Tasman Murchison Trekking

Tasman Murchison Trekking

Walk two longest Glaciers in Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand, surrounded by the highest peaks in the Southern Alps. We navigate through crevasses, descend challenging snow slopes, and enjoy the unlimited view from Tasman Sea to Lake Tekapo.


Trekking Itinerary:

Day one Meet at 8am at Lake Tekapo for introductions, trip briefing and gear check. From there we Travel to Mount Cook airport and fly into the upper neve of the Tasman Glacier. From there we walk to Tasman Saddle Hut.  After settling in and coffee break & briefing, we commence and repeat basic mountaineering instructions at nearby ice walls.

Day two  We get very closed to Elie de Beaumont, the highest peak on the upper Tasman Glacier.. From Lendenfeld Saddle we see the West Coast and Tasman Sea. If conditions are suitable we climb Hochstetter Dome before we reach Kelman Hut.

6 hours.

Day three  Murchison Hut is our today’s goal. After Tasman Saddle we see the Murchison Glacier, Garden of Eden, Two Thumb Range and the Arrowsmith Range

In the east.

Day four  After an early start we climb Claasen Saddle. The impressive  Summit of D’Archiac is right in front of us. Then we follow the Murchison Glacier to get to our pick up location. From Mount Cook airport return to Lake Tekapo.

Fitness requirement:  an average level of physical fitness, stamina for max 6 hours hiking is required.

Previous experience: Minimum requirement is the completion of a Beginner

 Mountaineering Course or equivalent mountaineering experience.

Maximum number of participants: From two up to participants per guide

Bad weather itinerary: In the event of bad weather (or any other unforseen events) that requires a change of course location, additional costs   (eg. transport) may be incurred. Any alteration to the schedule and/or costs will be  discussed with participants before being finalised.

Program Details: Our Tasman Murchison Trekking is run on demand from October to April.





Prices in NZD minimum 2 participants

  • $1700 for 2pp
  • $4800 for 1pp

Included In Fee

  • All Guides fees & expenses
  • Return transport to course location from Lake Tekapo
  • Hut fees (bed)
  • Hire of technical gear (harness, crampons, helmet  and ice axe)
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks

Not Included In Fee:

  • Accommodation/flights before & after course
  • Personal clothing/equipment (we can give you a list of recommended items to bring)
  • Mountaineering boots (bring your own or we will assist you to buy a pair wholesale through our company at the start of the course)
  • Helicopter access

Accommodation: During the trekking we will be staying at the Tasman Saddle,Murchison or Kelman hut. Your fee covers overnight stay in bunk style dormitory. Please contact us for further information or to make a booking.