Valid until 20/08/2017
Autonomous 9 night trip – (custom package available)
Activity: Kayak, trek and camping
For autonomous kayakers only!
This is a unique opportunity to discover the secrets of Nachvak through its extraordinary landscape and the ruins of long-vanished civilizations. This exclusive kayak itinerary retraces about 7000 years of history through sites of ancient Eskimo villages and trading posts. This trip combines the history and extensive wilderness, unchanged over millennia, to reveal the “inescapable” nature of Nachvak. This fjord is one of jewels of the Torngat Mountains National Park.
Added Features of Rapid Lake Lodge
– Guaranteed departures for groups of 2 or more
– The discovery of extraordinary landscape and the ruins of long-vanished civilizations
– Early booking discount on some dates (please check with us)
Price per person, double occupancy from 6 875 $ CAD / 4947 € / 5 132 $ US (plus tax)
Our Price Includes:
- >Round trip jet flight between Montreal and Kuujjuaq
- >Round trip air travel between Kuujjuaq, Barnoin Ecolodge and the drop-off site
- >2-nights lodging during the transfers days at Barnoin Ecolodge
- >Two dinners and two breakfasts during these sames transfers days at Barnoin Ecolodge
- >The kayaks
- >Fuel required for your camp stove
- >Free access to Wi-Fi
Optional activities – can be added on request, personal gear, alcoholic drinks, recommended safety equipment, taxes, tipping at your discretion (international standard 10-15 $ CAD/day/person)
Further detailed tax info is available in the “Rates” section. http://www.rapidlake.com/en/francais-tarifs/
Legend: ■ Complete ■ Guaranteed departure ■ In progress
The states of booking fluctuate according to the options, the cancellations and the inscriptions.
These legends are not contractual but communicated for information purposes.
DATES 2017 : on the date of your choice between July 10 and August 20
FLIGHT TIME: about 3 hours
ACTIVITY: Kayak, trek and camping
PACE: moderate to intense
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: minimum of 2 and maximum of 6
TOUR GUIDE: coordinated by the manager, who speaks both French and English
TRIP INTO THE WILDS
-You will find an exceptional landscape dominated by Nachvak Fjord.
– You will discover one of the most beautiful wild coasts in the world.
– Retraces about 7000 years of history through sites of ancient Eskimo villages
– Completes immersion into the heart of the Torngat Mountain national park.
Day 1: Montreal / Kuujjuaq / Barnoin Ecolodge Flight. Upon arrival at Barnoin Ecolodge, the manager will welcome you with a cocktail, followed by an informational meeting concerning safety and equipment preparation for the next day’s flight to Nachvak Fjord. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 2: Floatplane flight between Barnoin Ecolodge and Nachvak Fjord. In the early morning, a floatplane will take you on a spectacular panoramic flight to Nachvak Fjord. Your pilot will land on Nachvak Fjord in the bay of Kogarsok Brook. Near the drop-off site, you will discover the archeological site of the ancient Hudson Bay Company trading post, which operated between 1868 and 1905. Near the archeological site, you will find ruins of former Eskimo camps. Overnight stay under the tent.
Days 3 to 8: Nachvak exploration. The route follows the magnificent Nachvak Fjord, which penetrates to the heart of the Torngat Mountains. With its history, former civilizations and extraordinary landscapes, Nachvak is really an open-air museum. At Nachvak there is evidence of occupation by the Maritime Archaic Indians, Pre-Dorset and Dorset Paleo-eskimos, and the Thule culture that merged into modern day Inuit. These sites, which include tent rings, stone caribou fences, food caches, and burial sites, tell the story of the people and cultures that have made this special part of Canada their home over the millennia. All along the route, which could vary from 70 to 150 km between the Labrador coast and Nachvak Lake by way of Tallek and Tasiuyak Arms, you will follow the shoreline to discover the wild beauty of the fjord through its inuksuk (Eskimo stone monuments) graves, bones and the ruins of ancient Eskimo villages. The geological formations that you will see throughout this journey are absolutely remarkable. At night, watch the aurora borealis. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 9: Afternoon return flight to Barnoin Ecolodge. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 10: Return trip. Breakfast at the lodge.
Keep in Mind
Our objective is to facilitate your familiarity with the most spectacular spots, providing you with the maximum amount of information possible about a given area. Use the proposed itinerary as inspiration for planning a do-it-yourself trip. Nevertheless, it’s up to you to design your tour itinerary and prepare your gear, based on your preferences, budget, level of comfort and fitness. We will not add you to an existing group. Bushland flights are often subject to last-minute change depending on weather conditions, in which case arrival and departure dates to and from Barnoin Ecolodge as well as landing sites will be adapted to the best possible alternative. The list price for this trip is based on double occupancy. 2% discount for payment by cheque.