Length: from 5.0 up to 10.0 daysDistance: 98.8 km (57.0 DOC hours) - Unmarked route, clear - Moderate terrain
Altitude: 250m to 1358m. Gain: 2750m. Loss: 4134m . Gradient: 4 deg (Moderate-hard)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7) - Prolonged rivers (4/6) Winter - Snow/ice underfoot (2/7)
A valley-hopping route from the Lewis Pass summit to Otira (Arthur's Pass road). Relatively easy route using track and poled routes. Spends the latter half of its time on Te Araroa - so will be busy.