Hiking Tour

Multi-Day Alpine Hiking Adventure in the Chilcotin Ranges | CA-CH402

5- or 7-day tours in the wilds of British Columbia’s South Chilcotin Mountains

Overview

Get out of your head and onto the trail. Fully immerse yourself in nature as you traverse the Chilcotin Mountains accompanied by hardy Cayuse horses and well-seasoned mountain guides.

Highlights

  • Hiking in the remote wilderness
  • 360-degree view of the mountains, valleys, and canyons
  • Wildlife watching
  • Camping in the wild

The Chilcotin Mountains are renowned for exquisite natural scenery, wildlife habitats, and undisturbed, ancient rivers. During your time in this wholesome retreat, escape the modern world, breathe in the fresh alpine air, and discover your primeval self. You’ll stay in a hut-based camp and hike into the wild every day exploring lesser-known paths. Resilient Cayuse horses and experienced guides will be your trusted companions on the way.

  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group
  • Expert guides
  • Personal Experience
Availability May - Aug
Duration 5 / 7 days
Departs From Gold Bridge, BC
Difficulty Moderate
Minimum age No limit
Group maximum 20
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up Yes

From

1 560
Per Adult
    • Best Price Guarantee
    • Toll Free number in N. America: +1 888 285 1676
    • International number: +1 780 414 1676

Availability (2022): Mid May - end of August. Based on double occupancy.
5 day tour - $1560.00 per person / CAD.
7 day tour - $2150.00 per person / CAD.
Deluxe wildlife watching package:
5 day tour - $2350.00 per person / CAD.
7 day tour - $3281.00 per person / CAD.

What's Included

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Included

  • Horses/tack and the use of ancillary equipment to transport gear
  • Use of the ranch facilities

What to bring

  • Sleeping bag
  • A small daypack
  • Biodegradable soap/shampoo (camp based only)
  • Toque and headband (camp based only)
  • Flashlight and batteries (camp based only)
  • Warm sleeping bag to 10 below Celsius (camp based only)
  • Empty pillowcase (camp based only)

Not Included

  • 5% Wilderness Stewardship Contribution Surcharge
  • 5.00% GST
  • Pick Up (optional) Fee

Contact us for more Information about this tour

TOLL FREE NUMBER IN N. AMERICA: +1 888 285 1676
INTERNATIONAL NUMBER: +1 780 414 1676

You can also send an email to info@adventures.com, or use the contact form here below.

Itinerary

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Information

From the first day to the last day of the tour, your home will be in nature. We’ll help you reconnect to the wilderness, teach you basic camping and horsemanship skills, and accompany you through the most picturesque trails in the South Chilcotin Mountains.

During the day, all you’ll see is vast verdant meadows, covered with a blanket of wildflowers, horizons, painted with snow-capped mountains, and borderless skies, lined with soft clouds. At night, you’ll stay in a forest hut, eat scrumptious dinners by the bonfire, and sleep under a starry sky. You can enjoy this adventure for 5 or 7 days, based on how much time you’re able to get away and detox in nature!

Depending on your own travel plans, you can arrive at the ranch by car or use our shuttle bus services for an additional cost. More detailed information will be provided to you upon booking.

backpacker in a flowery field in canada
Day 1
• Early morning departure from Vancouver aboard the Chilcotin Express Shuttle, or from home with your own transportation
• Midday arrival and lunch at the ranch, tour of the ranch and introduction to our Wilderness Journal to reflect on your journey
• Enjoy a half day hike from the ranch to get you ready for your trip into the wilderness
• Dinner and review of trip details with your guides, including our Evening Journal to reflect on your day's successes and appreciations
• Map orientation highlighting the trails and terrain we’ll explore throughout our journey
• Repack your personal gear into mountain duffel bags
• Overnight in ranch accommodations
 
Day 2
• Join your guides in packing and saddling your horses, getting a hands-on orientation before we hike out to camp
• Breakfast at the ranch
• Journey through Douglas fir and Lodgepole pine forests, climb stunning mountain passes and explore tranquil valleys and break for lunch in a meadow of wildflowers
• Arrive at our mountain camp
• Join your guides in leading your pack horses to their grazing meadows where we stake and hobble them for the night. Get involved in conservation with our Range Record Grazing Sheet
• Dinner at camp, cook on the campfire and roast marshmallows. Review our Evening Journal and Wilderness Journal to reflect on your day's successes and appreciations
• Overnight in our rustic prospector wall tents, listen to the sounds of nature and count the stars
 
