The Egypt Lake Backpacking Circuit - 2 Days

Banff's Foremost Backpacking Destination

 

"After 30 years of exploration, surveys and mapping of the main ranges of the Canadian Rockies, the writer can safely say that outstanding among them for scenic charm and interest may be classed the group of peaks, lakes and alpine meadows of the Egypt Lake area..."  A.O Wheeler - 1939

 

Our outstanding 2 Day Circuit begins at the base of the Sunshine Village Ski Area Gondola and travels 12.5km via the Healy Pass Trail via some of the most scenic mountain terrain in Banff National Park. Climb 650m to a maximum elevaton of 2330m as you ascend to spend a stunningly scenic evening in the Egypt Lake Campground with fine views of Mount Howard Douglas, and Mount Assiniboine, the Matterhorn of the Canadian Rockies as they dominate the skyline. In fine weather sleep under the stars, and spend your afternoon/evening touring the Egypt Lakes known as Scarab, Mummy, Pharaoh and Sphinx. Hearty mountain meals prepared by your Guide throughout the trip keep you well fueled, and enjoy learning about the wildflowers, wildlife, ecology and history of this spectacular corner of Banff National Park. On Day 2, you'll awake to a warm drink passed in your tent door, and after breakfast and breaking camp, you'll exit via the Sunshine Meadows and the Sunshine Village Ski Area, and be back in Banff to enjoy some time late in the afternoon on a patio in the sun. The trip of a lifetime for those with only a few days to spare!

 

Group equipment included, all you'll need is your favorite hiking boots and a backpack!
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Is This Hike For You?

This trip is for those looking for a EASY to MODERATE hiking experience. We will spend
our day between elevations of 2200m - 2500m, which for those visiting Banff from lower
elevation locales can ocasionally feel taxing. This said, the availability of both shuttle and
the option to use the ski lifts lighten the load tremendously. Total hiking distance often falls
between 5km - 10km, while total elevation gain can be between 100m - 300m over a
duration of 3-5 hours.

 

 


What's Included

 

Guiding Servides from our IFMGA/ACMG Certified Guides, and a packed nutritious mountain lunch for the day in the field, and your shuttle or ski lift tickets to access the upper Sunshine Village. Transportation to the Sunshine Gondola base is not included, though available at additional cost.

 

Trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended.

 

 


Guide to Guest Ratios

1:8 - 1 Guide per 8 Guests are the maximum allowable ratios on this trip.