Experience arctic wilderness and the richness of frontier living on a journey to the top of the world. This tour is one of our most remote and extreme itineraries, and the native Alaskan cultures and rugged mountain terrains will be sure to impress! Duration: 21 days When to go: June - August Accommodation: 12 nights camping, 5 hotel nights, 3 shared cabin nights Meals: Included when camping Other meals paid locally Start/ Finish: Tour starts 07.30 and finishes approx 17.00 in the lobby of our Anchorage area hotel Departs Anchorage - Trek Code: PYK STARTFINISHSTARTFINISH 20102010 Tour from£ 2129 Flights from£ 675* ? Cross the Arctic Circle to Inuvik ? Denali National Park shuttle ? Wildlife viewing in Denali and Kenai ? Whittier to Valdez ferry ? Alaskan glaciers ? Sightseeing in Valdez & Dawson ? Scenic walks and hikes ? National and provincial parks - Kenai Fjords, Wrangell- St. Elias, Kluane, Denali ? All meals whilst camping ? Professional tour leader, camping fees/ equipment and private transportation Scenic flights. Gold panning. Mountain biking Ice climbing . Kenai Fjords scenic cruise Flight to Tuktoyaktuk . Whitewater rafting Camping & Lodging YUKON TERRITORY NORTHWEST TERRITORY ALASKA Kluane Whitehorse Dawson City Yukon Inuvik Tok Alaska Range Wrangell Mtns. NP Seward Whittier/ Valdez Gulf of Alaska A Anchorage Denali NP HIGHLIGHTS ACTIVITIES TOUR DATES & PRICES 21 Days For further tour information go to: www. trekamerica. com/ pyk67 For full list of dates and prices please see pages 86- 88 * Flight prices subject to availability J ourney south from Anchorage to the lush Kenai Peninsula, native Alaskans' vacation paradise. Stare in awe at the ice- blue wonder of Portage Glacier Lake before heading to the fishing capital of the Kenai, Seward. Embark on an incredible full- day scenic cruise to the Kenai Fjords National Park and glide past calving glaciers, numerous sea bird colonies and perhaps a pod of orcas hunting for salmon. Then, board the Whittier to Valdez ferry across Prince William Sound, and be greeted with more stunning scenery, including the immense Columbia Glacier. On to America's largest national park, Wrangell- St. Elias. With two nights at our wonderfully eclectic lodge in the " bush town" of McCarthy, you will have plenty of time to explore the abandoned copper mining town of Kennicott, hike along the Kennicott and Root glaciers, or try your hand at ice- climbing. Why not take a scenic flight past the towering mountains and endless glaciers to truly experience this vast and rugged wilderness. The Yukon's premier national park, Kluane, beckons with a lovely campsite along the shoreline of Lake Kluane. Hike up Sheep Mountain or relax by the lake, soaking up its serene beauty before heading to Whitehorse. Wander the streets and take in the sights of this frontier capital before following the trail of the original Sourdough miners along the Yukon River to the gold rush town of Dawson. Camp along the banks of the mighty Yukon River and relive history panning for gold or gambling at Diamond Tooth Gertie's Saloon. It's still further north along the Dempster Highway into Canada's Northwest Territories and across the Arctic Circle to Inuvik, Canada's northernmost town. Be prepared for remote terrain as we experience the cultures of the Dene, Metis and Inuvialuit peoples in this frontier town. Take an optional flight to the town of Tuktoyaktuk on the coast of the Arctic Ocean to gain a unique insight into this remote and hardy community. Returning south, the scenic " Top of the World Highway" takes us back to Alaska. Saving the best for last, Denali National Park, " The Great One", is home to Mt. McKinley. Denali offers spectacular views, abundant wildlife and excellent hiking through unspoiled wilderness. It is the perfect finish to an unforgettable journey. Alaskan Yukon Explorer 1Anchorage >> Seward ( HP) 2Seward ( HP) 3- 4Valdez 5- 6Wrangell St. Elias NP ( HP) 7Tok 8- 9Kluane NP 10Whitehorse NP = National Park HP = hotel nights included in the price 11Dawson City 12Yukon 13- 14Inuvik 15Yukon 16Dawson City ( HP) 17Alaska Range 18- 20Denali NP ( HP) 21Denali NP >> Anchorage 02 Jun22 Jun 23 Jun13 Jul 21 Jul10 Aug 11 Aug31 Aug Bear Viewing extension We offer a 1- day wild Alaskan bear viewing tour, from USD $ 639, available after your trip.
68 We go the extra mile We provide a second leader on all our walking tours to provide additional support and a greater level of flexibility, ensuring there is a choice of at least two trail route options on most days. Leaders enjoy spending as much time as possible on the trail with their groups. As interests and capabilities do vary, our leaders will typically guide day hikes according to the groups needs and the difficulty of the hike. It may not always be possible for every hiker to be accompanied by a guide when a group divides up to explore different trails. Hikes for all abilities Our Walking Tours are designed for active adults and offer a well- paced mix of walks for all levels of fitness. Most walks are of a moderate difficulty and are up to four hours in length. For the more adventurous, there are often optional longer, moderate to strenuous hikes up to eight hours in length in some destinations. The Great Outdoors Our dedicated walking tours offer something special for anyone with a passion for walking or trekking in the great outdoors. If you ask virtually any of our passengers to name their favourite activity on tour, the walks and hikes in the national parks, Native American Lands and wilderness areas invariably appear at the top of the list. There is truly no more inspiring, exhilarating and rewarding way to experience some of the most captivating areas of this continent. Walking Tours CONTENTS National Parks Walk69 Appalachian Trail Walk70 Canadian Parks Walk71 Feel free to explore You're free to choose your own pace and enjoy the quite perspective of the trail as you explore the unique red rock landscapes of the desert southwest, the awe- inspiring mountain scenery of the Canadian Rockies' or sections of America's oldest and most popular path on the Appalachian Trail Walk. Descend into the alien landscape of towering Hoodoo's in Bryce Canyon, gaze on the world renowned view from Angel's Landing and hike Sentinel Pass in Banff National Park for an incredible view of Moraine Lake before relaxing tired muscles in natural hot springs. Walking is the best way to fully appreciate North America's national park system and the options are endless. " Hike an hour from the trailhead and you will be walking with Americans, hike two hours and you will be walking with Europeans, hike three hours and you will be walking with only your hiking companions."