Mt Wilhelm is the highest mountain in Oceania and is one of the “7 Peaks” – the highest mountains on the 7 traditional Continents of the World.
Mt Wilhelm is 4509m and is twice the height of Australia’s Mt Kosciuszko.
The climb is not technical, and no high altitude gear or equipment is needed. There is a well formed trail to the summit, crossing a diverse terrain and is one of the most scenic areas in all of Papua New Guinea.
From the summit you can see 3 Provinces – Chimbu, Jiwaka, and Madang.
You will pass the twin lakes – Piunde (female name – lower lake) and Aunde (male name – upper lake).
The trail is slippery and wet, and with the high altitude you can suffer from altitude sickness.
Our stay at Betty’s Lodge provides hot water, beds, and a welcome meal.
Base camp at 3500m is very basic, and very cold at night.
The trek to the summit starts in the dark at 1am to hopefully arrive at the summit around daylight. The climb up takes around 4 hours for 5.7km.
Mt Wilhelm is a tough challenge and is not for the faint hearted. However the climb is most certainly worth it and ticks off the highest peak in PNG.
International Flight to Port Moresby. Transfer to Hilton Hotel. Pre-trek briefing.
Transfer to airport and flight to Mt Hagen. Transfer to Kimininga Hotel.
Travel to Betty’s Lodge and our accommodation. Option to visit Trout Farm.
Trek to Piunde and Base Camp. Camp.
Wake at 1am. Trek to Summit. Trek back to Base Camp for lunch, then trek to Betty’s Lodge. Quick snack, then vehicle transfer to Kimininga Hotel. This is a long long day finishing around 7pm.
Transfer to airport and flight to Port Moresby. Transfer to Hilton Hotel.
Transfer to airport and International flight home.
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