Basecamp bears at Katmai National Park
Destinations Destinations
Anchorage, Katmai National Park, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
Activity Activity
Family, Trekking & Hiking, Nature & Wildlife, Active, Backpacking
Tour Type Tour Type
Group tour
Physical Level Physical Level
Season Season
August - September

Good to know

  • Operated by Alaska Alpine Adventures, the leading Alaska adventure travel specialists.
  • Max 8 people with guest to guide ratio 1:4 for safety and risk management.
  • All camping and safety equipment provided (satellite phone, maps, GPS, and medical kit).
  • Fully qualified expert mountaineering guides.
  • 24/7 support.

Alaska’s most unique bear viewing trip! This once-in-a-lifetime adventure is truly a multi-sensory experience for the adventurer looking to view, photograph and admire North America’s most magnificent big game animal. From your comfortable camp (one that we’ve made bear resistant by surrounding with an electric fence), we spend three full days watching the world famous bears of Katmai National Park in a true wilderness setting.

Tour itinerary

What you'll see and do

Lake Clark and Katmai National Park

You’ll start the day with an orientation at our Anchorage facility before heading to Merrill Field for the stunning bush flight from Anchorage to Port Alsworth. After meeting your guide, you'll enjoy a delicious lunch on the shores of Lake Clark, discuss the adventure, and then load into float planes bound for Katmai National Park. You’ll establish camp and have a hearty dinner, before heading out in search of the amazing creatures that we came to witness – Alaska’s coastal brown bear.

Distance: 2-3 miles. Elevation gain: 500'-1000'

Includes: lunch, dinner
Katmai National Park

You'll spend your days admiring the size and fishing ability of these immense and majestic creatures. The surrounding countryside allows for unobstructed view of the bears and the landscape. With copious amounts of daylight, you’ll head out on exploratory hikes, spend hours behind your camera, or simply enjoy the silence and solitude of the remote camp in the wilderness of Alaska.

Average daily distance: 5-8 miles. Average daily elevation gain: 1000'-1500’

Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Port Alsworth

You'll will return to Port Alsworth on a float plane before checking into the lakeside cabins of the Farm Lodge. After hot showers and a celebratory dinner in the lodge dining room, you’ll tally up your wildlife sightings, and allow the satisfaction of the experience soak in.

Distance: 2-3 miles. Elevation gain: 500'

Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Where you'll stay

Farm Lodge

After breakfast at the lodge, you’ll pay a morning visit to the Lake Clark National Park visitor’s center where you’ll have a chance to purchase maps and postcards. You'll spend the rest of the day hiking to Tanalian Falls along Lake Clark National Park’s only developed trail, before boarding an afternoon charter flight back to Anchorage. If you are departing Alaska on this day, please schedule all homebound flights for after 9 pm.

Distance: 5 miles. Elevation gain: 800'

Includes: breakfast, lunch

Upcoming departures

Departing Returning    
27 Jul 2020 31 Jul 2020 Enquire
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24 Aug 2020 28 Aug 2020 Enquire
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Good to know

  • Operated by Alaska Alpine Adventures, the leading Alaska adventure travel specialists.
  • Max 8 people with guest to guide ratio 1:4 for safety and risk management.
  • All camping and safety equipment provided (satellite phone, maps, GPS, and medical kit).
  • Fully qualified expert mountaineering guides.
  • 24/7 support.

Tour inclusions

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Included Accommodation

3 nights camping. All equipment provided: expedition quality tents, group tarps, all cooking equipment & eating utensils, basecamp privy with toilet supplies. Lodging on the final night at the Farm Lodge on Lake Clark.

Included Guided excursions

Professional guide service at a maximum 4:1 guest to guide ratio.

Included All meals

All meals from lunch on day 1 through lunch on the final day of the itinerary. Breakfasts include steel cut oats, scrambles, homemade granola and cereal, locally roasted coffee, assorted tea and cocoa. Lunches could include an Italian club torta sandwich, asiago bagels and Alaska lox, a curried tuna pita, crackers with genoa salami with a roasted red pepper goat cheese spread. Snack mixes and energy bars available throughout the day. Dinners could include pasta carbonara, Alaska reindeer rotini, chicken and chipotle enchiladas, and more. Vegetarian and special dietary requirements catered for on request.

Included Ground transfers

Ground Transportation to Merrill Field on day 1.

Included Internal flights

Roundtrip bush flight transportation from Anchorage to Port Alsworth.
Roundtrip floatplane flights from Lake Clark to Katmai.


What people are saying about Alaska Alpine Adventures

Marc Trundle

The trip was extremely well organized, planned and trip logistics carried out without a hitch! Meals far exceeded my expectations and guides were outstanding in every way.

Pavla Fryer

I enjoyed everything about this trip. I liked the welcome dinner, the B&B in Anchorage was beautiful, the flights to and out of Denali were amazing, the train was fun. And of course Denali itself was just stunningly beautiful....

Kirk Hofeling

I had an outstanding experience. I will use Alaska Alpine Adventures for my vacation next year.



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