South Pole Overnight Plus Three Glaciers Camp

South Pole, with a twist of luxury

Experience the ultimate in Antarctic luxury adventuring

With occupancy limited to just 16 guests you can be assured of the ultimate in privacy and superior service when staying at Three Glacier Camp. Majestic peaks and tumbling glaciers offer unlimited opportunities for snowmobiling, hiking, climbing, and skiing. The options for exploration in this magnificent setting are almost endless and experienced guides will design daily adventures to match each group’s pursuits.

And nestled within this adventure is a return flight to the South Pole including an overnight stay at the recently-upgraded South Pole Camp. Join a select few in visiting the bottom of the Earth and experience the thrill of waking up at the heart of the Antarctic Plateau.

  • Gateway Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Distance No ski
  • Nights 7
  • Trek days No ski
  • Daily Distance No ski
  • Sled Weight No ski
  • Temp. Range -10 to -30°C
  • Challenge 2 What's this?
  • Conditions Cool coastal to cold plateau
  • Challenges Camping at altitude

Trip Itinerary

-2 Days

Latest arrival in Punta Arenas. 

-1 Day

Guest welcome and trip briefing

Day 1

Fly 4.5 hours to Union Glacier runway in Antarctica and onward to Three Glaciers Camp, settle in.

Day 2

Local activities including ice walks, photography, sightseeing, lectures.

Day 3-6

We will select the best weather window during these days for the 5 hour flight to South Pole. Settle in to camp. Two hour station visit and photographs at ceremonial South Pole. Remain at South Pole Camp overnight. Return to Union Glacier runway the following day and onward to Three Glaciers Camp. 

Day 7

Flight to Punta Arenas.

Inclusions

  • Briefing followed by refreshments one day prior to departure
  • Punta Arenas transfers for Antarctic flights
  • All plane flights associated with the expedition program
  • Accommodation and meals at Three Glaciers Camp
  • Guide(s)
  • Meals and accommodation at South Pole Camp
  • 25kg weight allowance (inc. food and group equipment)
  • 15% discount on selected Icetrek Equipment

Exclusions

  • Travel to and from Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Hotel transfers for non-Antarctic flights
  • Hotel accommodation in Punta Arenas (we can help you find appropriate accommodation at your preferred budget).
  • Excess baggage above the allowance
  • Additional costs (accommodation, meals etc.) due to changes beyond our control ie. weather delays
  • Evacuation, hospitalization and repatriation costs and/or insurance
  • Satellite telephone airtime
  • Commercial use of footage or images provided by Icetrek

An Ilyushin-76 jet takes you from Punta Arenas to Union Glacier runway from where you are transferred to Three Glaciers Camp. Amid your week in Antarctica you embark on your South Pole Overnight adventure. 

Three Glaciers Camp is an exclusive retreat tucked away deep in the interior of Antarctica. Nestled at the base of Mount Sporli in the Ellsworth Mountains, this camp is the definition of remote. And as its name alludes, Three Glaciers Camp does in fact lie at the head of three glaciers: Schneider, Schanz, and Driscoll. Immerse yourself in the ultimate wilderness, surrounded by pristine views, untouched spaces, and profound silence.

A Basler aircraft takes us on a magical flight across Antarctica to 89 degrees south where you settle in to ANI's warm and comfortable South Pole camp. Dinner is prepared by the in-house chef and you can relax by reading or listening to the fascinating Antarctic lectures given by the staff and the night is spent in expedition tents warmed by the 24-hour daylight.

From the camp it's a short walk to the South Geographic Pole and the US station that surrounds it. A tour of the station gives an insight into the life of the expeditioners that live there and the work and research they undertake. You can buy some souvenirs at the store and get postcards stamped at the world's most southerly post office. There's plenty of time to take in the atmosphere of the South Pole so that you come away with a deep appreciation of this remote and unique location.

In the afternoon we are collected by Basler aircraft and returned to Three Glaciers where we enjoy a sumptuous celebratory dinner.

You have the entire day at Three Glaciers Camp to rest from the long flights and to enjoy the spectacular surroundings. The following day we return to the Union Glacier runway for the flight back to Punta Arenas.

Latam Airlines fly daily to Punta Arenas, Chile.

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South Pole Overnight Plus Three Glaciers Camp

Jan 3 to 9, 2020
Availability: Available
US$64,100
per person ex-Punta Arenas, Chile
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