Alaska Backcountry with Himalayan Yaks by Alpine Ascents

Talkeetna, AK, USA

Upcoming Dates

  • 07/23/2022 to 07/30/2022
  • 07/30/2022 to 08/06/2022
Voted "Trip of the Year" by Outside Magazine, this unique 8-day trek guides nature lovers through some of Alaska's remote wilderness, making some of its most scenic country accessible in ways that they normally are not.

By using trained (and well-loved) Himalayan yaks to carry guest packs, Alpine Ascents has opened the beauty of Alaska to travelers who have the stamina to hike backcountry trails, but may not have the strength to also carry a heavy backpack. Throughout the adventure, you'll climb to points where you can see the entire Susitna Valley and Alaska Range. You'll walk through fields of wildflowers and pick wild blueberries. And as you wander past clear streams and shimmering lakes, you may even spot local caribou, wolves, bears or foxes.

This Escape Is For

  • Hikers seeking a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Alaska's wilderness
  • Former big-mountain trekkers looking for a more mellow way to enjoy the backcountry
  • Wildlife enthusiasts who want to see Himalayan yaks up close -- and a variety of species from afar

What Else To Know

  • Travelers should be in good physical condition before joining this trek, but no technical backcountry experience is required.
  • This trek has a required gear list. Click "Book Now" to see the list, itinerary details, and more experiences from Alpine Ascents
  • The steepest climb of the itinerary is 800 feet in a day. The maximum altitude is 5,000 feet above sea level.

Alpine Ascents's Values

An authorized concessioner of Denali National Park and Preserve and official partner of Leave No Trace, Alpine Ascents has a global reputation for safety and sustainability. The team stresses ethical and culturally aware travel practices with every climb, trek and expedition it offers.
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