$1336.00 + GST (PER PERSON)
Spend 3 days in a cozy, authentic, "off-the-grid" cabin, mushing your own dog team through Yukon's untouched wilderness! Watch for the Northern Lights from your cabin.
DEPARTURE TIMES | DEPARTS WEDNESDAYS (Starting December 14, 2022 ; last departure March 15, 2023)
DURATION | 3 DAYS
GROUP SIZE | MAXIMUM 6 PERSONS PER GUIDE
EXPERIENCE LEVEL | DEPENDENT ON FITNESS - READ MORE HERE
The morning on the day of your tour you will be picked up at 10AM in the hotel lobby. As a group we will do some last minute shopping and pick up any items missing from the packing list. Afterwards we drive to the Sky High Wilderness Ranch, 20km South of Whitehorse where we outfit you with your expedition clothing. Enjoy a light lunch and then be introduced to your 4 legged companions for the tour. Now you learn the basics of; dog care, checking their feet and shoulders, dog massage, sledding and parts of the sled. Harness your team, hook up and go for your very first run! After taking care of the dogs you can enjoy the sauna, have a hot dinner and cozy up by the fire. (Lunch, Dinner)
While the morning sun lifts slowly over the magnificent horizon, we say good morning to our new canine friends and ensure they are fed, watered and happy. Then we sit in the comfort of our lodge dining room having breakfast and plan our day. Today we cover approx 35km in distance driving towards secluded Jackson Lake. The only sound will be the runners in the snow, the working dogs, and your words of encouragement. This is the day that you begin to know each dog's personality and form a bond that only man and dog can understand. With every stop, praise and show of affection for your dogs, they will learn to trust you and you to trust them. Relax in our sod roof sauna before retiring for the night. Overnight at Sky High Wilderness Ranch and enjoy an evening of unguided snowshoe and Aurora viewing. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
This day takes us towards beautiful Bonneville Lakes, west of the ranch. The trails are narrower here with some challenging ups and downs. The scenery is breathtaking and the coastal mountains are always in view to the south and west. Part of the trip we are above tree line and easily cover 20-30km. A breath of new life will creep slowly into your soul and in harmony with the running rhythm of your team you will enjoy nature like you have never experienced it before. Take it all in and these memories will go with you as you continue your journey home. In late afternoon we drive you to Whitehorse where you spend your last night at the Best Western Gold Rush Inn. Here you will receive your musher's diploma. (Breakfast, Lunch)
For comprehensive breakdown of what is included in this tour, please read more here.
When exploring the Yukon wilderness, it is important to be prepared. For our recommended packing list, please read more here.
THINGS TO NOTE
These are 'hands-on' tours in an off-grid setting. You will fully immerse yourself in the Yukon wilderness lifestyle - for more information of what this means, please read more here.