Mt Wilhelm Trekking Adventure - 4 days / 3 nights

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Climb Mt Wilhelm 1 of the 7 summits.

Mount Wilhelm is the highest mountain in Papua New Guinea at 4,509 metres. It is part of the Bismarck Range and the peak is the point where three provinces, Simbu, Jiwaka and Madang, meet. The peak is also known as Enduwa Kombuglu, or Kombugl'o Dimbin, in the local Papuan language Kuman.

The mountain is on the island of New Guinea, which incorporates Papua New Guinea and the Indonesian province of Papua. It is surpassed by Puncak Jaya, 4,884 m (16,024 ft), and several other peaks in Indonesian Papua.

Mount Wilhelm may be claimed as the highest mountain in Oceania (including Australia and New Zealand), on account of Indonesia being in Asia. A Seven Summits list sometimes includes Mount Wilhelm. This is due to the fact that the United Nations, World Atlas, National Geographic, the CIA, World Factbook, Papua New Guinea Trekking and 7 Continent Summits all publish that Mount Wilhelm is one of the Seven Summits

Tour availability : Available on any dates
Duration (Days): 4
Itinerary Day 1: MT HAGEN - MT WILHELM Arrive at Kagamuga Airport or Goroka Airport. You will be met by your Mt Wilhelm guide. Drive to Mt Wilhelm which will take at least 4 hours. Drive through fertile valley, quarrelling mountains, scenic waterfalls, traditional gardens/ houses, visit local roadside markets, schools, churches and arriving at the foothills of Mt Wilhelm (Keglsugl) in the afternoon. Overnight at Betty's Lodge (Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast)
Itinerary Day 2: KEGLSUGL-BASE CAMP Commence hiking with your guides up the scenic lower slopes of Mt Wilhelm, arriving at the Base Camp (Lake Piunde). Optional guided nature walks or trekking or simply relax. Overnight Base Camp (LDB)
Itinerary Day 3: BASE CAMP-MT WILHELM SUMMIT- BASE CAMP. Begin your 5-7hour climb to the country's highest peak at 4509 metres above sea level. Reach the summit with the first ray of sunlight (07:00am) and your climb will be rewarded with a beautiful views of the surrounding hills and north coast of Madang. Hike down hill back to Base Camp and arrive roughly mid day. Overnight Base Camp (LDB).
Itinerary Day 4: BASE CAMP-KEGULSUGL-MT HAGEN OR GOROKA Morning hike down to Keglsugl. Hop onto your waiting vehicle, travel back to Mt Hagen or Goroka for your onward flight (L)
Difficulty: Intermediate
Cancellation and Refund Policy: C) 75% refund up until 30 days before trip
What's Included: 1/2 twin share accommodations; meals as specified L=Lunch, D=Dinner & B=Breakfast, private transfers to/from Mt Wilhelm, knowledgeable/experienced local guide/s, summit guides, carriers and VAT/GST 10% Tax.
What's Excluded: Domestic airfares, laundry, bar & beverages, equipment & gears or anything not listed in the Land Cost Inclusions.
Other Information: This trip can be taken as a weekender or any day during the week. Fly to Goroka, travel by road to Mt Wilhelm, either climb to the summit or enjoy casual day hikes around the Mt Wilhelm lakes, and return to Goroka. You could take an extra night and make it a 4-night trip so that you can spend an extra night at Base Camp and do some day hiking around Lake Piunde in order to acclimatise to the high altitude before attempting to climb to the summit.
Gears and Equipment: Warm wind-proof clothes and an alpine sleeping bag are essential but Mt Wilhelm is a non-technical climb and no special gear is required. Light hiking boots or sturdy trainers are adequate footwear. Sleeping gear (bring your own sleeping bag, inflatable mattress and pillow).Personal gear such as water bottle, rain poncho, personal backpack and personal first aid kit, Mobile phone or satellite phone, warm clothes including a pair of warm socks and a quality pair of trekking boots.
Minimum Pax: 5
Maximum Pax: 12
Pick Up / Meeting Location: At each port of entry/arrival, our staff, representative or guide will meet you.
Region: Oceania

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