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  • Backpacking Overview
  • Point to Point Backpacking
  • Base Camp Trips
  • Trip Preparation

Backpack Alaska - Treks in Wrangell St. Elias National Park

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View over the Root Glacier from Donoho Wilderness

Alaska Backpacking & Base Camp Trips

Pangaea Adventures organizes backpacking and base camp adventures in both Wrangell St. Elias National Park and the Chugach Mountains surrounding Prince William Sound. Both areas offer some of the most spectacular backpacking regions in the US.

Point to Point Backpacking - trips where you will carry a full backpack and enjoy a new camp each night.

Base Camp Trips - Great if you want to experience the fabulous hikes, but don't want to carry a heavy backpack.

Wrangell St. Elias National Park

The largest unit of the National Park System, Wrangell St. Elias includes the continent's largest assemblage of glaciers, and greatest collection of peaks above 16,000 feet.

The Chugach Mountains

The Chugach Mountains surround Prince William Sound. The range is about 300 miles long with it's base at sea level and it's highest point being Mount Marcus Baker, at 13,176 feet. The Chugach mountains receive more snow than any other range in the world with an annual average of over 600 inches.

 

 

 

Choose from a Variety of Trips

Base Camp Trips    
4 Day Doubtful Creek Basecamp Great early season trip with view of glaciers and challenging hikes. Details
5 Day Iceberg Lake Basecamp Excellent hikes above treeline with unmatched views. Details
Point to Point Backpacking Trips    
4 Day Shoup & Anderson Glacier PWS A backpack in Prince William Sound. From tidewater to Alpine Glacier. Details
5 Day Donoho Wilderness Fits the budget with outstanding glacier views. Glacier crossing. Details
5 Day Allies Valley to Bremner Mine Tundra hiking at it's finest. Historic mine site. Minor stream crossings. Details
6 Day Skolai Pass to Wolverine High country beauty. Challenging terrain. Rewarding destination. Details
     

 

Point to Point Backpacking

Choose from a variety of backpacking trips in Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Prince William Sound.

 

  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 in Wragell St. Elias National Park

Explore Alaska wilderness without the Heavy Pack

A bush plane has just dropped you and your guide off at a remote landing strip and the hum of the planes motor disappears in the distance. This is true wilderness and now you get to enjoy a meriad of day hikes and exploration.

  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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Gear Lists ~ Guest Questionaire ~ Other Info

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

Here is general information for pre-trip planning and post reservation forms.

All Multi-Day Tours must fill out the Guest Questionnaire

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Gear Lists:

Kayak Camping Tour Gear/Clothing List (60kb)

Forms to fill out and return to Pangaea Adventures:
Guest Questionnaire (72kb) Available in an online Form. Link above!
Participant Release Form (36kb)


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