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Alpine East

12 days trekking in remote East Greenland

from 3,370.00 €

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Alpine East

12 days trekking in remote East Greenland

from 3,370.00 €

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Alpine East

12 days trekking in remote East Greenland

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Alpine East

12 days trekking in remote East Greenland

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Alpine East

Difficulty level : Moderate

12 days trekking in remote East Greenland

from 3,370.00 €
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Discover one of the most wild and remote places in Greenland on this extraordinary trekking trip. Here the mountains are steeper and higher than in most other parts of Greenland. Deep fjord systems and massive icebergs create the perfect Arctic atmosphere for an unforgettable journey. We will enjoy the sight of the spectacular nature around us from the top of small peaks and from the ground. As we will enjoy the assistance of a boat we will only have to carry a day pack while hiking. On this tour we will see many of East Greenland’s highlights such as the great Karale fjord and the fantastic Tasiilaq fjord.

Rough summary

Day 1:

Boat transfer from Kulusuk to Karale fjord. Night in tent.

Day 2 & 3:

Karale fjord. Night in tent.

Day 4:

Nunartivaq mountain. Night in tent.

Day 5:

Nunartivaq to Ikateq. Night in tent.

Day 6:

Ikateq to Tunup Kua valley. Night in tent.

Day 7:

Tunup Kua valley to Tasilap Nua valley. Night in tent.

Day 8:

Tasilaq Fjord. Night in tent.

Day 9 & 10:

Tasiilaq mountain. Nights in tent.

Day 11:

Tasiilaq fjord. Boat transfer to Kulusuk. Night in hostel.

Day 12:

End of trip.

Prices and dates

Price per person:

3,370.00 Euro

Dates:

July 12, 2018 – July 23, 2018 (available)
July 26, 2018 – August 06, 2018 (available)
August 09, 2018 – August 20, 2018 (guaranteed)
August 23, 2018 – September 03, 2018 (available)

Further details

Price includes:

  • English speaking guide for 12 days
  • full board from lunch day 1 to lunch day 12
  • boat transfers
  • boats for luggage transport
  • cooking gear
  • 10 nights in tent
  • 1 night in a hostel in Kulusuk

Min / max participants:

5 / 15

Minimum age:

18

Bring along:

Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing.

Hiking details:

Walking per day: 5-8 hours
Total distance: 140 kilometres (87 miles)
Altitude: 0–850 meters
Maximum ascent: 1000 meters (3280 feet)

Flight connections

Flights to Greenland are not included.
Best way to fly to Kulusuk is via Reykjavík/Iceland.
Return flight from 795 EUR per person can be added to your package.

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Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Kulusuk- Nordfjord

Today the trip starts in the small settlement of Kulusuk on the east coast of Greenland. From Kulusuk we sail to Karale fjord where we put up camp for the following three nights.
Sailing: 2 hours

Day 2: Hiking near Karale Glacier

In the Karale fjord we will hike to a 850 m high mountain. On our hike we will enjoy a breathtaking view of the are. The view from the top is absolutely spectacular.
Walking: 7-8 hours

Day 3: Hiking near Karale Glacier

Today we will hike to the glacier which reaches all the way to the see. We will either cross a glacier river or a small glacier if we can to avoid the river.
Walking: 6-7 hours

Day 4: Karale Glacier - Nunartivaq Mountain

We leave Karale and hike over a small pass on the Nunartivaq mountain, down into a small valley full of old stone boulders. Those who want to hike some more can go explore the beautiful valley.
Walking: 6-7 hours

Day 5: Nunartivaq - Ikateq

From Nunartivaq we will follow the slopes of the mountains that descend into the sea, towards the south west. We hike into the Ikateq strait, a narrow passage between the mainland and the Qianarteq island. We arrive at a valley with and old abandoned US military base from WWII where we put up our camp.
Walking: 6-7 hours

Day 6: Ikateq to Tunup Kua valley

We continue through the Ikateq straight towards the Tunu fjord. In Tunu we will have to ford a large glacier river. In the narrow Tunu fjord between high and steep granite mountains, we continue to Tunup Kua valley where we put up camp.
Walking: 6-7 hours

Day 7: Tunup Kua valley to Tasilap Nua valley

We will hike in the Tunup Kua valley and over a mountain pass over to the Tasilap Nua valley in the extremely narrow and deep Tasiilaq fjord. Surrounded by up to 1500m high granit peaks on both sides this walk is fantastic.
Walking: 6-7 hours

Day 8: Tasilaq Fjord

Today we will follow the coast, we walk straight north to the very bottom of the Tasilaq fjord. On the way we cross a couple of small streams. We put the camp up close to a river coming from the valley behind Tasilaq fjord, called Tasilap kua.
Walking: 5 hours

Day 9: Tasiilaq mountain

We put our packs on the back and carry our sleeping bags and food for two days, up to the Tasiilaq mountain hut, situated at around 700 m altitude in a mountain range rising above 2000m. We make ourselves comfortable in this cozy mountain hut.
Walking: 5 hours

Day 10: Tasiilaq mountain

We walk out from the mountain hut to climb an easy summit rising above the hut. We enjoy this fantastic alpine landscape. Return to the hut.
Walking: 6 hours

Day 11: Tasiilaq fjord - Kulusuk

We descend to the Tasilaq fjord again where from we sail back to Kulusuk where we spend the last night in a small sleeping bag accommodation in the Kulusuk village.
Walking: 4 hours, Sailing: 2 hours

Day 12: End of trip

We will go on a nice morning walk in Kulusuk before flying back to Reykjavík.

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