Camping in Scenic Alaska and Denali Alaska

Camping in Scenic Alaska and Denali

Alaska

Hiking
Glacier hiking
9 days
2020

Fri, Jun 12

Sat, Jun 20

€1,579

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Overview

Lace up your hiking boots, charge up those camera batteries, and stoke your adventurous spirit. This nine-day Alaskan tour is made for active nature lovers that know the best way to experience a destination is getting intimate with the land. Go kayaking in the coastal town of Valdez, camp under the stars in the remote Alaskan wilderness, and hike among wildlife and incredible scenery in Denali National Park. Do it all with a small group of worldly wanderers that share your desire to venture off the beaten path.

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Itinerary

Day 1Anchorage
Arrive at any time.
Day 2Anchorage/Valdez
Travel to Valdez, a quintessential Alaskan coastal town surrounded by impressive mountains, and a great place to explore. Today is a long travel day, but there will be a number of stops along the Matanuska valley to stretch your legs and take in scenery like the epic Manatuska glacier, Worthington Glacier and Thompson Pass.
Day 3Valdez
Enjoy a full day to discover everything that Valdez has to offer. Opt to go kayaking or hiking. Valdez is a quintessential Alaskan coastal town surrounded by impressive mountains, and a great place to explore. Opt to hike Thompson's pass, kayak beside one of the world's largest tidal glaciers or catch a glimpse of salmon spawning (in season). The crashing glaciers and towering Chugach Mountains rising from the sea make Valdez absolutely picturesque.
Day 4Valdez/McCarthy
Travel into Wrangell-St Elias National Park, staying in the small historic town of McCarthy. Surrounded by more mountains and glaciers than anywhere else in Alaska, every direction has a spectacular view.
Day 5McCarthy
Enjoy a full day to explore Wrangell-St Elias National Park. Opt to take a scenic flight, go for a glacier walk or try ice climbing. Or choose to explore the ghost town of Kennecott, hike the Bonanza Mine Trail or the Root Glacier Trail. This national park is the largest in the US, roughly 25% larger than Switzerland, and is the convergence of three mountain ranges.
Day 6McCarthy/Tangle Lakes
Drive through Copper River Valley en route to Tangle Lakes, checking out the fishwheels (used for salmon) along the way. Camp under the big sky in the remote Alaskan wilderness.
Day 7Tangle Lakes/Denali National Park and Preserve
Journey to Denali National Park and look for a clear view of Denali en route, the highest mountain in North America, formerly called Mt McKinley. Camp just outside the park for a perfect jumping off point to explore Denali. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Denali Highway, stopping for photos along the way. In the afternoon, reach Denali National Park, known for its diversity of wildlife and the highest mountain in North America, Denali, formerly called Mt McKinley. Bask in the awesomeness of this vast wilderness.
Day 8Denali National Park and Preserve
Enjoy a full-day excursion into Denali NP to Eielson Visitor Center to take in the beautiful scenery and wildlife. Opt to get closer to nature with hikes, rafting or a scenic flight. Enjoy plenty of time to explore and hike Denali NP. Discover the dynamic glaciated landscape providing large rivers, countless lakes and ponds, and unique landforms which form the foundation of the ecosystems that thrive in Denali with some hikes in the area. Enjoy picnic lunches and revel in the awesomeness of the park. For those that do not want to hike, options include rafting on the Nenana River, a visit to the dog-sled kennels run by the park rangers or opt to take a scenic flight over Denali.
Day 9Denali National Park and Preserve/Anchorage
Travel back to Anchorage. Trip ends on arrival to Anchorage.

Accommodation

Hotel (1 nt), participation camping (7 nts).

What's Included

Entrance fees to all national and state parks with hiking and walking excursions. Full-day excursion to Eielson Visitor Center in Denali NP. Free time in Valdez and Wrangell-St Elias NP. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners

What to Take

You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. For days in the outdoors, we recommend the use of lightweight, breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics made of wool or synthetic fibers. Cotton is not recommended for days spent hiking as it does not allow for heat or moisture to enter or escape, and it will not dry easily once wet. We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. Heavy luggage is not recommended for the health of the CEO, who will take a lead in loading the storage trailer. Due to space in the trailer, we will not be able to accommodate more than one piece of main luggage per person. A good size day-pack (20-35L) is also essential to carry your personal gear for the day, as access to luggage between destinations will be limited. This daypack will be used to carry your personal gear for the day, your lunch and a water bottle. It is important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings, as well as a light jacket. A set of smart casual clothes is also advisable. NOTE: Mountains in Canadian Rockies and Alaska could have unpredictable weather with snow and heavy rain even in Summer time. Spring time could be snowy (until end of June) and fall season could start as soon as mid-August. Make sure you have equipment and clothing for all conditions!

