HIKING TRIP - THE BEST OF BANFF & JASPER
THE BEST OF BANFF & JASPER
7 Day tour from $1,468
BANFF NP – YOHO NP - JASPER NP, CANADA
CANADA JUN - SEP

A seven-day hiking tour in the National Parks of the Canadian Rocky Mountains with seven guided hikes on selected beautiful and rewarding trails of the Rockies. Experience some of the most outstanding natural landscapes not just from the window of a car, but hiking and camping as much as possible away from the roads. Don’t worry about planning the details – your guide has everything arranged, knows the best trails, activities and special places for every season.

Demands: Easy to moderate mountain hikes with light day pack. Your guide has the required qualifications and licenses and accompanies the group on all hikes.

Tour Highlights
  • WELCOME GIFT
  • VISIT TO THE LAKE LOUISE
  • RAFTING TRIP IN CLEAR WATERS
  • ALL TRANSFERS INCLUDED

Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    BANFF NP – YOHO NP – JASPER NP, CANADA

  • When
    :

    03 JUN – 02 SEP 2019

  • What
    :

    NATURE AND WILDLIFE, HIKING AND WALKING

Itinerary

This morning you meet with your guide as arranged in Calgary or in Banff. On the campground (showers) in the forests of Banff National Park you will pitch your tent for the next two days. Now it is time for the first hike along the shores of Minnewanka Lake on one of the many mountain trails.

Hiking time 2 – 3 hours.

On a full day hike you explore passes above the tree line and alpine meadows. For example 7.5 km with 725 m gain (4.6 mi, 2414 ft) to a small lake and possibly 2 km further into the pass at 2470 m (8225 ft). After the hike you might want to relax in the warm sulphur pool or walk down the busy streets of Banff with its many stores and visitors from around the world.

Hiking time 5 – 7 hours.

You would not want to miss the picture postcard scenery surrounding Lake Louise. The guide suggests the 3.5 km (2 mi) path with 400 m gain (1325 ft) to the historic tea house by an alpine lake. Here a network of easy to demanding trails is tempting you to go further and higher. For example, the 15 km (9.3 mi) circuit into the Plain of Six Glaciers or a 2.5 km (1.6 mi) climb with 515 m (1705 ft) gain to a summit with exceptional views of nearby peaks and distant landscapes. Camp for today and tomorrow (showers) near the alpine village of Lake Louise.

Hiking time 3 5 hours.

There is an opportunity for a great white-water rafting trip on the Kicking Horse River. It involves a side trip to Golden in B.C., headquarters for many outdoor adventures. Of course, hiking is always an alternative. Among the choice of trails, the guide would like to show you is an 18 km (11 mi) circuit trough two flower decorated passes at 1830m and 2180 m (6093 ft and 7250 ft) and spectacular views of Emerald Lake. The Natural Bridge, Takakkaw Falls, Spiral Tunnel are other attractions of Yoho Park.

Hiking time 6 hours.

Frequent stops and short excursions along the Icefields Parkway on your way into the heart of the Rockies. Famous names like Peyto Lake and Bow Summit. At the Columbia Icefields huge glaciers spawn rivers, which eventually reach three different oceans. Saskatchewan Glacier is best viewed from far above after hiking 2.5 km to a windy ridge at 2260 m (7525 ft). Camp for the next two days is near the little holiday town of Jasper (showers).

Hiking time 2 hours

So many possibilities, swimming and a picnic at Pyramid Lake, mountain biking, trail rides, canoeing and more. Or join the guide for a side trip to Maligne Lake and a 8 km (5 mile) loop hike with 460 m gain (1532 ft) into the hills above tree line at 2150 m (7160 ft) elevation and possibly all the way to a 2790 m (9290 ft) peak overlooking this beautiful lake.

Hiking time 2 6 hours.

Mighty Athabasca Falls count among the attractions of this park. Trails near the Columbia Icefields start at tree line and are especially rewarding thanks to their magnificent views of the glaciers and surrounding ranges. Here you hike is 8 km (5 mi) with 335 m (1155 ft) gain into a pass at 2375 m (7980 ft). After lunch is transfer back to Banff or Calgary (possibly in a large, comfortable coach).

Hiking time 2  hours. Arrival in Banff at 18:30, in downtown Calgary at 21:00, at the airport at 21:45.

Pricing and Inclusions
Pricing and inclusions
    FROMTWINSINGLE
    03 JUN – 02 SEP 2019$1,4681,622

    Prices are per person, including all taxes and any mandatory service charges.

    INCLUSIONS

    • 6 nights accommodation in spacious tents (2 pers/tent)
    • Transportation to/from Calgary in a passenger van
    • Meals from lunch day 1 to lunch day 7 plus cooking and eating utensils
    • Camping gear (except sleeping bag)
    • Hard-foam mattress
    • National Park and Camping fees
    • Welcome gift
    • Services of licensed guide who accompanies the group on all day
      hikes. Select departures have a bilingual guide (English and
      French)

    NOT INCLUDED

    • Personal equipment
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Sleeping bag
    • Bike rental
    • White water rafting
    • Day pack
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