Mount Kosciuszko


3 Days on Expedition
(+2 Travel Days)





Group Size





A snowshoe expedition to explore the snow capped landscape of Kosciuszko National Park during winter. Our expert Mountain Guides will take you into the frosty wilderness, set up a basecamp and teach you the fundamentals to live and thrive in a snow camp. Highlight your adventure by summiting Australia’s highest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko at 2228m

For added comfort and convenience, this tour package includes a 2-night stay in an alpine lodge at Lake Crackenback Resort, allowing the perfect start and end to the expedition tour.

Whats Included

  • All Inclusive Adventure Holiday Package
  • 2 Nights Luxury Accommodation at Lake Crackenback Resort
  • Airport Transfers (Canberra)
  • Gourmet Dining Experience (All Meals Provided)
  • Professional & Safety Focused Mountain Guides
  • Camping & National Parks Permits
  • All Expedition Equipment Provided
  • Included Snow Hire (Snow Pants, Jacket, Snowshoes)


Surrounded by the spectacular Snowy Mountains, you are greeted at your alpine lodge with a grazing board and a bottle of local sparkling wine. In the afternoon, your Lead Mountain Guide will take you through an equipment and safety briefing, making sure you are feeling prepared and excited for the upcoming expedition. For dinner, tuck into delicious wood fired pizzas from the Alpine Larder Restaurant.  Returning to your alpine lodge for a good night's rest before an early start in the morning.


  • Explore Lake Crackenback
  • Meet your Mountain Guide
  • Equipment & Safety Demonstration

With a 7 am wake up call and a final gear checklist. Our adventure begins with a ride up the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift to Eagles Nest, 1937m. While admiring the fantastic view, we’ll strap into our touring gear and set off into the winter wilderness of Kosciuszko National Park. As you learn to navigate on snow, our expert Mountain Guide/s will be there by your side to support, instruct and help you throughout the expedition.

Reaching Cootapatamba Hut in the early afternoon, we will set up our basecamp and take a well deserved rest before cooking a hot and hearty dinner in our snow kitchen. As the sun sets, we will enjoy a simple supper of peppermint tea and classic Aussie biscuits while a blanket of stars covers the night sky. For a comfortable nights rest, you will stay warm and cosy in your winter sleeping bag and tent.


  • Personalised adventure for each participant.
  • Hot meals throughout the tour
  • Learn how to build a snow camp

Rising to the smell of fresh coffee and hot breakfast, we’ll take our time to wake up before preparing for our day’s adventure. Following instructions from your Mountain Guide you will navigate up to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko. Standing tall at 2228 metres high, you will have an unbroken view of the snow capped Main Range and the Great Dividing Range. In the afternoon, we will return back to our basecamp and cook up a feast for our final snow camp dinner.


  • Summit Mount Kosciuszko 2228m
  • Spend 3 days with an expert Mountain Guide, exploring the best of Kosciuszko National Park

Our final morning on the mountain range, we say goodbye to our alpine base camp and head back towards Eagles Nest. Stopping along Rams Head (2190m) to look back and savour the view one last time before descending back down toward Thredbo Village via the chairlift. Making our way back to Lake Crackenback Resort for hot showers and if desired, a pampering massage at the Spa & Wellness Centre to relieve any aches and pains from your mountain adventure. Tonight we will celebrate at the Cuisine Restaurant with a glass of wine by the roaring fire.


  • Summit Rams Head Peak (2190m)
  • 3 course meal at Cuisine Restaurant, Lake Crackenback Resort.
  • Final night relaxing by a roaring fire

After a long weekend of exploring Australia’s alpine region and Snowy Mountains, we reach our final morning together and the tour officially concludes allowing guests to follow their own schedule. We do recommend taking a few extra days out to further explore this stunning region.

If you are interested in adding on extra nights accommodation at Lake Crackenback resort, please enquire on booking.


We’re very proud of the all-inclusive nature of our tours. All you really need is a decent pair of hiking shoes, some warm clothing and we will provide the rest. It's that easy.

To fuel our expedition we'll cook up a storm right on the trail using fresh and local ingredients.

Our Sample Menu
Breakfast - Warm porridge, fresh fruit, granola clusters and hot coffee
Lunch - Handmade tortellini pasta with shaved parmesan and crushed pistachios
Dinner - Coconut penang curry with fresh asparagus, squash, snowpeas and tofu, served with hot roti bread

We're more than happy to cater for any and all dietary requirements, just simply let us know in your information card after booking.

