MEN ONLY TREKKING RETREAT, JATBULA TRAIL, N.T.
The Jatbula Trail is one of Australia's most spectacular treks. Having done it twice, Fabio is longing not only to return, but also to share this experience with a small group of like-minded men.
Fabio is so excited to bring the opportunity for this adventure to you. He loves the outdoors, and spending time in powerful places. He feels a deep connection to Aboriginal culture, and Yoga is his life. This will be his third time to the Jatbula Trail, combining the walk and the amazing down-time in the camps, with Yoga and meditation to enhance the experience.
BE MINDFUL that this retreat is really more of an adventure. You will be sleeping in a tent, shared with one other (unless you wish to carry an additional weight). You will trek 60kms over four days, carrying your own backpack.
You will have a week with no alcohol, no technology, no screens, no showers, no family.
But you will also have a lifetime of memories.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Six nights in a shared tent, trekking 60kms over four days, carrying your own backpack
No alcohol. No technology. No screens. No showers. No family.
Yoga. Meditation. Trekking. Nature. Silence. Companionship.
This adventure is limited to six participants.
Approx cost $1200 includes local transport, meals, camping, park fees, yoga, guidance.
Excludes flights, insurance, camping and trekking gear.
THE JATBULA TRAIL
The walk starts at the Nitmiluk NP visitors centre. This is 30km from the town of Katherine.
The walk ends at Leliyn (Edith Falls) which is about 60km from Katherine.
This trail is an ancient Song Line used by the Jawoyn people. Overlooking Seventeen Mile Valley and beyond, the trail features magnificent waterfalls tumbling from the high sandstone escarpment, these then feed into creeks surrounded by shady monsoon forests and the rock outcrops of the escarpment provide great opportunities to view stunning ancient rock art, and cool off with great swimming spots
It is a medium to hard walk for reasonably fit and active people with some bushwalking experience – (capable of walking over rough ground with up to 15kg backpack). There are emergency call devices (ECD) and checkpoint book registers along the way.
Each day brings a walk of between 10 and 17 kilometres with camps reached between 12pm and 2pm each day. On arriving at camp its time to relax, swim, read and enjoy the beauty of your surrounds. Each campsite has its own water source ranging from a small babbling spring fed creek to a 30 metre high waterfall. Each afternoon brings about a different pool or spa to sit back and relax in.
Each day will also present to you a new set of challenges, from river crossings to hill climbs (nothing too big mind), there will be flat open country on the top of the escarpment and boggy wet country along the creeks that we follow. Something new around every corner, whether you are an experienced hiker or just someone who is willing to try something new and exciting.
Sunday 12th May at 4pm at the Shala (1773 Pittwater Road, Mona Vale, NSW)
Space is extremely limited, so we need to know ASAP if you are confirmed. The exact price will depend on the final numbers.
Bookings are being taken by email.
General Terms & Conditions for our retreats can be found here.
If you have questions, please contact Fabio directly.