Heli Hiking & Photo Tour1 Customer Review
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 in glaciers and all their ‘cool’ features. After a quick gear check, we pack up our lunches (included) and board the helicopter and whisk you to the location of choice.
Your guide will help you out of the helicopter, that zips back to the lodge and complete silence quickly 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, 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, but 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 times 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.
Heli Hiking & Photo Tour
- Child (2-11):$549
- Tour Duration:4+ hours
- Flight Time:20 min
- Landing:Remote High Alpine
- Departure:Knik River Lodge & Talkeetna
- Dates of Operation:May 5–Sept 30
- Helicopter flight over the majestic Chugach or Alaska Range
- Includes a guided, 4-hour hike above timber line with great views
- Available in the Anchorage area and from Talkeetna / Denali area
- Small group size, very personal tour and adaptable to your fitness level
What People Are Saying About Our Heli Hiking & Photo Tour
"Great helicopter experience"
Flew with Pablo to the glacier. Fantastic flying experience. Highly recommend this trip and adventure. Pablo wasn't just there to fly us to the glacier, he went out of his way to show us some of the scenic views. He also did a few circles over the scenic sights so people on both sides of the helicopter had an opportunity for great photos. Safety was treated very seriously. Definitely recommend this company for any helicopter flights!