Your safety is our first priority while out on an expedition adventure. We use a 3-point safety framework to ensure all measures are taken to maximise your safety.

1. Tour planning and preparation
- To ensure your safety this tour is conditions dependant and will not proceed if a severe weather warning has been issued.
- Furthermore in the case of unforeseen conditions, tour sites have been strategically planned to be within reach of emergency shelter sites.

2. Highly experienced and qualified Mountain Guides
- All Mountain Guides are trained in First Aid, Avalanche Skills Training and have a minimum requirement of 1000 hours of alpine experience.

3. Personal safety
- All participants will be issued with a probe, shovel, ice axe and beacon

A reasonable level of fitness is required. During a normal day you will be expected to cover between 5-10km of snow touring while carrying your expedition pack (9kg). Most active people will find this quite manageable.

A great question! The short answer is yes, but we have to build it.

A crucial part of building our snow camp includes building a private toilet shelter. Think a small igloo with the best seat in the house.

Tour's Location

Mount Kosciuszko

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Berto Gomez
Berto Gomez
09:58 11 Apr 21
Josh was such an amazing guide, everything was very well organised. The hiking equipment was top-notch and the provided... food delicious! Highly recommended!read more
Sharron Flannery
Sharron Flannery
00:19 16 Mar 21
Adventure and little luxury. This is truly an all inclusive tour, everything was taken care of from time we were... collect from Canberra Airport until our return. Adventure = 3 days out in the wilderness hiking with the latest high quality light weight camping equipment adventuring to parts of Mt Kosciuszko national park we wouldn't have trekked on our own. Enjoying the beautiful views and rock scrambling on Mt Townsend especially. Little Luxury = 1 night either side in a lovely chalet with cheese boards lovely dinners and relaxing. This was one of the best tours I have had the pleasure of completing. I cant wait to see Josh and team again. If you like adventure hiking without the hassle or if you would like to try it for the first time - this is for more
23:23 07 Mar 21
Hiking with Summit Tour was a genuine adventure that I would definitely recommend and would love to do again! Josh is... very attentive to details and wants to offer more than just a hiking by providing a full experience, safe and very pleasant at the same time, with the latest equipments, a real meal plan (and I mean gourmet meals, not ready-to-eat noodles) from day 1 to the last day, and by being very present all along this journey. You can tell he is really passionate about nature, being outdoor and confronted to elements, and even more to share his passion with others. It lasted only 4 days but it felt like a week or more of holidays. I have been able to completely decompress from my everyday life and to connect with the group. It's amazing how people who were complete strangers start to interact and feel excited being part of the same trip!read more
Eduardo da Silva
Eduardo da Silva
03:13 08 Feb 21
I hiked with Australian Summit Tours to Mount Kosciuszko in January 2021.Josh was very passionate, knowledgeable and... organised. I thoroughly enjoyed the hike and might join Josh again on another more
Rebecca Brady
Rebecca Brady
11:22 01 Feb 21
The Mt Kosciuszko Summit tour with Australian Summit Tours was fantastic - knowledgeable guides, great scenery, A++... gear and restaurant quality food on the trail.What made this tour extra special was that our guides Josh and Sara showed us how to do things for ourselves such as setting up sleeping mats, how to use the camp stoves, gear advise etc. This taught us valuable skills in hiking self-sufficiency.Finally, as someone who's terrified of heights and had never walked on snow before, Josh deserves extra kudos and high-fives for the pep talks, singing distractions, laughs and literal hand holding along the way.We had an amazing time and will be back!Bec & Lukeread more
Jabeen Waheed
Jabeen Waheed
13:48 22 Jan 21
I had the most wonderful long weekend on their Mt Kosciusko Summit Tour. Everything was professional, warm and... accommodating from the get-go. Small group size meant that the guides Josh and Sara were able to tailor the experience for each person. They were highly trained, knowledgeable and passionate about the tour which gave me a truly personal feel and ensured excellent value for money as it felt the furthest thing away from those touristy, money-making tours. As for the tour itself, trekking across stunning alpine scenery, cooking incredible food around the campfire, camping under the stars and summiting Mt Kozi made for my favourite memories in Australia. I cannot recommend Australian Summit Tours enough!read more
Hannah Lawrence
Hannah Lawrence
09:12 21 Jan 21
Josh and Australian Summit tours were fantastic. Excellent accommodation and friendly staff. Delicious food and... hiking/camping equipment was of highest standard. Suitable for all hiking more
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We are happy to include additional dates for private or large group bookings if the above dates do not suit. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss alternative departures.