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Tour Duration: 8 Days | Tour Price: CAD 3,495.00/person | Tour Season: August
Explore Hidden Valleys in Tombstone Park


Discover endless valleys and ascend breathtaking mountains while hiking in Tombstone Park on our Anniversary Trekking Tour.
Tombstone Park is a place where people can step into the natural world and experience the awesome beauty of a northern mountain wilderness. Hikers and photographers are attracted by tundra walking with dramatic views, unusual landforms and craggy peaks. Wildlife viewers are rewarded by the diversity of species including large mammals and a unique array of birds.

Tombstone's unique collection of vegetation and wildlife is linked to the special geology and geography of the region. The diversity of rocks and minerals in the area has created a variety of soils which support a wide range of plant communities. The variety of plants, in turn, provides habitat for many animal species. The elevation and shape of the land funnels cold arctic air through the broad valleys, influencing the plants as well as the permafrost landforms.

The arctic tundra environment, which is normally found several hundred kilometres to the north, reaches its southernmost extent at the north end of the Tombstone area. Here, the vegetation and terrain is almost indistinguishable from the high arctic - a treeless, windswept area of shrub tundra and ground-hugging plants.

Tombstone Territorial Park protects over 2,000 square kilometres in the south Ogilvie Mountains. The park's boundaries were announced in December of 1999. A result of the Tr'ondek Hwech'in Final Agreement, Tombstone Park was established to protect the life, landforms and heritage of this subarctic wilderness.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Dawson City
Arrival from connecting program (Explore Secret Waterways | Beaver River (15 days)).
Pickup at the Dawson City Airport and transfer to the hotel. You will have time to discover the town and do some shopping. We meet all group members and discuss the trip itinerary. Overnight in Hotel.
See more information on getting to Dawson City on our 'Getting Here' Help Page .
Day 2: Dawson City / Tombstone Park
Drive with Van to Tombstone Territorial Park (Dempster Highway). We fly via Helicopter into the magnificent “Patagonia of the Yukon”, the Tombstone Mountain Range. We setup our Base Camp at Azure Lake.
Open Valley with view on Tombstone Mountain Open Valley with view on Tombstone Mountain
Day 3-6: Tombstone Park
These next 4 days will be spent exploring the spectacular beauty of the majestic mountains. From the Base Camp at Azure Lake we will hike the Mountain Ridges and Valleys to Syenite Lakes, Divide Lake and Tombstone Mountain.
One of the hikes is to Syenite Lakes over a pass into a great open northern mountain valley. There is a ridge of mountains that runs parallel to the West Blackstone River and it is accessible from Azure Lakes. The ridge allows to get up high and have a look around at the surrounding landscape. The imidiat area surrounding Azure Lake area provides excellent hiking opportunities as well. There are a number of small lakes surrounding the main lake, which are worthwhile exploring. Day hikes from our Base Camp into the surrounding Mountains at the feet of Tombstone Mountain.
Day 7: Tombstone Park / Dawson City
In the morning wee fly back to the Dempster Highway via Helicopter where our Van is going to pick us up to drive to Dawson City.
Here we discover the historic gold town and home of many legends. A visit to the Jack London and Robert Service cabins are on the program. A highlight is the drive into the Bonanza and Eldorado Creeks where the Discovery Claim of the Klondike Gold Rush is located. If time allows we will drive up the “Midnight Dome”, the mountain overlooking Dawson. We can stroll through the quaint little town where so many buildings from the gold rush era are preserved. In the evening we watch Can-Can girls in the casino “Diamond Tooth Gerties”.
Overnight in Hotel.
Day 8: Departure Dawson City
Transfer to airport or connecting program.


(As the trip is done in expedition fashion changes in travel itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide.)



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Details

Tour Duration

8 Days

Tour Price

Double Room/Tent: CAD 3,495.00
Single Room/Tent: +CAD 355.00
All Rates per person (+ GST)

Group Size

5 - 9 participants

Hiking Details

  • Hiking time around 2-9 hours
  • Hiking length around 6-20km
  • Hiking altitude around 50-850m



Demands

Backpacking is necessary. Gear and equipment will be split between participants. Each backpack will weigh 10-25kg.

Included

  • Expert guidance on the entire trip
  • Guided hiking trip in Tombstone Territorial Park
  • Airport transfers Dawson City
  • Overland transportation
  • Helicopter flight into Base Camp (and return)
  • Fees for campgrounds (4 nights)
  • Camping equipment
  • 2 person tents (4 nights)
  • Historic tour through Dawson City
  • Entrance fees for national parks
  • Entrance fee "Diamond Tooth Gerties"
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation (Dawson City)


Not included

  • Meals in hotels
  • Personal extras
  • Gratuity


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