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Hike through the alpine meadows and around the stunning mountain lakes of the Canadian mountains! Camping along the way, this backpacking in the Rockies adventure is your own slice of wilderness heaven!
With towering snowcapped peaks – the highest of which stands at a whopping 14440 feet above sea level, meadows strewn with wildflowers and rivers that carve through the land, Canada’s Rocky Mountains make for an awe-inspiring holiday. And the Skoki region, with its lakes, and grassy pastures, is great for backpacking. The wildlife is pretty eye-catching too – elk, moose and bears all call this part of the world home. The whole area stretches just short of 3000 miles and runs from British Columbia down to New Mexico in the USA.
If you’re new to backpacking, or just fancy a short break into the wilderness, this four-day tour strikes just the right balance. You’ll spend your days exploring the Skoki region in Banff National Park and getting back to basics with campsite accommodation set high in The Rockies. Feast your eyes on sights like Ptarmigan Lake – a striking pool of blue in a basin framed by mountains, steep grassy slopes and towering pines. Then there’s Red Deer river and lakes. Surrounded by a wide-open blanket of firs that skirt up to the foot of soaring mountain peaks, they – and the rest of this area - make for a seriously impressive day’s backpacking.
You don’t need to have the fitness levels of Mr Motivator to get the most out of this backpacking holiday. However, you will need a decent level of fitness, as you will be carrying all of your own gear with you for the duration of the trip. You will also need to be happy camping as there are no hotels on this tour. So, as long as you pack light and have an open-minded and friendly attitude (you’ll be travelling in a small group) we think you'll have a great time!
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