6-day ascent to Mount Tasman / Horo Koau, New Zealand


You can climb the second highest peak of New Zealand next to one of our IFMGA certified guides on this 6-day ascent of Mount Tasman (3497 m).

Southern Alps

6 Days

Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec

Extremely Fit



Mount Tasman, with its almost 3500 m, rises above a white and blue landscape that rewards those who reach its snowy summit.

As the second highest mountain in New Zealand, this beautiful peak of the Aoraki Mount Cook region represents a challenging ascent with a long snow and ice route, as well as classic ridges and steep walls that will make the task even more interesting.

A helicopter flight to a mountain hut in Fox Glacier will be the beginning of our adventure.

After an acclimatization and training day, we’ll head to the first ascent of this 6-day trip: Mt Lendenfeld (3192 m). Then, we will traverse Engineer Col, which will allow us to access the North Shoulder of Mt Tasman, the star of the trip. One night could be spent in bivouacs, surrounded by the most amazing views in all of New Zealand.

Bear in mind that this is not an easy task: you need to be really fit and have a lot of experience in climbing to sign up. The day before the main climb could be used to consolidate your skills or to ascend a practice peak.

Come on! Face this challenge with me. You can start dreaming about this trip if you book it right now.

If you want to visit an iconic spot in New Zealand, try also this 5-day ascent to Mitre Peak.


Day 1: Meeting and checking gear

We will meet in Wanaka and check our gear. In the afternoon, we will drive to Fox Glacier, from where we will fly by helicopter to Pioneer Hut.

Day 2: Acclimatization and practice

Acclimatization day to consolidate skills or to ascend a practice peak.

Day 3: Mt Tasman (3497 m) summit day

The climbing day starts 1AM and ends at 7PM.  Otherwise, we could climb part of the route and overnight in our bivouacs.

Day 4: Climbing or resting day

If we completed our task the day before, we could rest. If not, we will reach Mt Tasman’s summit.

Day 5: Spare day or climbing another peak

We have this extra day in case of bad weather. If we don’t require it to complete our previous task, we could climb another peak.

Day 6: Spare day or climbing and return

Just as the day before, we could use this extra time in Mt Tasman in case of bad weather, or we could climb another peak.

Afterwards, we will fly out and return to Wanaka.




At Pioneer hut and maybe in bivouacs for one night.

More info

This guided trip to Mt Tasman has a 1:1 ratio due to the demands of the terrain. We also aim to make the ascent when all the weather conditions are most favorable. Keep in mind that subject to conditions, fitness and travel time, a bivouac is sometimes required.

Meeting point

Wanaka, New Zealand


About the guide

We are a group of 46 certified mountain guides, guiding during the winter and summer, in New Zealand but also all around the world. Our organisation is affiliated to the New Zealand Mountain Guides Association (NZMGA), New
Zealand Alpine Club (NZAC) and a corporate member of the American Alpine Club (AAC).

We perform to IFMGA/UIAGM standards and are world leaders in high altitude guiding.

We organise large expeditions, trekking and skiing trips. We also have a climbing school.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you would like to have more information and details about our mountain guides organisation and the guiding trip we do.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

NZD 6495 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

The price also includes the Department of Conservation concession fees (37125-GUI), 15% New Zealand Goods and Services Tax and aircraft access and egress.


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