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Ruby Range - a jewel of a trekking destination is the perfect introduction to hiking and camping in a remote and untouched wilderness. The Ruby Range, situated just outside of Kluane National Park, is best accessed by flying. The hiking in the alpine is first-class topped with nature observations, alpine flowers and wildlife. 

This trip includes instructions on best practices in traveling in a remote wilderness area, how to stay safe in bear country, finding your way around in a country without trails and how to prepare for a successful trekking trip.

Day 1: Arrive in Whitehorse and meet with your guide and the other participants for meet and greet, the gear check and briefing.  Overnight in a downtown hotel.


Day 2: We drive to the float plane base on Kluane Lake and fly in to a remote lake where we start our hike. Overnight in tents.


Day 3: Today’s hike will bring us in the alpine where we will set up camp for two nights.


Day 4: A day trip to a surrounding peak will reveal great vistas.


Day 5: We will pack up and hike over soft hills in the alpine to our next camp spot.


Day 6: We will meet the plane for the flight back to the floatplane base and drive back to Whitehorse where we will arrive late in the day.


Day 7: You transfer to the airport or venture on your next journey.

Things to know

The journey starts with a flight to a remote lake. Our hiking route will follow a horse trail into the alpine where the hiking options are close to limitless. Every day we will explore scenic lakes, hike up peaks and enjoy camp life. On this trip you are required to carry a pack with your personal gear, tent, sleeping pads, sleeping bag and food. The trip itinerary will allow for setting up a base camp to venture on daytrips without having to carry a big pack very day! Camp life will be relaxed and comfortable. We will be cooking fresh and simple but nutritious meals over the fire or a camp stove. At the end of the trip we will be picked up by plane and flown back to our van at the floatplane base.

If you are intrigued by an area less visited, if you love swimming in pristine alpine lakes and enjoy venturing on moderate challenging hikes in a group not bigger than 6 hikers, this trip is for you.

The trip includes 2 flights by bush planes and hiking in a remote area. The trip schedule can be subject to changes because of weather conditions, especially for flying. Participants are required to carry their own pack. This trip requires a good level of personal fitness. The hiking itself is rated moderate with a daily hiking distance up to 10 km and up to 6 hours of hiking. Hiking level considered easy to moderate but good physical fitness and experience in hiking off-trails are required. The load in your backpack will be 15 -17 kg

Highlights:

  • Professionally guided by long-time Yukon resident
  • The Ruby Range is seldom visited
  • 2 flights by plane
  • Into the wild: How to stay safe in the wild
  • Ample nature observations
  • Roundtrip including scaling a few peaks
  • Stunning locations for camping
  • Flexible selection of the route
  • Small group up to 5 participants, guaranteed for 2 participants

 

The fine print

Please note: This itinerary describes a 7 day trip. If you have more time and would enjoy more hiking days, contact us and we will make it happen!
 

Included

  • All transportation and flights described in this itinerary
  • Hotel in Whitehorse
  • Meals and snacks during trip
  • Professional guide services for the duration of the trip
  • All necessary group equipment for the hiking trip, except sleeping bag and pad
  • Emergency communication (sat phone)

Excluded

  • Trip cancellation, travel and medical insurance
  • Meals in Whitehorse
  • Additional cost for single accommodation
  • Sleeping bag and pad
  • Items of personal nature and souvenirs

Hiking level is easy to moderate but a good physical fitness and experience in hiking off trails are required. The load in your backpack will be 15 -17 kg.

We offer services in English and German

Taiga Journeys

We offer services in English and German

Regions: Kluane, Whitehorse Region Communities: Burwash Landing, Destruction Bay, Haines Junction
Categories: Wilderness Courses, Travel Agents and Tour Operators, Wilderness Parks, Hiking, Wildlife Viewing
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Taiga Journeys

Taiga Journeys is specialized in small groups and customized trips. Your local guide is at home in the wilderness and Yukon’s pristine nature is our host. On the route with Taiga Journeys offers a well-balanced adventure in a sensitive environment with high standards for everyone’s experience and well-being.

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