GLACIER ICE CAVE EXPLORER

Alaska Ice Cave Exploration, Glacier Hiking, and Mountain Camping deep in the backcountry of Lake Clark National Park

Glacier Ice Cave Explorer

From: $3,997 per person

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  • Free Cancellation up to 60 days in advance
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PLEASE NOTE: This tour regularly sells out… We highly recommend booking as soon as possible to avoid missing out!

Details

Price

$3,997 per person, plus NPS fee & tax

Duration

5 Days / 4 Nights

Meeting/End Location

45495 Citabria Street, Nikiski, AK 99611
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Max Group Size

8 guests / tour
*4 person minimum is required per tour

Ages

Minimum age requirement of 10 years old 

Tour Location

Lake Clark National Park | Departs from Kenai, AK

Highlights

  • Epic 5 Day backcountry Glacier Exploration Extravaganza
  • Discover what’s it like to go inside a glacier
  • World-class glacier hiking in an environment that’s unmatched by other tours
  • Stunning ice caves, volcanoes, waterfalls, and fresh mountain air

Difficulty

This tour is rated as Moderate to Strenuous

What’s Included

  • Accommodations – 4 nights base camp tent accommodations
  • Round-trip floatplane (seaplane) flights to the backcountry
  • Professional Mountaineering Guide
  • Glacier equipment – crampons, harness, helmet, and trekking poles
  • Expedition base camp tents
  • Sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and pillow
  • Large gathering tent
  • All meals
  • Cooking equipment, eating utensils, food bowl, and hot drink mug
  • Beverages – water, tea, coffee, hot cocoa, apple cider, lemonade
  • Water filtration equipment and storage
  • Guides prepare and cook all meals
  • Packing list

What’s Not Included

  • Gratuities for your guide

Important Notes

  • Please arrive 60 minutes early to check-in and get set up
  • There are no bathrooms in the backcountry, so bathroom breaks are done nature-style
  • You must be able to walk on uneven, soft, steep, rocky, and slippery terrain for up to 3-5+ miles per day
  • Under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult

What to Bring

  • Bring snacks, and a water bottle (water can be filled at our office)
  • Backpack size 30-40 liters (rental packs available at checkout)
  • Sturdy well broken-in hiking boots or hiking shoes
  • Waterproof rain jacket and rain pants required
  • Gloves – for hand protection
  • Bring layer, dress for current weather conditions
  • Camera, sunglasses, sunscreen, and any personal items
  • Cash or Venmo for guide gratuities (recommended)

Cancellation Policy

  • Free Cancellation up to 60 days in advance 
  • Tours run rain or shine

Important…

While we do accept last-minute bookings, our tours regularly sell out. To get your preferred choice and to avoid missing out, we highly recommend booking as soon as possible. 

Overview

Deep in the backcountry is where memories are made… Whether it’s the exhilarating rush as you step aboard the floatplane, catch the first glimpse of the glacier you’ll be hiking on, the fresh mountain air that fills your lungs, or the sense of wonder gazing into the ice as you stand inside of a glacier. With a friendly, local guide and five days to immerse yourself in unrivaled natural beauty, you’ll smell the fresh air of an ice field, feel the mist on your face from a glacial waterfall, and see Alaska from above and have plenty of time to soak it all in…

Small Groups & Amazing Glaciers

In contrast to crowded tours in Alaska, our backcountry adventures are limited 8 guests. Bottom line? A more intimate experience with everything from ice caves to waterfalls.

See What Most Are Missing

While the majority of visitors stay on the pavement and pathways, you’ll get to experience the backcountry, picturesque waterfalls, glaciers, and stunning vistas completely inaccessible by car.

Award-Winning Guides

Beyond the jaw-dropping scenery, your experienced and friendly guide will share stories, local history, geological features, and answer any questions you have throughout the tour.

For Visitors & Locals Alike

Whether you’re here for the first time, hosting visitors, or looking for a family-friendly adventure, our rafting tours are fun, exhilarating, and offer unforgettable experiences of our beautiful backyard.

