• Price:
    $2,750 w/flight start from Tyax base (based on 4 people)
  • Hike Type:
    A guided tour based in the South Chilcotin Backcountry
  • Distance:
    ~80+ kms
  • Hike Time
    4-7 hours
  • Duration:
    7 Day / 6 Night hiking tour
  • Hiking Fitness Rating
    Level 3
  • Dates:
    Choose your own dates

Trip Introduction:

A full serving of wilderness hiking and nights spent in the comfort of our fully stocked backcountry camps/cabins

This is a healthy dose of what it’s all about. Explore the South Chilcotin in the most intimate way – by foot, and with the support of one of our knowledgable and skilled guides.  Thanks to our unique system of fully stocked backcountry camps you’ll need to carry only your personal belongings with you on the trail. No need for a heavy pack! We’ve made it easy by having all of our backcountry camps fully stocked with sleeping bags, camp footwear, fleece jackets, and a camp host to set up camp and prepare all meals.  Travel light and get the benefit of our guides knowledge, support and skills on the trail, all while exploring the magical “Chilcotin Ark.”  Hike through flower filled meadows and over alpine passes while watching out for the abundant wildlife that call the South Chilcotin Mountains home; some of the most beautiful terrain in BC. Simple and inspiring travel.

Trip Essentials:

Tour includes:

  • Your choice of a scenic floatplane flight to an Alpine lake to start your tour (floatplane departure from our Tyax Adventures base, on Tyaughton Lake) OR hike into the Chilcotin Park from the Tyax Adventures base with your guide.
  • An experienced hiking guide to guide you through the backcountry trails on your wilderness hiking experience.
  • A delicious packed lunch on day 1 – 7 of hiking. Includes Sandwich, piece of fruit and slice/muesli bar and/or baked energy snack (let us know if you have any allergies/dietary requirements as we’re happy to cater for these).Feel free to being any extra trail side snacks if there is anything in particular you like to carry on your hikes.
  • A healthy, hearty and delicious dinner on nights 1 – 6 and Breakfast on days 2 – 7. These are freshly prepared by our backcountry camp hosts (let us know if you have any allergies,/dietary requirements as we’re happy to cater for these).
  • 6 nights double occupancy accommodation in our backcountry camps (see below for details on our backcountry camps)
  • Unbeatable mountain vistas and stories for a lifetime 

What’s included when staying at our Backcountry camps:

  • A camp host to set up and maintain camp.
  • A cozy bed in a dual occupancy canvas walled tent (2 people per tent typically)
  • Three meals a day when in the mountains. Includes a hot breakfast and dinner prepared by the host, and self prepared and packed lunches for on the trails. A packed lunch prepared by Tyax Adventures is also included on your first day.
  • Filtered water to fill your hydration packs and bottles.
  • Sleeping bags, sleeping pad/mattresses, and pillows.
  • Fleece jackets to help keep you warm in the evenings.
  • Crocs footwear to wear while in and around camp.
  • Outdoor hot showers with soap.
  • An outdoor pit toilet that is basic in nature but fully stocked
  • If ordered and paid for in advance – beer, wine and/or cider. Alcohol must be pre-ordered at least 30 days in advance and will be waiting for you at your desired camp location.
  • The opportunity to dry out wet clothes and/or shoes, with a wood fired stove (this means you can travel even lighter!)

At Eldorado Cabin, take advantage of our wood fired sauna to help relax tired trail muscles.

At Spruce Camp only, take advantage of our 3 fishing boats to head out onto the lake for some of the best fishing in the park. A fishing licence is mandatory.

