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4-day Yukon Wilderness Base Camp Hiking

Join ACMG guide James on this exciting 4-day summer base camp hiking expedition in the Yukon mountains and experience their stunning wilderness!

Not specified

Coast Mountains

4 Days

Jun, Jul

Fit

Intermediate


Description

Summer days were made for the great outdoors. In Yukon, hiking in the mountains is the best way to explore nature’s rugged landscapes. And that’s just what we designed our 4-day wilderness base camp hike for. Think summertime fun at a great campsite on the shores of a stunning lake full of fish and wildlife. Add daytimes hikes to the all-natural surroundings with only a light pack to carry around. Then to top it off amazing food and the joyous experience of sleeping under the stars. Not convinced? Read on.

One of the benefits of having a base camp is that we don’t have to carry big packs on our hikes. Consequently, although demanding, hikes should prove to be above all, enjoyable. Also, they can be as short as one hour and last up to a full day, so although a good fitness level is a requirement, we can adapt the program to the level of the group. In terms of altitudes and descents, we usually top off at 15 km and descend at least 12000 m with some of the most stunning Yukon views along the way. If you’re a hiker with a good level of fitness and love the outdoors, then this tour is definitely for you! 

A float-plane will take you from Whitehorse to the base camp which will be located at a remote alpine lake in the Boundary Ranges. There, we will have a large Arctic Oven tent to socialize, and, if needed, to seek shelter in case of occasional summer storms. We will also have smaller tents on site for 2-3 people which is where we will sleep. Some great food will be available, and it goes without saying that we will have a great time!

Also, the Yukon wilderness offers chances of spotting Grizzlies, Wolves, Wolverines, Caribou, Ptarmigan, Dall Sheep and more. Additionally, we will be able to explore waterfalls, ridgetops, lakes, and mountains too!

Want to spend your summer on a fun packed adventure in nature? Then join me on this 4-day Yukon base camp hiking excursion! Book your place now and I will be happy to guide you through some of the best spots in the region!

A 3-day version of this trip is also available if you’re looking for something shorter.  Or, if you want to try something more demanding in winter, check out our multi-day Yukon fat bike expedition in February!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Includes floatplane to/from camp, food, guiding, and full base camp. WE ALSO PROVIDE: Large base camp tents, Sleeping tents (3-person tent per 2 guests), Sleeping bag, liner, and sleeping pad,Camp kitchen supplies (plates, bowls, cutlery, etc),Toilets, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, soap, Chairs for camp, Spotting scope and binoculars (at camp), Medical kit, Fishing rods and tackle, Bear spray. GUESTS MUST BRING: Max. 2 pieces of luggage. Day pack plus one SOFT-SIDED duffle bag weighing no more than 20lbs),Day pack (20-30L),Hiking boots and/or sturdy hiking shoes (broken in already!),Hiking poles (optional),Breathable hard-shell jacket,Light insulated jacket (down or poly fill),Light, packable rain pants,Base layers of your choice,High quality socks of your choice,Sun glasses,Sun hat,Sun screen,Bug spray,Water bottle (1L),Camera,Binoculars (recommended for hiking),Light gloves and light touque or knit cap,Toiletries,Medications needed,Fishing license,Head lamp (likely won’t be needed!),Camp shoes/sandals/Crocs (something that can easily dry),Light backpacking towel,Bug jacket (optional),Small pocket knife (optional but recommended),Communications,*there is no cell phone coverage at anytime on this trip due to the remote location,Satellite phone (for emergency purposes only),Guides will communicate via InReach devices and/or VHF radio,Travel Insurance.Please be aware that, though it is very unlikely, weather can prevent access to base camp in mountainous regions. It is strongly recommended that guests purchase travel insurance that covers this type of loss.


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival al base camp

A float plane will take you on a scenic 30-minute flight from Schwatka Lake in Whitehorse to the base camp.

After a safety and lunch we will make an afternoon hike.

Finally, dinner at base camp and fun under the stars.

Day 2: First hiking day into the wilderness

We will start the day with a good breakfast and then load our light packs before we head out. You will have a choice regarding the hike depending on you preference. Choices include hikes to waterfalls, ridgetops, Alpine lakes and other great Yukon spots.

Day 3: Second day of hiking

Same as day 2, except you get the chance to explore some new routes and spots!

Day 4: A few more hikes and then back home

After another exhilarating day of hiking in nature, a  floatplane will pick you up to take you back to Whitehorse!

 

Details

Accommodation

Base camp by an Alpine lake

Meeting point

Whitehorse

About the guide

I am an ACMG ski guide, as well as a Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA) Professional Member and an Advanced Wilderness First Responder.
I was born and raised in Fernie, BC in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and have spent my whole life working and playing in the mountains. There is nothing I love more than exploring remote mountains on skis and sharing that experience with others.

The northwest corner of British Columbia and the western Yukon offer some of the most mind-blowing ski terrain on the planet and I have spent over a decade exploring that terrain. As one of the few certified guides in this vast region, I have intimate local knowledge of the area and can help you make the most of your Yukon adventure.

Languages

English

Certificates

ACMG

Residence

Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canda


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