Mt. Wilhelm Expedition Itinerary
(Dates/Prices/Itinerary subject to change)
Please be reminded that scheduling changes and permitting including the cancellation of trips can happen at any moment. We may opt to fly in/out of different villages based current conditions. Trip Cancellation Insurance is highly recommended.
September 6, 2020
Depart home country for Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
September 7, 2020
Arrive Port Moresby transit to directly Mt. Hagen region. Upon arrival in Mt. Hagen we will complete registration documents and complete gear check. Overnight hotel.
September 8, 2020
We travel by road trip from Mt. Hagen region to the foot of Mt. Giluwe, where you will begin your ascent of Mt. Giluwe; hiking to Giluwe Base Camp (9850 feet). The trek is approximately 5-6 hours with tent camp set at riverside forest camp.
September 9, 2020
We wake early in the morning you will and leave base camp for the summit at 4360 meters. Climb will take 3-4 hours after which we trek to the summit is between 2-3 hours. We return from the summit to the base camp for lunch then trek back trailheads and vehicle and return to hotel lodging.
September 10, 2020
After breakfast travel by road to Betty’s lodge at the foot of Mt. Wilhelm. En route we will visit with local tribes and may get to witness local dance. Our accommodation is at Betty’s lodge
September 11, 2020
We begin your ascent of Mt. Wilhelm to Base camp. The trek to the base camp will be approximately 6-7 hours and we tent camp at Lake Piunde.
September 12. 2020
We arise early in the morning (4am) and leave base camp for the summit of Mt. Wilhelm which is the highest mountain in PNG at 14,793 feet.. We return from the summit to the base camp in time for lunch and a few hours to relax then trek back to Betty’s lodge for a well-earned rest.
September 13, 2020
Road transfer from Betty’s lodge to Mt. Hagen region and hotel
September 14, 2020
Transfer to airport for your domestic flight to Port Moresby. Transit to your outgoing international flight.
September 15, 2020
Arrive home country
Our guides’ ability was excellent. They explained well in simple, easy to understand terms, and demonstrated effectively what to do and what not to do. They gave us opportunities to practice crampon and rope travel skills on glaciers and rock, which we needed on the actual climb of Mont Blanc.