Tombstone and Kluane Yukon Hiking Experience

7 Nights / 8 Days Whitehorse to Whitehorse

Get to know the remote Yukon backcountry on this 8-day adventure that includes guided exploration in some of Canada’s most striking terrain. Pack a good camera — you won’t want to miss a thing.

This incredible journey is packed with bucket-list highlights: soar over the jagged peaks of Tombstone Territorial Park and land in its depths to take in its remote beauty; drive along the famous Dempster Highway; visit the Alsek Valley to spot moose, bears and lynx; and hike the stunning St. Elias Mountain Range. And if this isn’t enough adventure for you, there’s even an option for backcountry camping at Talus Lake!

7 Nights / 8 Days from $3975/person CAD

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Departures

May 15 - September 7, 2022

Included:

  • 7 nights hotel accommodation (room only basis)
  • Applicable taxes
  • Lunch on Day 3
  • Dempster Highway private hiking day trip
  • 90 minute heli flightseeing into Tombstones Territorial Park
  • 4x4 Wilderness Interpretive Jeep Tour of the Alsek Valley with hike
  • Half day guided hike - St. Elias Range

Not Included:

  • Car rental
  • Park fees, admission charges or day use parking at parks
  • Meals
  • Recommended tours not mentioned in included
  • Personal expenses and insurance

Pricing Details

  • Prices are based on double occupancy
  • Price reductions are available for parties of 4 passengers - please inquire for more details
  • A 25% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking
  • Participants should purchase travel medical and accident insurance for the duration of the tour including Trip Interruption / Cancellation Insurance that includes medevac coverage from remote locations. The participant acknowledges that Landsby is not responsible for any costs relating to a medevac or a trip cancellation due to health and/or injury.

Optional Extras:

  • Pre / post accommodation
  • Flights to / from Whitehorse
  • Full Board at Mount Logan Lodge
  • Dawson City & Goldfields Tour
  • Rafting on the Dezadeash River (2.5-3 hours)
  • Icefield Discovery Flight seeing with Glacier Landing - The Ultimate Experience! (1.5 hours)
  • Backcountry camping option substitute on days 3 & 4 with fully outfitted overnight camping with stunning scenery, a top-notch menu, and your own private guide. Fly-in by helicopter to Talus Lake and spend two days enjoying day hikes and shorter excursions from the Talus Lake base camp.

Itinerary

Day 1: Whitehorse

Arrive in Whitehorse and take the shuttle to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time you may want to head out to explore the city. Perhaps do an interpretive tour of the SS Klondike or stop to look at the Log Skyscraper and the Old Log Church.

Accommodation at the the BW Goldrush Inn or similar

Day 2: Whitehorse - Dawson City

An early morning start heading back to the Whitehorse airport for the short flight to Dawson City. Upon arrival take the shuttle to your hotel. Spend the afternoon exploring this historic site. At the peak of the Gold Rush in 1898 this town had a population of 40,000, and is now home to about 1300.

Recommended: Top of the Midnight Dome (75 minutes)
Experience Dawson City and the Yukon Valley from above! Transportation to the top of the Midnight Dome, along with stunning photo opportunities and breathtaking views.

Accommodation at the the Aurora Hotel or similar

Day 3: Dempster Highway Day Trip

Experience the Dempster Highway and Tombstone Territorial Park. The trip includes transportation and scenic viewing along the Dempster Highway with plenty of photo opportunities. Visit the Tombstone Interpretive Centre, and enjoy some tea and a high quality Natural History Display. Then hit the trails for a custom hiking experience. The tour guides are experts in “all things Tombstone” and are happy to tailor your day to your needs. Lunch is included.

Accommodation at the the Aurora Hotel or similar

Day 4: Tombstone Territorial Park

Today take 90 minute heli flightseeing into Tombstones Territorial Park. This trip offers a beautiful, once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience the Tombstone Mountains. Fly in over the soaring jagged peaks of the Tombstone Mountains and views of Mount Monolith rising dramatically out of the tundra. This protected wilderness area features a remarkable landscape painted with colourful lichen, wildflowers and shrubs that turn to brilliant bursts of colour. Spend 30 minutes on the ground inside the park for photo opportunities before taking off for the return flight to Dawson City. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Perhaps join one of the many fascinating guided walks offered by Parks Canada (sign up at the visitor centre) for more detailed history and insight. Or for a more off the beaten path experience cross the Yukon River on the free ferry service and walk a short distance west on the far shore looking for the shipwrecked paddle wheelers. Once considered the primary mode of transportation in the region, these boats were abandoned when ground travel became more popular. Here the massive wrecks lie along the shore and trails lead through the spruce trees to explore the site.

