The Chilkoot Trail is the original backpacker’s route to the far North, crossing some of the most spectacular and diverse landscapes anywhere in the world. In just twenty-six kilometres, the route climbs from sea level to the 1067-metre continental divide, where coastal Alaskan rainforest gives way to delicate alpine tundra and the trail crosses the international boundary into Canada. Though indigenous peoples had used this pass a trading route for millennia, the Chilkoot became an icon in 1898, with unforgettable images of hundreds of men and women staggered up the so-called Golden Stairs under crushing loads of food, caught up in the stampede to the gold fields at Dawson City. Today, visitors are capped to ensure the trail does not become so crowded, and the packs are considerably lighter. We have allowed five days to backpack the entire 52 kilometres, ensuring time to rest, explore, and revel in the scenery. Our destination is Lake Bennett, where most stampeders paused to build rafts and wooden boats for river journey to Dawson. Here, at the historic ghost town, we’ll meet a float plane for a final trip over the last of the Coast Mountains to Whitehorse. For all the hikers out there, this is a trip you will not regret.
Expert guidance on the entire trip
All meals on camping trip
Float plane transfer from Lake Bennett to Whitehorse
2 nights hotel accommodation in Whitehorse
Chilkoot Park fees and license
Stampeders Route: Trekking Chilkoot Trail
Ruby Range Adventure
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Yukon and Alaska tour with Ruby Range Adventure was one of my best experiences ever. Professional organization, friendly and willing tour guide who was knowledgeable about the history of the places and cities we visited. The trip filled all of my expectations plus we were a good group having fun and a good time on the way. If I went to Alaska and the Yukon again, I would choose Ruby Range Advanture again, for sure. I can really recommend this company.