Itinerary

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

The company was really good about sending out communication to their climbers (gear lists, gear recommendations, fitness training programs, etc) in the months leading up to the trip. Once we arrived for gear check the day before our climb, it was obvious we were in very capable and knowledgeable hands.

View from high on Mount Wilhelm, Papua New Guinea
Summit of Mount Wilhelm
Mount Giluwe
Lake Piunde
Omo Masalai
Lake Piunde
Mudman of PNG
On the road to Mount Wilhelm
Mount Giluwe
The term "Mudmen" of Papua New Guinea's Asaro tribe, also known as the Holosa, refers to a tradition of a costume centered around masks made of mud. They live nearby the village of Goroka in the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea.
Lake Piunde

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