Moving time  4 hours 27 minutes

Time  6 hours 40 minutes

Coordinates 2676

Uploaded December 1, 2017

Recorded November 2017

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near Whakapapa Village, Manawatu-Wanganui (New Zealand)

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Tongariro alpine crossing NZ. This wonderful place was Mordor in the film of the Lord of the rings and the N'gaurahoe volcano was the mountain of destiny.
The first section of the track is taking height by lava fields that remind of a lunar landscape. Once we take altitude, valleys form in a zone of boilers and craters. In the highest area is the red crater where we begin to see besides the volcano the emerald lakes and the fumaroles that come from either side. Here it is impossible not to stop taking pictures. Once past the last lake begins the descent that in my opinion is the least attractive of the trekking.
To climb Mangatepopo, the beginning of the trekking, we took a Shuttel (Bus, about 20 euros) in the National Park that leaves us at the beginning of the track and picks us up afterwards to return us to the National Park. If you go on your own in the parking lot at the beginning they only leave 4 hours of parking which does not allow you to complete the entire Trekking.
The complete route has 20 km although my track has done an extra plane. (Mordor effect)
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