From  £6275
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Explore the culturally diverse Highlands region
  • Enjoy an Asaro Mudman village tour
  • Visit lush rainforests in search of birdlife
  • Witness a traditional dance performance
  • Discover pristine coral reefs in Madang
  • Ascend Mt Wilhelm, the highest mountain in PNG
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Papua New Guinea with Mt Wilhelm Climb

14 Day Tour, from £6275 per person

Enjoy a warm welcome and discover the rugged beauty of Papua New Guinea on this tailor-made adventure. Venture into traditional villages and come face to face with colourful residents resplendent in local dress. Explore verdent rainforest in search of the abundance of birdlife which includes the resplendent Bird of Paradise. Ascend challenging Mt Wilhelm, the highest mountain in the country and descend to be rewarded with a fascinating Asara Mudman performance. Cruise the crystal clear waters of Madang Harbour to enjoy a spot of snorkelling before ending in the bustling capital Port Moresby. Visit the impressive Parliament Haus, the National Museum which is crammed with historical artefacts and the city's green oasis the Port Moresby Nature Park. 

 

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
SINGAPORE TO PORT MORESBY TO THE HIGHLANDS
SINGAPORE TO PORT MORESBY TO THE HIGHLANDS
Take the overnight flight to Port Moresby. Land for a short transit before boarding the flight to Tari the provincial capital in the heart of Hela Province. Transfer to Ambua Lodge which offers fabulous views of the Tari Valley. (D)
DAY 2
THE HIGHLANDS
THE HIGHLANDS
Spend today exploring the Tari region which is home to a range of cultural and ecological activities including a village experience to Tigibi Village for face painting, Horonapa for seeing the women’s houses, Wapia for a spirit and sun dance and Boriba Akau village for the famous Huli Wigmen. Tari is also world renowned for bird watching so there is also the opportunity to enjoy bird watching to search for the famous bird of paradise (among others) and interesting nature walks. Overnight Ambua Lodge. (B,L,D)
DAY 3
TARI TO MT HAGEN
TARI TO MT HAGEN
Today take the flight to Mt Hagen which passes over rugged mountain ranges. Mt Hagen is the country’s third largest city and the gateway to the Highlands region, including Goroka. Check into the Highland Hotel for the evening at leisure. (B)
DAY 4
MT HAGEN TO KEGUSUGUL
MT HAGEN TO KEGUSUGUL
This morning depart Hagen and drive the 6-hour journey to Kegusugul, the village which sits at the foot of Mt Wilhelm. The journey passes through the fertile Whagi Valley passing flourishing tree plantations. Pass through Chimbu Province and stop to visit a village for a fascinating Omo Masalai performance. Enjoy a picnic lunch before continuing the drive to Gembogl and then onwards to Kegusugul which sits at 2,800 metres. Overnight in the simple Camp JJ. (B,L—picnic/D)
 
DAY 5
KEGUSUGUL & LAKE PIUNDE
KEGUSUGUL & LAKE PIUNDE
After breakfast start trekking with your local guide and porter service to Lake Piunde. This trek is a moderate 3-4 hour walk which gradually climbs up through Highland rainforest and grasslands towards the summit of Lake Piunde. Stop at a camp site which sits at 3560 metres where you will spend the night. It is a good idea to spend the remainder of the day acclimatizing to the altitude before settling down for a few hours rest in the A-Frame Hut. (B,L,D)
DAY 6
MT WILHELM
MT WILHELM
Wake up at midnight and start the summit attempt of Mt Wilhelm. The trek starts with a steep climb up from Lake Piunde heading up to approximately 4,000 metres. Traverse the ridges heading ever towards the summit. After the summit descend towards Lake Piunde (or if you have the energy you can return all the way back down to Kegusugul. Overnight A-Frame Hut or Camp JJ. (B,L,D)
DAY 7
KEGUSUGUL TO GOROKA
KEGUSUGUL TO GOROKA
Descend from Kegusugul and depart in the waiting 4WD vehicle to Goroka. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to relax after the arduous hike. (B,L)
DAY 8
GOROKA
GOROKA
After breakfast head out to enjoy an Asaro Mudman village tour. Historically the Asaro Mudmen are the guardian symbol of the Asaro villages and traditional dances are performed by tribal members covered in mud wearing large mud masks at events and festivals throughout the year. After a traditional mumu lunch (food cooked in an earth oven) take a walk along the sweet potato garden to a hilltop which offers great views of the surroundings. After your walk visit an ancestral cave and enjoy a ghost dance performance. (B,L)
 
DAY 9
GOROKA
GOROKA
This morning spend time in a local Chimbu village. Learn about the making of traditional weapons, musical instruments, and bilum (string bags) and try your hand at one or all. The day aims to give you a first hand experience of traditional village life showcasing techniques and methods which haven't changed for many years. This afternoon, explore Goroka town. Visit the bustling local market, a coffee factory and the informative JK McCarthy Museum.(B,L)
DAY 10
GOROKA TO MADANG
GOROKA TO MADANG
Enjoy breakfast and depart overland to drive to Madang. En-route stop at Kamaliki Village to enjoy a traditional dance performance by the villagers. Continue towards Madang and enjoy a stop at a scenic viewpoint for panoramic views of the countryside. End the day in Madang and enjoy the evening at leisure. (B,L)
DAY 11
MADANG
MADANG
This morning take a boat out for a Madang harbour cruise. Madang is famous for its pristine coral reef. Enjoy a cruise around the stunning harbour which is surrounded by lush rainforest and disembark at some of the small islands where there is the opportunity to snorkel. Return to your hotel for the remainder of the day free at leisure. (B)
DAY 12
MADANG
MADANG
This morning head out on a Madang village tour. Also included is a stop at Suyao Lookout from where you can see the Gogol river winding away from you in the distance. On a clear morning you should be able to see the Bismarck Range to the south and possibly Mt Wilhelm. Continue to Haya village which is just half an hour from town where villagers live a rural life with no mains electricity or water: life here has not changed for 1000's of years. Enjoy a traditional sing sing performance before returning to the hotel for the rest of the day free at leisure. (B)
DAY 13
MADANG TO PORT MORESBY
MADANG TO PORT MORESBY
This morning take the flight from Wewak back to Port Moresby. Upon arrival meet and transfer to enjoy a city tour. Visit the impressive National Parliament (Parliament Haus) built in the style of a Maprik-style haus tambaran (spirit house) and the National Museum which has a good selection of local artifacts including masks, shields, totems, war relics and some contemporary art. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy some last minute sightseeing. (B)
DAY 14
DEPARTURE
DEPARTURE
Return to the airport and take the flight back to Singapore. (B)

Pricing Information

14 day tour, from £6275 per person

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with Air Niugini from Singapore to Port Moresby
  • Internal flights in economy class with Air Niugini from Port Moresby—Tari//Wewak—Port Moresby
  • Meals as stated in Papua New Guinea (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Sightseeing with English-speaking guide/driver
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program
 

Price Excludes

  • International flights to/from Singapore
  • Papua New Guinea visa (obtained on arrival, no charge)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Meals that are not listed on the itinerary
 

Tour Route Map


  1. Papua New Guinea, Tari
  2. Papua New Guinea, Mt Hagen
  3. Papua New Guinea, Mt Wilhelm
  4. Papua New Guinea, Goroka
  5. Papua New Guinea, Madang
  6. Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby

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