The first day of this trip is essentially the same as the Chancellor Dome Heli-Trek, except that you do not fly back to the Fox township at the end of the day. Instead, you relax in the tussock by Chancellor Hut and drink a glass of wine, while your guide prepares dinner and watch the spectacular sunset on the Tasman Sea below.
Awaken and feel alive as you breathe in the fresh mountain air and soak up the morning vistas before enjoying a leisurely breakfast.
As you descend through the alpine vegetation zones to the glacier, explore the fantastic alpine gardens and waterfalls of the Chancellor Shelf. There is a good chance of viewing chamois (mountain antelope), kea (nestor notabilis), the world’s only mountain parrot and, in season, the glorious great mountain buttercup (Ranunculus lyallii) and mountain daisy (Celmisia coriacia). You’ll have time to discover the wonderful ice features of Victoria Flat before the helicopter arrives to return you back to the Fox Glacier township.
This is a truly magnificent and complete experience – climb a mountain, explore a glacier, overnight in a historic hut and feel the moods of the mountains.
Maximum guide to customer ratio is 1:3. We require a minimum of 2 people for this trip to go ahead
WHAT TO BRING
Sunscreen and lip protection
Sunglasses and sunhat
Thermal top and bottoms
Trousers (no jeans)
Long-sleeved sun shirt
Back pack (approx 40L)*
Wool hat and gloves*
Boots and socks*
Rain proof jacket and over trousers*
Mid layer thermal top/insulation
Any medication you may require
Change of clothes for the hut
Torch or headlamp
PLEASE NOTE: Drones are illegal to use, please leave it in your car if you have one.
What We Supply
We are able to provide items with a * free of charge
Sleeping bag and liner
Evening meal/snacks/breakfast and lunch for both days
All other specialist equipment
What Should I Bring
You should bring a change of clothes (we have some hire/loan equipment and a good range of reasonably priced mountain clothing in our shop), Toiletries, Sunglasses and sun protection, Camera
How long is trip
We accept payments from Visa & Mastercard. We DO NOT accept American Express or Diners Club.
Adult NZD$1199.00 (GST incl.) valid 1 October 2020 - 31 May 2021
Cost includes Two helicopter flights, guide, ground transport, lunch and dinner on day one, breakfast and lunch on day two, technical equipment, hut fees, boots and socks, waterproof raincoat and over trousers, sleeping bag and liner, gloves, hats and packs if required.