Bulldog Trek / Black Cat Trek / Shaggy Ridge Trek Combined


This trek is a combination of 3 of the tougher treks in PNG – The Bulldog Track, The Black Cat Track, and Shaggy Ridge. It is a 16 day trek including a rest day in Salamaua.

Information on each individual trek is available under the detailed tour notes on the web site:

  • Bulldog Track
  • Black Cat Track
  • Shaggy Ridge Track

This is an on demand trek, and requires a minimum of 6 trekkers. Dates are flexible and if you have an interest and/or require more information, please use the enquiry form at the bottom of this page.

16 DAY TREK (including one rest day) – this trek crosses over different local territories, and we utilize local porters from each different locality. We start with Bulldog Track porters, change porters for the Black Cat Track, and change again for Shaggy Ridge. This ensures good co-operation between locals, and generates an income for all 3 localities.

This is a long and tough trek, and is for experienced trekkers who wish to see a different part of PNG, and view battle sites from different WW2 war zones.

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For more detailed information on each trek view the individual trek page on the web site. Contact us for more information.

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  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions
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  • Costs
Day 1

Can be subject to change

Arrive Port Moresby and transfer to Hotel. Pre-walk briefing.

Day 2

Transfer to airport, and flight to Lae (Nadzab), Visit Lae War Cemetery, then PMV to Dumpu 8 HRS by PMV

Day 3

Meet porters and start our trek with a steady incline to Aginau Village. Another climb during which we can view weapons pits and defence sites along the way. Camp at foot of Shaggy Ridge village 7 HRS

Day 4

A tough day’s walk along ridgelines, with more defence pits seen, and rough overgrown bush tracks with another steep descent then on to Mindjim River camp. Camp at Maus Karl 7 HRS

Day 5

Leave our gear at Maus Karl, trek to Machine Gun, and return. 7 HRS

Day 6

Maus Karl to Dumpu. 9 HRS

Day 7

Transport to Bulolo. Accommodation at Pine Lodge.

Day 8

Rest Day

Day 9

Early morning pick up and transfer to Kaisenik. Camp

Day 10

Transport to the start of the Track. Cross Crystal Creek, climb through kunai grass and scrub, pass the B-17 bomber site, and on to Charlie’s Camp. We continue along the track (sometimes also referred to as Buisaval Track or Ballam’s Track – a small overgrown track used for ferrying goods from Salamaua to the goldfields around Wau) to Skindewai Village 9 HRS

Day 11

Today’s trek has some variation with many hills and descents where we follow the spurs all day long. Most walking is on sloped ridges, some with sheer drop offs, and is hard walking. We spend the night at Gorogasul (Guadagasul) camp 9 HRS

Day 12

Continuing on, down to the Bitoi River, and to Makoop, wade the Bitoi River, and cross it multiple times to Mubi (Mubo), where we camp for the night. 7 HRS

Day 13

We pass Vickers Ridge, climb to Tambu saddle, pass New Camp, walk along Buirali Creek, climb the spur, and then to Timbered Knoll, and onward to Kamiatum. Walk in some steep areas over many ridge lines to Buiayau Creek, then to the Francisco River. Travel by raft to Salamaua, and stay at Salamaua guesthouse 8 HRS

Day 14

Boat to Lae, and transport to Bulolo – accommodation at Pine Lodge

Day 15

Rest Day

Day 16

Early morning pick up and transfer to Hidden Valley. Trek to camp site between Hidden Valley and Yanina 8 HRS

Day 17

Tough walking today to finally camp at Yanina 9 HRS

Day 18

Trek from Yanina to Tekadu 8 HRS

Day 19

Trek from Tekadu to Bulldog. Camp 10 HRS

Day 20

Boat transfer down Lakekamu River to Terapo. Camp 7 HRS

Day 21

Transport to Port Moresby to Hotel

Day 22

Transport to airport & fly home



  • All airport transfers
  • Two nights twin share at the 5 star Hilton Hotel in Port Moresby (breakfast included, and single supplement available)
  • Australian trek leader
  • Native PNG guide
  • Airfares from Port Moresby to Lae
  • Boat transfers from Bulldog to Lakekamu and from Salamaua to Lae
  • All accommodation at Port Moresby & Salamaua & Bulolo (all twin share) and villages on the Track
  • All food whilst trekking
  • Dinner at Salamaua and Bulolo
  • Group porters and local guides
  • Personal porter
  • All vehicle (PMV) transport
  • Rafting the Francisco River
  • All Track permits
  • History briefs, and battle site viewings
  • Quick dry T-shirt and cap


  • International flights to/from Port Moresby
  • Personal spending on the trek
  • Personal drinks and snacks at guesthouses and hotels
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa to PNG
  • Food and drinks at hotel at Port Moresby


  • Trek cost is $10000 – this includes your personal porter * 3 – includes travel allowance back their home villages
  • Please note that prices may be subject to change due to covid restrictions effecting flights, and other cost variations
  • Trek includes a minimum number of 6 trekkers
  • Trek is an on-demand trek only – please use the enquiry form at the bottom of the page to express your interest

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