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Quest Trail Loop

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 3 - 8 people
Destination(s): Yukon  
Specialty Categories: Dogsledding  
Season: December - April
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2600 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3000 US Dollar (USD)

This tour follows a section of the Yukon Quest Trail as it is today, and then loops back on a section of trail from the Quest Trail used for the first 17 years of the race. You will follow the Takhini River to the Dawson Trail, which is both the Quest Trail and the Trans Canada Trail, and was once a traditional route during the Klondike Gold Rush. On this tour, you will have a chance to see the Quest Trail and to travel and camp much the way Quest mushers would.

Our wilderness tours give us a chance to share this unique lifestyle with other people from around the world. So we would like to invite you out to our home – the welcome paws are always out.

Your Itinerary

Day 1:
We will meet you at the airport and bring you out to the kennel. Once here you will meet our very friendly huskies, especially your team, and help with the evening feeding. Then you can spend the rest of the evening getting to know your guide, along with the history of our dogs and the Yukon Quest. Settle into your cozy cabin.
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Day 2:
Sunday – Day 2

Start the day by helping with the morning feed and seeing the Quest dogs off on their training run. Then you will get your orientation to the fine art of driving a strong long-distance sleddog team. Our dogs are very powerful – probably the strongest dogs in the Quest pound for pound – and you will get to see and feel that power in action as you head out on your first run. You will drive along the Takhini River or along our training trails, with a guide. Today you will review how to harness your team, how to "boot up" the team, how to brake, how to balance and steer the sled on corners, and other basics of driving your team.
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Day 3:
Today you'll pack up and head out on the Quest Trail. From the Takhini River, the trail goes along the historic Dawson Trail, an historic wagon trail route from the 1890s. The Dawson Trail meanders through all sorts of terrain and through spectacular landscape on the way to Braeburn, one of the official checkpoints for the Yukon Quest. For most of this trek, you will travel the same trail as the Quest mushers and camp out on the trail, just as the racing mushers do.
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Day 4:
On Day 4, you will pass through Braeburn and have a chance to try their famous cinammon buns. From there you will travel overland, leaving the new Quest just past Braeburn, and heading towards Coghlin Lake, which used to be an unofficial stop on the old Quest Trail. There you can stay in an old cabin, or camp out on the trail.
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Day 5:
On Day 5, you will head up Lake Laberge, made famous by Robert Service, and camp near the south end of the Lake. Lake Laberge is over 30 miles long, and since it is a long narrow lake, with hills on either side, it is often windy.
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Day 6:
On Day 6, you will mush up the Yukon River to where the Takhini River flows in, then travel the last few miles up the Takhini to Muktuk. Once back at the kennels, you can relax in the sauna and share your tales from the two famous trails.
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Day 7:
On your last day at the kennels, you can do a short morning run, try some snowshoeing, or relax at the kennels, before heading into Whitehorse.
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Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

The price includes all accommodation and meals, equipment and camping gear, plus some outer clothing and boots. Rates can be reduced to $2,300 for groups of 4 or more.

Supplier Information
Location: Canada
Joined InfoHub: Aug 2003
Client Request Served: 31

M09938 has been owned and operated in the Yukon for over 20 years. We specialize in winter adventures by dogsled, with tour options for beginners -- Rookie Ranch -- and experienced mushers -- Mushers' College. We offer day trips, week-long packages and cusomized tours up to 21 days long. We can accommodate...

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