Turquoise Glacier Backpacking

About this Adventure




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Duration: 10 days
Price: 2,221 GBP




Camping in offers the quintessential Alaskan wilderness experience.

At Big Earth we love the feeling of getting out in true, untouched wilderness, and there are few places that feel more like this than Alaska. And in Alaska Lake Clark National Park is one of the most spectacular examples of this wilderness.

With icy rivers, pocket glaciers and sweeping tundra to cross this one of the great wild treks, and in many ways exactly what you’d expect from America’s northernmost frontier. Alaska is America’s largest state, but is home to only 700,000 people making it extraordinarily empty, and the perfect way to escape from the troubles of cty life.

Adventure travellers flock to the state for the wildlife and the landscapes. Here there are more than 100,000 glaciers and millions of lakes. The chances are you’ll find one for yourself.We recommend trekking across the state as the best way to experience it. It is Alaska for purists, you will trek across the amazing scenery, camping wild at night and getting close to the amazing wildlife. This is the way to experience a wilderness. No gimmicks, just good old fashioned exploration.

For more information please read the itinerary below:

Day 1: Fly from Anchorage through the stunning Lake Clark Pass to Port Alsworth (on Lake Clark). Here you’ll meet your guides and check into a lakeside cabin at the comfortable lodge. After dinner, you’ll have an orientation and equipment check.

Day 2: A hearty breakfast followed by early morning float plane flight to Telaquana Lake. You’ll hoist packs and begin backpacking to your first camp in the tundra-carpeted headwaters of Trail Creek.

Days 3-9: You’ll spend the next seven full days moving from Trail Creek (your first camp) to Twin Lakes. You’ll likely have at least two layover days during which you’ll explore glaciers and valleys with light day packs. In the afternoon of Day 9, after setting up your final camp at Hope Creek, you’ll pay a visit to Dick Proenneke’s log cabin.

Day 10: After a leisurely morning, you’ll pack up your gear, and wait on the beach of Twin Lakes for your float plane. You’ll return to Port Alsworth by noon, enjoy lunch and pay a final visit to the Lake Clark National Park visitor center. You’ll then be whisked through Lake Clark Pass by airplane and can expect to be back in Anchorage by 6pm at the latest.

To organise this trip visit Tourdust.

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