Duration: 8 days
Level: Moderate to strenuous
Min Group Size: 4
Max Group Size: 8
Price: Adults $2396 CAD
Departs From: Whistler
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All transport from pick up at your hotel in Whistler to drop off at the end of your tour
3 nights accommodation at the Tyax Wilderness Resort
3 nights accommodation at backcountry camps run by Tyax Adventures
All camping equipment (tent, sleeping mat, sleeping bag, headlamp, eating utensils, etc.,
All meals when on trail
Soft beverages during car journeys
All park permits and fees
What's Not Included
Food during tranportation
Food while at Tyax Lodge
Appropriate clothing, hiking boots and backpack
South Chilcotin Traverse
This trip is a fabulous mix of remote and wild but with an added luxury element at the finish. If you would like to experience real Canadian wilderness but want to carry a relatively lighter pack this is a great opportunity for you. We begin with a four day hike through the South Chilcotin Mountains and end with a stay at a luxury camp. Add to this an amazing flight over the Chilcotins to take us back to our starting point.
DAY ONE - We depart from Whistler at 9am to drive the scenic but infamous Hurley Road. Here on the dry side of the Coast Mountains we begin our hike in the mid to late afternoon. Today we will make a short hike of no more than two hours before we make camp.
DAY TWO -
DAY THREE - Our first full day’s hiking has some trail walking interspersed with some marshy sections. We pass through some wonderful scenery with views of mountains both distant and close up, finishing our day at a lovely camp by the side of a crystal clear mountain stream.
DAY FOUR - Today’s hike takes us up to Griswold Pass over relatively gently sloping terrain but all the time we are off trail so it is necessary to watch our footing and is more tiring than it might at first appear.
DAY FIVE - This may be our hardest day as we have some rough and awkward terrain to cross - large boulders and some bushwhacking - as we make our way from Griswold Pass through two marshes to a campsite alongside Duane Creek.
DAY SIX - A shorter day of only 5 km mostly on a trail that will take us directly to Sky Camp, our luxury hangout for the next three days. Sky Camp is the most incredible wilderness camp being both remote and luxurious. This is glamping at its finest yet you will be miles from civilisation.
DAY SEVEN - A full day at Sky Camp allows you to take advantage of their facilities such as kayaking, canoeing or fishing. If you should choose something more strenuous we can take you up Mt McClure. A more relaxing time might be had swimming, lazing around by the lake and enjoying the sauna and hot showers.
DAY EIGHT - Departing Sky Camp after a leisurely breakfast and a last play on the lake, we first take a wonderfully scenic floatplane flight over the Chilcotins back to Tyax Lodge. From there we head by vehicle back over the Hurley Road to Whistler, arriving by late afternoon.
Chances of seeing:
Black Bears - possible
Grizzly bears - possible
Wolves - possible
Cougars - less likely
Marmots - possible
Big Horn Sheep - possible
Deer - possible
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