Our hiking offerings

How do I know which hiking adventure is right for me?

The table below provides key points about each of our hiking trips to help you find the right Yukon adventure!

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 common gear and food. It is 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 the trip you choose to go on.

As a rough idea, you can expect 7-9kg of common gear on the “Donjek Glacier” and “Across the Ogilvie Mountains” trips, between 6 and 8kg for “Kluane Colours” and “Hess Mountains” and about 4 or 5kg on the “In the Coast Mountains” trip.

Hiking off trail in the Yukon is very different from what most hikers are used to. In fact, the ground is constantly changing and uneven, and, as a result, it can be tiring and slow going as we have to pay more attention and lift our feet higher at every step. A good day of hiking off trail is about 12 to 15km long, and would be the equivalent of of a 20 to 30km day 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.

To give you sense of what a Terre Boréale experience could feel like, we invite you to read this article written by Dan, one of our guides.

We hope this information helps you pick the right adventure but if there is anything else you would like to know or ask, please reach out to us.

Trip nameOverall levelTotal hiking daysDays with full backpack
On or off trail?Max. daily elevation gain (average/day)Max. daily distance
Donjek GlacierExtreme981 day on trail + 8 days off trail+560m (330m)14km
Across the Ogilvie MountainsExtreme77Off trail+600m (+440m)11.5km
Kluane ColoursVery Hard756 days off trail + 1 day on trail+1000m (+415m)13km
In the Coast MountainsHard62Off trail+500m (+355m)11km
Hess MountainsHard66Off trail+450m (+210m)9km
Exploring the Ruby RangeModerate60Off trail+500m (+325m)10km
Day-Hiking in Southern YukonModerate80On trail+1100m (+350m)10km
Along the Dempster HighwayEasy301 day off trail + 2 days on trail+600m (+400m)10km