This hiking trip starts with a scenic ride on a floatplane from Whitehorse, Yukon's capital city, to a glacier fed lake within the Yukon Coast Mountain Range. Away from any signs of civilization we will hike above the tree line over plateaus and gentle passes. Great scenery and wildlife sightings are icons of this trip. The land seems without borders and the photo opportunities are endless.
Dates 2013: July 15 to 21 / August 4 to 10
Duration: 7 days, from / to Whitehorse
Group size: 3 to 8 guests, possible with 2 guets for a surcharge
Skill level: requires good condition
Rates: $1880 CAD + GST per person, single supplement $170
- Flight with floatplane
- Transportation as per itinerary
- Two nights Hotel in Whitehorse
- Meals and snacks during the trip
- Professional guide services for the duration of the trip
- All camping equipment for the hiking trip, except sleeping bag and pad
Day 1: You will arrive in Whitehorse on your own schedule. In the afternoon you will meet your guide for the tour preparation and trip briefing. Overnight in a centrally located Hotel.
Day 2: We will pick you up at your hotel and drive to the floatplane base just outside the city. After loading the plane we take off and fly over gentle hills and deep blue lakes towards the Coast Mountains. The flight takes about one half hour before we will land on Primrose Lake. Once the plane has left and the sound of the engine fades in the distance, we will feel immersed in wilderness and its solitude. Now our trekking starts with the ascent to an alpine plateau offering breathtaking vistas into the towering mountains. We pitch our tents and prepare supper together.
Day 3 to 5: We hike across plateaus and over gentle passes, every moment offering great new views. We will also have time to set up camp for more then one night and venture on a daytrip to a peak above a glacier from where the snow caped peaks seem so close you would think you can touch them. This land is home to Caribou and Sheep and we will very likely see them up close. Your knowledgeable guide will point out wildlife, plants and many other features in the vast land.
Day 6: In the afternoon we will reach an abandoned mining road, which will make it easy to descent down into the valley. Here we will be picked up for the one hour drive back to Whitehorse, where a hot shower and a soft bed will be ready for us.
Day 7: After a good night sleep you will continue your journey on your own.
Things to know:
This route is neither marked nor in any way maintained and has no infrastructure at all which makes it even more a memorable trip! Rough weather can move in fast and may make changes to the routing necessary. Participants will have to carry not only personal belongings but also a part of the group equipment and food. To fully enjoy this trip good physical condition is necessary, daily hiking time is about 5 hours.
- Trip cancellation, travel and medical insurance
- Meals in Whitehorse
- Sleeping bag and pad
- Items of personal nature and souvenirs
- fuel surcharge (if applicable)
Are you interested in relaxing at a cozy cabin on a secluded lake? Our wilderness cabins are situated at Dalayee Lake, nestled in the rolling hills of southern Yukon, not far from Whitehorse. Click here for more info.