Day 1: Once you arrive in Mt Hagen, you will be met and greeted at the airport and then be escorted to Kegsugel Mt Wilhelm. Transport today will be via a 4WD, this is usually an open back truck. The drive is not a comfortable one and is on a rough road for more than three hours. This does, however, offer an incredible opportunity for photos as the scenery is spectacular the entire way. In addition to nature, you will experience along the way, you will also see many villages and the bamboo houses and huts throughout them.
Betty's Lodge overnight, Dinner Included
Day 2: Today you will begin your walk towards Base Camp of Mt Wilhelm early after breakfast. The walk this morning is leisurely as you climatize to the environment. The walk is, as you can imagine, wildly scenic as you are walking under a dense jungle canopy. As you walk, you will make your way out of the canopy into an open area up to two lakes, where base camp is situated. Tonight we encourage you to get to bed early to rest up for a very early start tomorrow.
Base Camp Hut overnight. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
Day 3: This morning marks the beginning of a long exhausting day. The trekking will begin at midnight after a light breakfast. You will gather all of your camping gear and pack it up prior to leaving the base camp hut. Climbing will commence no later than 1 am. The trek begins early in order to reach the summit in time for sunset this morning, or just after. As you climb, there will be opportunities to stop and take a break while keeping a steady pace as this will help will climatization.
Once we have reached the summit this morning, please take plenty of photos and soak up the spectacular view on the summit of Mt Wilhelm. the can offer a panoramic view of the coastal regions of Madang and other Eastern and Western Highlands provinces of PNG.
After our time on the summit, we will begin the descent back to Betty's Lodge. We will make a short stop at Base Camp to enjoy a hot drink and have something small to eat before continuing to the Lodge. Today is very hard and both physically and mentally demanding and should not be underestimated.
Betty's Lodge overnight. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
Day 4: This morning we will depart Betty's Lodge earth and begin the journey back to Mt Hagen. We will return to Mt Hagen the way we arrived, on the back of a 4WD. You will arrive in time for your flight from Mt Hagen today. If you are not flying out of Mt Hagen today, you will be dropped off at your accommodation in the Mt Hagen.
Breakfast included this morning.
THINGS TO BRING: Warm clothes, Mountain Boots, hand gloves, head lights, snacks or
biscuits, purified bottled water, some energy bars and canned foods, etc.
Cost includes: Accommodation as indicated, guides, porters, transport as indicated, meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Cost excludes: Domestic and international airfare, visas, travel insurance, accommodation other than indicated in the itinerary, snacks/beverages, personal items such as insect repellent