An Alaska guide service, offering guided backpacking, hiking trips, rafting and sea kayaking, as well as photo tours around Alaska.

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Tread Lightly - a commitment to humanitarian and environmental sustainability





* Safety First

* Leave No Trace camping ALWAYS

* High return client rate

* Knowledge of routes & ecology of region

* Extensive and International Guiding Experience

* WFR Certified

* Licensed, Insured Business

* Owner-operated

* Carry radios and Satellite Phone

* Prof. Photographer

* Hikes for All Levels

* Trips throughout Alaska

* AWRTA Member

* Local Alaska Business

* 10+ years operations








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What Expeditions Alaska is All About

5/ 5 stars - "Carl makes the Alaskan backcountry accessible while preserving the feeling of relative wilderness solitude. He navigates expertly, giving hikers time to fully enjoy the country without the stress of compasses and maps." -- Kelly T, Colorado More testimonials --->

Expeditions Alaska

Expeditions Alaska is a backpacking guide service, offering backpacking and hiking trips, photo tours and more, in the remote wilderness of Alaska. Our adventure travel trips take us to some of the most spectacular regions in North America; in Alaska, Expeditions Alaska visit Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Katmai National Park and Preserve and the Kenai Peninsula. Expeditions Alaska has also explored Denali State Park, Denali National Park and other areas of interior Alaska.


These backcountry trips are backpacking and hiking excursions, with no 'technical climbing' involved. The diverse photo tours range from remote backcountry hikes to frontcountry motels and motor vehicle travel. Expeditions Alaska offer a little something for most people, so look around the website to find a trip that might match your needs and interests. From daytrips, for dayhikes and phototours, to adventurour multi-day expeditions,


Beginners are definitely welcome, and backpacking trips are typically tailored to suit clients needs. From a lazy couple of days basecamping and hiking and exploring the surrounding region to more strenuous hikes backpacking over rugged and remote terrain, Expeditions Alaska cover just about everything you could want to experience. Most trips involve bush plane flights into areas otherwise inaccessible. We make every effort to keep group numbers small to provide you with the very best possible adventure.


For your security and peace of mind, Expeditions Alaska is a licensed business with the Alaska Department of Community and Business Development (lic. # 967085). Expeditions Alaska always has the necessary insurance and permits to operate inside the various National Parks and Refuges we visit.


Expeditions Alaska is also a member of AWRTA, the Alaska Wilderness Recreation & Tourism Association, a"nonprofit membership organization representing nature-based Alaska tourism businesses, individuals, and organizations who support sustainable tourism".


Certified Gold Standard by Adventure Green Alaska, Expeditions Alaska and owner Carl Donohue are also members of national and international professional organizations such as the North American Nature Photographers Association, Sustainable Travel International,, and partners with outdoor gear leaders like Arcteryx and Patagonia and Mountain Hardwear.


Browse the website and see what piques your interest. If you have any questions or would like any more information on any of these trips, on photography or simply have questions about your own Alaska adventure, don't hesitate to and I'll be only too glad to get back promptly. Unless, of course, I'm in the mountains, and I'll get back with as soon as I get in. So be patient.



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