opportunity to choose your preferred trips during booking.

Day 1: Hike on a glacier! All of our glacier hikes start at our office in Kennicott, include a history tour through the Kennicott Millsite, interpretive nature hike on the Root Glacier Trail and exploration of the white ice of the Root Glacier. Click on the links below for a more detailed description of each hike.

Glacier Day Options:
Trip NameDifficulty &
Length of Trip
Highlights
Half Day Glacier HikeEasy
4-5 hours
Hiking on a glacier! See blue pools, canyons, moulins and more!
Full Day Glacier HikeEasy to Moderate
7 - 8 hours
Everything the half-day has to offer, just more of it!
Ice Explorer Climb & HikeMedium to Hard
7 - 9 hours
The best of all worlds from Glacier Hiking & Ice Climbing. Great for families with mixed abilities and interests and for those who want it all.
Full day Ice ClimbMedium to Hard
7-9 hours
Ice climbing anywhere is extraordinary. Ice climbing on a glacier is out of this world.
Donoho Lakes HikeModerate
7-9 hours
Take the full day glacier hike and add an amazing waterfall and stunning alpine lakes.

Packraft Day: Packraft on a glacial lake! Paddle your own boat around icebergs, explore the glacier’s edge and take in 360 degree views. Packrafts are inflatable, one-person boats that fit in a light backpack. A uniquely Alaskan experience.

Packraft Day Options:
TripDifficulty &
Length of Trip
Highlights
Glacier Lake PackraftEasy
4 - 5 hours
Paddle your own boat in the stunning setting of a glacial lake.
Hike and PackraftMedium
6 - 8 hours
Hike in, gear up, and explore areas only accessible by packrafts.

ALL Packages Include:

  • The same private guide for the entire package
  • Made to order lunches
  • Round-trip transportation from your local lodging to where we begin each trip.

Duration: 2 days
Difficulty: Easy-Hard

Highlights:

  • Ease of booking
  • Customizable options
  • Building a relationship with the same guide
  • Seeing glacial formations: waterfalls, crevasses, blue pools, moulins
  • Use packrafts to explore a unique, otherwise inaccessible landscape
Trip Details

Terrain Challenges: Uneven trail surfaces, loose rocks, short and steep gain/loss of elevation and walking in crampons on uneven glacial surfaces. Need to actively paddle your own packraft with a kayak paddle, in cold, glacial fed water.

Who: Anyone looking for 2 full days of adventure with the same guide

When: June-September

Where:  Our Glacier Hikes leave from our office in Kennicott and our Packrafting Trip leaves from the Footbridge in McCarthy.

Trip Includes
  • All technical gear required (trip dependent)
  • Experienced, friendly, knowledgeable guides!
  • Small or custom client to guide ratios, no more than 6 people to one guide.
  • Round-trip, local transportation to where we begin our trip.
  • A full array of medical, communications, and technical gear.
  • Extra layers if you forgot anything or couldn’t fit it in your luggage!
  • Day packs if you need one.

Trip Does Not Include

  • Guide Gratuity (recommended 10-20% of tour cost)
  • 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.
  • Pre & Post trip lodging.
  • Transportation to and from Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.

Water & Ice: Two Day Package
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