This one of a kind 7-day/ 6-night trip allows you to experience the highest standard of dogsled care and training. You’ll have access to extraordinary, dedicated outdoor guides and educators, and dogs that are bred and raised to work with guests.
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CLASSIC DOG SLEDDING ADVENTURE
This 7-day/ 6-night trip allows you to experience the highest standard of dogsled care and training. You’ll have access to extraordinary, dedicated outdoor guides and educators, and dogs that are bred and raised to work with guests. Overnight accommodation is rustic yet elegant, in hand-built cabins and spacious yurts with dome skylights. You’ll receive outstanding service, clothing and equipment, while meals incorporate local and organic foods found in the Yukon. Get ready to mush!
Rate per person: CAD $5,565, based on double occupancy, peak season departure
On the first evening guests stay in one of our log guest cabins or yurt overlooking the Takhini River Valley. Each cabin has a sitting/sleeping area and a cozy loft bedroom. A delicious dinner is served in the Main Cabin. Menu items include such Yukon specialties as Arctic Char, Alaskan halibut, and locally picked blueberry-cranberry crisp to name a few (Vegetarian diets can also be accommodated with advance notice.) After dinner guests often choose to relax in the hot tub, enjoying their favourite beverage under the aurora borealis, or up in our loft recreation room watching the latest dogsledding videos on our large screen home theatre.
The next day we begin our dog sledding adventure! After a review of Mushing 101, we mush our teams to our lunch site overlooking the beautiful Dam Lake. After a fireside lunch of grilled caribou sausage we mush back to the homestead working on our balance and dog driving technique.
The following day, clients mush their dog teams on the lower Ibex River Trail past active beaver dams, under the awe-inspiring cliffs of Mount North. This trail is a notch above the previous day’s trail in terms of difficulty allowing us to progress to Mushing 201.
Wednesday sees us dog sledding into our wilderness base camp. The camp is located in a spectacular valley with magnificent views in all directions. Much of the trail that we will be mushing on has been cut right out of the raw wilderness. This valley has rarely been travelled since trappers were here decades ago. Herds of Dall sheep often occupy the mountain slopes above. A resident wolf pack lives 10 miles down the trail and often comes down the frozen river to howl to our sled dogs on clear, cold nights. Here accommodation is in spacious yurts, circular mountain huts with large dome skylights. Accommodation is rustic yet elegant, with propane lights, authentic cast iron stoves, and pine furniture for guests to relax in while reading their favourite book. Guests eat and socialize in the large, main yurt and sleep in smaller private yurts containing two twin beds that may be joined at their request.
Today we wake up in our cosy yurts and make our way to the main yurt for a hearty breakfast. The dogs get a well deserved day off as we pack a trail lunch and go on a snowshoe interpretive trip down the south end of the valley towards the wintering grounds of the southern lake caribou herd and the Ibex Valley wolf pack. We return in time for a relaxing sauna and shower followed by yet another incredible meal prepared on the wood cook stoves.
Day 6 and Day 7.
On Friday, clients mush back out to the Homestead for their final dinner. On Saturday, we go for our last mush where guests often choose to feel the power of an additional dog on their team or opt to run a technically challenging trail. Of course a nice relaxing run is also an option for the grand finale. Guests may be either be taken to their flight for departure on Saturday or to their hotel on Saturday afternoon allowing for a more relaxed departure on Sunday.
It is recommended you arrive on Saturday one day early and overnight in Whitehorse (at your expense) to overcome jetlag, ensure your baggage arrives and to allow for the threat of missing a connection due to winter weather complications. If this is not convenient and you arrive on the Sunday flight, we will pick you up at the airport at the time of the flight's arrival. Many of our guests choose to spend an hour or so at the McBride Museum located in downtown Whitehorse as it is a fantastic introduction to the flora, fauna and history of the Yukon.
Please note - This is a sample itinerary. Please ask us to create a holiday that is exactly right for you - that is our speciality! Contact us to ask!