KENAI MOUNTAINS & GLACIERS BASE CAMP

Experience pristine Alaskan backcountry & revel in the breathtaking landscape in the Kenai Mountains

Experience pristine Alaskan backcountry & revel in the breathtaking landscape in the Kenai Mountains

You must do this… you haven’t truly experienced living until you’ve explored the vast mountain and glacier landscapes of Alaska! We designed this 5-day base camp experience to hit the highlights and fully immerse you into the natural rhythm of the backcountry. Stare in wonder at the Harding Icefield from atop a mountain peak. Check. Feel the fresh glacier breeze in your hair as you hike on across the ancient ice of a glacier. Check. A friendly, local guide to share stories, point out curious animals, and guide you through the backcountry. Check, check, and check. With a fully immersive backcountry experience and an unbeatable price – it’s time you knocked this iconic Alaskan experience off your bucket list.

Kenai Mountains & Glaciers Base Camp

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 KNWR land fee and 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 12 years old 

Tour Location

Kenai Mountains | Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Highlights

  • Exhilarating 5-day base camp experience deep in the Kenai Mountains
  • Experience the first class mountain base camp accommodations
  • Explore the vast mountain zone, and hike on a glacier
  • Stunning views of the Harding Icefield, wildlife, serene landscapes, and fresh mountain air

Difficulty

  • This tour is rated as Moderate to Strenuous
  • We can easily make this extremely strenuous for the hardcore adventurers

What’s Included

  • Accommodations – 4 nights tent accommodations
  • Professional Guide
  • Round-trip bush flights during the trip
  • Expedition base camp tents
  • Sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and pillow
  • Large gathering tent
  • Glacier hiking equipment – helmet, harness, crampons, trekking poles
  • 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, rocky, steep, and slippery terrain for up to 5+ miles per day
  • Under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult

What to Bring

  • Bring snacks, and a water bottle (water will be refilled at camp)
  • Backpack 30-40 liters (rental packs available at checkout)
  • Sturdy well broken-in hiking boots or hiking shoes
  • Waterproof rain jacket & rain pants required
  • Bring layers, 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

You must do this… you haven’t truly experienced living until you’ve explored the vast mountain and glacier landscapes of Alaska! We designed this 5-day base camp experience to hit the highlights and fully immerse you into the natural rhythm of the backcountry. Stare in wonder at the Harding Icefield from atop a mountain peak. Check. Feel the fresh glacier breeze in your hair as you hike on across the ancient ice of a glacier. Check. A friendly, local guide to share stories, point out curious animals, and guide you through the backcountry. Check, check, and check. With a fully immersive backcountry experience and an unbeatable price – it’s time you knocked this iconic Alaskan experience off your bucket list.

Small Groups & Cozy Camps

In contrast to crowded lodges and other hiking tours in Alaska, our base camps are comfortable, deep in the backcountry, and limited to 8 guests. Bottom line? A more intimate experience with everything from mountains, glaciers, and amazing vistas.

See What Most Are Missing

While the majority of visitors stay on the pavement and pathways, you’ll get to experience the picturesque backcountry, an array of wildlife, and stunning views completely inaccessible by car.

Award-Winning Guides

Beyond the jaw-dropping scenery, your experienced and friendly guide will share stories, local history, wilderness facts, 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 mountain adventures 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 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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Kenai Backcountry Adventures | Flight Office
45495 Citabria Street,
Nikiski, AK 99611

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