Accommodation at the the Aurora Hotel or similar

Day 5: Dawson City – Whitehorse – Haines Junction

Recommended: Dawson City & Goldfields Tour (3 hours)
This tour will give an introduction to the history of Dawson City, the Goldrush and Dredge No. 4, as well as some highlights of modern life
here in town. Includes gold panning at Claim 33 - guaranteed gold!

Shuttle transfer Dawson hotel to Dawson Airport

Fly from Dawson to Whitehorse. Upon arrival in Whitehorse pick up your rental car and depart for the short scenic drive to Haines Junction. As you approach Haines Junction, take in the towering St. Elias mountain range and surrounding beauty of Kluane National Park and Reserve. Depending on your arrival time, stop by the Kluane National Park and Thechàl Dhâl Visitor Centre to gain insight into the
park’s cultural and natural treasures.

Accommodation at Mount Logan Lodge (room only)

Days 6 & 7: Haines Junction (Kluane National Park)

Kluane National Park and Reserve is part of the largest internationally protected area in the world including four interconnected wilderness parks in Alaska, B.C. and the Yukon which are designated a World Heritage Site. Haines Junction is the ideal base for wilderness excursions like river rafting, canoeing, hiking, fishing and glacier flightseeing.

Included Activity:4x4 Wilderness Interpretive Jeep Tour of the Alsek Valley with Hike (7 hours)
The jeep tour is 2.5-3 hours along a 15km trail into the Park. Don’t think you are going for a smooth ride! You will be adventuring through creeks, old river beds, alluvial fans, and mountainsides. We will stop and discover the remains of an old boat, and learn about the history of the former Great Alsek Lake which is now the Alsek Valley. There is no guarantee of wildlife sightings but your chances are very good in this area! The Park is home to moose, bears, eagles, sheep, lynx and many more animals and there will be a chance to look for animal tracks by the Dezadeash River. En route we will stop for a 4 hour hike through this spectacular wilderness.

Included Activity: Half day guided hike
The St-Elias Mountain Range, which lies within Kluane National Park and Reserve is 22000 sq km giving unlimited possibilities for customized hikes to fit different levels of ability as well as daily weather conditions and wildlife alerts. We also like to go off the beaten track in less explored areas that might be in the Park or outside the Park.

Recommended: Rafting on the Dezadeash River (2.5-3 hours)
This trip is suitable for all members of the family and all fitness levels. We will be paddling and floating down the river and will be traveling through abundant wildlife habitat; be on the lookout for moose, bears, eagles,lynx, seagulls and other wild species. The Dezadeash River will be met by the stunning glacier blue water of the Kathleen River. The Dezadeash flows into the Alsek River which will then flow into the Pacific Ocean. About mid-way through, we will stop for a small break with a cozy campfire to enjoy some marshmallows and other treats. The trip will reach its final destination at the village of Haines Junction. We will have an incredible view of the St-Elias Mountain Range, which lies within Kluane National Park. You can do this trip during the day, or a few hours before sunset - this is a truly epic way to experience the Land of the Midnight Sun!

Recommended: Icefield Discovery Flight seeing with Glacier Landing - The Ultimate Experience! (1.5 hours)
Take off from Silver City and fly over the St. Elias Mountains in a ski plane. We are headed towards Mt Logan but along the way there are many impressive peaks. The pilot’s interpretive talk will help you identify the mountains and glaciers. Weather permitting the highlight of the trip is landing on the icefield just across from Mt. Logan at the Icefield Discovery Base Camp. This is the opportunity to get out on the snow, take some great photos and absorb the vastness and silence of the largest non-polar icefield in the world.

Accommodation at Mount Logan Lodge (room only)

Day 8: Haines Junction – Whitehorse departure

Drive back to Whitehorse to return the rental car.

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