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Kluane National Park | Tombstone Territorial Park | Less Explored Yukon

Hiking and Backpacking Off the Beaten Track

Taiga Journeys

Enjoy pristine northern forests and all they offer. We'll customize your experience to suit you.

Overview

Day 1: You will arrive in Whitehorse on your own schedule. In the afternoon you will meet your guide for the tour preparation and trip briefing. Overnight in a centrally located hotel.

Day 2: We will pick you up at your hotel and drive to the float plane base just outside the city. After loading the plane we take off and fly over gentle hills and deep blue lakes towards the Coast Mountains. The flight takes about half an hour before we will land on Primrose Lake. Once the plane has left and the sound of the engine fades in the distance, we will feel immersed in wilderness and its solitude. Here we have left civilization and trails behind us. Route-finding creek crossings can be challenging but as a team we will master them. Our trekking starts with the ascent to an alpine plateau offering breathtaking vistas into the towering mountains. We pitch our tents and prepare supper together.

Day 3 to 5: We hike across plateaus and over gentle passes, every moment offering great new views. The trip schedule allows us to set up camp in one location for more then one night and we will venture on a day trip to a peak above a glacier from where the snow-capped peaks seem so close you would think you can touch them. This land is home to golden eagle, caribou, sheep and grizzly bears and we will have opportunities to see them. Your knowledgeable guide will point out wildlife, plants and many other features in the vast land.

Day 6: In the afternoon we will reach an abandoned mining road, which will make it easy to descend into the valley. Here we will be picked up for the short drive back to Whitehorse, where a hot shower and a soft bed will be ready for us.

Day 7: After a good night sleep you will continue your journey on your own.

Highlights

  • Room for personalized trip itineraries
  • Small groups
  • Quality guiding by long-time Yukoners
  • Experiencing a truly wild environment
  • Unparalleled opportunities to view northern wildlife
  • Flight with a float plane
  • Winter trips by request

Details

Duration
7–10 Days
Level
Moderate
Dates
June–September
Price
$1,750–$3,350