WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?
- 5 days of horseback riding with one of our experienced and friendly wranglers Depending on trip start date could include either of the following options:
- Four full days of riding (6+hours) and one half day (3 – 5 hours)
- Three full days of riding (6+ hours) and two half days (3 – 5 hours)
- 4 nights double occupancy accommodation in our backcountry camps
- A horse companion that is well travelled throughout the area
- Fresh prepared meals from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 5.
- Bring extra trail side snacks if there is anything particular you like to carry on local rides
- Possible float plane flight experience from our base to start and / or end the trip (reflective of horse and camp supply requirements)
- 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
· The opportunity to dry out wet clothes and/or shoes, with a wood fired stove
Is this tour suitable for me
Is this tour suitable for me?
- Yes if you are an advanced intermediate to experienced rider
- Yes if you have a good base fitness and can comfortably lead your horse and hike sections of trail
- Yes if you are interested in an authentic multi day backcountry horse packing experience
Horseback Riding – Ability Level
- Beginner – You have limited riding experience and perhaps have never ridden a horse before but are keen to try. A 1 or 2 hour ride is plenty long.
- Novice – Perhaps you have ridden a horse before and know that you are able to mount and dismount unassisted. You are comfortable and feel in control while your horse is walking and maybe even during short trots. You are comfortable on a horse for 3 to 4 hours.
- Intermediate – You have a firm and confident seat on your horse and feel comfortable while trotting and maybe even while cantering and galloping short distances. You are comfortable on a horse for 6 to 7 hours, but perhaps don’t ride regularly.
- Advanced – You are very comfortable on a horse at all paces, and perhaps can handle a spirited horse in open country. You are comfortable riding all day.
* Trail riding with us involves slow speeds and walking. Faster paces should not be expected.
Recommended packing list
RECOMMENDED PACKING LIST:
**Please note that your luggage can weigh up to 25lbs (11kgs)**
**An appropriately sized duffel bag/small backpack works best, and extra items that are not a necessity should be left behind**
- · A personal facemask
- · Light weight, packable wind proof/water proof jacket
- · Gloves, ball cap/cowboy hat and long pants for riding in
- · Rain gear (top and bottoms)
- · Sturdy, supportive footwear that can lead and hike your horse in when required. Recommend Ariat riding/hiking boots.
- · Hat/toque and long underwear if colder temperatures expected (particularly in the evening).
- · A change of riding clothes and/or clothes for in camps – includes extra socks
- · Sleeping bag liner and pillowcase (Sleeping bags, mattresses and pillows are provided)
- · Bear spray – recommend minimum of 1 between 2 people
- · Water bottle/s and/or hydration packs
- · Personal helmet if typically ride in one
- · Personal toiletries and medications – includes sunscreen and insect repellent
- · Headlamp, with extra batteries if necessary
- · Personal light weight charging device for appliances such as phones/cameras
- · Phone or camera for taking pictures
- · Packable camp/travel towel for showering in camp
- · Personal snacks you like to carry on your local rides – if room and weight permits