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Husky Adventure in the Yukon

Dog sledging
Dog sledging
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Destinations: Yukon Territory
Guide language: English
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Back to Yukon Husky Adventure in the Yukon 9 Nights Built in the height of the Klondike Gold Rush by prospectors who had survived the strenuous Chilkoot Trail from Skagway, Whitehorse is now the largest town in the Yukon. The area surrounding Whitehorse is still largely unspoiled and the mountain wilderness provides a fantastic backdrop for winter and summer activities alike. // Holiday Idea: Husky Adventure in the Yukon- 9 Nights Prices from: From £2844 per person Price includes: International flights, 1 night in Whitehorse at the Gold Rush Inn on room only, 6 nights accommodation while dog sledding on full board, 2 nights at Inn on the Lake including breakfast and dinner, transfers from and to Whitehorse, meals from dinner on Day 2 to breakfast on Day 8, breakfast on Days 9 and 10, dinner on Days 8 and 9. Use of personal sled and 3 to 6 Huskies, winter boots. Price Excludes: meals not listed, alcoholic beverages, winter clothing rental, gratuities, items of a personal nature, excess baggage. Dates: Departures Saturdays and Wednesdays - November 29 - March 24 Day 1 Arrive Whitehorse and transfer to the Gold Rush Inn in Whitehorse for one night – room only. Day 2 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 week. 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 we can enjoy the sauna, have a shower, hot dinner and cozy up by the fire. (L,D) Day 3 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. (B,L,D) Day 4 Today your team will pull you east of the ranch. As we climb in elevation we are heading onto an old abandoned mining road on McIntyre Mountain. Enjoy the rugged landscape of the coastal mountains nestling Fish Lake in its valley. Keep an eye out for wildlife - you never know what you might see! Return to Sky High lodge for the night. Take care of the dogs, then curl up by the fire or sit around the dinner table recounting your adventures with others. There is a gravity fed shower waiting for you in the main lodge.(B,L,D) Day 5 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. In harmony with the running rhythm of your team you will enjoy nature like you have never experienced it before. There is a gravity fed shower and sauna waiting for you in the lodge.(B,L,D) Day 6 Imagine yourself years ago when only dogsled was used for transportation. Head out into the untouched wilderness for 3 days of winter camping at our wall tent camp at Dry Creek. A surge of new life creeps into your soul as you journey farther into the amazing landscape surrounding the Fish Lake Area. The trail on this day follows the shores of Fish Lake, climbs and heads into the coastal mountain range to the south. Enjoy the crisp freshness of this day and don't forget to take photos! Curl up at night by the woodstove for a cozy sleep in our wall tents. (B,L,D) Day 7 At dawn enjoy a hearty camp breakfast in our wall tent kitchen. From our camp, weather permitting we will make a run to the top of the mountain above the tree line to Ptarmigan Flats. Keep your eyes open for this beautiful white bird, while sledding on miles of windblown hill tops. Over night at Wall tent Camp. (B.L,D) Day 8 Wake up with the sun, say good morning to your team as they enjoy their morning meal. After a hearty breakfast, you will start your final day of mushing. The dogs will pull you westbound with the Costal Mountains ahead of you. Return to Sky High Wilderness Ranch for a hot lunch. Late afternoon you will transfer to the Inn on the Lake for two nights. Day 9 Inn on the Lake at leisure. Day 10 Afternoon departure for your flight home. Recommended stays: Inn on the Lake Prices from: £475 per person Dates: Contact us for further information. Recently listed by National Geographic Traveller in the Top 150 places to stay in 2009, the lodge is located 35 minutes by car from Whitehorse. The location is ideal for daily excursions and attractions in Whitehorse, and Skagway, Alaska. Your stay includes mountain bikes, canoes, kayaks, peddle boats, fitness centre, hot tub and sauna in the summer. In the winter you can enjoy snowmobiling, dog sledding, snow shoeing and ice fishing. The area is well known for aurora borealis watching and is one of North America’s few places where you can stay and see the aurora right from your suite.
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Windows on the wild
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