- Ages: Open
- Duration: 3 Days
- Begins / Ends: Seward or Kenai, AK
- Location: Varies on Season
- Exertion: Moderate +
- Season: May – September
- Price: $1,999 per person
*Also available from Kenai, AK
*Minimum: 4 participants per trip required to guarantee
Ask us about custom dates for individuals, couples, families, and groups.
TRIP DETAILS & ITINERARY
SEWARD GLACIER BASE CAMP
“*Explore – Journey – Transform* in the backcountry of Alaska. These backcountry glacier zones are some the most breathtaking in Alaska. Come experience the backcountry beauty that awaits you!”
Your 3 day base camp adventure takes place completely off-trail in the backcountry. Your base camp is in a secluded zone that spans between alpine tundra and glacier.
As you make your way through this glaciated and mountainous environment, you will be awestruck by the incredible views that make up the area. This is a great trip for new or seasoned adventurers to see Alaska with a real immersive backcountry experience, all taking place within 3 days!
The exertion level for this trip ranges from moderate to strenuous, and this is all dependent upon the group’s ability and objectives. This all-inclusive adventure trip is complete with round-trip bush plane flights to and from the backcountry, and includes meals prepared and cooked by your guides, group gear, and ground transportation.
Basically, you show up with your clothing layers, jackets, and pack and you’re good to go! We also rent daypacks specifically for this, too. Come spend 3 days with us in a glaciated backcountry zone in Alaska, and be forever changed!
Some trips we can include Glacier Hiking as part of your trip package for no extra charge. It depends on the time of year, and overall zone we go to. We always try to make this an option, but it may not be possible due to the time of year.
Join Kenai Backcountry Adventures, *Explore – Journey – Transform* in the backcountry of Alaska.
**We have several locations we can operate this trip. We base the final location on the time of year, groups, snow/mountain conditions, glacier conditions, and weather conditions.
DAY 1: SEWARD > BACKCOUNTRY
Your KBA Guide will pick you up in Seward 6:00am this morning, and then you’ll be on your way to our flight office in Kenai to board our bush plane. Flights generally depart mid-morning on Day 1 (weather cooperating). The flight is thrilling and provides a bird’s eye perspective of your backcountry playground. Once we land in the backcountry, we’ll set up our base camp and soon enjoy a delicious backcountry meal, and an afternoon, evening of hiking.
Meals Included: Lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Under tent
DAY 2: BACKCOUNTRY – EXPLORATION
Spend the entire day exploring this area and the massive glaciers that are present throughout. Your hiking routes will venture into backcountry areas that are rarely visited. The remoteness and utter beauty of all that surrounds you will leave you feeling blissful and at peace. If conditions allow, your guides will take you glacier hiking, and you will have lunch on the glacier!
All meals included (B, L, D)
Distance: Varies, based on the group
Accommodation: Under tent
DAY 3: BACKCOUNTRY > SEWARD
Today is the last day, but nothing short of spectacular as we have almost a full day to keep exploring. Soon our group will hear the distant sound of our bush plane coming in. The flight back to the mainland will really put your experience into perspective. After gathering our gear, and adjusting to the civilized world, we’ll drive you from Kenai to Seward, generally arriving around 7:00pm. If you are not staying in Seward this evening, please be sure to schedule your return travel for after 10:00pm, in the event of a delay.
Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch
*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.
This is an all-inclusive adventure, meaning everything is included in your price apart from your flights to and from Alaska, personal gear, gratuities for guides, and voluntary expenditures. You trip package includes:
- Accommodations: 2 nights tent camping
- Round-trip ground transportation (Seward<>Kenai)
- Round-trip bush plane flights during the trip (Kenai<>Backcountry)
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- Professional guide service
- Expedition tents
- Sleeping bag with liner, sleeping pad, and pillow
- Glacier trekking equipment: helmet, harness, crampons
- Satellite phone, GPS, maps, location tracker
- Medical kits, and repair gear
- Trekking poles
- Large gathering/cook tent
- Cooking equipment, eating utensils, bowl/plate, and hot drink mug
- Water filtration equipment
- Guides prepare and cook all meals
- Guides setup and take down entire camp (option to assist)
LOGISTICS & FAQ
What is the best way to get to Seward?
Seward is THE gateway hub to Alaska. Most travelers arrive on the Alaska Railroad, cruise ship, or by car. Our personal favorite is the Alaska Railroad! It’s best to arrive the day before your trip start date, as your trip begins early in the morning on Day 1.
What are the accommodations like?
Accommodations are double occupancy tent camping in the backcountry.
Can solo travelers get their own tent? Is there an optional or forced supplement, and how much is it?
As a solo traveler, a single supplement of $150 per person that applies to tent camping Day 1 – 3.
What is the food like?
Proper nutrition in the backcountry is paramount for stamina and recovery. We create gourmet masterpieces from scratch that are healthy, filling, and delicious, leaving your palate (and belly!) satisfied. Everything from breakfast burritos, and protein-packed pancakes for breakfast, to spaghetti with meatballs for dinner, finished off with cheesecake for dessert.
How much extra money should people budget?
Kenai Backcountry Adventures recommends that you bring $500 cash for gratuities, in-town spending money, souvenirs, additional meals, etc.
What should people bring?
A detailed gear list will be provided with your booking confirmation — or you can view the GEAR LIST now (select “Base Camp Trips”).
Is travel insurance required?
Travel insurance is required for this trip. Review our Travel Insurance page for more info.
Additional frequently asked questions and answers:
Are bears and other wildlife going to be a problem?
Bears are virtually everywhere in Alaska, and therefore, one should anticipate and be prepared for a possible encounter or sighting of a bear at all times. Moose are a common sighting on the Kenai Peninsula, but generally they keep their distance. Kenai Backcountry Adventures takes wildlife safety very seriously and takes precautions to keep you safe in the wilderness throughout the entirety of your trip. In addition, you will learn the necessary safety procedures regarding Alaska wildlife in your pre-backcountry safety orientation.
Will there be bugs?
The most common nuisance bugs are mosquitoes and no-see-ums. However, based on the time of year and current weather conditions, insects may or may not present an issue.
What will the weather be like?
Weather in this part of Alaska is highly variable and unpredictable. It could be in the 70s or 80s one day and in the 50s and raining the next (or in the same day!). We may encounter snow at higher elevations. High winds can be frequent and may impede travel at times.
It’s best to plan a buffer day at the end of the trip, in the event of a weather delay departing the backcountry on the last day. However, if you must make flight arrangements to depart Anchorage on the last day of the itinerary, please make your flight departure for after 02:00 am the following day.
- Airfare/Travel to and from Seward, AK, before and after your trip
- Meals not indicated in the itinerary
- Personal gear (rain gear, clothing, daypack, etc.) Daypacks available for rental
- Travel insurance (required)
- Single supplement ($150)
- Additional lodging nights due to weather delays (in town)
- Additional meals due to weather delays (in town)
- Alcoholic beverages
- Gratuities for your guides (recommended)