- 2 daywalks Up to 8 other walks (half-day or shorter hikes) depending on wildlife.
- Altitude maximum 1,200m, average 400m
Moderate trekking trip with two full-day walks and a variety of shorter walks. Predominately camping but also with one night in a lodge with shared facilities (and two nights hotel for FI bookings). 11 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 11 dinners are included.
12 nights participatory camping in two-person tents, 2 nights hotel in en suite rooms.
11 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 11 dinners included
Activity Level: 3 (Moderate). Please see the introductory pages of the trekking holidays brochure or our website for more important information on classification and grading. This trip includes 2 daywalks and up to 8 other shorter walks, all of which are optional.
We always return to our base or vehicle to travel to our next destination, so you'll only need to carry the essentials (picnic lunch, jacket, camera, etc.) in a daybag. W
Walks vary in their difficulty. In areas such as Denali National Park there are different options to choose from, so the group does not necessarily always walk together.
Please note that due to federal laws in Denali, your tour leader can't walk with you. However, they will prepare you for all available walks. Because at times walkers have the flexibility to 'do their own thing' it is essential for participants to have a reasonable knowledge of the outdoors and to show a degree of common sense. Those not wishing to take part in all of the walks can take advantage of the many alternative optional outdoor activities available and the leader will also help advise with this. The trails vary a great deal; in some of the more developed parks some of the trails are well defined, whilst in most other areas there are no trails at all. Thus much of the walking will be of the cross-country variety with no set 'destination'.
You will often need to cross small streams and walk on tundra so good boots are a must. All the walking is at moderate or low altitudes and therefore should not cause any altitude related problems. This varied trip takes in the best of Alaskan scenery: ice-clad mountains and snow peaks, lakes, spruce forests and vast glaciers.
The opportunities for wildlife spotting and the spectacular coastal scenery during the boat trips and float plane flights complete the adventure. We can usually be flexible with each day's schedule as there are more than 20 hours of daylight in the summer!
Road conditions are mostly very good and all road travel is by private minibus. The road into the Wrangell Mountains is a dirt road.
This tour is operated in partnership with our sister company Grand American Adventures (GAA). As such the departures are not exclusive to Exodus and groups may be a mixture of Exodus, Grand American Adventures, and other clients. This trip is booked through Exodus and you will receive the same award winning customer service that you are used to. GAA operate with the same core principles used by Exodus and champion the benefits of small group travel.
Normal group size and age
Normally 5 to 13, plus local leader. Minimum age 18.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
No experience is necessary; those who take weekend hill walks in areas like the Peak District or Cotswold’s at home should manage a B-grade trek; good health and reasonable fitness are important. These Moderately graded departures are either fairly easy medium-duration walks or harder, shorter walks.
Walking & Trekking: Trips are wholly trekking-focused or simply include a significant number of walking days during the itinerary.
Wildlife: Trips may be wholly wildlife focused, or contain an element of wildlife viewing within a less specific itinerary.
Wilderness: Visit the deserts, jungles, plateaux, tundra and mountains of all seven continents, including Antarctica.