SHELTER TO SHELTER PACKAGE, WITH LUGGAGE TRANSPORT
D) 4 DAYS AND 4 NIGHTS, FROM LAKE THIBAULT TO THE DISCOVERY AND VISITORS CENTRE (53 KM / 33 MI)
The first day, we take the shuttle to Lake Thibault and then walk 12.4 km (7.7 mi) to reach our first shelter, La Mésange. We will go to Pic de l’Aube to enjoy the magnificent view. We have lunch on the mountain and supper at the shelter. The second day, after a good breakfast, we are heading to Lake Cascapédia (shelter Le Pluvier), passing by Pic du Brûlé and Lake Gouache (14 km / 8.7 mi). On day 3, we walk 8.3 km (5.2 mi) over Mont Ells and Mont du Milieu and we sleep at La Paruline shelter. The fourth day is a longer one, as we walk 20.5 km (12.7 mi) to reach, cross and climb down Mont Albert before arriving at the Discovery and Visitors Centre.
Conditions: We offer our hikes anytime between June 25th and mid-October on request, subject to availability of shelters, at least 30 days before the date of arrival. Departures are guaranteed as soon as we confirm a minimum of 4 participants for packages
Our hikes take place on uneven ground, including varying elevation. They are accessible to anyone in good health with basic hiking experience (day hikes). We walk between 4 and 7 hours a day, and everyone can walk at their own rhythm and speed. The first three days of this hike are of intermediate difficulty, whereas the last one is more advanced. The first day we climb about 350 m (1150’), with the crossing of a mid-valley that makes us go down and back up about 150 m (500’). The second day, we leave this high point to gradually descend to 500 m (1640’), with the steepest descent in the afternoon to get to Lake Cascapédia. The third day is rather easy: a route of 8.3 km (5.2 mi) bring us up to 1000 m (3280’, Mont Ells and Mont du Milieu), then back to 725 m (2380’, La Paruline shelter) in the late afternoon . The fourth day is longer than the average: we walk up to 1070 m (3510’, Mont Albert) and we go down in the valley to the Discovery and Visitors Center (250 m / 820’).
Meeting Point and Transport
We meet at Gaspésie National Park’s Discovery and Visitor Centre (Centre de découverte et de services). It is located on road 299, approximately 40 km (25 mi) south of Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, just before Gîte du Mont Albert. We will welcome you at 5:00 PM (17h), and we then go to our shelter for supper. The next day, we take a shuttle to Lake Thibault, our starting point. We bring with us our daypack and our night pack; the latter will be transported everyday to the next shelter. On the last day, we arrive to our cars at the Discovery and Visitors Centre at about 5:00PM (17h).
Included: One certified guide for 8 participants, all meals and snacks (4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 suppers), shelters and park’s access fees, rental of some equipment, subject to availability, to confirm with us before your arrival, transfer of one (1) bag/suitcase per person from shelter to shelter, and your transport to the trailhead from the park’s Discovery and Visitors Center.
Not included:Certain pieces of equipment, federal (5%) and provincial (9.975%) taxes.
Why not book a night and supper at the Gîte du Mont Albert on the last day of your hike? A well-deserved luxury after a day of hiking! How about a massage too?
Cost: $1 069 CAD ($267/day)
10 % discount to iat-qc members