In the Coast Mountains

Description

A total of 6 days of hiking are waiting for you in the alpine of the high valleys of the Coast Mountains. Four days with a day pack, and two of hiking with all the gear from one camp to another. A unique trek in the land of Caribou and Grizzlies, a great break from everyday life!

dates :July 20th to 27th 2018
Group size :2 to 6
duration :7 days
difficulty :hard
Price :$ 2800 CAD + 5% GST
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Day after day

Day 0 (July 20th): We greet you upon arrival at the Whitehorse International airport and drive you to your accommodation for the night.

* Note that if you're flight is schedule to arrive after 9:30pm we won't be able to pick you up but you'll be able to enjoy a free shuttle from the hotel.
Night in a hotel in Whitehorse.

Day 1: This morning we drive to the airport and fly out, with a helicopter, into the wilderness.
The flight lasts approximately 20 minutes and offers spectacular views over Whitehorse area and the mountains to the south-west of the city you will not soon forget.
Once the helicopter has left and silence is back, we set up our first camp and enjoy our first hike together in the Coast Mountains.
Night in a tent. L - D

Day 2 to 5: On day 2 we go on a day hike around our camp. We walk in the beautiful alpine where we try to spot local wildlife such as grizzly bears, moose, Dall sheep, caribou, etc.
On day 3, we pack all our gear and leave nothing behind as we are hiking over to another camp. It is a rather short hike over the alpine and down to a lake where we set our second camp.
From there we explore the mountains for the next 2 days, on day hikes.
Nights in a tent. B - L - D

Day 6: For our last day in the mountain wilderness, we hike, fully loaded, down to a Primrose Lake where a float plane is waiting for us. Most of the day is downhill, and the views on the lake and the mountains around it are gorgeous.
Once again we fly for 20 to 30 minutes over the mountains and land near Whitehorse, on Schwatka Lake. We drop you off at your hotel for a well-deserved shower !
Night in a hotel in Whitehorse. B - L

Day 7: Transfer to the airport or connexion with your next Yukon adventure.

Please note: Even if this trip does not have any major difficulty, you will have to carry a full backpacking backpack for 2 (easy) days. Therefore a minimum of hiking experience and fitness are required.

Map

Included

  • Meals as indicated in itinerary above
  • Accommodations as indicated in itinerary above, based on double occupancy (+ $300 for single occupancy)
  • Tents for nights in camps
  • Airport transfers
  • Helicopter flight to camp
  • Floatplane flight back to Whitehorse
  • Experienced guide
  • All gear for hiking in remote country (tents, bear-spray, bear proof container, kitchen gear)
  • Satellite communication device for emergencies

not included

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • International flights
  • Gratuities

photos

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