Tongariro Alpine Crossing snow hiking

Trails: Ketetahi shelter and car park – Tongariro Alpine Crossing Track – Ketetahi Hut – Blue Lake – Junction to Norhtern Circuit Oturere Hut –  Emerald Lakes – Red Crater – Junction to Mt Tongariro Summit 1967m – retrace.

Note: Do not walk if the weather is not good enough! You may need crampons and ice axe.

Car Park: Yes. Ketetahi shelter and car park “-39.07377,175.66373
Public Toilet: Yes
Weather: Check Weather before you go!

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Total distance: 23.68 km
Max elevation: 1909 m
Min elevation: 759 m
Total climbing: 1486 m
Total descent: -1481 m
Average speed: 4.51 km/h
Total time: 07:44:23

Total flat distance: 23.4 km, Climbing distance: 9.7 km, Descent distance: 9.8 km, Flat distance: 4.2 km, Maximum difference: 1151 m, Final balance: 0.0 m

Difficulty Rating: 5 – H
The “Total Time” is my time in July which includes morning tea time and lunch time and breaks. That day was fine and most part of track was covered by snow. If you slow down to average 3km/h plus 90 min stop then the total time will be around 9.5 hrs.

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Tongariro Alpine Crossing New Zealand

Tongariro Alpine Crossing New Zealand

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