Mt Olympus Trek Itinerary – Winter
It’s time to start the adventure with your flight from the UK. One of the Breaking Strain team leaders will either be travelling with you, or be there to meet you at the airport upon your arrival. You will then be transferred to the hotel near the start of the trek in Litochoro. Here, you’ll meet your trek guide, who can answer any of your queries. We exclusively use qualified local guides; these guys know the routes and surrounding habitats better than anyone else. We’ll arrange a kit check to ensure that everyone’s comfortable and raring to go and then it’s a group dinner and a restful evening ready for the challenge ahead.
Trek Day 1
Elevation: 1170m – 1900m
Trekking time: Approx. 4-5hrs
Wake up and it’s time to get going! We’ll transfer you to the base of Mt. Olympus from where we start the trek up to the first refuge. Once at the refuge it is time for lunch before spending the afternoon with your guide practising exercises in the snow for Day 2 & 3. Then it is time to refuel and get some much needed shuteye. Day one complete.
Trek Day 2
Elevation: 1900m – 2700m
Trekking time: 5-7hrs
It’s onwards and upwards today. It will be a challenging one as you don your snow shoes and head up the mountain. You will be faced with a narrow ridge and a via ferrata, but don’t worry you are supported the whole way by the guides and of course all the equipment needed to get you to tonight’s refuge safely. There it’s time to relax, eat and sleep before summit day.
Trek Day 3
Elevation: 2700m – 2917m
Trekking time: 4 – 6hrs
It’s time to make the final push to the top. You might think it’s only a short distance to the summit, but it is a steep one that requires grit and determination. This is it, the legendary House of the Greek Gods and you are right there, looking down on the landscape below and basking in the glow of making it all the way to the top. Now it is back down to the base of the mountain where you will be transferred to tonight’s hotel for a well-deserved celebration dinner, rest and relax.
With plenty of great memories it is now time to head back home. After breakfast you will be transported to the airport and then it is the flight back home. Time to start planning your next adventure?
*Please note – this itinerary is a flexible sample; additional options and durations are available on request. Get in touch with the Breaking Strain team to discuss your bespoke trek.