At Adventure Consultants we offer private trekking for small groups in the majestic Southern Alps of New Zealand. We primarily offer trips that involve alpine terrain - climbing easy peaks or crossing a high pass such as Gillespies Pass near Mt Aspiring. You are guided on the treks by a qualified alpine guide and there is a range of trips to suit your current experience level.
Each trek is organised for a private group - which can be as small as 1 person, however this increases the cost - so you nominate your dates and we organise the trek around your itinerary. See below for an outline of exciting treks we have organised in the past.
All costs include your guide, tents or hut fees as required, all meals and snacks whilst on the trek, group equipment such as stoves, tents and cook sets, land transport ex Wanaka, DOC permit fees and 15% New Zealand GST. Larger groups will decrease the cost per person, we recommend a group of 4 as being ideal. On these treks you carry your own personal clothing and equipment alone with a share of the group gear and food, although we can arrange 'Kiwi porters' for an extra fee.
Brewster Glacier (Mt Aspiring National Park)
- 2 days - 2 people, 1 guide, NZ$890 per person ex Wanaka
Mt Brewster is located on the Main Divide near the Haast Pass. It has the advantage of being rarely visited, yet a fairly short (3 hours) climb through the bush takes you up on to the alpine tussock tops. It is generally possible to walk on the Brewster glacier and climb a small peak nearby.
Gillespies Pass (Mt Aspiring National Park)
- 3 days - 2 people, 1 guide, NZ$1250 per person ex Wanaka
The spectacular Gillespies Pass connects the Young Valley with the Siberia and Wilkin valleys. A popular route with trampers as there are established huts and such luxuries as a jetboat ride available to short cut the final day down the Wilkin valley.
THE ALPINE ADVENTURE Bonar Glacier / Mt French Traverse (Mt Aspiring National Park)
- 4 days - 1 person, 1 guide, NZ$3600 per person
- 4 days - 2 people, 1 guide, NZ$2150 per person
- 4 days - 3 people, 1 guide, NZ$1650 per person
- 4 days - 4 people, 1 guide, NZ$1390 per person
Starts from Wanaka. Includes transport from Wanaka and a helicopter access flight into the mountains.
The Bonar Glacier is on the side of Mt Aspiring, a majestic peak from which the National Park takes its name. This "trek" involves basic snow skills as you will be traversing a high glacier and spending most of the first 3 days above the snow line. You do not need previous snow experience before doing this trek, though fitness and the ability to learn quickly and move confidently on your feet is a major advantage.
Read more details about the Alpine Experience and download trip notes for this high alpine trek here:
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Trip notes for the Alpine Adventure, climbing Mt French in Mt Aspiring National Park in New Zealand's Southern Alps
If you are interested in routes that are less technical we can also organise a booking for the Milford Track or Routeburn Track guided walks and a guided walk over the Rabbit Pass route in Mt Aspiring National Park.