Exploring the Ruby Range

Description

Join us on this five-day hiking trip into bison territory, only a few kilometers away from Kluane National Park. We have two base camps from which we go out each day and explore the area freely, without the weight of a full backpack. You will have the chance to discover an old plane wreck, which crashed in the mountains in 1950.

 

dates :July 10th to 17th 2018
Group size :2 to 6
duration :7 days
difficulty :moderate
Price :$ 3300 CAD + 5% GST
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Day after day

Day 0 (July 10th): We greet you upon arrival at the Whitehorse International airport and drive you to your accommodation for the night.
*Please note that if you’re plane is scheduled to land later than 9 :30pm we won’t be able to pick you up. You will be able to ride the free shuttle from the hotel.
Night in hotel in Whitehorse.

Day 1: We leave Whitehorse in the morning for Haines Junction. From this small community, we fly out by helicopter to our first camp. As we fly we leave civilization behind and discover the Yukon wilderness below us and, to the west, the magnificent mountains of Kluane National Park. Once the helicopter has gone back, we set up our first base camp and depending on the time we have left, we go explore around camp before dinner.
Night in tents. L - D

Day 2 to 5: For five days, we explore the Ruby Range on day hikes, coming back to camp each night. We have two base camps during this adventure, the first one for 3 nights and the second one for two. You discover beautiful views over Kluane National Park and will follow bison tracks that are all over the place! We keep our eyes peeled for wildlife such as caribou, moose, Dall sheep and may be even grizzly, wolves or of course bison!
The itinerary, built by Terre Boréale, is designed to make of this trek a fun adventure for beginner as well as more experienced hikers. We hike approximately 5 h each day and the elevation gain will range from 300m to 900m. Terrain varies greatly from alpine meadows to rocky slopes to side hilling and even bushwhacking. The only trails we follow are the ones made by the bison themselves.
Even though we do not carry our gear on this trek, we are limited in the amount of gear we can each take with us, because of the use of a helicopter. Therefore, each participant will be limited to about 50 liters of personal gear for the trip.
Nights in tents. B – L – D

Day 6: On the afternoon of day 6 the helicopter comes back to get us again and we fly back to Haines Junction. We will then drive back to Whitehorse that afternoon and you have a free evening in town.
Night in hotel in Whitehorse. B - L

Day 7: We will drive to the airport for your return flight.

 

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Included

  • Meals as indicated in itinerary above
  • Accommodations as indicated in itinerary above, based on double occupancy (+ $300 for single occupancy)
  • Airport transfers
  • Helicopter flight from and to Haines Junction
  • Experienced guide
  • The following equipment: tent, cooking gear, bear proof container and bear spray
  • Satellite communication device for emergencies

not included

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • International flights
  • Gratuities

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  • Yukon Wild
  • Wilderness Tourism Association of the Yukon
  • Receptive Travel
  • Lauriers de la PME 2016