Itinerary

DAY 1:

  • 7:00am check-in and get set up at our Kenai flight office
  • 10:00am approx 45 minute floatplane flight to the mountain zone
  • Set up camp and get situated
  • Hiking and exploring all day with lunch in the tundra or at base camp
  • Hike back to base camp for dinner and revelry
  • After dinner hike or mountain games

DAY 2:

  • Coffee is up at 6:15am
  • Breakfast in the gathering tent 7-8am
  • Hiking and exploring all day with lunch in the tundra or at base camp
  • Daily activities – Ice Cave exploration, alpine ridge hiking, glacier hiking, peak bagging
  • Hike back to base camp for dinner and revelry
  • After dinner hike or mountain games

DAY 3:

  • Coffee is up at 6:15am
  • Breakfast in the gathering tent 7-8am
  • Hiking and exploring all day with lunch in the tundra or at base camp
  • Daily activities – Ice Cave exploration, alpine ridge hiking, glacier hiking, peak bagging
  • Hike back to base camp for dinner and revelry
  • After dinner hike or mountain games

DAY 4:

  • Coffee is up at 6:15am
  • Breakfast in the gathering tent 7-8am
  • Hiking and exploring all day with lunch in the tundra or at base camp
  • Daily activities – Ice Cave exploration, alpine ridge hiking, glacier hiking, peak bagging
  • Hike back to base camp for dinner and revelry
  • After dinner hike or mountain games

DAY 5:

  • Coffee is up at 6:15am
  • Breakfast in the gathering tent 7-8am
  • Morning and early afternoon hiking and exploring with lunch in the tundra or at base camp
  • Take camp down, and pack up gear
  • 4pm approx 45 minute floatplane flight back to the mainland
*The accompanying itinerary is the schedule we intend to follow. However, this is Alaska, and our trips may deviate as written on this page or in any documentation we publish. This can be as a result of weather conditions, group preference, safety considerations, or unforeseeable circumstances. Therefore expect the unexpected, and prepare to be flexible.

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What Our Guests Are Saying

Heston Williams
Heston Williams
2022-09-26
I really enjoyed my experience with KBA. The guide was very professional and went way beyond what I would have expected. Office staff were very courteous as well. 5/5. Thanks!
Anna Heard
Anna Heard
2022-09-21
We had the best rune on the Exit glacier hike! The guide was informative, considerate of group dynamics, a.d eager to show us as many cool glacier features as possible! Definitely one of the coolest things I have ever done.
Danielle Stanley
Danielle Stanley
2022-09-18
What an amazing experience. The hike was long and strenuous, but if you have hiking experience and endurance, it’s very doable. There are great views of the glacier along the hike and views of the trees and mountains. I was there in time to see the leaves turn orange/yellow. Brandon was a phenomenal tour guide. He was knowledgeable about the trees/plants and the wildlife and answered all the questions the group had. And he was great at spotting bears and goats in the mountains. Being on the glacier was an incredible experience. I was lucky enough to have a fearless group so we went all over the glacier and took countless pictures. Brandon was nice enough to take a group photo to remember the occasion. Definitely recommend the tour!!
Mel Meleney
Mel Meleney
2022-09-17
I had a great experience hiking on Exit Glacier! Our guide, Brandon, was awesome. I would book another trip through this company again.
Songchun Fan
Songchun Fan
2022-09-03
We had an awesome day on the Exit Glacier with our guide Brandon. He was very knowledgeable, telling us so many fun facts about the berries, animals and glaciers. He took us to multiple amazing spots on the glacier hike -- moulins, crevasses, waterfalls -- wonders of nature that we've never seen before. It was a truly magical experience. We strongly recommend him and the KBA!
Jared Woollacott
Jared Woollacott
2022-08-27
KBA put together an incredible trip packrafting around and downstream from a stunning glacier in the Alaskan range SW of Anchorage. Our guides, Kyle and Brandon, were super knowledgeable, personable, and adaptive to both the weather conditions and our group's needs. I'd travel with them again in a heartbeat -- thank you!

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