HELI HIKING & PHOTO TOUR
Tailor-made to your desired fitness level.
Heli-Hiking & Photo Tour
This is one of our staff favorites because you have time to really experience the stunning beauty of the area. There are dozens of incredible high-alpine locations and glacier landing areas ideally suited for heli-hiking. Most of the locations have a view of at least one glacier, sometimes two or three! Depending on the weather, your specific interest, and your preference for a more leisurely hike or a steep scramble, your guide suggests the best location. If you prefer, we can also land on top of a glacier and spend the time hiking around on the ice - a great way to get a unique insight into glaciers and all their ‘cool’ features. After a quick gear check, we pack up our Alaskan Trail Snacks (included) and board the helicopter and whisk you to the location of choice.
Your guide will help you out of the helicopter, which quickly zips back to the lodge before complete silence surrounds you. Take in the amazing scenery and go explore with your guide for 4 hours. This tour is all about you: let us know when you would like to stop and take a break, take pictures, run up the ridge to see what is back there (more mountains and glaciers, but hey – go for it). We typically have small groups of 2-4 guests, and never more than 6 guests per guide. If you have a larger group, we break up into smaller groups with multiple guides, and if you like in different locations to ensure an optimum wilderness experience.
Often we have photographers with tripods, multiple camera bodies, and big lenses and they usually want to stay close to the landing zone due to the amount of gear. Your guide is perfectly happy waiting with you for just the right light, that cloud to move into position, or for the wildlife to get just a bit closer while looking out for your comfort and safety.
Helicopter flight over the majestic Chugach Range
Includes a guided, 4-hour hike above timber line with great views
Available in the Anchorage area from Knik River Lodge
Small group size, very personal tour and adaptable to your fitness level