Fri, 17 Feb|
FALLS TO HOTHAM ALPINE HIKE
Are you ready for the ultimate Alpine adventure? Then strap on your boots on and fasten your pack, we are headed back to Alpine hills for the ultimate hiking experience!
Time & Location
17 Feb, 6:00 am AEDT – 19 Feb, 6:00 pm AEDT
Mount Hotham, Mount Hotham, Hotham Heights VIC 3741, Australia
About the Event
With the fresh alpine air filling your lungs we traverse the trail from Falls to Hotham among the summer wildflowers.
A 37km hike over 3 days we will wind our way along alpine ridges through snow gum woodlands and grassy plains, over rocky summits, past historic huts, with unsurpassed views of the spectacular Victorian Alpine range. By night, the thousands of sparkling stars are set against some of the darkest skies you will ever see.
Holistic Hikes aims to not just guide you but to educate inspire and empower you with the knowledge, know-how, and confidence to hike into some of the most idyllic locations.
Learn what products we have road-tested over 30 years of experience, what the best investments are, and what you shouldn’t skimp on. Immersive experiences where we teach you how to cook with limited provisions, why you want lightweight meals, and how to maximize flavour and nutrition from food. Enjoy the simplicity of hike-in camping with 3 meals a day and snacks provided.
Challenging terrain will test your mental aptitude, we hike in all-weather to build strength, and resilience, and to empower through collective comradery and fortify your sense of accomplishment. Of course, there will be rest stops to enjoy the terrain we cover.
A training guide is available in addition to the option to attend training hikes to ensure that adequate fitness requirements are met.
Whilst the days cover no more than 14km, the trail is undulating and packs add to the resistance. There are plenty of breaks, and time to wind down; however, having a good level of fitness will ensure enjoyment for yourself and the entire group.
If you’ve ever wanted to hike in camp but didn’t know where to start, what to bring/buy or do it alone, this weekend is for you!!
The trail is divided into three legs as follows:
Day 1: Falls Creek to Cope Hut, 14km
Highlights include lookouts at Heathy Spur, historic Wallace Hut, and Cope Hut - and lined trails of pink, gold, and white wildflowers in summer.
Day 2: Cope Hut to Dibbins Hut, 14km
Stunning panoramas from Pole 333 and unforgettable views of Mount Feathertop, Victoria's second-highest mountain.
Day 3: Dibbins Hut to Mt Hotham, 9km
Waking in the foggy Valley and climbing out to the most breathtaking panoramas as far as the eye can see on the final walk to Mt Hotham.
- Pick up/Drop off transport service from the following locations: Frankston, Mordialloc, Southern Cross to Alpine NP and return
- All food, snacks and teas/coffee for 3 days/ 2 nights
- Lightweight tent & sleeping mat
- Lightweight Jetboil cookware/dinnerware including cutlery, bowl, etc
- Water filtration systems
AVAILABLE FOR HIRE
- Hiking poles
- Head torch
- Sea 2 Summit dry packs & / or compression packs
**Please note that due to hygiene precautions, sleeping bags are NOT provided. We can recommend the best to purchase if you can't borrow from a friend. It is important to factor in weight when overnight hiking. Please contact us for additional assistance with any gear requirements. **
A comprehensive packing list, training guide, and itinerary are provided upon booking.
$300 deposit secures your place.
Balance due 10th JAN 2023 including any additional hire costs