Deal of the Week: Alaska on Sale

Photograph courtesy of Alaska Alpine Adventures

Ever heard of the Chigmits? It’s that strip of 6,000-foot peaks just west of Anchorage, where the Alaska and Aleutian ranges meet (think glaciers, waterfalls, Dall sheep galore). And this summer, it’s 20 percent off if you travel with Alaska Alpine Adventures. The veteran outfitter has slashed the price of its ten-day “Kontrashibuna Lake/Gladiator Combination” kayaking and backpacking trip from $2,650 to $2,100 per person (all-inclusive), saving you more than 20 percent. Spend the first few days paddling Kontrashibuna Lake’s turquoise waters, then buckle your backpack straps and hike up into the Gladiator Basin, a U-shaped valley high in the Chigmits. You’ll ogle magnificent Alaskan vistas, day after day without running into a single human specimen.


THE CATCH: You must to choose from five pre-set trip dates (see alaskaalpineadventures.com) for details. And don’t expect any manmade accommodations after Night One—this is backcountry camping at its purest.


I’M IN: Call 877-525-2577 or email guides@alaskaalpineadventures.com and say that you found this deal on National Geographic ADVENTURE’s web site.

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