Day 1: Arrival in Dawson City
Your guide will meet you at the Dawson City Airport or provide a transfer from our connecting program (Explore Secret Waterways) and go through a brief overview of the trip and itinerary. There is time today to discover historic Dawson City, with dozens of attractions, as well as a chance to shop for last-minute items. (Overnight hotel accommodation in Dawson City)
Day 2: Dawson City - Tombstone Park
Early in the morning we will take a van up the Dempster Highway to Tombstone Territorial Park. A helicopter will meet us at the a roadside landing spot, to transfer us and our equipment over to our Base Camp at Azure Lake. The flight itself is a spectacular chance to see the enormous landscape and jagged peaks of the Ogilvie Mountains from above. We’ll make camp and have time for a brief hike in the evening.
Day 3 - 6: Tombstone Park
These next four days will be spent exploring the magnificent alpine hills and mountains around our base camp. We’ll hike the mountain ridges and valleys to Syenite Lakes, Divide Lake and Tombstone Mountain. The hike to Syenite Lakes takes us over a pass and into a great open northern mountain valley. Here, a ridge of mountains runs parallel to the West Blackstone River and it is accessible from Azure Lake. The ridge allows to get up high and have a look around at the surrounding landscape. The immediate area surrounding Azure Lake area provides excellent hiking opportunities as well, with a number of small lakes surrounding the main lake, all worth exploring.
Day 7: Tombstone Park - Dawson City
On our last morning, a helicopter will pick us up again for a transfer back to our van at the Dempster Highway. Back in Dawson City, there’s another chance to discover the museums, shops, and historic sites, including a visit to Bonanza and Eldorado Creeks, site of the historic gold strike. (Overnight hotel accommodation in Dawson City)
Day 8: Departure Dawson City
On the last day of the tour, your guide will provide a transfer to the airport or a connecting program. (End of tour services)
Explore Remote Valleys: Trekking Tombstone Park
Tombstone Territorial Park is a place where you can truly lose yourself in nature. The park is over 2,200 square kilometres and borders some of the widest spans of roadless, untouched wilderness on the continent. Hikers and photographers are attracted by tundra landscapes, vibrant arctic flowers and dwarf willows, and the towering black peaks. Wildlife viewers are rewarded by the diversity of species including bears, sheep, caribou, and an extraordinary variety of birds.
Our exclusive tour begins with a helicopter flight into the heart of the park, where we’ll establish a base camp at a high and seldom-visited alpine lake. From here, we have four days to explore the surrounding ridges and valleys. The tour finishes with a day in fun-filled and historic Dawson City.
This trip is designed to connect with our exciting tour down the equally remote and rarely visited Beaver River. See Explore Secret Waterways for more details.
Double Room/Tent: CAD 3,670.00
Single Room/Tent: +CAD 355.00
All Rates per person (+ GST)
5 – 10 participants
Hiking time around 2-9 hours
Hiking length around 6-20km
Hiking altitude around 50-850m
Backpacking is necessary. Gear and equipment will be split between participants. Each backpack will weigh 10-25kg.
- 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 (five nights)
- Camping equipment
- 2 person tents (five nights)
- All meals on camping trip
- Historic tour through Dawson City
- Entrance fees for national parks
- Entrance fee “Diamond Tooth Gerties”
- 2 nights hotel accommodation (Dawson City)
- Meals in hotels
- Personal extras