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Women's Mount Kosciuszko Hiking Trip // 17th - 20th March 2023

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Summary

Join us for a 4 day women’s adventure to reach the highest point in Australia and explore the Snowy Mountains region.

The Snowy Mountains and surrounds are known for their snow-capped mountains, but that’s only part of the story.

The diverse landscape offers the perfect mixture of hiking trails during the warmer months.

During three selected walks, this trip explores stunning alpine landscapes, including a summit to the highest peak in Australia - Mount Kosciuszko.

At night, kick up your feet and enjoy a the Lake Crackenback Resort with one resturant Alpine dinner and two group dinners in the chalets prepared by your guides.

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Details

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Undertake the highest peak in Australia, Mount Kosciuszko
  • Be awed by unrivaled views of the main range in the Snowy mountains
  • Enjoy a fully supported hiking trip with healty meals and beautiful accommodation
  • Escape the masses on a women’s trip with a like-minded supportive group
  • Unwind in a yoga class for a gentle stretch at Lake Crackenback Resort

DETAILS

* Women must be prepared for a variety of weather conditions, including snow, high winds, rain and sections of ice on the ground. Before booking, check you have appropriate clothing for a range of weather conditions. 

The Itinerary may alter due to varied weather conditions. If one day is looking more suitable for a summit hike, we will alter the itinerary to reach the summit on the most appropriate weather window. High winds, rain and snow may change our plans where needed and we will always update the group after checking in with National Parks. 

* All prices are per person and listed in Australian Dollars (AUD). All prices shown are GST inclusive where applicable.

Itinerary

  • Arrival between 2.30-3pm at Lake CrackenBack resort to meet the group
  • Group welcome and trip breifing at 3.15pm in main chalet with afternoon tea
  • Enjoy an afternoon walk to stretch your legs by Thredbo River on the Bullocks Flat walk (2 hours)


After your hike, enjoy a resturant dinner at 6.45pm. At dinner, your guide will brief you on the following days walk and get you prepared for the walks ahead.

Meals: Afternoon tea & resturant dinner 

After a delicious chalet breakfast prepared by your guide, we make our way via car convoy to Charlottes Pass for the start of the days hike. This is a one hour drive, so make sure you have petrol in your car.


There are bathrooms located at Charlottes Pass.



Today we head along the wide gravel track and explore part of the Main Range Trail. The track crosses over creeks and rivers, with fun rock-hops, before exploring the path between granite boulders as we climb the peaks. It's a steep 410m to Carruthers Peak with inclines and declines along the way.



After 1.5 hours of hiking, we pass via the stunning Blue Lake and rest for morning tea. Blue Lake is a glacial lake in the alpine area. At 28m deep, this lake was formed when glaciers, flowing from the Great Dividing Range, converged and carved out a basin in the rock.

Once we reach Carruthers Peak, we'll stop for lunch and take time for the alpine views. Carruthers Peak is a prominent mountain that is found along the Main Range track, from which you can see great views down over Club Lake and out across the valley to Charlotte Pass.

After our bellies are full, we return via the same trail back to our cars at Charlottes Pass.


  • Start time: Leaving from Lake Crackenback Resort at 7.30am
  • Duration: 6.5 hours out hiking
  • Return to resort: Between 4-5pm
  • Total Elevation: 410m
  • Grade: Hard
  • Hiking poles: Highly recommended
  • Meals: Breakast, snacks, lunch, afternoon nibbles & dinner in main chalet

Today the group will wake up to breakfast prepared by our guides before driving the Thredbo Village for the chairlift ride on the Kosi Express.

It’s an early start to get first lifts at 9am on the chairlift to the top of Thredbo ski fields. From here, we walk to the peak of Australia for the highest and most delicious morning tea, before returning via Deadhorse Gap Trail with spectacular views across the snowy mountains range. Enjoy the surrounding views, creeks and outlooks on this stunning walk.

Today is a long and hard walk (23km). Women must be prepared for the 23km day. Our guides will ensure you have enough water and food before setting out. If you do not wish to walk the Dead Horse Gap section, you can take the chairlist back down the Thredbo Village and either drive back to the resort or wait for the group to return.

Once we reach the bottom of Dead Horse Gap, we return via the flat trail which follows a beautiful shaded area all the way back to our starting point. 

On return to Lake CrackenBack Resort, kick up your feet and enjoy a dinner prepared by your guides in the evening in one of the chalets with well deserved drinks included.

  • Start time: Leaving from Lake Crackenback Resort at 8.30am
  • Duration: 8 hours out hiking
  • Return to resort: Between 5-5.30pm
  • Total Elevation: 459m
  • Grade: Hard, gradual incline, stepper decline with steps on Dead Horse Gap Trail
  • Hiking poles: Highly recommended
  • Meals: Breakast, snacks, lunch, afternoon nibbles dinner and wine

Today is our last morning together, but before we head off, we have a special yoga class in the famous "Yoga At The Shed" location at Lake CrackenBack Resort. 

After yoga, come and enjoy a hearty breakfast in the chalet prepared by your guides. What better way to celebrate the trip than with a group breakfast. 

Check out is 10am when the trip concludes. 

Inclusions

INCLUDED:
  • 3 night (twin-share) accommodation in chalets and priviate twin studio's
  • 3 hikes
  • 1 yoga class (beginner flow/stretch) 
  • All meals (3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners and trail snacks)
  • Hot tea and coffee on the trails and accommodation
  • Evening nibbles 
  • Wine provided on the last night
  • Professional female guides from WWA
  • National Park user fees
  • Chairlift passes
  • Welcome gift
  • NSW NP car entry fee 
  • Emergency communications
  • Photos of your trip posted in our priviate Facebook group 
EXCLUDED:
  • Travel to Lake Crackenback Resort
  • Transport to start of trail heads (we convey each day)
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of personal nature

Grading

Grading: Challenging

This trip is graded 3-4 (hard & challenging) which is under the NSW National Parks grading system. The hikes are suitable for women who have good mobility and a base level of walking and hiking fitness. We strongly advise women are comfortable walking up steep hills and longer distances (up to 23km on the longest day). Tracks have steep mountain sections a rough surface and many steps.

Please bring your hiking poles with you are additional support (we also hire!). Walking may be over 7 hours on some days.

FAQ

A gear list will be sent before departure. Be sure to read it carefully and pack all essential items. Failure to pack appropriately can be unsafe and result in not being able to participate in certain activities with changes in weather conditions. Packing to the list will ensure you have the most enjoyable and comfortable experience.

Of course! Please let us know in your booking form their name and we will arrange this for you. 

Reviews

Sarah Rail 08/11/2021
    5 / 5 rating

best time away! Thank you!

Sherree List 29/03/2022
    5 / 5 rating

Kosi Testimonial

Rosemary Milsom 01/04/2021
    5 / 5 rating

Best time with an amazing group!

What a stunning weekend in the Snowy Mountains. My first trip with Women Want Adventure and it couldnt have been more wonderful. Thanks to guides Tracy and Molly - and a fabulous group of women. Ill be back!!!
Maree Bisby 07/01/2021
    5 / 5 rating

LOVED this adventure so much!!!

Never had I thought Mt Kosciusko was on my bucket list, Women Want Adventure opened my eyes to a world of adventure and possibilities. I felt 100% supported and confident in my ability to complete the climb, which was only enhanced by their encouragement and enthusiasm. Women Want Adventure is a life changer, it has given me confidence to meet like minded women and know it's okay to go solo.

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