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  • Fully Catered Trip!
  • US side only for the 2022 season

Guided Chilkoot Trail Backpacking Trip

A backpacking trip of a lifetime!

Quick Details

Checkmark What to bring: PASSPORT. Please review our clothing/gear list below!

Bookmark Provided: Fully catered! Guides, meals, cooking supplies, group gear, and more.

Calendar Trip Availability: Peak season is mid June through late August. We may be able to run trips outside of these dates.

Clock Trip Duration: Typically, 5 days and 4 nights

Pricing varies based packages and customization

Learn About Our Guided Chilkoot Trail Multi-Day Trip

Trips will operate on the US side for the 2022 season due to Chilkoot Summit border closure.

About the Chilkoot Trail

Originally used as a trade route to the interior by the native Tlingit tribes, the Chilkoot trail later provided passage for tens of thousands of gold seekers during the Klondike Gold Rush, more than 110 years ago. Today, this 33-mile hike provides an exceptional opportunity for modern-day adventurers to retrace the route of the Klondike stampeders. From tidal flats at Dyea, Alaska, the trail winds through coastal temperate rainforest, rises up through the sub-alpine, before ascending the granite boulders of the “Golden Stairs” and over Chilkoot Pass into Canada. The trail continues on to Lake Bennett by way of a rugged alpine landscape leading to a more gentle boreal forest terrain, bejeweled with picturesque sub-alpine lakes. Artifacts from the Klondike stampede still line the trail, reminding hikers of the historical significance of the trail.

About Our Guided and Catered Chilkoot Trip Package

Chilkoot Trail Package with Home-Cooked Backcountry-Catered Meals!
This description pertains to the fully catered five-day/four-night itinerary we recommend. We can customize the service to your desires, but this package has consistently resulted in satisfied hikers. Don’t forget to read the “Important Logistical Considerations” before making trail or travel reservations. Contact us if anything is unclear.

Guide service includes:

  • 1 guide for up to 6 hikers, 2 guides for 7-10 hikers
  • Trail permit fees paid by Packer Expeditions*
  • Train ticket paid by Packer Expeditions
  • Transportation to the trailhead
  • Transportation from the train depot
  • Pack and gear check prior to hike
  • All cooking supplies and utensils provided
  • Group gear including bear spray, food storage materials, toilet paper, sunblock, bug repellent, water treatment, and first-aid kits provided
  • A snack bag, customized by clients and provided prior to the hike
  • Three meals per day, prepared by guide(s):
    • Breakfast (includes hot water with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, oatmeal, bagels, and cream cheese)
    • Lunch (bagels, cheeses, meats, smoked salmon and condiments)
    • Dinner (home-cooked meals vacuum sealed, frozen and hiked into camps, including Mediterranean pasta, halibut chowder, steak tacos, Thai curry, and seafood jambalaya. Wine or margaritas can be provided with some meals if desired).
    • We can cater to your personal preferences and dietary restrictions (ex: protein bars in place of candy, gluten-free, vegetarian, keto, etc.). Advance notice for any special considerations is greatly appreciated.
  • Porter support, including food drops and additional assistance on summit day. Porters are also available to hike back to Dyea if anyone becomes unable to continue further on the trail. There will be Porter-assisted food drops at Sheep Camp (Day 2), Happy Camp (Day 3), and at Bare Loon Lake or Lindeman City(Day 4).
  • A cooler with food and drinks to meet you on the train at either Bennett or Fraser
  • Guides and porters carry food (other than your snacks), group gear (as defined above), and cooking supplies
  • Hikers will be expected to carry personal items, including a water bottle, clothing, rain gear, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and tent. It is not unreasonable to keep your pack at somewhere in the area of 20-30 lbs.
    • Equipment not included but available for rent through the Mountain Shop: Backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tent, rain gear, trekking pole(s).

Trip enters Canada. Guests much have a valid passport to clear U.S. and Canadian Immigration. Canada requires Visas from citizens of some countries, list can be provided.

Custom Options:
Contact us to inquire about custom options.
P.O. Box 601
Skagway, AK 99840
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 907-983-3005 / Fax: 907-983-3544