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Self-guided backpacking expeditions into Torngat Mountains National Park in Labrador

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Explore Labrador's Torngat Mountain National Park on these self-guided backpacking expeditions. Known as a remote and unexplored region, the Torngat Mountains are one of those rare places on earth where you can still see nature as it was a thousand years ago.  The glaciers have hewn through the crest of the mountains to create gigantic oceanic fjords. The rivers erosive force has formed the extraordinary canyons and the continents collisions have heaved and folded the Labrador coast to expose the earth geology like an open notebook on the Quaternary Era.  

These self-guided expeditions include your flight from Montreal to a modern lodge in Ungava Bay in northern Quebec.  From here you will have the help and expertise of the staff at the lodge to carefully plan your adventure.  You choose your own route and the lodge will arrange the logistics such as drop off and pick up locations and food drops.  Scheduled radio communication with the lodge will help to ensure a safe journey.   

There are several route options to choose from:

A real exploration trek can be found between Nachvak and Komaktorvik Fjords. The historic region that this route crosses is one of the main attractions of the Torngat Mountains National Park. You will trek through untouched natural scenery, the beauty of which peaks at Nachvak Fjord, to explore the most beautiful landscapes in the south ecozone of the Arctic cordillera.

The Land’s End expedition to the northeast extremity of North America offers you the opportunity to discover one of the least-known regions of continental Canada. In an unusual world where nature has protected all its wealth, you will explore magnificent landscapes and in turn discover the secrets behind the myths of this forgotten land.

For the history enthusiast explore Hebron’s mysterious ghost town. On this tour, you will discover the natural marvels of the region and the incredible history of the Moravian missionaries who established here at the beginning of the 19th century. Walk in the steps of these missionaries, who came from Germany to evangelize the Inuit. Discover sites such as a mysterious Gothic-style church, century-old houses and many open-air graves, while enjoying a fantastic view over the Labrador Sea.

In a magically preserved landscape and panorama of fjords plunging into an ocean of awe-inspiring natural beauty, take off to encounter the high cliffs of Saglek Fjord. Of all the fjords found in North America, the rock walls of Saglek are the most striking. This trek across Labrador’s Ugjuktok and Saglek Fjords Peninsula is a unique opportunity to strike off into one of the little known locales in the Torngat Mountains National Park. 



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Arctic    Fjord    Polar Bear   
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TRIP INFORMATION:

TRIP DETAILS
DESTINATION
EQUIPMENT/CLOTHING
ACCOMMODATIONS
MEALS & DINING
DATES & PRICING
BOOKING INFO

TRIP TYPE

Backpacking

SEASON

July to August

DIFFICULTY

Moderate / Challenging

MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE

10

GUIDE INFORMATION

Expertise and planning services included from a local lodge.

RESTRICTIONS

The presence of polar bears along the coast is common so bear safety gear is essential and can be rented.

This trip is within Torngat Mountains National Park Reserve and that all visitors must contact the park office and register prior to entering the park. Registration and safety information on the park will be supplied upon booking.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Requirements: Backpack, sleeping bag and pad, all food, camping and cooking gear.  Packing list will be supplied. Equipment rentals available for foam ground pads, sea kayaks, canoes, rubber rafts and plastic barrels.


TRANSPORTATION

Trips originate and end in Montreal, Quebec. The package includes flight from Montreal to the Torngat Mountains.


WEATHER

Summer temperatures will range from 0 to 20 degrees Celsius during the day.


REGION

Labrador
Detailed Region Info
Labrador is the northerly portion of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is the mainland portion separate from the island of Newfoundland and one of the most remote and pristine locations in the world. The region of Labrador is an incredible landscape made up of towering mountains and a coastline of stunning fjords. The jewel in this region is the Torngat Mountains National Park, one of the most remote and least visited parks in Canada. The park contains the highest mountain peaks on mainland Canada east of the Rocky Mountains. Though this region is twice the size of the island of Newfoundland it houses only 6% of the provinces population. This population is still largely made up of aboriginal peoples.

A trip to the Torngat Mountains is like no other trip. The vast expanse of the park, stunning scenery and remote location make it one of the least visited areas in the world. Difficult to access, the best way to visit the park is along the coastline by ship. Cruises along the shoreline allow you to visit some of the highlights of the Torngat Mountains, such as Nachvak Fjord, the archeological site at Ramah and Sajek Fjord. These cruises also offer a chance to visit the abandoned settlement of Hebron and several local villages along the coast include Makkovik, Nain and Hopedale. All have a rich culture and history going back many years.

Backpackers can also access the interior of the park through lodges in northern Quebec and fly-out services for self-guided hiking expeditions are available. There are several routes to choose from for the avid backpacker and food drops, safety gear and route planning can all be provided.

Happy Valley-Goose Bay is the largest city in Labrador and often the starting point of your Labrador adventure. It is a thriving community with air, road and sea access. From here you will have access to a variety of recreational activities including fishing lodges that offer some of the best brook trout fishing in Canada.

PROVIDED EQUIPMENT

Comprehensive CD Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information, food air drop at your chosen location, scheduled radio communication with the base camp.

Polar bear safety gear such as flare guns, bear spray and electric fence can be added to the package for a cost.


SUGGESTED CLOTHING

Warm coat, long sleeved shirt, fleece or wool sweaters, long pants, wind pants, rain gear, hiking boots, sneakers, hat, gloves, long underwear, wool socks.


SUGGESTED ITEMS

Camera, binoculars, daypack, sunglasses, sunscreen, pocket knife, first aid kit.


ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodations are in your own tent campsites along the route.  Accommodations on the transfer days are in private cabins at the base lodge with hot shower facilities.


MEALS & DINING

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included at the lodge during the transfer days.

All meals while on the backpacking trip are supplied by you. Food drops can be arranged during the trip.


10 day tour, available July 10, 2015 - August 20, 2015
$4989.00 / per person - CAD
Longer trips are available for no extra cost.


PAYMENT INFORMATION

Pricing does not include: 5.00% GST. 10.00% PST.

A 50% deposit is required to hold your reservation.

Balance of payment is due 90 days before trip commencement.

CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS

91 days prior to start of trip, $200. 61-90 days prior to start of trip, 25% of trip price. 31-60 days prior to start of trip, 50% of trip price. 0-30 prior to start of trip, no refund.

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