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Nimpo Lake, British Columbia V0L 1R0 Canada
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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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Nimpo Lake, British Columbia V0L 1R0 Canada
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Wandering_Seahorse wrote a review Nov 2020
Kendal, United Kingdom60 contributions38 helpful votes
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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OF-YVR wrote a review Sep 2020
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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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AmandaV7777 wrote a review Jul 2020
Vancouver, Canada43 contributions14 helpful votes
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
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dgreenvancouver wrote a review Jul 2019
Vancouver, Canada7 contributions2 helpful votes
Paradise. That pretty much sums it up. You reach Nuk Tessli by float plane - an exhilarating trip over forest and mountain lakes. When we landed on the lake and taxied up to the dock, we were greeted by a gaggle of people and a dog. The dog - Sosa - has an ongoing feud with the float plane pilot but is very welcoming to everyone else. The people were led by Doron, who runs the place, and a whole set of young people from Israel who volunteer at Nuk Tessli. Doron, himself, is a warm and generous person. He has summited Everest (well before the recent traffic jams there) but still treated our hikes to nearby peaks as events worthy of celebration. The young volunteers lend the place an energy and enthusiasm that's infectious. They spend their days either building new parts of the compound or setting off on adventures in the mountains. They also cook the meals - which are delicious and plentiful. The hiking is stunning. We hike a lot in the mountains near Vancouver and we were struck by how quickly we got into the alpine at Nuk Tessli. We are used to hiking an hour or two on somewhat boring logging roads to get to the views (and to get back down at the end of the day). The Nuk Tessli hikes were beautiful from the outset and we reached alpine meadows filled with wildflowers in pretty short order. Doron was the perfect master of ceremonies for the hikes - he gave us the instructions we needed to get there and back but didn't baby us. It is possible to get a guide for each hike but they also allow you the latitude to do it on your own if you want. One of our days involved canoeing down three lakes with short hikes between each (they stashed canoes on each lake so you don't have to portage). Each lake was more beautiful, a bit more remote, and more filled with wildlife than the one before. We floated down the third lake, letting the wind take us while we ate our lunch. We did that, in part, so we could eat out in the breeze and away from the bugs. There are definitely mosquitos around Nuk Tessli but they were manageable with long sleeves and some bug spray - they certainly did not overwhelm our feeling of peace and paradise. The cabins are on the rustic side but very clean and comfortable, and each has its own composting toilet in an attached outbuilding. With the clean mountain air and days filled with activity, we had deep, refreshing sleeps. Nuk Tessli is the kind of place where you are surrounded by other people who enjoy the mountains and the company of like minded companions. The meals were at communal tables and meeting all the other travellers, Doron, his son, and the volunteers was a highlight. Taken altogether, we were very sorry to leave Doron's paradise and we are looking forward to going back again.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Francis C wrote a review Jun 2019
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I have just spent 4 nights at Nuk Tessli with my brother and cousin. We had an amazing few days of backcountry hiking and canoeing. The team there were extremely welcoming and helped arrange a memorable trip. The food is good, accommodation in rustic cabins comfortable and the area stunning. I would highly recommend the lodge for anyone looking for a wilderness BC trip with a difference. The highlight of our stay was a day trip to Jacobson Glacier and I would strongly recommend this as a great add on.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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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 an airport shuttle?
Yes, Nuk Tessli offers an airport shuttle 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.