Day 0 (Aug 10th): We greet you upon arrival at the Whitehorse International airport and drive you to your accommodation for the night*.
Night in hotel in Whitehorse.
Day 1: After a free morning discovery of the capital of the Yukon, we drive North to Mayo. This small community is right by the Stewart river which is where our floatplane will take off from. We spend our first night in Mayo to get an early start the next morning.
Night in tents in Mayo. D
Day 2 to 7: After a hearty breakfast, we take off for our great hiking trip! This 30-minute flight takes us through the Yukon plateau before reaching the Ogilvie mountains. When we set foot on the shore of a small lake in the middle of the mountain wilderness and once the plane has left again to Mayo, we are alone, far from anyone or any sign of civilization! For 7 days, we hike across the Ogilvie Mountains, where no trail can be found apart from the game trails created by the fauna that lives here: bears, moose, caribou, wolves, sheep, etc. We are always on the lookout for these animals, not only for safety but also to enjoy the excitement of seeing them evolve in their natural habitat.
Using only our paper maps, a compass and our knowledge of the area, we make our way through valleys and passes, across creek and along ridges all the way to Tombstone Territorial Park. We hike approximately 6h/day with elevation gain ranging from +300m to +800m. The terrain is diverse and uneven (scree slopes, side hilling, bushwhacking, ridge walking…) with a couple sections where certain people could feel the fear of heights. Therefore, this trekking is recommended for experienced hikers in good physical condition looking for an uncommon adventure!
As we carry all our gear and food with us, you should expect your pack to weight, on average, between 16 and 18kg for a woman and 18 and 22kg for a man.
Nights in tents. B-L-D
Day 8: In the afternoon of day 8, after walking for approximately 60 kilometers through the Yukon wilderness, we hit the Dempster Highway, a couple kilometers south of the Tombstone Territorial Campground, where we meet with our shuttle. We then drive to Dawson City where we finally drop our packs and enjoy a shower. We then step back in time to the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush as we walk through the streets of Dawson and enjoy an evening in town, especially at Canada’s oldest casino, Diamond Tooth Gerties.
Night in hotel in Dawson. B-L
Day 9: This morning we drive back to Whitehorse where we should arrive in the mid-afternoon. You can enjoy your evening freely in town.
Night in a hotel in Whitehorse. B
Day 10: Transfer to the airport or connexion with your next Yukon adventure.
*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.