Trek the Chilkoot Trail and Canoe the Yukon River

Canada & Usa, Trek & Walk, 15 days - from $3,620 (land only)

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The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. It is best to bring layered clothing options so you can dress appropriately as temperatures can fluctuate widely and Yukon weather can be unpredictable. The trekking section of this holiday is backpacking with all your equipment, please see notes below.

You must bring the following items:

Substantial and comfortable hiking boots

Socks

Underwear

Trekking trousers / pants

Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants

Baselayer shirts (long sleeves)

Thermals (evening use)

T-shirts and/or casual shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Down jacket

Waterproof jacket with hood

Sunhat

Warm hat

Eyewear - Sunglasses

Warm fleece gloves

Sleeping bag with –10C rating

Sleeping mat / Thermarest

Rucksack / Backpack c. 65 litres*

Dry bags for your kit in your backpack & on the river

Dry pouch for your passport & documents

Headtorch / headlamp and spare batteries

Pocket-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)

Insect repellant

Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)

Water bottles 1 litre / 1 quart (x2)

Mosquito net for the head

Washbag and toiletries

Antibacterial handwash

Small travel towel

Swimwear

Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)

Personal first aid kit, including: a broad spectrum antibiotic, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Immodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent (DEET), and re-hydration salts (Dioralite), glucose tablets, water purification tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are a good idea.

Additional Equipment for Canoeing section:

Neoprene booties

Fishing rod (optional if you have one)

Light weight trainers / sneakers for travelling and camp use

Small day bag/back pack for day use

The following items are optional:

Sleeping bag liner

Shorts

Travel clothes

Spare laces

Trekking poles (recommended)

Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)

Camera, media, spare batteries

* Notes

This is a full self-supported back-packing trip for the Chilkoot Trail section for 5 nights (6 days). This means that you will have to carry all your personal belongings along with your sleeping bag, sleeping mat, a share of a 2 man tent, a proportion of the group foods/provisions and cooking equipment. This will weight about 15kg. You ensure that you take as little as possible for personal belongings on this section.

You will be reunited with your main trek bag in Whitehorse on return from the Chilkoot Trail, before the canoeing section so that you can repack. You should ensure that on the canoeing section ALL your personal gear is packed into quality dry bags.

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