Day 3
• Walk out with your guides to retrieve your pack horses and bring them back to camp
• Breakfast at camp
• Day hike from camp, enjoying lunch along the way
• Play your part in conservation while scouting for wildlife as we record every animal we see in our Wildlife Sightings Form
• Return to camp, take out the pack horses to their grazing meadow
• Dinner at camp, cook on the campfire and roast marshmallows. Review our Evening Journal and Wilderness Journal to reflect on your day's successes and appreciations
• Overnight in our rustic prospector wall tents, listen to the sounds of nature and count the stars
hikers on a hiking path in canada
Day 4
• Walk out with your guides to retrieve your horses from the staking meadows, hike back to camp
• Cook breakfast at camp before we pack up and head out
• Explore striking landscapes, like valleys and towering ridge-lines, as we hike back to the ranch
• Enjoy lunch on a mountain top or in an alpine meadow
• Arrival and dinner at the ranch, including our Evening Journal and Wilderness Journal to reflect on your day's successes and appreciations
• Relax around the fireplace or step onto the deck for spectacular star-gazing
• Overnight in ranch accommodations
 
DAY 5
• Leisurely ranch breakfast
• Bareback horse riding lessons
• Take aim with target shooting instruction and practice
• Farewell lunch at the ranch with a review of your Wilderness Journal and certificate presentation to reflect on your transformations during your trip
• Depart for home or Vancouver, arriving in the evening
looking over a big mountain range in canad

Day 1
• Early morning departure from Vancouver aboard the Chilcotin Express Shuttle, or from home
with your own transportation
• Midday arrival and lunch at the ranch, tour of the ranch and introduction to our Wilderness
Journal to reflect on your journey
• Enjoy a half day hike from the ranch to get you ready for your trip into the wilderness
• Dinner and review of trip details with your guides, including our Evening Journal to reflect on
your day's successes and appreciations
• Map orientation highlighting the trails and terrain we’ll explore throughout our journey
• Repack your personal gear into mountain duffel bags
• Overnight in ranch accommodations

Day 2

• Join your guides in packing your pack horses, getting a hands-on orientation before we hike
out to camp
• Breakfast at the ranch
• Journey through Douglas fir and Lodgepole pine forests, climb stunning mountain passes and
explore tranquil valleys and break for lunch in a meadow of wildflowers
• Arrive at our mountain camp
• Join your guides in leading your pack horses to their grazing meadows where we stake and
hobble them for the night. Get involved in conservation with our Range Record Grazing Sheet
• Dinner at camp, cook on the campfire and roast marshmallows. Review our Evening Journal
and Wilderness Journal to reflect on your day's successes and appreciations
• Overnight in our rustic prospector wall tents, listen to the sounds of nature and count the stars

two hikers on a rainy day in canadian mountains
Day 3-5
• Walk out with your guides to retrieve your pack horses and bring them back to camp
• Breakfast at camp
• Day hike from camp, enjoying lunch along the way
• Play your part in conservation while scouting for wildlife as we record every animal we see in
our Wildlife Sightings Form
• Return to camp, take out the pack horses to their grazing meadow
• Dinner at camp, cook on the campfire and roast marshmallows. Review our Evening Journal
and Wilderness Journal to reflect on your day's successes and appreciations
• Overnight in our rustic prospector wall tents, listen to the sounds of nature and count the stars
Day 6
• Walk out with your guides to retrieve your horses from the staking meadows, hike back to camp
• Cook breakfast at camp before we pack up and head out
• Explore striking landscapes, like valleys and towering ridge-lines, as we hike back to the ranch
• Enjoy lunch on a mountain top or in an alpine meadow
• Arrival and dinner at the ranch, including our Evening Journal and Wilderness Journal to reflect
on your day's successes and appreciations
• Relax around the fireplace or step onto the deck for spectacular star-gazing
• Overnight in ranch accommodations
Day 7

• Leisurely ranch breakfast
• Bareback horse riding lessons
• Take aim with target shooting instruction and practice
• Farewell lunch at the ranch with a review of your Wilderness Journal and certificate
presentation to reflect on your transformations during your trip
• Depart for home or Vancouver, arriving in the evening

Payment Details

Deposit and Taxes

  • Pricing does not include: 5.00% GST.
  • A 50% deposit is required to hold your reservation.
  • Balance of payment is due 90 days before trip commencement.

CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS
Deposits are non-refundable. 90 day cancellation policy.

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