Mt Wilhelm PNG


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.

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  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Exclusions
  • Costs
Day 1

International Flight to Port Moresby. Transfer to Hilton Hotel. Pre-trek briefing.

Day 2

Transfer to airport and flight to Mt Hagen. Transfer to Kimininga Hotel.

Day 3

Travel to Betty’s Lodge and our accommodation. Option to visit Trout Farm.

Day 4

Trek to Piunde and Base Camp. Camp.

Day 5

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.

Day 6

Transfer to airport and flight to Port Moresby. Transfer to Hilton Hotel.

Day 7

Transfer to airport and International flight home.



  • All airport transfers, and all vehicle transport in PNG
  • 2 nights accommodation at Hilton Hotel Port Moresby (twin share – breakfast included)
  • Domestic return flight from Port Moresby to Mt Hagen
  • Accommodation at Kimininga Hotel, Betty’s Lodge, and Base camp
  • All meals on trek (BLD)
  • Porter to carry pack from Betty’s Lodge to Base Camp and return
  • Trek fees and camp fees
  • Local PNG guide


  • International flights
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks and meals at Hilton Hotel


  • $5500pp

What you need to Bring

  • Backpack – around 65 litres or more
  • Day pack – around 30-35 litres
  • Trekking boots
  • Gaiters
  • Good quality merino socks (3 pair)
  • Beanie
  • Good quality ski gloves
  • Sleeping bag (minimum minus -5 degrees)
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Cap or hat
  • Sleeping mat
  • Thermals (top and bottom)
  • Quick dry t-shirt (2)
  • Long sleeve merino (or similar) top
  • Good quality Fleece or Ski jacket
  • Long trekking pants
  • Wet weather good quality pants
  • Scarf (optional)
  • Water bottles or bladder (2 – 3 litres)
  • Water purification tablets
  • Torch and 2 sets of spare batteries
  • Trekking poles
  • Suncream
  • Antiseptic hand gel
  • Personal toiletries
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Aspirin/Nurofen/Panadol
  • Altitude sickness tablets
  • Camera
  • Snacks (particularly on the climb and return to summit)
  • 1 set of dry clean clothes extra

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