5 day DENALI DREAM EXPEDITION
This is an out-and-back trip along the remote and wild Denali Highway, an obscure dirt road that connects Denali National Park with the wilderness of the Wrangell St. Elias Mountains and the Copper River Valley of Eastern Alaska.
The highway is closed in winter, totally snowed in and abandoned to all but the most hardy of winter travelers. The route parallels the majestic Alaska Range — home to North America’s largest mountain, Denali, and its formidable sister peaks, Mt. Deborah and Mt. Hayes. In the afternoon, winter alpenglow turns the mountains into pearly pink glowing gems — a sight to remember. Wildlife is usually abundant on this trip — moose, fox, caribou, and ptarmigan are most often spotted. Wolf packs range freely. We often follow their tracks on a trip that takes us across a high mountain plateau where caribou dot the landscape, and across the vast valley of the mighty Susitna River, carved tens of thousands of years ago during the last Ice Age. Run along ancient eskers and back again on this non-technical trip along one of America’s most remote and beautiful roads.
Accommodations: Enjoy two nights of shared accommodations at a remote camp as well as three nights in private rooms at the beautiful wilderness lodges located along the route.
Duration: 5 days, 4 nights. This trip is approximately 130 miles roundtrip (not including road miles) and includes one full day of orientation and mushing lessons before departure.
Price: $3899 per person.
Dates: March 30 - April 3 [4 spots available]
This trip is run according to demand February through March. Email us for detailed itinerary.
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March 30 - APRIL 3
✔ Hotel/airport pickup
✔ Alaskan-inspired meals & snacks
✔ Dog mushing lessons
✔ Drive your own dog team
✔ Use of expedition weight parkas
✔ Cold-weather sleeping bags and pads
✔ Basically everything but base layers & airfare
is this trip right for me?
Are you an adventurous soul? A dog lover? Do you love winter? Are you desirous of a closer connection to nature? Answer yes to any one of these? Then yes! This trip might be perfect for you!
No previous mushing experience is required. We will teach you everything you need to know to feel comfortable and equipped for your days on the trail.
That being said, dog mushing is a physical activity...from harnessing dogs to standing on the sled all day, you will need to be reasonably able-bodied in order to fully enjoy this experience. If you are hesitant about your ability to manage a dog team, please contact Lisbet & she will guide you through a series of questions designed to evaluate your abilities. You are probably better suited for this than you think.
You do not need previous experience with cold weather climates, but you will need to equip yourself with a proper set of winter base layers in order to ensure your comfort and safety. Even though it is spring in Alaska, weather and temperatures can still be harsh and unpredictable. We will provide you with a list of suggested gear -- your comfort is our utmost concern !
CANCELLATION & BOOKING POLICY | Multi Day Tours: A 50% deposit is required to start the booking process. For multi-day trips, the remainder is due 60 days prior to trip date. Cancellations must be made in writing. A full refund, minus a $100 processing fee, will be issued for cancellations received more than 60 days from trip date. If a cancellation is received less than 60 days from trip date, a 50% refund of the total will be issued. No refund applies for client initiated cancellations received less than 30 days prior to trip date. Arctic Dog Adventure Co. reserves the right to cancel a tour for any reason. No reimbursement is provided for trips postponed, adjusted, or canceled due to dangerous or inclement weather. For this reason, we highly recommend travel and cancellation insurance. If trip minimums are not met, Arctic Dog Adventure Co. will refund you in full.