this wilderness adventure we follow the -no trace-
guidelines.Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints
So you really want an
adventure this year, do you? Well, a trek across the Chilkoot Pass is
an experience that you’ll not soon forget. This route will keep to
amaze you as you try to absorb it all. We'll retrace the Klondike Gold
Rush route over the Chilkoot Pass. We camp along the trail and explore
the gold rush relics on the way.
Being in the center of it all, it still is hard to imagine what people
must have experienced, traveling this rugged and wild country more than
100 years ago. But we're not after the gold: our treasure lies in the
unsurpassed beauty of the mountains and adventure itself !
Departure Dates 2013
7 days / 6 nights
NCT 01/2013: June 23 - June 29
NCT 02/2013: June 30 - July 6
NCT 03/2013: July 7 -
***04/2013: July 14 - July 20
NCT 05/2013: July 21 - July 27
NCT 06/2013: July 28 - Aug. 3
***NCT 07/2013: Aug. 4 - Aug. 10
***NCT 08/2013: Aug. 11 - Aug. 17
NCT 09/2013: Aug. 18 - Aug. 24
Tour begins and
ends in Whitehorse
min. 4 / max. 6
p. for group of 3| CAD $330
Surcharge p. p. for group of 2| CAD $950
* Prices are per person
on double occupancy, 5% GST extra, all transactions are in Canadian
greet you at Whitehorse airport and transfer you to the hotel in
Whitehorse. In the evening your
guide will meet you at your hotel and explain the details and getting
prepared for hiking the Chilkoot Trail. Of course, he will advise
/assist you packing your backpack.
We'll drive to Carcross and over the White Pass to
Skagway. There is the opportunity for an optional ride on the historic
train of the White Pass & Yukon Route railroad from Fraser to
Skagway. Get a first taste of the gold rush in this little historic
town, and after lunch we'll continue to Dyea,
where we'll start our hike on the Chilkoot Trail. Today we'll hike to
our first camp (approx. 3 hours hiking time).
Day 3 After
breakfast our adventure continues through the rain forest.
are lots of creek crossings, as we'll follow the banks of the Taiya
River. Be prepared to get wet feet! This is a pleasant day with some
easy and some fairly steep but
short climbs. The next camp is 5 to 6 hours hiking away.
we'll leave very early and climb above tree line where we can enjoy the
superb view of mountains and glaciers. This is the toughest day on the
hike. Climb the golden stairs and think about the stampeders who had to
do this stretch more than 20 times! When we reach the
Chilkoot pass we cross the border between Alaska and Canada, at more
than 1100 meters
(3700 feet) above sea level! From here we'll descend over snowfields,
passing small lakes, creeks and rock outcrops to reach "Happy Camp"
(6-8 hours) in late afternoon.
Happy Camp to Lindeman is in some ways the best part of the trail, with
expansive views, gentle grades (except for a bit of ridge-work above
Long Lake), and a great feeling of accomplishment tucked away safely in
your vest pocket ( 4-5 hours hiking time).
Today we'll continue our trek to Lake Bennett where the Chilkoot Trail
ends (4 to 5 hours hiking time). A float plane will pick us up by late
afternoon for our spectacular flight back to Whitehorse. Upon arrival
in Whitehorse, we’ll pick you up and bring you to your
hotel where you definitely will enjoy a hot shower!
We'll bring you to the airport for your flight south or you'll take off
on your own for your next adventure.
- Airport transfers in Whitehorse;
- Transportation Skagway and Dyea;
- Flight by float plane from Lake Bennett to
- Accommodation in Whitehorse (2 x hotel) and in
tents on the trail;
- All meals on the trail including non-alcoholic
- All camping equipment such as stove, dishes,
tents etc. except for sleeping bag & sleeping pad;
- Chilkoot Park fees and licenses;
- Emergency equipment (first aid kit, bear
spray, satellite phone).
- Licensed wilderness guide.
- Meals and beverages in hotels and restaurants;
- Sleeping bag & sleeping pad
- Trip cancellation & medical insurance:
strongly recommend you purchase adequate insurance coverage at the time
of booking. Your policy should cover injury, illness or death, trip
cancellation, emergency medical, search & rescue, flight
travel accident, loss of baggage and personal effects.
our Chilkoot Trail adventure everyone carries part of the load,
approximately 18 kg (40 lbs). This includes your own gear, some group
camping gear and a portion of the food.
- We will carry the bare minimum and safely store
your other belongings in Whitehorse.
- Please make sure you have all necessary
entry into the USA! Conditions change on short notice and Nature Tours
of Yukon assumes no liability, if you are denied entry into Alaska.
- You will be required to sign a 'release of
waiver of liability' form prior to the departure of this tour.
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