How do I know which trip is for me?
This table provides key points about each of our hiking trips to help you find the best Yukon adventure for you!
When we talk about full backpacks, we mean packs containing all your personal gear (sleeping gear, tent, clothing, etc.) as well as your share of the common gear and food. It’s hard to tell exactly how many kilograms of common gear you will have to carry as it will depend on your morphology, the number of participants and guides and the trip you choose to go on. As a rough idea, you can expect about 8kg of common gear on the “Donjek Glacier”, “Across the Ogilvie Mountains” trips and about 4 or 5kg on the “In the Coast Mountains” trip. The “Kluane Colours” and “Hess Mountains” trips will be in the 5 to 8kg range.
Hiking off trail in the Yukon is very different from what most hikers are used to. It can be tiring and slow as we have to pay more attention and lift our feet more at every step than if we were hiking a mountain trail. A good day of hiking off trail will be about 12 to 15km long compared to the 20 or 30km long days on a trail. This means that even if you have hiked Kilimanjaro, the Annapurna or Everest Base Camps, or any other multi-day hikes following trails, your Yukon hiking adventure will be a very new experience.
|Trip name||Overall level||Total hiking days||Days with full backpack|
|On or off trail?||Max. daily elevation gain (average/day)||Max. daily distance|
|Donjek Glacier||Very hard||9||8||1 day on trail + 8 days off trail||+560m (330m)||14km|
|Across the Ogilvie Mountains||Very hard||7||7||Off trail||+600m (+440m)||11.5km|
|In the Coast Mountains||Hard||6||2||Off trail||+500m (+355m)||11km|
|Kluane Colours||Hard||7||5||6 days off trail + 1 day on trail||+1000m (+415m)||13km|
|Exploring the Ruby Range||Moderate||6||0||Off trail||+500m (+325m)||10km|
|Hess Mountains||Moderate||6||6||Off trail||+450m (+210m)||9km|
|Along the Dempster Highway||Easy||3||0||1 day off trail + 2 days on trail||+600m (+400m)||10km|