North Cascades Hiking Adventure (WA)

Seattle, WA, USA

Safarika Travel
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59 reviews
Jul 20 - 24, 2022
Group size: 7 - 9
North Cascades Hiking Adventure (WA)
Seattle, WA, USA

Safarika Travel
  • Email address verified
59 reviews

Jul 20 - 24, 2022
Group size: 7 - 9

About this trip

Photography: Alex Mironyuk

Experience the great outdoors with this hiking trip that offers beautiful mountain views! 

There are plenty of reasons to hike in the North Cascades. It's scenic, challenging, and incredible. Plus, the state's highest peaks are in this part of the country! Pack your bag and head for a view of the Cascade Mountains —these spots offer views that can't be beat!

Bring back amazing collection of Team photo-memories of the most emotional moments of the trip captured by talented photographer and team leader Alex Mironyuk  📸  🏔 🤩

Stay at Historic 1889 old growth cedar log house that was a frequent watering hole for gold miners, mountain men, lumberjacks and mule trains traveling up the Skagit river into North Cascades Mountains. Today it provides 15 beautiful mountain/lodge themed accommodations to explore all the Park has to offer! (Our lodge )

Trip Overview:

✈️  Arrival /Departure:  Seattle (WA)

🍭  Kids: 14+ OK with previous hiking experience

🏩  Lodging: Basic, but comfortable and clean North Cascades Inn (twin rooms with shared bathroom (Possible upgrade for couples:  ensuite queen room with private shower) 

🤗  Group size: max 9 travelers

🥾 Level of difficulty:  Upper Intermediate (for individuals able to walk up to 10 mi/8hrs/day with elevation gain up to 2200-3300 feet)

Trip Cancellation Policy

Participant can cancel their trip anytime prior departure with the following penalties: 

- Cancellation 45+ days before departure - fully refundable

- Cancellation 45 to 21 days before departure -  registration deposit is non-refundable

- Cancellation 20 to 0 calendar days before departure – full trip cost is non refundable

Trip cancellation insurance is advisable; it protects all registration deposits and payments for both air and land cost.

Meals & water

On the day of arrival we will make a stop at the grocery store to buy necessary trail snacks, fruits and drinking water

Hotels rooms are always equipped with mini-fridges to keep your groceries.


Not included , bring your own coffee/buns  or dried breakfast.


Take your own trail snack. You can purchase it in advance and keep in a fridge available for guests in the living room public area. In addition, we would suggest taking your own dry snacks from home such as trail mix, energy bars, chocolate etc.

If itinerary and time allows, we stop by for lunch at the local cafeterias or breweries as well.


Available at the  restaurant of the lodge and eateries nearby in the village.  We will take care of advanced reservations for the group.

Wifi and cellphone reception

Cellphone reception is very limited or non-existent in the national parks

Wi-fi will be available in the public areas of the lodge

What to pack

Gear items:

- Suitcase OR Duffel for your MAIN luggage - PLEASE NO BULKY LUGGAGE ITEMS,  PACK COMPACT as we don’t have much room in the van trunk. Carry-on size is preferred. 

- A small backpack 28-35L for your day-hikes (it should fit the following: your water reservoir, an extra layer, your personal hiking snack,  sunblock, and your personal first aid kit)

- A rainproof cover for your day-pack

- Head lamp (it is good to have light when your hands are free always keep it in your backpack on a hiking trail)

- Trekking poles – a must have for steep downhill trails  (collapsable are better. Note: Standard hiking poles are not allowed in carry on luggage during flights, collapsable ones haven't been a problem however it depends on airline rules)

- Water bottle or camelback reservoir (1.5 to 2L)

- Small bags for your personal trash/leftovers for hiking days

- Sunblock (UV 50+)

- Lip balm (UV protection).

- Mosquito repellent (must have!)

- Your personal first aid kit (your personal medicines you can’t do without)

- Sunglasses 


- Ear plugs, if you are a sensitive sleeper

- Gaiters (protection for your boots and pants from mud, wet and dust) - recommended

Hiking Outfit:

- Good sturdy high-ankled and waterproof hiking boots, well-worn before the trip  (!) Please no brand new boots, try them a few times on hiking trails before the trip to avoid painful blisters while on travel

- Comfortable tennis shoes (it's good to have a change of shoes for off-trail activities)

- Hiking pants  (long pants, no shorts please)  

- Light long-sleeved loose shirt  for hiking (protection from sun, insects)

- A change of long/short-sleeved t-shirts as a base layer for hiking (preferably a quick-dry fabric, not cotton)

- A change of long -ankled hiking socks (not cotton. merino wool is the best) 

- Fleece jacket or hoodie

- A windbreaker, better if waterproof  fabric

- Rain poncho - lightweight is better, any rain-cover will work

- Sunhat 

- Optional swimming suite: if you are brave enough to swim in the mountain lakes :)

What’s included

  • All arrangements
    Itinerary, bookings and arrangements
  • Professional assistance
    Team Leader & Crew Photographer
  • Ground transportation
    12-seater van
  • Lodging
    Alpine lodge (basic rooms, bedding, shared bathroom)

What’s not included

  • Flights
    to/from Seattle
  • Meals
    Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners in Marblemount village
  • Optional Upgrade
    Ensuite queen room with private shower
  • Optional single room
    Your own room in the lodge (TBC upon availability)
  • Hotels in Seattle
    If you arrive early of leave late from Seattle

Available Packages

Trip Price

Available options

Upgrade Ensuite w/shower (for couple))
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Day 1. Jul 20 (Wed)
Arrival > Drive to the North Cascades lodge

Our group is meeting at a rental car facility in the airport of Seattle at noon. Drive approx. 2.15 hrs to our basic but comfortable lodge in the middle of the Mount Baker Wilderness and conveniently located near the western entrance to North Cascades National Park and along one of Americas most scenic roads The Cascade Loop.

We will check-in and have our first dinner together at the restaurant of our lodge. Team introduction and discussion of the plan for the following days.

Overnight in North Cascades Inn

Your Organizer

Safarika Travel
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Safarika Adventure Club (Safarika Travel Inc.) was founded in Los Angeles (CA) in the year 2013. Legal travel provider on the territory of United States (California Seller of Travel License # 2112795-40) since 2013. Founder & CEO - Karina Safari, professional adventure travel organizer and team leader since 2011. Specialization: in small group hiking trips in South America and beyond, as well as private eco-adventures for families.


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