Trek the historic Chilkoot Trail on this backpacking expedition to retrace the steps of the Klondikers. A trek over the Chilkoot Trail is an experience that you'll not soon forget.
Starting at Dyea, Alaska, you'll retrace the Klondike Gold Rush route. Feel the exhilaration of climbing to the top of the golden stairs and over the Chilkoot Pass! Amazing landscapes and vistas, bears and eagles; this route will keep amazing you as you try to absorb it all. Steeped in Klondike Gold Rush history and scattered with relics from the past, the famous Chilkoot Trail is a living museum and should be on the "must-do" list for many Yukon visitors. This rugged 55-kilometre wilderness route is a world-renowned hiking trail and Canada's largest National Historic Site.
On the Chilkoot Trail, hiking from Alaska into Canada we'll explore the gold rush relics on the way. You are not after the gold: your treasure lies in the unsurpassed beauty of the mountains and adventure itself! And as a reward for braving the Chilkoot all the way from Alaska's coast to Bennet Lake, a float plane will fly you back from Bennet Lake over the mountains, lakes and rivers to Whitehorse.
Over one hundred years ago, thousands of hardy men and women struggled over the Chilkoot Pass and down the Yukon River to the Klondike Goldfields. The Northwest Mounted Police required that all people had to carry their grubstake, one year's provisions, with them. For some, this meant more than 20 trips over the Chilkoot Pass carrying their heavy backpacks. Driven by the hopes of unbelievable riches, they overcame great obstacles just to find out that they were too late! On this tour, you will retrace the Stampeders route one-way over the Chilkoot Pass. Reminders of their passing lie everywhere but you will carry a light load and have a different goal: your treasure lies in the adventure itself!