Backpacker Travel

True wilderness. Epic exploration. Deep backcountry. Cultural immersion. We’ve scoured the earth for hidden gems and we invite you to join us on one of these exclusive trips. Let's explore the trails less traveled, together.

Alaska: Deep Backcountry

Each Departure Limited to 10 People

An epic adventure to rarely seen corners of Alaska's wildest national parks, and the rare opportunity to spot grizzly bears in the wild. Limited to just 10 people and accessed only by float planes.

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Alaska: Glacier Bay & Icy Straits

July 10 - 16, 2022

Limited to just 11 people! Kayak bays teeming with wildlife, camp in remote island landscapes, helicopter up to a glacier hike—it's an outdoor adventure into the wild heart of southeast Alaska.

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Chile: Aysén & Patagonia

Three Exclusive Departures

You may not have heard of the Aysén Region in northern Patagonia. And yet it’s one of the world's greatest trekking areas. This is the Patagonia few have ever experienced. Join us for 11 unforgettable days exploring the rugged and remote side of Patagonia.

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French Alps: Photography Expedition

September 4 - 12, 2022

Conquer Europe’s premier hiking trails with a group of passionate photographers! Limited to just 12 people to maximize our access. Sleep in elegant mountain inns, shoot sweeping mountain peaks and remote Alpine valleys, and experience the French Alps on a photography adventure like no other.

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Bhutan: Druk Path Trek & Tshechu Festivals


Magical Bhutan is a world like no other. Experience the country's most sacred sites, and stunning mountain passes on a fully supported Himalaya trek. Two departures, each limited to just 12 people.

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We believe our greatest adventure always lies ahead. And so we search the most beautiful corners of Earth. We share what we find, and encourage everyone to spend more time outdoors and to discover the unforgettable joys and lessons only true backcountry can offer. Join us to blaze the trails less traveled in every corner of the world, and to be stewards of the lands we travel through and of the trails we take.

People + Places

Alaska Backcountry: Field Notes

A deep exhale. There’s no path to follow. You’re deep in untouched wilderness, soaking up the beauty.

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Chile's Patagonia National Park

Glaciers, fjords and snow-capped mountains for miles upon miles, all in the new Patagonia National Park.

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French Alps: Live Conversation

Watch the live conversation with Backpacker's senior photographer, Louise Albanese about her upcoming French Alps photo trek.

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Rooftop of the World

This trekking adventure sounds like fantasy. In fact, it’s Bhutan. This journey takes in sacred sites, remote mountain passes, vibrant festivals—a perfect combination of culture and adventure.

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Glacier Bay & Icy Straits

Kayak bays teeming with wildlife, camp on remote islands, helicopter up to an unforgettable glacier hike.

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Unforgettable Himalayas

Deep cultural immersion and unforgettable adventure. Experience Bhutan's music and culture, its celebrations and devotions, not to mention some of the world's most stunning mountain trekking.

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French Alps for Photographers

Glaciers and soaring peaks, wilderness and wildlife, photography inspiration and cozy mountain inns.

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Mountains to Sea

From jagged Alpine peaks to rushing rivers to Mediterranean beaches, we’ll experience the Alps like few others have—and relish every moment.

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Wild Europe

This is Europe at its most wild and unexplored. Blaze your own trail through the mighty Alps.

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Our travel partner, Modern Adventure, believes a curious and open world is a happier and healthier one. They encourage this by crafting journeys that invest in experiences, not just getting stuff. This kind of travel is powerful, memorable, joyful and delivers travel’s greatest lesson - that the world is united by much much more than divides it.