Upon arrival in Whitehorse, you take the free shuttle to get to your hotel (right there when you exit the terminal). Note that we always try and book hotels which offers the free shuttle but in case there is no more availability, there are always taxis available to drive you downtown (count approximately $25 for a ride from the airport to your hotel). Depending on your arrival time, you will have time to explore Whitehorse and take a stroll on the Millennium Trail or check out the MacBride Museum.
A pre-trip meeting takes place in the lobby of your hotel at 5pm today with your guides. This is the perfect opportunity to ask any last-minute questions, do a gear check and meet your fellow adventurers!
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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.
On day 3, we pack all our gear and leave nothing behind as we hike 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. Once again enjoying endless views over alpine meadows, high snowy peaks in the background and the beautiful Primrose lake from where we will take off on our last day.
For our last day in the mountain wilderness, we hike, fully loaded, down to 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!
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. You should expect between 4 and 6kg of common gear and food per person, to go in your pack with your personal gear and tent. Therefore a minimum of hiking experience and fitness are required.
On this trip, we are proud to offer 100% home-made foods with home-made dehydrated meals and home-made snacks. This allows us to offer you only high quality and local food as well as to control our waste output. In fact, ours trip are zero waste, we have banned plastic single-use bags and use only fabric bags to store our meals and snacks.
Terre Boréale respectfully acknowledges that this adventure takes place on the traditional territory of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation.
- Meals as indicated in itinerary above
- Accommodations as indicated in itinerary above, based on double occupancy (+ $250 for single occupancy)
- Tents for nights in camps
- 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
- Single occupancy supplement of $250
- Airport transfers
- Alcoholic beverages
- Domestic & International flights
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“We spent 2 weeks in the Yukon with Max in June, a week in the coast mountains and a week travelling up the Dempster highway, stopping off at Tombestone for some hiking. The coast mountains are a magical place made all the more special by Max’s thoughtful itinerary. The landscape and walking were spectacular and we didn’t see a single person all week, just lots of wildlife. Throughout the trip we were well looked after and provided with excellent home cooked food. We have travelled a lot and this trip is one of our favourites, from the destination itself through to the knowledge and enthusiasm of the guides. The Yukon is a wonderful part of the world and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it as a destination with Max and Milena as guides.”