Guaranteed departure from 4 participants max. 6
Departures on request also available
Valid until 13/08/2018
Trekking accompanied by a guide – (custom package available)
Activity : Trekking
Set off on a trek accompanied by a guide and discover the scenic wonders of the Arctic Cordillera – rugged mountains, oceanic fjords, thousand-year-old glaciers, towering waterfalls, fathomless canyons… With so many places to be discovered, it is not surprising that this forgotten land at the northern edge of Quebec and Labrador is considered as one of the wildest of the world.
Added Features of Rapid Lake Lodge
-Guaranteed departures for groups of 4 or more
-The landscapes of fjords and mountains which get lost in the horizon
-Early booking discount on some dates (please check with us)
Price per person, based on 6 participants, from 5 080 $ CAD / 3 432 € / 3 976 $ US (plus tax)
Our Price Includes:
- >Round trip jet flight between Montreal and Kuujjuaq
- >Round trip air travel between Kuujjuaq and Barnoin Ecolodge
- >Round trip air travel between Barnoin Camp and Ugjuktok Lake
- >The trekking guide
- >The meals (8 breakfasts and 8 suppers) concocted by the guide with the cooperation of the group
- >Dishes and basic equipment of group
- >The fresh food
- >Fuel required for your camp stove
Optional activities – can be added on request, personal gear, dehydrated food, alcoholic drinks, the small group supplement, 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/
The states of booking fluctuate according to the options, the cancellations and the inscriptions.
DATES 2018 : July 26-August 3 (departures on request also available)
FLIGHT TIME: about 3 hours
PACE: moderate to intense
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: minimum of 4 and maximum of 6
TOUR GUIDE: coordinated by the manager, who speaks both French and English
SMALL GROUPS SUPPLÉMENT: If the group consists of only 4 participants: +535 $ CAD TTC / person
TRIP INTO THE WILDS
-Superb panoramic views from the high plateaus
-Series of fjords, mountain peaks and waterfalls
Day 1: Montreal – Kuujjuaq – Barnoin Ecolodge. Upon arrival at Barnoin Camp, the manager-owner will welcome you with a cocktail, followed by the presentation of your upcoming itinerary and the preparation of your material for the next day flight to Ugjuktok Lake. Afternoon hike to explore the subarctic tundra. Overnight in bivouac under tents.
Day 2: Floatplane Flight between Barnoin Ecolodge and Ugjuktok Lake. In the early morning, a floatplane will take you on a spectacular panoramic flight to Lake Ugjuktok. You will touch down on magnificent Ugjuktok Lake, overlooking the imposing Ugjuktok and Saglek Fjords. Your mountain trek begins with a hike up to a peak at the edge of the fjord, where you’ll encounter grandiose geography. At nightfall, watch the aurora borealis. Overnight in bivouac under tents.
Day 3 to 7: Trek in the Heart of the Arctic Cordillera. The expedition begins from Ugjuktok Lake at about 500 meters above sea level, then takes you on foot to the upper plateau, about 1,000 meters altitude, zigzagging in and out of river and valley zones, around streams and glacial lakes. Invisible from the plateau, you’ll encounter moraine fields and, arriving at the vertiginous walls of the fjord, you’ll have a breathtaking view of the mountains and complex system of fjords against a backdrop of icebergs floating on the ocean. In an ambiance of absolute solitude, you’ll hike along the elevated escarpment over the fjord’s lofty cliffs to the imposing Tandems Waterfalls. You will then travel through a glorious glacial valley back to Ugjuktok Lake. At nightfall, watch the aurora borealis. Overnight in bivouac under tents.
Day 8: Afternoon Return Flight to Barnoin Ecolodge. Overnight in bivouac under tents.
Day 9: 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. If you wish we will join you to an existing group. Bush flights are often subject to last-minute change depending on weather conditions, in such case arrival and departure dates to and from Barnoin Ecolodge as well as landing sites will be adapted to the best possible alternative. The price on this package is based on a group of 6 participants. 2% discount for payment by cheque.