INDIGENOUS winter ADVENTURE

9
Days
 
 

DOG SLEDDING-SNOWSHOEING

1/7

$4700|pers

Difficult

Dog sledding is, of course, a main activity on your bucket list when you travel to Canada, but not only.
Long ago, people   were using sleds  as a tool for work and for a fast and efficient transportation way in Yukon  pristine frozen Wilderness.
This transportation system has been used for   a long time by Northern First nations people   for hunting or during the great seasonal migration.
Day 1: Whitehorse 
Welcome! Airport transfer.
Accomodation Hidden Valley Bed and Breakfast.
Diner on request, not included.
Day 2: Whitehorse- Champagne.
Today we drive 0n the mystic Alaska Highway to reach Long Ago People,s Place our base camp for the next days. You will meet Meta and Harrold our Indigenous host. 
An interpretive tour of many traditionnals structures will already immerse you in the way of life of the local Indigenous people in order to survive Yukon frigid winter.
After lunch it,ll be time to meet the dogs and the musher!  Say hello to your new furry friends. A little introduction to dogsledding will be given  and we,re gonna leave for a short practise run! 
Accomodation in trappers cabin, Injah or wall tent.
Traditionnal  diner and lunch included.
Day 3: Champagne- Jojo Lake.
Lets start  the day by a gorgeous breakfast with our hosts.
Ready guys and GO , en route on an ancient trail (22km) driving your own team and sled.
Arrival at the end of the day at the base camp, located on the shore of the majestic Jojo lake. Enjoy a warm and tasty traditional dinner with your First Nation guide.
 Don't forget to have a look at  the Northern Lights!
Accomodation in a heated wall tent .
Breakfast, lunch and traditionnal diner included.
Day 4: Explore the beautifull Jojo Peak area with your team.
Learn about traditional activities like ice fishing, how to set up a net under the ice or snowshoeing,  and the art of trapping in the beautifull  wilderness.
You`ll learn how to make a traditionnal sleeping mat  during a interesting workshop. Make your own and take it home!
Night in a heated wall tent, time to try out your homemade sleeping mat.
Breakfast, lunch and traditionnal diner included,
Day 5: return to Champagne with your team!
Time to leave this beautifull region. Enjoy the journey back this is the last moments you ll spend with your new furry friends.  It ll take the day to go back to the base camp, Long Ago People,s Place.
Accomodation in trappers cabin, Injah or wall tent.
Breakfast, lunch and traditionnal dinner included.
Day6: Champagne-Kluane National park.
Leaving Harrold and meta is always the hardest part of the trip but we are driving towards the majestic Kluane National Park part of the World UNESCO Heritage  and home of the Mount Logan highest peak in Canada... it's time to meet our second host of the tour: James Allen former Chief of the Champagne Aishihik First Nation is welcoming us to his camp located close to the spectacular Kluane lake. After lunch follow James Allen with Snowshoes on his trapline and learn about trapping  in the Yukon. Enjoy dinner and a campfire talk.
Accomodation in  cabin, 
Breakfast, Lunch and  dinner included.
Day7: Kluane region.
After a lovely breakfast surrounding by Kluane beauty Learn about the First nation history in the park..
In the afternoon let's discover how to set up a snare and do some ice-fishing.
For those who are interested, a drum making workshop will be organised.
Accomodation in  cabin, 
Breakfast and lunch included.
Day8: Kluane region-Whitehorse.
 Our indigenous cultural adventure is almost over but  your guide will bring you to discover a little more Kluane National park and maybe we' ll do a little hike in the Park.
Accomodation in a downtown hotel.
Day9: Whitehorse.
Connecting program or international flight.
Airport transfert.
WARNING:
Dogsledding is a sport and comparable to downhill skiing.
Make sure you bring the proper gear for winter camping and outdoor activities!
If outside temperature is below -30 degrees Celsius the tour can be canceled or modified   for the dogs' comfort and safety as well as yours.
Trip is subject to change based on snow conditions.
Included: Ground transportation from and to Whitehorse to Kwaday Dan Kenji and Kluane Region.
              First Nation guide and cook.
               Certified musher.
               Husky team with 4 or 5 dogs each and a sled.
             Nights in wall tent and cabin and in Whitehorse,
             Meals and hot beverages..
Not included: Winter clothing rental.
               Alcoholic beverages.
               Tips and gratuity. International flight.
                       
 

44km trail...

4 spots

Jojo Lake-KLuane Lake

Meals included

Next departure:

february-March 2022

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