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The Tombstone Mountains present an incredible and important landscape whose granite pinnacles have been shaped by wind, water, and glaciers into hornes, aretes and sheer rock walls. Sub-arctic tundra, boreal forest and alpine tundra all interweave creating a remarkably diverse and productive eco-system.At the northern edge of the Tombstone Range is Berengia, an area that escaped the glacial scarring of the last ice age.
Our adventure into the Tombstone Mountains begins with a helicopter flight into the heart of the region. Our hike out will pass through an imposing landscape of hanging valleys, morraine lakes, and spectacular Tombstone vistas. After hiking our way out of the Tombstone Mountains, along GrizzlyValley, we will rendezvous with our van. We will drive on to Dawson City, restored to its glory goldrush days. We will take a tour of the goldfields, drive to the Dome and an exceptional view of Dawson and surrounding regions, and enjoy an evening of festivity at Diamond Tooth Gertie’s.
A non-refundable deposit of 30% of the trip fee is required to hold your reservation.The balance of the fee is due 60 days prior to commencement date of the trip. As a significant portion of our trip costs is already committed well in advance of each trip, there is no refund after 60 days. If payment is not received when due, Sea to Sky Expeditions reserves the right to treat the reservation as cancelled. Sea to Sky Expeditions will refund both deposit [less a small administrative fee] and full balance of payment, if we can replace your spot with another participant, less any non-refundable moneys from third party deposits. Cancellation notice must be received in writing.Please note that all tours in B.C and the Yukon. are subject to a 5% GST federal tax. No one may depart on a trip unless all payments and necessary documents (including medical and liability release forms) are received by Sea to Sky Expeditions. Due to the nature of operating in the wilderness and international destinations, prices are subject to change [rare]. Where necessary to change a price, we will try to provide as much notice as possible, and offer you the choice of another trip, or to cancel, with full refund. Our prices are quoted in Canadian dollars. If you choose to pay by credit card, we have to process the payment in Canadian funds. Your credit card company will automatically change it to your currency based on their exchange rate. If you paid your deposit in Canadian funds, please continue to make all further payments in Canadian funds to avoid any confusion in the daily changing exchange rate. Sea to Sky Expeditions reserves the right to alter itineraries or cancel any trip prior to departure for any reason whatsoever, including insufficient booking levels or logistical problems that may impede trip operations. A trip cancellation due to insufficient booking levels will generally occur at least 30 days prior to departure. Sea to Sky Expeditions is not responsible for expenses incurred by trip members in preparing for the trip (i.e. non refundable airline tickets, visa fees, equipment, etc.).
A complete itinerary along with maps, clothing and equipment list, will be issued upon registration.
Included: Transportation from the point of origin and return, helicopter flight into the Tombstones, camping fees, accommodation in Dawson City, cooking gear, camp stoves, tents, meal preparations, meals/snacks/beverages on the expedition, tarps, major first aid supplies, emergency radio or satellite phone, and professional guides. Meals: All meals while on the backpacking portion of the trip.
Excluded: Transportation to point of origin, transfers, accommodation and food other than included in the itinerary, and personal equipment.
Gratuities are not included. Our guides make every effort to ensure your holiday is all you expected and more. Recognition of a job well done is always appreciated; $10-20/day per guide is recommended.
Day 0: Arrival in Whitehorse.
Day 1: We will leave Whitehorse and drive the scenic Klondike Highway to the Dempster Highway and make camp at the Tombstone Territorial Campground.
Day 2: We will take a flight through the Ogilvie Mountains and put down near Mt. Tombstone. The helicopter will then fly over to the Tombstone campground and fly the remaining members of the group into our camp. The flight is one of many highlights during our trip.
Days 3-5: Group ability and weather will determine our itinerary over the next 3 days. Our route will follow the impressive Tombstone Range, along the Tombstone River, past Talus Lake, Divide Lake, over Glissade Pass and into Grizzly Lake. Autumn clours, the incredible presence of Mt. Monolith, scores of hanging valleys and mountain tarns will serve as backdrop to our hike.
Days 6 & 7: We will make our way to our rendezvous with our van on the Dempster Highway. From here, we will head into Dawson City. Along the way we will drive up to the Dome with its superb views of Dawson City and the region around.
WhitehorseAir Canada has daily flights to Whitehorse. Air North has scheduled flights from Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver to Whitehorse. Please check with your travel agent for details. Air Condor has one direct flight per week from Frankfurt, Germany.
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