Private Mt Ngauruhoe Guided Walk
- Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
- Location: National Park Village, NZ
- Product code: GWEXNGA
Our privately guided trips provide you with a really personal, informative and friendly experience you will never forget. The beautiful scenery does a lot of the work for us but we have tailored this trip your group is private to you, your guides are well informed and keep you safe by constantly assessing the weather and track conditions, timing for your Ketetahi personalised transport pick-up, and other little details that will maximise your enjoyment. They can also tailor the trip to accommodate different fitness levels and avoid weather-exposed sections.
For those who like a little challenge, we offer a private Mt. Ngauruhoe guided walk. The near perfect volcanic cone of Mt. Ngauruhoe entices many visitors to its summit. It is 2287m high and last erupted in 1975. This is not a track and is less stable walking than on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. There are parts of the climb that are reasonably steep up to 33° (ropes are not required) however some section to feel slightly exposed.
We follow the Tongariro Alpine Crossing track up the Mangatepopo Valley to the saddle between Mt. Ngauruhoe and Mt. Tongariro (up to 2hr). Then we take a route that leads to the foot of a ridge near the centre of Mt. Ngauruhoe. We follow the rock ridge or on either side of the mountain directly up toward the summit. Beyond the ridge, cross over the band of red rock to reach the outer crater gully. From here we climb to the highest point on the outer crater rim (to the left) or to the top of the inner crater rim (to the right). There are steam vents on the outer rim. We then descend via the red scoria, then on the loose scree to either side of the ridge.
Please note: A minimum of two people are required to offer this private tour. Subsequent bookings over and above two people can book at the standard tour rate.
Private guide/s, transport between the Adrift Tongariro base and the activity, lunch (vegetarian available on request at time of booking), crampons and ice axes if required for winter conditions, all clothing and footwear hire.
Tour starts and finishes at the Adrift Tongariro Base 53 Carroll St, National Park Village.
Summer (1 October - 30 April), Winter (1 May - 30 September)
Meet at the Adrift Tongariro Base: 8:00am
Meet at the Adrift Tongariro Base: 7:00am
We endeavor to remove the risk of clients not having adequate clothing and equipment for the conditions. To achieve this, we request clients to meet at the Adrift Tongariro base to improve both safety and service as this is outfitted with all equipment and clothing needs for the conditions of the day.
Private Return Transfers
Private return transfers are an additional service and cost over and above the tour booking and require a minimum of 2 to operate. Private return transfer clients have the luxury of a later start time which can be discussed with Adrift Tongariro. For full terms and conditions click here. Summer (1 October - 30 April), Winter (1 May - 30 September).
Whakapapa Village $500 for first 3 pax, $225pp for pax 4+
Summer Pick up 7:50am / Return 5:30pm Winter Pick up 6:50am / Return 5:30pm
Turangi $850 for first 3 pax, $225pp for pax 4+
Summer Pick up 7:15am / Return 5:45pm Winter Pick up 6:15am / Return 5:45pm
Ohakune $850 for first 3 pax, $225pp for pax 4+
Summer Pick up 7:30am / Return 6:00pm Winter N/A
Taupo CBD $850 for first 3 pax, $225pp for pax 4+
Summer Pick up 6:20am / Return 6:30pm Winter Pick up 5:20am / Return 6:30pm
Water (1-2 litres), Personal medications (e.g. Asthma Inhaler, blister protection etc), sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, backpack per person, hiking boots/shoes, walking trousers, 1 light top and 2 warm top layers (wool, merino, thermals, fleece, soft shell etc. are good layers), Waterproof raincoat.
Water (1-1.5 litres), Personal medications (e.g. Asthma Inhaler, blister protection etc), sunscreen, sunglasses, backpack per person, hiking boots, thermal longs and/or walking trousers & over-trousers, 3 warm top layers (wool, merino, thermals, fleece, soft shell etc. are good layers), Waterproof raincoat, Warm hat and gloves.
Adrift Tongariro has available for hire personal equipment footwear and clothing to supplement that which you don’t have and need including boots, socks, thermal longs, fleece longs, waterproof pants, thermal tops, fleece tops, waterproof tops, warm gloves, warm hats, sun hats, sunglasses, backpacks, walking poles and sleeping bags and liners.
Fitness and Experience
Good fitness is required to climb Mt. Ngauruhoe. It is steep with a rugged loose rock surface. During winter and times of snow, surface conditions will vary from day to day. Crampons and ice axes are required, and your guide will provide instruction on how to use them correctly. Please note this is not a track and is less stable walking than on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. There are parts of the climb that are reasonably steep up to 33°, you may feel slightly exposed.
It is essential all clients phone the Adrift Tongariro base between 10:00am - 5:00pm the day prior to trip date to confirm tour departure time and discuss exact timings. +64 7892 2751.
Terms and conditions
For full terms and conditions click here.