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Change your life, change the world...

Yukon Dog Sledding

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Journey with Aurora Adventures to the land of the spectacular Aurora Borealis as we dog sled through the mighty Yukon Wilderness territory! Take on this once in a lifetime adventure challenge to the North and help change your world.

Get a taste of the authentic life of a Yukon musher as you learn the skills and then put them to use to dog sled this stunning section of the Yukon Wilderness Reserve.

As you learn to drive your own sled, manage your own team of husky dogs and experience first hand the beauty and majesty of this region during the northern hemisphere winter you will marvel at the famous Northern Lights, camp out in the snow, meet the locals and experience an adventure like none other as you and you team tackle the Canadian Yukon wilderness.

On this adventure, every kilometre you sled will have a very special meaning as you sled for your charity. This 'bucket list' trek is a 'must do'. What better reason to take up the challenge now Join us for this truly epic adventure and make a real difference to your world.

 

Price

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Your journey will begin in Vancouver, voted one of the most 'live-able' cities in the world. We are only here for the night so it will be a mixture of enjoying some sights, local food, visiting cafes, shopping and picking up any last minute items for the Dog Sled expedition. That night we will have a group dinner before shaking off the long haul flight and any jet lag.

Day 2 - Today, after a short flight we arrive in the city of Whitehorse, famous in the Gold Rush days where we will meet our ground staff. Whitehorse will be our last point to buy any supplies/equipment. Whitehorse is rich in history so it's a great starting point to experience the Yukon Territory. A short one-hour drive will take us to the Wilderness Ranch, our base for the next 4 nights. After a hot lunch we will be outfitted in our expedition clothing, meet our beautiful huskies and learn the basics of dog care. Then we go for your first run - making sure we are comfortable with our new skills in driving the sleds and working the dogs. That evening we relax with a shower, sauna or a nice sit by the fire.

Day 3, 4 & 5 - Our time at the Wilderness Ranch gives us the experience of the authentic lifestyle of a Yukon Musher. The accommodation is traditional and we get to participate in the day to day care of the dogs and life at the ranch. The lodge is log style with cosy wood-fired heating - no power or telephone/internet however we will have working mobiles with reception for daily updates back to Australia. During the first couple of days you get to know each of your dogs personalities. Most days will see us cover 20-30km and include runs to Jacksons Lake, an abandoned mining road on McIntyre Mountain and the beautiful Bonneville Lakes. The scenery is breathtaking and rugged, the trails can be narrow with some challenging ups and downs and the coastal mountains are always in view to the South and West. For part of the trip you are above the tree line and in sync with the running rhythm of your team of dogs you will enjoy nature like you have never experienced it before. Temperatures out on the trails range from a balmy -5C to -30C. If the groups skills are good we will venture out to spend two nights camping overnight in the Canadian Yukon wilderness with our team taking in a the true beauty of this stunning environment as we sleep under the Aurora Borealis.

Day 6 & 7 - Your adventure finishes on a high note where our final day will be spent in Whitehorse as we take you on a Snow Mobile adventure around the amazing local trails. You will spend the final two nights in Whitehorse enjoying getting to know the people and experiences the local culture and hospitality of this great region.

 

Inclusions

- Pre-Adventure Strength and Conditioning Program prepared by our Aurora Accredited Exercise Physiologists specifically for this adventure – 8 weeks and 3 fully supervised sessions for Brisbane trekkers or our 12 week Remote Preparation Program for interstate trekkers.

- 1 night hotel accommodation in Vancouver at the beginning and 2 nights in Whitehorse at the end of your adventure on a twin share basis.

- Personal travel insurance.

- All transfers and transport during and accommodation and food on trek

- Return international airfare to Vancouver ex Brisbane

- Aussie guide and wilderness medic and local ground crew.

- Dog team and tents and associated camping equipment.

 

Exclusions

- Personal expenses such as phone call costs and alcoholic beverages at the hotels.

- Your personal equipment list of trek clothing, visas and inoculations.

 

 

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