Donjek Route

(12 days)

Hiking along the Donjek Glacier on Day 5 of the Donjek Route. --Sylvia Heinz

AT A GLANCE:
Distance: 100 km (approx.)
Maximum Elevation: (7100′)

The Donjek route is located in Kluane National Park. This world heritage site is a land of precipitous, high mountains, immense icefields and lush valleys that yield a diverse array of plant and wildlife species and provides for an unrivaled outdoor experience. Kluane National Park and Reserve is also home to Mount Logan (5959 m/19,545 ft), Canada’s highest peak. The Donjek route rises over the vast alpine of the Burwash Uplands and then descends to the toe of the Donjek Glacier. This route challenges routefinding and navigation skills and typifies “pristine mountain wilderness”. Stream crossings, game trails, alpine passes, and the occasional bushwhack typify travel in this dramatic landscape.

Details

HAINES: Haines Alaska is the starting/finishing place for this trip. Haines is a small community located along the fjords at the top of the Inside Passage. The natural beauty and wilderness access found here are responsible for Haines’ reputation as a center for wilderness adventure in Alaska. Haines is only 40 miles from the Canadian Border. Passports are required for travel into Canada.


OUR GUIDES: Alaska Mountain Guides & Climbing School Inc. instructors and guides are professionals. They are special individuals who have a passion for being in the mountain environment. They have a wealth of experience from guiding throughout Alaska and the world, and they genuinely enjoy sharing their knowledge. Their skill and positive attitudes help our guests to have the best possible experience during their trip. Your safety and enjoyment are their primary goals.

INCLUDED: Transportation from Haines to Donjek and back, bear canisters and bear spray, group gear – tents, kitchen, emergency equipment, food, etc…,professional guide

NOT INCLUDED: Airfare to/from Haines, hotel and food in Haines, personal equipment, and sales tax.

ADDITIONAL TRAVEL OPTIONS: Haines based programs can easily be combined with rafting, sea kayaking, and mountain bike trips. Sea kayak and mountain bike rental are also available. Contact us if you would like more information.

DATES/PRICES: Please see our schedule for current dates and prices information.

 

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