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Explore the World’s Best Hikes With Backpacker

We're partnering with Modern Adventure to take you to the best trails anywhere, from Everest to Alaska to the French Alps.

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Ready to take that bucket-list trip? Backpacker and Modern Adventure already did the planning, found the best wilderness camps and views, the most authentic local experiences, and well-traveled guides. All you need to do is join us and a small group of fellow passionate hikers for the trip of a lifetime.

Backpacking Denali

Foggy morning in Denali national park in Alaska
Foggy morning in Denali national park in Alaska (Photo: LindaPhotography via Adobe Stock)
  • 7 days, 6 nights
  • Hard; off-trail travel, long days, and plenty of climbing
  • July 2-8 and August 22-28

Get rare access to the pathless backcountry of Denali with this weeklong epic. Rolling tundra, sprawling glaciers, and the tallest peaks in North America will surround you on this immersive wilderness adventure, plus more wildlife than you can shake a stick at (and you’d want a pretty big stick). This trip drops you in the floatplane-access-only Whale’s Tail between Ruth and Tokositna Glaciers, where very few hikers ever get to go.

Everest Base Camp

Himalayan Trekking
Himalayan Trekking (Photo: Photo by Toomas Tartes on Unsplash)
  • 17 days, 16 nights
  • Hard; long days of hiking above 10,000 feet
  • December 20-January 5 and March 17-April 2

From boutique hotels in the ancient city of Kathmandu to tents crowned by flapping prayer flags beneath the world’s tallest mountain, this trek will bring you a bit of everything Nepal has to offer. Visit remote Himalayan monasteries, climb above 18,000 feet, and wander through one of the most remarkable landscapes on the planet on this two-and-a-half week adventure.

Chile: Aysén and Patagonia

Hiking in Cerro Castillo National Reserve
Hiking in Cerro Castillo National Reserve (Photo: ChrisOvergaard via Adobe Stock)
  • 11 days, 10 nights
  • Moderate; 3-10 miles a day on established trails
  • October 15-25, October 30-November 9, and November 27-December 7

There isn’t a hiker out there who hasn’t dreamed of Patagonia. Take that trek out of your daydreams and into the real world while ditching the crowds at Torres Del Paine for the glacial peaks and bright blue lakes of Cerro Castillo National Reserve and the newly-established Patagonia National Park. Finish your trip with a day of whitewater rafting on the Rio Baker and a classic Patagonian barbeque.


From 2022