Valid until 20/08/2017
Autonomous 9 nights trip – (custom package available)
For autonomous backpackers only!
In a magically preserved landscape and panorama of fjords plunging into an ocean of awe-inspiring natural beauty, take off to encounter the high cliffs of Saglek Fjord. Of all the fjords found in North America, the rock walls of Saglek are the most striking. This trek across Labrador’s Ugjuktok and Saglek Fjords Peninsula is a unique opportunity to strike off into one of the little known locales in the Torngat Mountains National Park.
-Guaranteed departures for groups of 2 or more
-The landscapes of fjords and mountains which get lost in the horizon
-Early booking discount on some dates (please check with us)
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
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
-Superb panoramic views from the high plateaus
-Series of fjords, mountain peaks and waterfalls
Day 1: Montreal – Kuujjuaq – Kangiqsualujjuaq (Georges River)/Barnoin Ecolodge Flight. 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. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 2: Floatplane Flight between Barnoin Ecolodge and Ugjuktok Lake (Saglek Fjord). 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 stay in tents.
Day 3 to 8: Grand Ugjuktok and Saglek Peninsula Crossing. 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. After a completely independent 20 km crossing 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. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 9: Afternoon Return Flight to Camp on the Barnoin River. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 10: Return trip. Breakfast at the lodge.
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 Camp 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.