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5 Day Iceberg Lake Fly-in Base Camp: Wrangell St. Elias National Park Alaska

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An Alaska wilderness basecamp adorned with glaciers, high peaks, lakes and tundra. Enjoy National Park camping, panoramic views and amazing day hikes. The scenic flight in is a treat in itself.

Tour Activities

Guided Hiking
Camping
Scenic Flights

Trip Length

5-Days, 4-Nights

Price Includes

Meals Listed in Itinerary
Instruction
Group Camping Gear
Tents & Sleeping Kit
Guide Services
Flights listed in Itinerary
Park Fees

Average Price

$ 1995

Difficulty

Easy (flexible for all abilities)

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Backpack Wrangell St. Elias National Park -
For small groups, families and private trips!

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A flight brings us up the Tana River Valley from McCarthy before landing near Iceberg Lake. Adorned with glaciers, high peaks, and tundra, this area offers endless views and day hike opportunities. From camp we spend each day hiking various directions along the tundra or up onto the alpine ridges. A great family experience.

Day 1- Meet in Valdez. We suggest getting to Valdez the day before departure. We spend an hour or so reviewing gear and packing the backpacks. We then drive north to Chitina (2 hrs) where we catch a small plane flight to the ghost town of McCarthy to catch our next flight deep into the park. After being dropped by bush plane, we take a short hike to set you base camp.
(Lunch Dinner)

Day 2-4 -For 3 days we will explore the many options to hike in the region. We can hike out toward the massive Tana Glacier through the tundra covered hillsides.

Heading North, we can walk on a more accessible Glacier end have the chance to explore the ice with crampons. We can also hike up the ridge through fields of wildflowers and glacier erratics

Motivated groups can venture upward to bag a peak or more alpine ridges. The views are amazing.
(Breakfast Lunch Dinner)

Day 5- We will have a relaxing morning and a chance to pack up before the plane picks up the group. We fly out 2-3 at a time. Upon returning to McCarthy we will have time to explore town before catching the next flight to Chitina and driving in the Van back to Valdez. The trip ends when we return to Valdez in the early evening.
(Breakfast Lunch)

This itinerary was designed for groups or families that are not looking to carry a heavy backpack for miles at a time, but would still like to get into the backcountry to experience Alaska's wild lands.  We get out on day hikes that are equal in beauty to any major backpacking expedition.

 

5 Day Iceberg Lake Fly-in Base Camp

5 Day Iceberg Lake Fly-in Base camp
Trip Date / Group Size
Price Group
Price Private
Notes
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Custom Dates / 2 people
$1995
$2245
Based on group of 2 plus 1 guide
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Custom Dates / 3 people
$1900
$2150
Based on group of 3 plus 1 guide
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Custom Dates / 4 people
$1850
$2100
Based on group of 4 plus 1 guide
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Custom Dates / 5 people
$1940
$2190
Based on group of 5 plus 2 guides
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Date Notes:

We offer this trip on a custom basis. We suggest this itinerary between July 1 and Early September.

Price Notes:

Final group size will determine the final price. Group prices are listed for those who don't mind others joining you on your trek. We offer custom trip prices for those who want to keep the group to just who sign up under your reservation. The total group size determines the final price. The maximum guest to guide ratio is 4:1.

5 Day Iceberg Lake Fly-in Base Camp

Gear supplied by Pangaea Adventures

  1. Group Camping Equipment
  2. Tents
  3. Sleeping Bags and Pads
  4. Crampons
  5. Backpacks available to rent ($40 per trip)
  6. Meals as listed
  7. Treking poles
  8. All cooking utensils and equipment
  9. All safety gear and first aid kits

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Gear Lists:
Day Tour Clothing List (90kb)
Kayak Camping Tour Gear/Clothing List (60kb)
Mothership or Lodge Based Tour Gear/Clothing List (99kb)
Multi-Sport Gear/Clothing List (38kb)

Forms to fill out and return to Pangaea Adventures:
Guest Questionnaire (72kb)
Participant Release Form (36kb)


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5 Day Iceberg Lake Fly-in Base Camp

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Point to Point Backpacking

  Tour Name Basic Description Price Adult Price Child  
  5 Day
Donoho Wilderness

Hike over the Root Glacier with Crampons. Camp with views of ice falls and towering peaks. A great escape without having to hire a bush plane. Moderately strenuous. An out and back route to Donoho Lakes.

$ 1195 $

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  5 Day
Allies Valley to
Bremner Mine

Take flight in a small plane to Allies Valley to start a great hike to Bremner Mine. Over 5 days we will wonder over open tundra and rocky passes.

$ 2150 $

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  6 Day
Skolai Pass to
Wolverine

A flight in a small plane to Skolai Pass starts an incredible journey. Enjoy hiking above treeline in the Alpine Tundra. Great views of Mt. Bona. Moderately strenuous. A flight brings us back out to McCarthy.

$ 2105 $ Details
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  4 Day Shoup &
Anderson Glacier
Backpack
Motor to Shoup Bay and hike from tide water to alpine tundra. A challenging yet rewarding journey. Glacier wonderland. $ 870 $ Details
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Custom
Backpacking Trips

If the trips listed above don't fit what you are looking for, then give us a call to design the right trip. Wrangell St. Elias National Park offers endless opportunities for adventure. Call Call Details
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Base Camp Trips

  Tour Name Basic Description Price Adult Price Child  
  4 Day
Doubtful Creek
Basecamp

Hike over the Root Glacier with Crampons. Camp with views of ice falls and towering peaks. A great escape without having to hire a bush plane. Moderately strenuous. An out and back route to Donoho Lakes.

$ 1590 $

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  5 Day
Iceberg Lake
Basecamp

A flight brings us up the Tana River Valley to landnear Iceberg lake. Adorned with glaciers, high peaks, and tundra, this area offers endless views and day hike opportunities.

$ 1995 $

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