Multi day hiking tour:

  • A personal facemask
  • Hiking shoes or boots (water resistant is recommended)
  • Rain Jacket/ wind layer – depending on the weather
  • Shorts (and/or full-length tights depending on the whether)
  • Merino or synthetic bottom layer (weather dependent)
  • Merino or synthetic short sleeve shirt
  • Merino or synthetic long sleeve shirt
  • Extra insulation layer – weather dependent
  • Hat/Toque for wearing against the elements
  • Hydration Day pack. Must be large enough to fit a lunch/snacks and personal items
  • Bear Spray
  • Sunscreen, Insect Repellent and Cap/Sunhat
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal Medication/Toiletries
  • Sleeping Bag Liner and pillow case (Sleeping bags supplied)
  • Light Puffy Jacket or appropriate insulation layers
  • Change of clothes and sleep wear as desired (clean shorts, shirt, socks)
  • Camp Towel (light travel towel)
  • Personal Toiletries/Medications
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Hat/Toque for wearing against elements and sleeping

Here are a few added service offerings that can make your trip extra special! Please contact us to learn more about these custom opportunities.

Full Gear Support

Enjoy your multi-day adventure without the burden of a heavy pack. Let our team of horses transport 20lbs of your personal gear to camp daily, so you can arrive at camp with more energy and coveted fresh personal items waiting.

Resort Nights

Tyax Wilderness Resort & Spa rests on the shores of Tyaughton Lake on the border of the South Chilcotin Mountains Provincial Park. The Resort is our summer home base where our activity desk greets guests, and where our float plane docks. For those looking for a bit of luxury and indulgence, a night(s) at the resort before or after your adventure might be just what’s in order. Choose from amenities including full spa services, deluxe rooms, fine dining, lakeside recreation and bar service.

Door to Door Flight Service

We are happy to pick you up with our DeHavilland Beaver float plane from a destination near you, and fly you directly into the heart of the Chilcotin Mountains where the magic awaits. Return flights from locations such as Vancouver International Airport, Whistler, Seattle, Tofino… and many more, are available. Please visit our flight page for details.

Premium Performance Apparel

We have partnered with 7mesh apparel to provide our guides and guests with some of the world’s most specifically and thoughtfully designed mountain bike apparel. As a premium performance brand located in the Sea-to-Sky corridor we couldn’t think of a better partner to help elevate our guests experience when it comes to apparel comfort and performance. As a valued guest, we can help outfit you with the some of the best apparel for mountain biking available.

Frequently Asked Trip Questions:

Yes, so come prepared to do so with a suitably sized backpack-recommend a 30 to 40 litre pack.

Yes. You must have a good amount of experience hiking for a total of 4 plus hours over a single day,  and a good base level of fitness (see our self rating scale here).

It is recommended that you complete some longer hikes wearing a backpack prior to visiting us, if you typically hike without one.

You should be comfortable hiking rolling and uneven trails, uphill for anywhere between 15 minutes to 1 hour, and be able to descend sections of trail that can be soft and sandy.

The trails are considered backcountry and remote in nature. The riding overall is cross-country/all mountain in style.

You can expect a mixture of the following:

  • Rolling single track terrain made up of some ups and downs, combined with some flatter sections of trail-sandy in nature the closer you get to the valley,
  • Occasional short up hills that require a good base level of fitness, and a burst of effort to ride or a small hike-a-bike,
  • If starting from Warner Lake – sections of somewhat technically challenging riding along the rocky shores of two alpine lakes, and across some rock slides. Requires good bike handling skills and good concentration,
  • Some short sections of single track that can be a little off camber and/or slightly exposed.
  • The usual trail hazards, such as roots and rocks.

You can expect to travel between 18-25 kilometers per day.

Be prepared to be on the trails for anywhere between 4 to 7 hours – but this is not all-time spent hiking. There is plenty of stop-start, and opportunities to snack and break to enjoy the surroundings.

Dress accordingly, and consider the current and expected weather.

Sturdy and comfortable hiking specific footwear is recommended, something with good ankle support. It is a good idea to wear brand new shoes on some hikes before visiting us.

Wear a light and breathable short or long sleeve top, active shorts or full-length hiking pants and a hat at a minimum.