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Chilko Explorer and Pack Trip Combo


Accommodations for Chilko Explorer and Pack Trip Combo


Accommodation
This is a combination of our Chilko Explorer and Chilko Pack Trip tours so 7 nights will be spent in the lodge, 2 nights camping outside the lodge, and 5 nights camping in the wilderness.

Potato Range + Lodge Ride Accommodation Itinerary - subject to changes
Night 1: Camp at the Lodge
Night 2: Camp near Fish Lake
Night 3-4: Camp near Echo Lake
Night 5: Camp near Tatlayoko Lake
Night 6: Camp near Choelquote Lake
Night 7: Camp at the Lodge
Night 8-14: Lodge

Goat Camp + Lodge Ride Accommodation Itinerary - subject to changes
Night 1: Camp at the Lodge
Night 2: Camp near Moose Lagoon
Night 3-6: Goat Camp
Night 7: Camp at the Lodge
Night 8-14: Lodge



Camping
On the first and last night of this week long trip you are accommodated at the lodge, either in one of our cabins, or if not available, in our very comfortable tent camp near the lodge.

You will be sleeping in 2-person dome tents on a comfortable sleeping mat, which will be provided for you. You can also choose to lie beside the fire and watch the stars. Please remember to bring your own sleeping bag! You will experience authentic camping, meaning lakes and creeks for showering and shovels to dig a hole for washrooms. Camp chores, such as fire building, chopping wood, getting water, staking out horses, making lunches and salads, washing dishes, and setting up and breaking down camp are a group effort; we encourage everyone to lend a helping hand when needed.

Room Occupancy
No single supplement based on sharing a tent. Single tents can be requested, but we are limited to 2, so please let us know in advance.



Lodge
For this portion of the trip you will be staying at our Lodge and returning back home to a wonderful evening meal, cold drinks, time by the fireplace and a relaxing hot tub under the stars.
The wilderness log lodge provides a warm and welcoming gathering place to enjoy good times with your fellow travelers. Situated adjacent to the Chilko River, the location of the lodge and guest cabins all take advantage of offering you beautiful views of the river, valley, and the Coast Mountains.
We have 3 log cabins and 4 rooms in the lodge to accommodate up to 16 guests (a mix of riders, fly fishers, or bear viewers). Each unit is set up for 2 people and offers private bathrooms, comfortable beds with Egyptian cotton sheets and duvets, gas fireplaces, or a wood burning stove. The accommodations are very comfortable. There is daily maid service to ensure that your room or cabin is kept comfortable for your stay at the lodge.
The lodge hosts the dining area, the great room with a big stone fireplace, a fully stocked bar of beer, wine, and spirits, Jacuzzi, barbecue area and big decks. The lodge is a great place to share a drink, play a great game of cards, soak in the Jacuzzi overlooking the river, or take advantage of the big deck while viewing millions of stars. Of course an option is to sit by the roaring fire sharing a great story of the day. Canoes and kayaks are also available for use.
Please note there is no cell phone reception or WIFI. We have a laundry machine available and clothesline at the lodge, which can be used in the evening- otherwise the cabin attendant can do laundry for a small fee.

Room Occupancy
Single supplement will include a private room but may have a shared bathroom with the same gender during the lodging week.


Meals
All meals are included in this trip from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on your last day.



Meals at Camps
Our campfire gourmet meals are prepared over an open fire and are delicious and plentiful. The morning’s meal is a hearty Canadian breakfast of bacon, sausage, eggs, pancakes, eggs benedict, or our famous Chilko scramble, all cooked over a camp fire. Lunch is packed in your saddle bags and is made up of sandwiches along with an apple or orange and a candy bar. Dinner is a fresh salad, vegetable, meat, pasta, rice or potato. Everything is packed with us on our steady pack horses. We also take a mini bar which is chosen prior to leaving the lodge. It is beautiful to get to camp after a gorgeous ride for the day, get your home away from home set up, the horses staked out, and enjoy a glass of wine while dinner sizzles over the campfire.



Meals at the Lodge
Life at the lodge is focused around the great outdoors. The gathering of everyone for meals is a special time of the day. We serve all meals at the lodge "family style."
Wonderful Canadian breakfasts as well as fresh fruits, cereals, yogurts, and juices are served before you active day on the river, lake or trail.
Lunch is spent streamside, on top of a mountain, or wherever your wanderings have taken you, giving you total freedom throughout the day.
The evening meal is especially nice. After a great day, everyone can relax with a good dinner, a glass of wine, and great company, sharing stories from their adventures. Wonderful meat dishes, breads, salads, pastas, vegetables, delicious desserts and table wines are served. This is all "no guilt" eating, as your active day ahead needs the energy!
Another highlight is a fully stocked bar located within the lodge where you can purchase drinks for an extra fee. It is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine or cocktail while you sample tasty appetizers made by the in house chef. The bar is fully stocked with an assortment of spirits, beer and wines.

Dietary Restrictions
We can cater to vegetarians with prior notice.

This trip includes some wine with dinner and can accommodate special dietary requests.

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Chilko Explorer and Pack Trip Combo
Tour Code: RTBC08
15 days / 14 nights ~$0.00
Dates : July to Aug

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
ABeginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
BNovice
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
CIntermediate
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
EAdvanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
   
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
   
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
   
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
   
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
   
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
   
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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