Wild Alaska Coast and Glacier Trek
- Glaciers & Mountain Views
- Backcountry Day Hikes
- Abundant Wildlife
- Scenic Coastal Boat Rides
- Mountain Solitude
- Lake Kayaking to Glacier
- Fires on the Beach
The trails and coastline of Kachemak Bay at the southwest tip of the Kenai Peninsula are some of the most majestic yet accessible stretches of wilderness that Alaska has to offer. Less than a half hour boat ride across the bay from the town of Homer is a backcountry playground for both Alaskans and visitors from around the world to enjoy. This ‘basecamp’ style backcountry trip allows guests to experience an ‘off the grid’ and minimalist camping experience of backpacking, without the demand of carrying heavy packs every day for several miles. At camp and on the water taxis, the opportunities to sea marine life like otters, orcas, sea lions and sea birds are endless. Both at camp and on trail, there are many chances to come across moose, mountain goats, bears, eagles and even salmon spawning. With day hikes to incredible vistas and through a variety of terrain, this trip offers greater opportunity to experience the incredible variety of what Alaska has to offer (including sea kayaking to a glacier!) than almost any other itinerary.
$2240 Per Person
$2465 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 3
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
This trip only requires hiking with a multi-day backpack for limited periods. The rest of the hiking is with a day pack weighing 8-12 pounds. The trails are well-maintained, with rocky, muddy and possibly snow-covered sections. The hiking distances (up to 10 miles) and elevation gain/loss (up to 3,200 feet in a day) are moderately strenuous, but with only light day packs.
Up to 10 miles
Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:
Up to 3200 ft
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS TRIP
- Hiking with a 35-45 lb backpack for up to 5 miles
- Hiking uphill, then downhill with a 8-12 lb backpack for 6-8 hours
- Maintaining balance and footing on moderately rugged terrain
SOLITUDE LEVEL 4
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Alaska backpacking adventure a solitude 4. You can expect to see a couple other groups of hikers per day.
Travel in perfect company by booking a private trip exclusively for your group!
Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.
Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations.
PRIVATE RATES FOR THIS TRIP
- 2 People: Rate x 2.5
- 3 People: Rate x 1.75
- 4 People: Rate x 1.25
- 5+ People: Rate x 1.15
*all rates are per person