Itinerary

Mount Wilhelm 4 days/3 night Climb (optional extra day)

Day 1:             

Arrive Port Moresby

On arrival in Port Moresby, hotel courtesy coach will transfer clients to hotel. Accommodation: Hotel

Day 2:   

  • POM-Hagen      PX108     9:00-10:00
  • Hagen-Kegsugel  Ground Transport 5-6 hours (depending on conditions of road)

Early morning transfer to Domestic Airport by hotel courtesy Coach On arrival at Mt Hagen, group will be met by our PNG representative and transported to Mt Wilhelm Lodge, which will take us to the Lodge at Kegsugel which is where accommodation is for tonight.  The drive is along a very rough road, and will more than likely be sitting on the deck of a truck, which is the best place to view the spectacular scenery and conditions along the way in which the people live. Accommodation: Lodge (Meals B/L/D)

Day 3:             

Lodge – Base Camp               3-4 hr leisurely hike

After a leisurely breakfast this morning group starts walking up to Base Camp. Taking time to acclimatise enjoy the scenery of walking under the jungle canopy, spotting wild orchids and hopefully some bird life then out into a swampy fern lined valley up to the lakes where base camp is situated. Accommodation: Base Camp Hut (Meals B/L/D)                                   

 Day 4:              

Summit Mt Wilhelm-Descend to Lodge     approx 13-14hrs

A long day ahead of the group, after retiring early to bed the previous night, group will rise at mid night; have a cup of tea/coffee and light breakfast.  Pack up gear which will be left in the hut. Start climbing Mt Wilhelm no later than 1am, should be peaking close to or just after sunrise.  Take lots of breaks and climb at a steady pace to assist in acclimatisation.  On reaching the summit make sure to take plenty of photos and absorb the views before beginning the long descent back to the Lodge. Stopping at Base Camp for a short period to have a hot drink and something to eat and then head down the hill back to the Lodge. This is an extremely long, hard physical day. Please do not underestimate how hard this day is going to be. Accommodation: Lodge (Meals B/L/D)      

Day 5:            

Lodge – Mt Hagen –POM    PX183 16:50 – 17:50

An early start this orning to return to Mount hagen to make sure group connects with their flight back to Port Moresby. Accommodation: Hotel (B)

Day 6:    

Transfer to International Airport and commence journey home.         

OR

Day 5:             

Explore Kegsugel

Clients can choose to stay another day at Betty's Lodge. This is a magnificent area to explore and well worth looking at as an optional extra. Spend the day walking down to the school and visiting the families of the guides that took you up Mt Wilhelm. Accommodation: Lodge (Meals B/L/D) Extra $250.00 per person.

Day 6:            

Lodge – Mt Hagen –POM    PX183 16:50 – 17:50

An early start this morning to return to Mount Hagen to make sure group connects with their flight back to Port Morsby. Accommodation: Hotel (B)

Day 7:             

Transfer to International Airport and commence journey home.  

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