Mt.Wilhelm is the highest peak in Papua New Guinea, at 4,509m/14,880ft. The Traverse from Ambullua to Keglsugl offers a unique and challenging way to experience PNG's highest mountain. The journey over Mt.Wilhelm presents the opportunity to experience a culture still largely intact. The trek crosses rivers, climbs through moss forests (home of several birds of paradise), alpine grasslands and glacial valleys. To add to this there are amazing views of the North Coast and surrounding valleys.
Day 1: Fly to Goroka in the morning and travel by road to Kegusgl, and camp for the night.
Day 2: Trek from Kegsugl to Lake Pinde. Have lunch and acclimatise and rest.
Day 3: Midnight start, trek to the summit before a slow descent to base camp.
Day 4: Depart Kegsugl to Goroka, arriving in afternoon.
If you are not super-fit or an experienced mountain climber, we strongly recommend you take an extra night and make it a 4-night trip so that you can spend an extra night at Base Camp and do some day hiking around Lake Piunde in order to acclimatise to the high altitude before attempting to climb to the summit.
Pre or post trek accommodation can be arranged in Goroka, so you can spend more time in the region and see the famous skeleton and mudmen or expericence a 'mumu', food cooked in the ground.
Warm wind-proof clothes and an alpine sleeping bag are essential, but Mt Wilhelm is a non-technical climb and no special gear is required. Light hiking boots or comfortable trainers are adequate footwear. A torch and energy snacks are also a necessity.
Accommodation is basic, guest house at Kegsugl, and A-Framed hut at base camp. There are no mattresses in the hut and sleeping arrangements are communal.
$3125 - 1 trekker
$1995 - 2 trekkers
$1825 - 3 trekkers
$1575 - 4 trekkers
Rates are per person.
Flights are additional but can be packaged with pre and post accommodation from Australia or Port Moresby as required. Travel insurance is a mandatory requirement. Sleeping bags can be hired upon arrival.
Prices are quoted in AUD, valid for 2017 BUT are subject to change without notice due to currency variations and increases in taxes. They cannot be guaranteed until paid in full. A $300 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking with the balance due no later that 60 days prior to departure. Bank transfer or credit card fees are not included in the above rates and will be added at the time of quoting. Bookings made within 60 days must be paid in full. Our full terms and conditions can be viewed here.