Taiga Journeys | Kluane National Park Hiking
Taiga Journeys offers paddling, hiking and nature trips, cabin rentals and custom adventures in beautiful Yukon, Canada.
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KLUANE NATIONAL PARK

Date 2018: June 17 to 24 / September 9 to 16
Duration: 8 days from/to Whitehorse
Group size: 3 to 8 guests, also available for 2 guests for a surcharge.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Rates: $ 1750 CAD per person + 5% GST. Single supplement hotel and cabin $310 CAD per person + 5% GST

Seven day hikes out of Haines Junction combine the best of two worlds: We get into great back country without having to carry heavy backpacks since we set up base camp in campgrounds just outside the park. Day trips of 3 to 8 hours* will bring us into unrivalled wilderness. The trails will lead us from the boreal forest to the alpine. We will have ample opportunity to observe nature, take pictures and enjoy spectacular vistas. While visiting a traditional fishing camp, you will experience the local First Nation’s history of the region.
*of course we consider the wishes and abilities of the participants in planning the routes.

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Your journey itinerary

Day 1: Whitehorse
We are meeting in the afternoon for trip preparation and a visit to the Beringia Interpretive Center. Here you’ll get an insight into our heritage as we introduce you to the rich history of the region. Overnight in your downtown hotel.

Day 2: Haines Junction
We will meet in the morning and leave the city westwards on the Alaska Highway. After a drive of 2 hours we will arrive in Haines Junction where we will spend the afternoon visiting the National Park Center and head out for an interpretive two hour hike along the Dezadeash River.

Day 3 and 4: Day hikes out of Haines Junction
We are heading out for day hikes (4-6 hours) based out of Haines Junction. We will have time to explore, observe and study nature. In addition, on one afternoon we will visit Klukshu village, a traditional First Nation fishing village, and learn about their cultural heritage. Optional sight seeing flights out of Haines Junction over the St. Elias Mountains and their extensive ice fields are possible.

Day 5: Day hike in the Tatshenshini – Alsek Park
Today we are heading to the Haines summit for a day hike in the alpine and overlooking the Samuel Glacier. Hiking time 5 hours.

Day 6: Explore around Kluane Lake
We will drive north to explore the northern part of the National Park. Here we start a full day hike (6 hours) into spectacular mountains. A highlight of the trip! We will spend the next three nights in an outpost near Kluane Lake.

Day 7: Sheep Mountain
Sheep Mountain – home of a large population of Dall sheep – is the destination for today. Hiking time 6-8 hours. Upon our return we will visit Sheep Mountain Center on Kluane Lake.

Day 8: Kluane – Whitehorse
On our way back to Whitehorse we will either enjoy a shorter hike or visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. In the evening we will return to Whitehorse. Overnight in downtown hotel.

Day 9: Whitehorse
We bring you to your flight home or you continue your own journey.

Journey details
Included
  • All transportation described in this itinerary
  • Hotel in Whitehorse
  • Accommodation on campgrounds around Haines Junction
  • All meals during the camping / hiking trip
  • Professional guide services for the duration of the trip
  • All necessary equipment for the hiking trip
  • Park fees and admissions
Excluded
  • Trip cancellation, travel and medical insurance
  • Meals in Whitehorse and on the road
  • Additional cost for single accommodation
  • Sightseeing flight in Haines Junction
  • Items of personal nature and souvenirs
Things to know

Changes in the itinerary due to weather and trail conditions are a possibility. You will be required to sign a release of liability and waiver of claims prior to the trip

Hiking in Kluane National Park offers:
  • back country hiking in one of the last true wilderness areas left on the planet.
  • undisturbed nature, solitude.
  • easy access to boreal forest, alpine slopes and mountain vistas.
  • observation of wildlife.
  • study of plants and their adaptation to the environment.
  • great photo opportunities.
  • place to marvel at a vast wilderness.
    challenging outdoor experience and enjoyment.
Add-ons

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.

READY TO GO?

If you would like to book this journey, have questions or special requests, let us know! We will get back to you shortly.

yukon@taigajourneys.ca  |  +1 867-393-3394

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