You will leave Whitehorse early this morning to get to Sheep Mountain’s Kluane National Park and Reserve (KNP&R) visitor center. There, you’ll register for the hike and enjoy the views of the Slim’s River valley and Kluane Lake. You will then keep driving north and 10 kilometers past the small community of Burwash Landing, you will leave civilization behind and begin the trek towards the Donjek glacier. The first day presents no particular difficulty.
As you’ll reach the Burwash Uplands, you’ll set up camp and spend the first night out in the wild.
Overnight in tents.
Meals included: lunch, dinner
There are no signs along the route and all you’ll have to find the way will be a map, a compass, GPS and your guide’s skills and knowledge! Throughout the next 9 days, you will experience true wilderness trekking, going up and down steep and uneven mountainsides, bushwack through willow or spruce forest, and wade across fast flowing creeks.
Being alone in these land where it is not unusual to spot a moose, a bear or a caribou, looking at some of the highest mountains in North America is a feeling you will not soon forget!
Every night, the camp will be chosen wisely to appreciate gourmet meals before enjoying a well-deserved rest in the tents.
On average, you should expect between 5 and 7 hours of hiking each day, with a maximum elevation gain of 800m. You will also have two days ‘off’ (one of which will be just in front of the glacier), meaning that you can go explore the surroundings of the camp without large backpacks.
Nights in tents.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
As you hike along (and sometimes across) one last small creek, you will come across a dirt road and 5 kilometers further, the Alaska Highway! This is the end of the adventure, when a driver will come to drive you back to town.
You will arrive in town in the early evening. Your guide will be happy to give some recommendations on which restaurant to go to for your last evening in town!
Night in hotel in Whitehorse.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Today you will reach the airport to catch your flight back home. See you soon!
Changes in the itinerary may incur. Organizers may modify the tour accordingly to weather conditions to ensure the safety of participants.
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