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Chilko Explorer and Pack Trip Combo

What to Bring for Chilko Explorer and Pack Trip Combo

Our weather can be hot, cold, or wet, appropriate attire for the great outdoors and changing weather conditions is a must. Dressing in layers that you can add on or take off is best. All riders are part of a team and need to be able to depend on each other. Everybody helps out and is in charge of his/her own horse and gear.

The pack trip has very limited or no vehicle support. All equipment and food will be transported by pack horses, so pack light! Weight restriction for your luggage is 35lbs. Please pack in soft-sided luggage. Tents, sleep pads, duffel bags, and saddle bags are provided. Extra items can be left at the lodge during your ride.

- Riding gloves
- Waterproof riding boots with heel
- Wide brimmed hat or helmet (we do not have any to borrow)
- Full rain gear
- Bandana
- Riding chaps
- Long underwear (both shirt and pants)
- Warm socks
- Fleece jacket or warm sweater for under jacket
- Comfortable riding pants

Around the Camp/ Lodge
- Sleeping bag rated to -5 C or 10 F
- Water bottle
- Camera, film, batteries
- Flashlight
- Sunscreen
- Insect repellent
- Lip balm
- Camp towel
- Swimsuit
- Toiletries
- Special medications
- Comfortable pair of runners and sleepwear for the tent and around camp/ lodge 
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Chilko Explorer and Pack Trip Combo
Tour Code: RTBC08
15 days / 14 nights ~$6,590.00
Dates : July to Aug

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
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.
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.
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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Airport: Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
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