Nuk Tessli is located on the shores of a high altitude (1600 metres) alpine lake in the heart of the Coast Mountains. The location was chosen and developed as an alpine refuge by the well known wilderness dweller, Chris Czajkowski – Wilderness Dweller, who single handedly build the cabins in 1991 and lived in and operated the cabins until 2012. The three log cabins are nestled in an alpine forest. in the most pristine and secluded setting in the world.

The centre has been renovated and refurbished last summer, by new owner Doron Erel and his son Sela, including upgrading the cabins and the trail system. (And it even includes a wood-burning hot-tub at one location!) We arrive in this unique area with a scenic Floatplane ride, carrying us up to our Alpine destination without having to carry all of our equipment over the day long access trail. Our journey through this spectacular landscape will take advantage of a number of rustic cabins as our ‘home away from home’ while in the wilderness. While we will need to carry our full packs between cabin locations, we will also enjoy day-hiking on layover days. The entire area provides easy and quick access to amazing alpine (which is not always the case in BC’s Coast Mountains!) Summer meadows come alive with the color of wildflowers and in contrast the surrounding glaciers offer their own stunning display in white and hues of blue. Nuk Tessli is both a gateway to a remote and unique wilderness, that remains largely unexplored, and also a refuge. offering isolated beauty and utter privacy.

Cost: Cdn: $2395 + 5% GST [Federal Tax] includes floatplane

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A non-refundable deposit of 30% of the trip fee is required to hold your reservation.The balance of the fee is due 60 days prior to commencement date of the trip. As a significant portion of our trip costs is already committed well in advance of each trip, there is no refund after 60 days. If payment is not received when due, Sea to Sky Expeditions reserves the right to treat the reservation as cancelled. Sea to Sky Expeditions will refund both deposit [less a small administrative fee] and full balance of payment, if we can replace your spot with another participant, less any non-refundable moneys from third party deposits. Cancellation notice must be received in writing. Please note that all tours in B.C and the Yukon. are subject to a 5% GST federal tax. No one may depart on a trip unless all payments and necessary documents (including medical and liability release forms) are received by Sea to Sky Expeditions. Due to the nature of operating in the wilderness and international destinations, prices are subject to change [rare]. Where necessary to change a price, we will try to provide as much notice as possible, and offer you the choice of another trip, or to cancel, with full refund. Our prices are quoted in Canadian dollars. If you choose to pay by credit card, we have to process the payment in Canadian funds. Your credit card company will automatically change it to your currency based on their exchange rate. If you paid your deposit in Canadian funds, please continue to make all further payments in Canadian funds to avoid any confusion in the daily changing exchange rate. Sea to Sky Expeditions reserves the right to alter itineraries or cancel any trip prior to departure for any reason whatsoever, including insufficient booking levels or logistical problems that may impede trip operations. A trip cancellation due to insufficient booking levels will generally occur at least 30 days prior to departure. Sea to Sky Expeditions is not responsible for expenses incurred by trip members in preparing for the trip (i.e. non refundable airline tickets, visa fees, equipment, etc.).


A complete itinerary along with maps, clothing and equipment list, will be issued upon registration.

Included:  Transportation from the point of origin and return, camping fees, cooking gear, camp stoves, tents, meal preparations, tarps, major first aid supplies, meals/snacks/beverages on the expedition, emergency radio or satellite phone, and professional guides.

Excluded:  Transportation to point of origin, transfers, accommodation and food other than included in the itinerary,  and personal equipment.

  • Gratuities are not included. Our guides make every effort to ensure your holiday is all you expected and more. Recognition of a job well done is always appreciated; $10-20/day per guide is recommended. 

Meals:  All meals while on the backpacking portion of the trip.

Day 0:  Arrival in Vancouver. This denotes the day or days spent in Vancouver before the listed start date of the trip.

Day 1:  We will leave Vancouver for our drive to our starting point Nimpo Lake, west of Williams lake.. The drive, along the Fraser Valley,passes through a number of different ecosystems. We will stop at 108 Mile historic site for lunch. A final stop in Williams Lake for any last minute supplies and then we are off to Stewart’s Lodge on Nimpo Lake.

Day 2: This morning we will take off on our scenic floatplane flight into Nuk Tessli Lake and the location of our first cabins in the wilderness. As we transition ourselves into our new surroundings we can choose to either go for an afternoon day-hike or a canoe paddle along the lake.

Day 3:  Today we will enjoy our first full day of Alpine day-hiking in this amazing area as we complete the Angelheart Lake loop.

Day 4:  We will change venues today and canoe  across Nuk Tessli  and Cohen Lakes. From Cohen Lake  it is approx. 4 hours  to Hidden Lake. There is a small tent camp here, so we will not have to carry too much.

Day 5: We will climb up to Flat Top Mountain where there is a small lake at 2,200 metres. From here to the summit of the mid pyramid is only 150 metres. From the summit we will go down to Wilderness Valley for a night in Wilderness Lake Cabin.

Day 6: In the morning we hike to Wilderness Glacier, and then 5 hours back to Nuk Tessli. The trail ends at  Nuk Tessli Lake, just opposite the cabins,( 20 minute paddle).

Day 7: We will spend one final day here in this spectactular wilderness. Those who want to see more of the surrounding countryside can join a dayhike on the Mammaries Loop. Or spend the final day enjoying the peace and quiet and solitude of Nuk Tessli from our home base by the lake.

Day 8:   Early Morning in Nuk Tessli and a flight back to Nimpo Lake. We will then retrace our route back to the lower mainland of BC and return to the North Shore of Vancouver in the late evening.


Vancouver Many of the major North American carriers fly into Vancouver or alternately, Seattle. Check with your travel agent for options. There is a bus service, Quick Shuttle , from Seattle’s airport to hotels in Vancouver. These run daily and are reasonably priced. For more information, in North America, phone 1/800/665-2122 or 1/604/940-4428 – Fax 1/604/940-4429. Check the link regarding shuttles and other airport information.

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