WHAT TO EXPECT

Mush your own team of racing Alaskan Huskies

Camp in the incredible Alaska Range

Listen to tales from the Yukon Quest and Iditarod

Experience the remoteness of the Alaska wilds

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Explore the Alaska Range

Does your dream vacation include several nights spent in the wilds of Alaska with your own team of Alaskan Huskies? If so, our expeditions are the trips for you! 

Learn to mush from accomplished Yukon Quest and Iditarod mushers and meet the canine athletes that compete in the 1000-mile races. Once you're comfortable on the runners, you'll have the opportunity to drive your own team of our elite racing huskies and mush through some of the most stunning scenery in Alaska. Keep your eyes peeled for caribou, moose, lynx, wolves, fox, and ptarmigan as you mush down the trail. At night, listen to stories from the Yukon Quest and Iditarod trails and maybe get a glimpse of the dancing Aurora Borealis!

Our trips are primarily located in the Alaska Range; however, we're open to exploring other parts of the state. Since dogs are the best way to access remote locations in winter. just let us know if you have a particular spot that you would like to explore! 

Be Prepared for Extreme Weather! High winds, extreme cold, dense fog, blizzards, ice- Alaska is still very much a wild place. While we wish we could control the weather, all our trips are at the mercy of Mother Nature. Trip insurance is highly recommended. We will do everything in our power to keep the expeditions on schedule; however, safety for canines and humans is our FIRST priority.

Expedition Packages:

For all expeditions, the Mushing Co-op provides parkas, sleeping bags, and other cold weather gear. All meals are included as well as transportation from Fairbanks to the start of the expedition and back to Fairbanks.

*Because the guides are competing in 1000-mile races like the Yukon Quest and Iditarod, expeditions are not available until after the race season.

 


3-DAY EX

TIME OF YEAR: Spring (contact for specific availability)
PRICE/PERSON: $2000
TRAIL MILEAGE:  Approx. 15-20 miles per day

5-DAY EX

TIME OF YEAR:  Spring (contact for specific availability)
PRICE/PERSON: $3000
TRAIL MILEAGE:  approx. 15-20 miles per day

7-DAY EX

TIME OF YEAR:  Spring (contact for specific availability)
PRICE/PERSON: $4000
TRAIL MILEAGE:  approx. 15-20 miles per day


Sample Menu

It's a fine art to eat on the trail in Alaska when it's 40 below.  Trust us, it isn't easy.  So don't worry about packing your own food, leave your meals to us!  We serve freshly frozen meats, salmon, and local veggies. This often includes Alaskan smoked salmon and game meat from the current year's hunt (sheep, caribou, moose, and grouse).  The extreme temperatures demand a high calorie diet, which in turn keeps our taste buds very happy and leaves you warm and cozy! Don't worry, we also like to keep it healthy (a sprinkle of flax seeds, a handful of nuts & berries provide the body with natural energy!).

We understand that not every one has the freedom to eat as they wish--Tell us your dietary restricitons and we'll make sure you stay happy and content on the trail.

Authentic Arctic Accommodations

Enjoy the modern comforts of Arctic Oven tents -- The Alaskan version of "Glamping". These tents are incredibly versatile and are perfect for backcountry expeditions in the cold Interior.  The exterior is made of a tough nylon and the inside of a fire resistant, highly breathable material that keeps these tents not only dry and warm but safe too when using a wood stove! 

We outfit with a couple different size tents with the capacity to comfortably sleep anywhere from 2-5 people per tent.  For large groups we set up "The Barracks" as our mess hall, so we can eat together as a team.

Longer expeditions include layovers at remote lodges along the Denali Highway where you'll have the opportunity to shower and relax indoors.

Why Us?

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Our main focus on our guided trips are authenticity and qaulity--We want to share our beautiful world with you and we want it to be fearlessly Alaskan!  Cool down, clear your mind and breath in that fresh mountain air! Go places that people have only dreamt about and even fewer have ever seen. No light pollution, no smog, no rumble of passing cars--Just you and the soothing rhythm of the dogs trot in the middle of the breathtakingly pristine wilderness.  Challenge yourself against new elements and walk away from the expedition with a new quest for adventure. 

CANCELLATION POLICY & TRAVEL INSURANCE

Cancellation Policy: 

Day Tour:  

A full refund will be issued if the cancellation is received before 7 days of the tour.  A 10% processing fee will be charged to cancellations inside of 7 days.  No refunds will be issued if the cancellation is less than 24-hrs prior to the tour. Day of booking cancellations will not be refunded. No shows will be charged in full.

 

Multi-Day: Overnight Aurora & Expeditions

A refund will be issued if the cancellation is received more than 60 days prior to the booking. A 10% processing fee applies for all cancellations. No refunds will be issued if the cancellation is less than 30 days before the trip start date. A 50% deposit is required at the time of the booking.  Remainder is due 30 days prior to the date of the booking. No reimbursement is provided for trips cancelled or shortened due to weather. For this reason, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND travel insurance.

 

Travel Insurance: 

We highly recommend Travel Insurance for your Mushing Excursion. We recommend using AIG Travel Guard.  This will ensure that weather or emergencies won't cost you your family vacation.  

Alaska is at the mercy of Mother Nature & she doesn't always cooperate.  Tours (specifically expeditions) can be postponed or cancelled due to inclement weather and unsafe conditions.  We apologize if this happens to your highly anticipated mushing vacation, but we want to make sure you get properly reimbursed for your inconvenience and receive a refund to re-book your tour! Travel insurance will provide that reimbursement.