Great Wall Trek

I so appreciated to spend those days close to the Wall and not just to “fly in” for one day. This enables me to get a bit of a “feel” for the country. To be with the Chinese crew also was a privilege I won’t forget. Our tour guide gave us valuable insights. I am thankful that I could be part of this challenge, it was worth it.

C. Strohmeier | United Kingdom
 
 

High Trails of the Canadian Rockies

The stunning peaks, glaciers and high passes of the Canadian Rockies are best appreciated on foot. This adventure packs in the highlights of Canada's best parks including an exhilarating heli-hike at the base of Mt Assiniboine, the "Matterhorn" of the Canadian Rockies. Waterton Lakes National Park with its red rock canyons and deep blue lakes is the perfect backdrop for our first hike. Travelling north we trek near Lake Louise for awesome views over Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks. We hike alpine meadows to Wilcox Pass in Jasper National Park for sweeping views of the Columbia Icefield and ascend Cirque Peak (2993m) in Banff National Park. Finally we helicopter into the base of Mt Assiniboine, and undertake a unique heli hike into a remote area. Here splendid panoramic views stretch from dramatic Mt Assiniboine to Yoho National Park.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Calgary
DAY 2 To Waterton Lakes NP via Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo-Jump
DAYS 3/4 Hiking in Waterton Lakes NP
DAY 5 To Banff NP
DAYS 6/7 Hiking in Banff NP
DAY 8 Drive the Columbia Icefields Parkway to Jasper NP
DAY 9 Columbia Icefield hike
DAY 10 Lake Louise hike
DAY 11 Hiking in Yoho National Park
DAYS 12/14 Helicopter to Mt Assiniboine, hiking, return to Canmore
DAY 15 Shuttle bus to Calgary, where trip concludes

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Trip Code: TCR
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  15 days
Activities:  Day Walking Trekking
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Next Trip:  30 August 2014
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