Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Are these hikes for anyone?
A: Yes, however, it is important that you be in reasonably good
condition. AWT can "tailor" mountain trips for people of all
Q: Who provides the backpacking gear?
A: Alaska Wilderness Trails only provides stoves, cookware, water purifier and food.
Tents are available as needed. Please get to know the
list well, and certainly call with any questions.
Q: Who provides the food?
A: Alaska Wilderness Trails will provide all food, once in the
field. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions.
Ask us to
send you a sample menu outline!
Q: Is a guide required?
A: No, you can arrange for a drop off trip.
Q: When are trips available?
A: Mid-June through September
Q: Why fly in/ drop off?
A: In the 25+ years of flying outdoor enthusiasts to their
destination, we have found that the flight is the highlight for
many. The view from the air is unbelievable. It also allows us
to move far beyond other travelers, motorized vehicles,
cell-phones and well, civilization. Unfortunately, this is also
where the price tag comes in- but you will find it absolutely worth the price!
Q: How long are the flights in and out?
A: Typically 20-60 minutes, depending on the route chosen.
Q: Are satellite phones in the picture?
A: Yes, for emergencies.
Q: Is there a deposit.
A: Yes, a $250 dollar deposit is required to finalize
Q: What is your cancellation policy?
A: A $250 deposit is required at the time of booking. This
amount is non-refundable within 30 days of trip. In other words,
we have a 30 day policy.
Q: How many days "cushion" should I leave after the trip,
in case we get weathered in?
A: Allow one full day at the very least.
Q: What do your trips cost?
A: Click PRICES for more info.
- AWT is a flexible company willing to consider any
- AWT deals primarily with groups of 2-6 people.
- AWT provides the food and the cooking supplies including
stoves. If you need a tent, arrangements will be made.
- AWT provides guided
backpacking trips with highly qualified,
- AWT does not provide transportation to/from
- AWT does not provide personal gear (view the
- AWT does not have any control over local weather
patterns- plans may change. We are typically blessed with
good hiking weather in June through September, BUT NEVER FORGET
- IT IS ALASKA!!