The Best Short Trek To Do In April - Mount Anne Summit
You'll find the most important details you need to know about this trek here, ranging from average cost to the nearest airport, aswell as a brief description of what you should expect on this trek.
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Name of the Trek: Mount Anne Summit Trek
Location: Tasmania, Australia
Nearest Airport: Hobart Airport
Average Trekking Duration: 4 to 5 days
Distance: 33.7 km
Highest Altitude: 1423 m
Best Month To Go: April
Average Temperature: Around 10-15 degrees Centigrade
Average Cost: The average cost for a complete circuit expedition will be in a range of USD $1000-$1100 per person, traveling with a tour operator. In this budget, 3 dinners, 4 lunches, and 3 breakfasts are covered along with 3 nights of camping support from the operators. 2 professional guides, entry fees and transport to and from Hobart also, is included in the budget.
On the contrary, if the person chooses to start the trail solo, the cost may be around USD $900 USD, and this comes with no guides to help.
The trail starts from Hobart to High Camp Hut on day 1. On the next day, a trek from High Camp Hut to Shelf Camp via Eliza Plateau is completed. On the 3rd day, the summit of Mt. Anne is reached and back to Shelf Camp. On day 4, descend back to the Trail Head and eventually return to Hobart.
What to expect?
Mt. Anne is among the high altitude regions in Tasmania. The circuit revolves around some of the spectacular areas that will showcase the diversity the range has to offer. Once you start from Hobart to reach Trail Head, after 3 hours of bus journey, the first trek begins officially. Here, you require hiking alongside Lake Peddar and Gordon, two of the Alpine backed lakes offering great views to reach High Camp Hut after trekking for about 4 km. The total walking time is 3 hours.
Next morning, you start to Shelf Camp via the mesmerizing Eliza Plateau, one of the rockiest trekking routes of the circuit. The day requires steep climbing and walking along Mt. Anne’s side strip. This will take around 3 to 4 hours to complete. The view from the Shelf Camp gives the perfect picture of Mt. Anne’s summit point and the camping point is located along with the wilds.
Day 3 is the big day, where you will be trekking mountain summit of Mt. Anne. It will take around 4 hours on the summit the peak, where the panoramic view of the circuit can be seen somewhat. By the end of the day, you can enjoy one of the stunning Tasmanian sunsets and spend one more night in the camp.
On the final day, descend to Trail Head Point via the challenging route undertaken. It will take around 7 to 8 hours of mountaineering. From this point, the trek is over, and Hobart is only a few hours ride.