Heli hiking gives you that opportunity, as well as the chance to catch remote mountain meadows, navigate unbeaten paths to pristine alpine peaks, and find a ride waiting for you at the end.
Nestled north of Jasper National Park in British Columbia, the CMH Heli Cariboos Lodge provides an elevated experience quite literally. This remote mountain haven, accessible only via helicopter, offers all the comforts of a five-star resort with the added thrill of heli skiing in the winter. As the seasons change, this lofty sanctuary now introduces an innovative twist to exploring its majestic heights: helicopter hiking.
Traditional mountain hikes often focus on reaching the summit and descending, an endeavor that can be daunting for many. But imagine bypassing the strenuous ascent, summiting not just one, but three peaks in a day. Helicopter hiking allows you to do just that. It provides unprecedented access to secluded mountain meadows and untrodden routes to immaculate alpine peaks, with a lift waiting for you at the end of your journey.
Few experiences can rival the breathtaking beauty of helicopter hiking in British Columbia. The awe-inspiring vistas from the helicopter set the stage, but the true adventure unfolds once your boots touch the ground. The helicopter allows you to reach corners of the landscape that would otherwise remain untouched. Whether you're frolicking through a lush meadow with a glacier splintering in the distance or scrambling up a rocky trail to a serene alpine lake fed by glacial waters, the panoramas are boundless and mesmerizing.
With CMH Heli, you're never alone on your expedition. An experienced guide accompanies you at all times, equipping you with necessary gear such as rain gear, boots, and trekking poles, all available at the Cariboos Lodge. Your guide not only elucidates the landscape's ecology and the glaciers' role in shaping your surroundings but also ensures your safety, especially around the helicopter.
Helicopter hiking may seem like a pursuit reserved for seasoned hikers. However, CMH Heli ensures that everyone can join the adventure. Whether you wish to saunter up the three-kilometer Encore Ridge or tackle the Zilmer Canyon Via Ferrata protected climbing route, your experience will be tailored to your comfort and fitness level.
For those who believe the panoramic vistas are a hike's ultimate reward, helicopter hiking is a dream come true. It allows you to witness more in less time without the need for extensive training or packing for a lengthy hike. Hikers are transported to the top of a ridge, free to relish the view without worrying about a strenuous descent. The helicopter then whisks you away to the next spot to repeat the experience.
Helicopter hiking offers the unique privilege of accessing parts of the mountains that would be impossible to reach otherwise. The most striking and pristine areas, rarely seen by most, are within reach only by helicopter. With typically small tour groups, you can luxuriate in the experience, savoring each moment.
While the focus is undoubtedly on the outdoors, the return to the lodge is no less enjoyable. Priced around $1,500 per night for summer trips, guests can anticipate a certain standard of quality.
One of the major highlights of a stay at a CMH luxury lodge is the cuisine. Expert chefs craft delicious, nutritious meals to fuel your adventures, from breakfast to a three-course dinner, using local ingredients.
Other lodge amenities include a spa, a massage therapist, and daily stretch classes. Guests can start their day on the lake, paddling on a canoe or paddleboard, or taking a refreshing swim after a day on the mountain.
The thrill of exploring a new place is unparalleled. However, the best of nature often remains hidden due to time constraints. That's where heli-hiking comes in, combining breathtaking natural wonders with the luxuries of a mountain lodge, perfect for those seeking an extraordinary