Climb one of the seven summits of PNGMount Wilhelm, Papua New Guinea
Your next climbing challenge awaits. At 4,509m, Mount Wilhelm is not only the highest mountain in Papua New Guinea, but is also the highest point in all of Oceania. Led by Peter Doa, Papua New Guinean Mt Wilhelm head guide.
Despite its height, Mount Wilhelm is actually the country’s most accessible mountain to climb. Usually a 3-4 day hike (accessible from Mount Hagen) including overnight stays at camps / villages along the way, the expedition will find you crossing rivers, climbing through moss forests, alpine grasslands and glacial valleys. Mount Wilhelm has rugged peaks with a well formed trail leading to its summit. The ascent crosses diverse and beautiful terrain with open grassland on the slopes and granite predominant in the higher levels. While it is not a technical mountain to climb it does take a reasonable level of fitness to complete with 3 – 4 days to ascend.
Generally trekkers summit before sunrise to truly enjoy the view out to the north coast and surrounding valleys, and if you’re lucky enough you might even get to spot a beautiful bird of paradise too. While it's not compulsory to reach the summit it is to come back down - the scenery is simply breathtaking!
Air Nuigini operate flights from Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns to Mount Hagen (via Port Moresby). Guided treks and tours of Mount Wilhelm depart from Mount Hagen.
8 day guided treks with Escape Trekking Adventures start from USD$6380 per person.
A high level of fitness is required to complete this trek and the effects of altitude will be experienced.