Mount Cook: Top of the Tasman Glacier Hike

Activity provider: Mt Cook Glacier Guiding

Mount Cook: Top of the Tasman Glacier Hike

Activity provider: Mt Cook Glacier Guiding

From US$ 429.74 per person

Explore the immense beauty of the upper snowfield of the Tasman Glacier. After flying in to 2,200 meters aboard a ski plane, you will be ready to explore ice formations.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Explore the glacier by walking, hiking, and snowshoeing
  • Take the chance to see ae an iceberg in the glacier lake
  • View the various ice formations
  • Choose between the 8:15 AM or 11:30 AM hike options that suit your needs
Full description
Explore the immense beauty of the upper snowfield of the Haupapa/Tasman Glacier. It will be from there that your 23-kilometer journey begins. As you fly in to 2,200 metres (7200 feet) aboard your ski plane, marvel as the rock and ice debris transform to glistening white. Get ready to explore the glacier by walking, hiking and snowshoeing, you may even see an iceberg in the glacier lake. If you have never tried snowshoeing in New Zealand, this is the time to give it a go. Snowshoeing is a great way to confidently make your way across snow-covered terrain. Once on the glacier, you will be provided with snowshoes, adjustable walking poles, harnesses, and any additional equipment you may need. After your gear is fitted, you are ready to explore the ice formations in this ever-changing environment. You will be in the heart and birthplace of New Zealand mountaineering, and at the conclusion of your experience, you will be returned safely back to your point of origin.
  • Two scenic flights
  • Guide
  • Leather boots
  • Woolen socks
  • Walking poles
  • Crampons or snowshoes
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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Meeting point

Mount Cook Airport, Mount Cook Rd, Mount Cook 7999, New Zealand

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Drones

Know before you go

  • Dependent on the season and snow cover, you may be walking in crampons or snowshoes, or a combination of both
  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
Customer reviews

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Rich was an amazing guide and complemented by Dan the pilot. Thanks for a truly memorable day exceeded our expectations. Highly recommend this tour/experience.

September 22, 2022

Product ID: 263052