Nuk Tessli

Nuk Tessli

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#1 of 3 campgrounds in Nimpo Lake
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These log cabins are located in the chilcotin on the shore of Whitton Lake. It's accessible only by float plane and accommodation includes full board and lake amenities. Hiking in pristine alpine scenery. A trip of a life time
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Ski In / Ski Out
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
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Non-smoking rooms
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Lake View
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Nimpo Lake, British Columbia V0L 1R0 Canada
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Anahim Lake Airport
30.4 mi
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Wandering Seahorse wrote a review Nov 2020
Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
When else will you hike good distances in places where, as far as your eye can see, the land is untouched by agriculture, livestock grazing, forestry, housing, industry, roads, or any other human activity, and, other than marked trails, is just as it’s been for thousands of years? In an exquisite, remote, alpine spot, Nuk Tessli is a wonderful, relaxed place to spend a few days. You feel like part of the family; the food’s great (and they accommodated my veganism with enthusiasm and generosity); the accommodation simple but comfortable. More a place for ordinary people who enjoy walking in beautiful mountains than for serious climbers, it’s well worth the trip and the cost. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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AmandaV7777 wrote a review Jul 2020
Vancouver, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were lucky enough to have Nuk Tessli to ourselves, the first visitors of the season. But it would be the most wonderful of places at any time, in any company. My children (13 and 11) look back on our four days at Nuk Tessli with the same joy that my mother and I do. It's become a go-to place in our minds when we feel fed up with life's vicissitudes. We were able to forget all about Covid19 for a while and just regale ourselves with serenity and beauty.

Most of all, Nuk Tessli is just so so beautiful. You breathe long and deep, all the time. What with the glorious lake, the surrounding mountains and the vast array of rocks and trees (cue the Arrogant Worms), your heart will be singing much of the time. We loved our hiking, canoeing and fishing... plus the paddleboards and funky little blow up kayaks. Even the mosquitoes - zillions and zillions of them in July - could not dampen our enthusiasm.

The cabins are full of character and very comfortable, fitted out with cosy beds, woodburning stoves, and compost toilets (plus many delightful little design engineering touches). The common areas is super friendly but there are also little private places to sit all over Nuk Tessli.

Doron, Sela, Amotz and Adi looked after us so well and were very good company, always up for a chat or a game. The food was plentiful and very yummy. Taschi the puppy was a bundle of fun. We'd come back immediately, if we could.
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Amir Peleg wrote a review Aug 2022
Israel
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
words can not express the memories we got from 4 days in Nuk Tessli. Such an amazing place with a unique combination of nature, location, simple cabins, great tours in the area, canoeing , great friendly vibe of all the stuff, super-tasty food cooked daily by their chef, smiles all over (guests and the owners), and more.
We loved the daily tour to Ape Lake and the glaciers. Flying there was a WOW, hiking to the glaciers with Sela was an experience, and the grand finale of jumping and swimming in few of the pools.
Nuk Tessli sets a new level of BC experience.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The daily trip to Ape Lake is a must
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Richard B wrote a review Jul 2022
Vancouver, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family of 4 (including 2 teen boys) spent 5 days at Nuk Tessli enjoying amazing hikes in the incredible alpine terrain and the fantastic hospitality of the Bucavetsky family and their team of volunteers. Highlights included a glassy morning canoe paddle with views out to Monarch Mountain, the rewarding North Pass hike and of course the delicious food - which was well earned with all that fresh mountain air and exercise. Sela was a great guide on our North Pass trip and I'd encourage anyone to choose a guided option on the more challenging trips if you can. The whole team at Nuk Tessli was so fun to be around, and we would recommend this experience wholeheartedly. It was a great trip and we'd love to go back.
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Stephen S wrote a review Jun 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nuk Tessli

We spent 4 days at Nuk Tessli summer of 2023 and can’t say enough good about our experiences there.
The scenery is magnificent, the alpine trails are very well marked and the views are outstanding. The wilderness canoeing is a treat in itself, and there is no portaging necessary. The staff ensure that you are taken to the trail heads for canoeing and you carry gps so the staff knows where you are at all times.
Coming back from a day hiking or canoeing you are greeted with fresh baked goods and hot drinks. Then you can rest and have a soak in the wood fired hot tub before a delicious home cooked meal.
The cabins are cosy and warm (wood stove) and all the food is delicious. A variety of ingredients are made available to make packed lunch for your outings.
The staff are very friendly and helpful . There are just enough people to make things interesting but you still feel very much in touch with the wilderness in your own way.
So if you want a fantastic wilderness experience with enthusiastic support and great food and lodging this is for you.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Michal Z wrote a review Aug 2023
Ra'anana, Israel
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you wish for the perfect combination of nature (glaciers, lakes, wildlife of BC), trekking, professional guidance and warm hospitality ping your next vacation in Nuk Tessli.
Nuk Tessli’s team is well experienced and service oriented to make your stay comfortable by ensuring adjusted your needs.
Activities options are variant so you can choose whatever fit your style- hiking, kayaking and even relaxing in hot tub.
And, of course, delicious meals, cooking with passion and love.
This beautiful place combine remote and comfort will make your stay as a unique and unforgettable adventure.
-Ran Guron & Michal Zuker, Israel
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Ofer A wrote a review Aug 2023
Tel Aviv, Israel
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
In the middle of nowhere, mountains and lakes around you,
You can not ask for more.
Great trails for high points with amazing views, taking a canoe or kayak to be alone in the middle of a lake, listening to ducks or just not hearing anything.
Do not miss it.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Try to take a flight over the glaciers, colored mountains, volcanic area, water falls. Once in a...
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Vered I wrote a review Sep 2023
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Highly recommended
What are the odds to find under one roof German, Americans, a British guy, Canadians and non-stoppable Israelis in a remote place? One unique Israeli family that followed the father’s dream. Love for nature gathers all
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Book enough amount of time a head for the summer season. This is the only season to reach this...
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Ofer A wrote a review Mar 2024
Tel Aviv, Israel
5.0 of 5 bubbles
wow. once in a life time. we drove from Seattle. nice drive. we took the 1.5 hour flight to view the area. amazing. spent a whole week at the resort. great walks, great atmosphere, rowing the kayaks and canoes, hot bath and great food. do not miss
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: take the flight to view the whole area
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OF-YVR wrote a review Sep 2020
Vancouver
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just came back from an amazing 8-days stay/trip at Nuk Tessli. This is - without a doubt - one of the top hiking/outdoors/wilderness destinations in North America.

