Alaska Backpacking Trips

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Backpacking – The Perfect Way to Visit The Wild.

Expeditions Alaska offer guided Alaska backpacking trips for individuals and small groups (* group sizes are limited to a maximum of 5 participants) in various wilderness regions in Alaska. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is home to the majority of our backpacking trips. We also guide backpacking trips in the Brooks Mountains of Gates of the Arctic National Park. The Chugach Mountains in the Kenai Peninsula are another option.

Every year we guide backpacking trips, rafting and packrafting trips in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, or ANWR. You’ll find a lot of information on these pages about each particular trip.

Many of the backpacking trips in Alaska involve taking a bush plane flight into otherwise inaccessible wilderness, where we spend anywhere from 5-14 days hiking, exploring, backpacking, relaxing and enjoying the best which the backcountry of North America has to offer.

We specialize in multi-day guided backpacking trips catered singularly to the needs of each particular client. This means trip lengths can vary. The degree of difficulty each trip involves. The skills and experience of the participants matter. Those seeking a more arduous and rigorous hiking trip can be accommodated as well as beginner backpackers.

Most of our trips are 5-10 long backpacking trips. We fly in and fly out of our destination in a small bushplane. It’s remote, wild country with a variety of terrain and landscapes.

We also run custom backpacking trips as well as guide an exploratory trip each summer. These trips are great for those hardy folks with some experience looking for something a little bit different. Inquire for details.


Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

Guided Alaska backpacking trips Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Alaska.

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Gates of the Arctic National Park

Guided Alaska backpacking trips Arrigetch Peaks, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska.

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The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Guided backpacking trips Alaska in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge ANWR

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