Round the Mountain (Mount Ruapehu) Track. Day one: Whakapapa Village to Mangaturuturu Hut.
Trails: Whakapapa Village – Silica Rapids Track – Whakapapaiti Track – Whakapapaiti Hut – Round the Mountain Track – Lake Surprise – Mangaturuturu Hut.
Car Park: Whakapapa Village Information Centre car park
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Max elevation: 1543 m
Total climbing: 1416 m
Total time: 08:10:02
Total flat distance: 21.1 km, Maximum difference: 430 m, Final balance: 132 m.
Difficulty Rating: Tough
The “Total Time” is my time in Jan 2020 which includes lunch time and breaks. That day was fine. The water tank of Mangaturuturu Hut was empty when we were there, fortunately a stream is just 50m away.