(1) The Place:

Nuk Tessli is a collection of luxury cabins, accessible by float plane from Nimpo Lake. It is completely off the grid and self sufficient, and yet each cabin has running (cold) water, USB charging ports, and a great (composting) toilet. The cabins feature very comfortable beds and a wood burning stove.

There is an amazing shower (available 24x7 with hot water) and a hot-tub by the lake's edge.

A communal cabin serves as kitchen/dining room.

All in all, this is a luxurious setting from which to embark on your hikes/trips. Oh - did I mention the high-speed wifi?

(2) The Food:

Your stay at Nuk Tessli is all-inclusive. Vegan and vegetarian options are plenty. All food is prepared on the spot, and is both plentiful, healthy, and very tasty.

A hearty breakfast is served daily, consisting of homemade yogurt and granola, cereals, freshly baked bread, eggs cooked to order, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and oftentimes there's a "specialty" dish such as pancakes, freshly baked croissants / pain-au-chocolat etc.

Lunch is typically eaten on the trail --- you can make your own sandwiches (veggies, cheese, meats, fruits). If you're spending the day on-site, lunch is served.

Dinner is a 3 course meal with a rotating daily menu. Soup, main dish(es), salad, sides, dessert. See a few menu pictures attached to this review.

We had vegan guests stay with us, so the Nuk Tessli team prepared oat milk(!), made vegan pancakes and cookies, vegan onion quiche, chia dessert, and other great dishes.

(3) The People:

Nuk Tessli is owned and operated by legendary mountaineer and adventurer Doron Erel and his family. Together they take you in and make you feel like you're part of the family. Together they cater to your every need --- whether on-site or on the trail.

Doron and his sons (Sela and Amotz) also guide you on your hikes and trips. I cannot stress enough what a difference they make. Consider that they opened most of the trails and know anything there is to know about them. They not only take away the logistical burden of the hike, but they also provide guidance and details about the area, the flora and fauna, and are there to assist. Although all three are experienced adventurers, they 100% adapt to their guests, and make sure to maintain a pace that is both challenging and comfortable.

Then there are the volunteers. When we stayed, there were two French and a German/Austrian couple. They help keep the place going, and are both friendly and helpful.

(3) The Hikes:

There is so much to do at Nuk Tessli. Below is my ranked list of hikes (from "must go" to "if you have some time left"). Regardless of your plan, I strongly recommend you take a guide with you. Also, no matter where you go, it is almost guaranteed that you will be the only ones around --- it's a surreal "alone" experience that is hard to be found elsewhere.

(a) Ape Lake ---- whatever you do, make sure you get to Ape Lake. Preferably for an overnight camping trip. We had to cancel the overnight trip due to weather (impacting the float plane) - and it was still one of the best day hikes I had ever experienced.
This trip has it all - an amazing float plane flight over massive glaciers; hikes to glaciers along the bottom of a drained-lake; incredible rock formations; sand dunes(!) at the edge of the glacier; getting close-and-personal with the glacier --- all in a "moon-like" setting.

(b) Jacobson Lake --- another incredible glacier experience. Unlike Ape Lake, this one is all about hiking to the glacier and then putting on crampons and walking ON the glacier - looking at crevasses, ice formations and more. A magical day.

(c) North Pass --- this is a full day hike that features incredible scenery --- a lake around every corner, alpine flowers everywhere, mountain vistas and so much more. This was my favorite non-glacier trip.

(d) The Mammaries --- another great day hike, going up to the alpine. The terrain is slightly rougher (some bouldery parts), but the payout is so worth it --- incredible 360 views.

(c) The Lookout Trail - this is a short trail, typically done on your day of arrival. It's very rewarding at the end (great views) but features a bit of boulder/rock scrambling at the top.

(d) Boundary Lake canoeing and Three Brothers combined canoe/hiking trips --- these are very scenic hikes, but they are not as demanding - or rewarding as the others. I'd recommend them for your "down"/rest days.

All in all, this is an amazing place, providing a world-class experience right here in BC. Don't hesitate - just go.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Ofer A wrote a tip Mar 2024
Tel Aviv, Israel98 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"take the flight to view the whole area"
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Vered I wrote a tip Sep 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book enough amount of time a head for the summer season. This is the only season to reach this remote place as a tourist."
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Ofer A wrote a tip Aug 2023
Tel Aviv, Israel98 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to take a flight over the glaciers, colored mountains, volcanic area, water falls. Once in a life time views"
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Amir Peleg wrote a tip Aug 2022
Israel10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The daily trip to Ape Lake is a must"
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Jeff B wrote a tip Aug 2017
Tamworth, Australia7 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"stunning views"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nuk Tessli
What are some of the property amenities at Nuk Tessli?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Nuk Tessli?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Nuk Tessli?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Nuk Tessli have airport transportation?
Yes, Nuk Tessli offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Nuk Tessli?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Nuk Tessli have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.