Ad•ven•ture: n. A challenging journey that pushes us beyond ourselves in a positive direction and allows us to engage the world directly, defy personal limitations, expand our understanding, and inspire others.
Expedition Atacama Desert
Wedged between the towering Andes and the Chilean Coastal Range, the Atacama Desert, the driest place on Earth, is home to some of the most spectacular terrain and breathtaking views one could ever imagine.
This “Mars like” atmosphere is sprawling with sand dunes, salt crusted dry lakes, and vast volcanic rock fields that will you leave you mesmerized in their majesty.
Expedition Baffin Island
Join us and discover deep fjords, soaring mountains and immense glacial systems. Embark on an unforgettable journey to the fifth largest island in the world right in the Canadian Arctic.
Explore with us one of the most incredible and unique landscapes on Earth. Lake Baikal, Siberia. In winter. Epic!!!
Dreaming of adventures together, while sipping coffee
We create adventures for you that are unique, authentic, and based on our own experiences in the remotest deserts, jungles and cold regions of the planet. Using our vast logistical network and experience, KapiK1 Expedition Co hosts a series of expeditions that happen only once, never to be repeated. The adventure of a lifetime. Limited to group sizes of 6-10 max, plus our KapiK1 guides, make for a challenge that is both safe and not overcrowded! These expeditions are ‘real adventure’ that will challenge you, so proper preparation is key, and the team at KapiK1 will make sure you are ready, and confident, to have the best adventure possible!
And did we mention WE LOVE COFFEE almost as much as we love adventure?!
We bring our collective love of coffee with us on every expedition and now to you in the Expedition Café!
our incredible Expedition Alumni share their experience
“An epic 6 days in the desert with spectacular scenery where I learned so much about running technique, navigation, nutrition, essential devices and more. The sunburn, heat rash and exhaustion of Day 4 are distant memories, what remains are memories of an awesome experience, new friends, and the desire to more of these adventures with KapiK1. This far exceeded my expectations of what was in store and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.”
The absolute best part of traversing Siberia’s Lake Baikal was our Kapik1 team. I felt so lucky to be part of such an AMAZING group of people! I loved how we had come together, in this incredible part of the world, to do what we all loved, which put most simply... was EXPLORING! All those beautiful images of the region on the web were in fact pale comparisons to the beauty of seeing it all in person. Being there, pushing one’s limits, made me feel grateful and alive on a whole other level!!”
“It was an absolute dream to learn to navigate and run the Atacama Desert's constantly varying terrain- salt flats like snow, massive sand dunes, volcanoes and breathtaking slot canyons!!!”
"I have been traveling the globe in search of adventures for over 25 years. Let me just say that my recent expedition lead by Ray Zahab and his team from KapiK1 Expeditions to Lake Baikal in Siberia was one of, if not the best experiences I have ever had. The attention to safety and overall expeditions logistics were extremely professional. The team were absolutely amazing. If you get the chance to join a KapiK1 expedition, do it.”
“KapiK1 Atacama has been an awesome experience which opened my mind to expedition and adventure: it transformed fears like being alone in a desert into a positive and powerful experience. It is personal, mental and physical challenge which connects you with pure nature and open spaces and allows you to learn from experienced and professional adventurers. It has been a life goal becoming reality!”
Recently I had the pleasure of joining Ray Zahab’s KapiK1 Expedition crossing of Lake Baikal in Siberia. Ray and his team were super professional, knowledgeable, and lots of fun. We had a AMAZING time, and it was an INCREDIBLE experience. What I liked best about our guided trip, was their willingness to do what WE wanted, and go at OUR pace. Most guided trips are filled with lots of pressure, but Ray allowed us to dictate what we did and how fast or slow we wanted to go. One day, we even decided that a hotel bed was more appealing than another night on the ice, we he allowed us to even increase our pace, and we finished a day early. It was great stuff and I would highly recommend him, and do another one!”
Ray Zahab, Explorer and KapiK1 Co-Founder
“Some of the greatest achievements in life come from the greatest challenges we face. Join us for a limit pushing and life changing experience, one that reminds us of how we are ALL capable of the extraordinary in our lives!”
Meet your KapiK1 Team
Our KapiK1 team are world-class explorers and adventurers. Our extended team includes coaches, trainers, nutrition experts, photographers and, local experts- our friends- from the regions we visit.
Collectively our team has completed many ‘world first' crossings, and travelled extensively to the furthest reaches of the world. From the driest and hottest deserts on earth, to the most inhospitable Arctic extremes, our team has been there. Every KapiK1 expedition is inspired from the experiences and expeditions of our team.
Breathtaking memories captured
Our expeditions will take you to the most remote and beautiful places on earth. As every day brings new adventures, our KapiK1 photographers ensure the story of your epic journey is captured from beginning to end.
Kapik1 is a proud supporter of impossible2possible!
KapiK1 Expeditions collects 2% of its net proceeds in support of impossible2Possible (i2P).
i2P encourages young people from all over the world to reach beyond their perceived limits, and to use adventure based learning programs to educate, inspire and empower.
Your every purchase brings a select group of youth ambassadors on expeditions for FREE!