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:
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.
Can be subject to change
Arrive Port Moresby and transfer to Hotel. Pre-walk briefing.
Transfer to airport, and flight to Lae (Nadzab), Visit Lae War Cemetery, then PMV to Dumpu 8 HRS by PMV
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
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
Leave our gear at Maus Karl, trek to Machine Gun, and return. 7 HRS
Maus Karl to Dumpu. 9 HRS
Transport to Bulolo. Accommodation at Pine Lodge.
Early morning pick up and transfer to Kaisenik. Camp
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
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
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
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
Boat to Lae, and transport to Bulolo – accommodation at Pine Lodge
Early morning pick up and transfer to Hidden Valley. Trek to camp site between Hidden Valley and Yanina 8 HRS
Tough walking today to finally camp at Yanina 9 HRS
Trek from Yanina to Tekadu 8 HRS
Trek from Tekadu to Bulldog. Camp 10 HRS
Boat transfer down Lakekamu River to Terapo. Camp 7 HRS
Transport to Port Moresby to Hotel
Transport to airport & fly home
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