Map

Itinerary

Day 1Anchorage
Arrive at any time.
Day 2Anchorage/Valdez
Travel to Valdez, a quintessential Alaskan coastal town surrounded by impressive mountains, and a great place to explore. Today is a long travel day, but there will be a number of stops along the Matanuska valley to stretch your legs and take in scenery like the epic Manatuska glacier, Worthington Glacier and Thompson Pass.
Day 3Valdez
Enjoy a full day to discover everything that Valdez has to offer. Opt to go kayaking or hiking. Valdez is a quintessential Alaskan coastal town surrounded by impressive mountains, and a great place to explore. Opt to hike Thompson's pass, kayak beside one of the world's largest tidal glaciers or catch a glimpse of salmon spawning (in season). The crashing glaciers and towering Chugach Mountains rising from the sea make Valdez absolutely picturesque.
Day 4Valdez/McCarthy
Travel into Wrangell-St Elias National Park, staying in the small historic town of McCarthy. Surrounded by more mountains and glaciers than anywhere else in Alaska, every direction has a spectacular view.
Day 5McCarthy
Enjoy a full day to explore Wrangell-St Elias National Park. Opt to take a scenic flight, go for a glacier walk or try ice climbing. Or choose to explore the ghost town of Kennecott, hike the Bonanza Mine Trail or the Root Glacier Trail. This national park is the largest in the US, roughly 25% larger than Switzerland, and is the convergence of three mountain ranges.
Day 6McCarthy/Tangle Lakes
Drive through Copper River Valley en route to Tangle Lakes, checking out the fishwheels (used for salmon) along the way. Camp under the big sky in the remote Alaskan wilderness.
Day 7Tangle Lakes/Denali National Park and Preserve
Journey to Denali National Park and look for a clear view of Denali en route, the highest mountain in North America, formerly called Mt McKinley. Camp just outside the park for a perfect jumping off point to explore Denali. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Denali Highway, stopping for photos along the way. In the afternoon, reach Denali National Park, known for its diversity of wildlife and the highest mountain in North America, Denali, formerly called Mt McKinley. Bask in the awesomeness of this vast wilderness.
Day 8Denali National Park and Preserve
Enjoy a full-day excursion into Denali NP to Eielson Visitor Center to take in the beautiful scenery and wildlife. Opt to get closer to nature with hikes, rafting or a scenic flight. Enjoy plenty of time to explore and hike Denali NP. Discover the dynamic glaciated landscape providing large rivers, countless lakes and ponds, and unique landforms which form the foundation of the ecosystems that thrive in Denali with some hikes in the area. Enjoy picnic lunches and revel in the awesomeness of the park. For those that do not want to hike, options include rafting on the Nenana River, a visit to the dog-sled kennels run by the park rangers or opt to take a scenic flight over Denali.
Day 9Denali National Park and Preserve/Anchorage
Travel back to Anchorage. Trip ends on arrival to Anchorage.

Accommodation

Hotel (1 nt), participation camping (7 nts).

What's Included

Entrance fees to all national and state parks with hiking and walking excursions. Full-day excursion to Eielson Visitor Center in Denali NP. Free time in Valdez and Wrangell-St Elias NP. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners

What to Take

You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. For days in the outdoors, we recommend the use of lightweight, breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics made of wool or synthetic fibers. Cotton is not recommended for days spent hiking as it does not allow for heat or moisture to enter or escape, and it will not dry easily once wet. We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. Heavy luggage is not recommended for the health of the CEO, who will take a lead in loading the storage trailer. Due to space in the trailer, we will not be able to accommodate more than one piece of main luggage per person. A good size day-pack (20-35L) is also essential to carry your personal gear for the day, as access to luggage between destinations will be limited. This daypack will be used to carry your personal gear for the day, your lunch and a water bottle. It is important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings, as well as a light jacket. A set of smart casual clothes is also advisable. NOTE: Mountains in Canadian Rockies and Alaska could have unpredictable weather with snow and heavy rain even in Summer time. Spring time could be snowy (until end of June) and fall season could start as soon as mid-August. Make sure you have equipment and clothing for all conditions!
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9 days
2020

Fri, Jun 12

Sat, Jun 20

€1,579

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