A wilderness adventure of a lifetime; Special tour to the Itsi Mountains
A one-of-a-kind adventure. Perfect for nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, and riders who love challenging tours in unspoiled nature. We are taken by our loyal companions through narrow valleys, streams and over endless plateaus into another world. Hunters and trappers who have explored the area opened up trails for easier access. Today we use those trails with our horses to gain access into the high mountain terrain. However, when we ride above the tree line the trails are not always available and we must pass through untouched wilderness as a team. It is an absolutely indescribable feeling to ride through the high valleys and mountain ridges. Sheep, goats, bears, moose and other wildlife may be observed from our camps overlooking vast mountain ranges.
Enjoy individual attention by your guide in a family atmosphere and other old traditional cowboy dishes, such as “Son of a Bitch Stew”, including classic European meals.
The tour takes you into Yukon’s alpine mountain world and is only reached by horseback.
Prices for our Itsi-Mountain-Special tour
|July/August:||per person||10 day tour||$ 4,800|
Dates for our Itsi Mountain tour we agree on application in July and August 2016.
As far as possible we like to fit our schedule to the needs of our guests.
We pick you up in Whitehorse and take you to the Mount Michie Farm located 60 km south of Whitehorse. After a thorough briefing for riding and the handling of our horses, adjust the saddles/equipment, we start with a first ride around the farm. This is to get everyone familiarized with their four-legged partner and be prepared for the next day another. After all this the day comes to an end with a hearty meal in a relaxed atmosphere and spending the night in one of our cabins.
After breakfast we load our horses and drive north for eight hours. The journey leads us past Whitehorse on the Klondike Highway to Carmacks. Then it continues on the Campbell Highway to Ross River. We rely on the ferry and follow the North Canol Road which is a gravel road heading North. Along the way there are often bear, moose or caribou to see along with Yukon’s diverese landscape. Arriving at the foot of the Itsi Mountains we provide for our horses and relax with a cozy dinner by the camp fire or in a hunter cabin. The scenery of this unique region is spectacular and to see another person up there is as rare as winning the lottery.
Today we start our riding tour in one of the most remote and beautiful wilderness areas on earth. We ride through the pure seclusion, through endless wilderness, crossing streams and experience what is granted only to those who make the effort to journey here. The tour requires some physical fitness and willingness to work as a team with your horse and the group to arrive at the day’s destination, Owley Lake. This lake is hidden in the middle of nowhere and offers excellent fishing with the best quality drinking water. Once we reach the cabin, which is accessible only by float plane or on foot/horseback, we provide for our horses and prepare our camp. This day ends with dinner in a relaxed atmosphere and stay in either the cabin or in a tent.
4th to 7th day
These days designed entirely on the wishes and needs of our guests. Time does not matter. We only cross the days off the calendar just to know which day it is. We experience what the pioneers experienced in the discovery of the north over a hundred years before us. Spending all day in the saddle and exploring the wonderful surroundings with more lakes, mountains and untouched terrain allows us to experience unique views of Yukon and its wildlife. Depending on the guests wishes the rides may also be reduced or supplemented by hiking tours, fishing trips or simply relax by the fire or in the cabin. We adapt to the wishes of the whole group.
After breakfast we head back to the North Canol Road on the same trail we took on our way up, but now we get to see everything from a different angle. The day ends at the cabin and we provide for our horses. At dinner images, experiences and ideas are exchanged before we spend our last night in the wilderness.
Breakfast, pack up camp and then back to civilization. The return trip is rarely as exhausting and long as the outward journey and the day ends with dinner at the Mount Michie Farm.
Today we say goodbye. We will bring you back to Whitehorse.
BLD = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Please note that each guest has to sign a risk of assumption – and liability waiver
upon arrival. (Required by Canadian Legislature for Wilderness Trips)
We reserve the right to adjust the tour based on the skills of the guests and the weather.
Possible changes in the tour sequence will ensure safety for the guests and the horses.