Mount Kosciusko, the highest mountain in the Australian Alps, is categorically the easiest of all the Seven Summits!
Duration6 Days Door to Door
Activity Level Fairly Easy
Elevation2228m | 7.309ft.
Mount Kosciusko is located in the New South Wales in Australia at a height of 2,228 metres. The road to the summit is open for walkers and cyclists and is recommended for anyone with a modest level of fitness. It is most popular in summer, and is categorically the easiest of the Seven Summits!
Many report that it is harder to spell Mount Kosciusko than it is to climb it! That being said, there are a number of routes to choose from, which will determine both the distance and number of hours spent hiking.
This is highly recommended for those with moderate levels of fitness, and varies between 13km return, 18,5 km return and 22km return in length.
- All logistics up to the summit and back
- All facilitation costs
- Transport from Sydney to the resort and back
- 2 resort hotel nights
- Trekking permit
- International travel
- All personal climbing gear
- Emergency evacuation
- Personal expenses
- Gratuities and summit bonus
- Personal medical expenses, medical and evacuation insurance
- Any costs arising from flight cancellation/ delays, political disturbance or natural disasters.
Arrive in Sydney and transfer to hotel.
Drive to Jindabyne
Overnight: Horizons Resort
Leave at 3am to Charlottes Pass and climb Mt Kosciusko for the sunrise and then complete the Main Range trek.
Drive back to Sydney.
The afternoon can be spent at leisure or enjoying a number of potential add-on activities:
- Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge
- Centerpoint Tower “Skywalk”
- Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise on the historic “Tall Ship”
Free day/ sightseeing
- 2 pairs sock liners
- 2 pairs trekking socks
- 1 pair hiking boots
- 1 pair running shoes
- 1 pair sandals
- 1 T-shirts
- 1 fleece long-sleeved top
- 1 long-sleeved hiking shirt
- 1 fleece jacket
- 1 waterproof jacket with hood
- 1 pair waterproof longs
1 pair fleece windstopper gloves
- 1 beanie or balaclava
- 1 sun hat or peaked cap
- 1 pair 100% UV protection sunglasses with side shields
- Day pack (50 litres)
- 1 large duffel bag for gear
- 1 pair trekking poles (optional)
- 1 headlamp
- 2 water bottles (wide-mouth Nalgene) with insulators
- 1 camp towel
- 1 medical kit
- 1 toiletry kit
- Lip balm
- Wet wipes
- Favourite snack foods (optional)
- Water purification tablets (optional)
- Spare batteries and bulbs
PRE & POST TREK:
- 1 Large waterproof duffel bag
- Shorts and t-shirts
- Mobile phone and charger
- Passport and travel documents
- 4 Passport photos
- Certified copies of all travel documentation
- Currency / credit cards
- Pens and pencils
Please consult with your nearest Australian Embassy or Consulate.
No immunizations are currently required. However, we suggest you chat to your local Travel Clinic for their recommendations.
This training information is intended as a guideline and should be used as such. If you are unsure about anything, please chat to us!
Most importantly, before you embark on any exercise program, please consult your doctor or exercise physiologist to make sure that you are ready for the increased workload.
A focused training program should begin 3 – 4 months before the trip, but working on your base fitness before that is important as it lays a good foundation for the harder work that will follow.
Being in strong physical shape is one of the most important aspects for a successful trek. You should aim to get as many miles on your legs as possible before the trek.
Suggested activities include running, cycling, mountain biking, swimming, walking on an inclined treadmill, doing stair stepping or stepmill training, trail running, walking up and down hills, or participating in step aerobic classes.
Remember: All of your training is geared towards giving you the strength and endurance to summit Mount Koscuisko and successfully get back down again.
The ideal time is from November – April when the weather tends to be warm and clear. During winter, the summit and surrounds are covered in snow and high winds sweep through the region. Keep an eye on the weather forecast before heading out..