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Trekking the Wilds of Papua New Guinea

Mount Hagen, Tari Valley & Mount Giluwe Trek

Best time to travel
May – Nov
Ideal length
11 nights
Perfect for
From (incl flights)
€6,699 pp

At a glance

  • International return flights from Dublin to Port Moresby.
  • All domestic and charter flights, private transfers and shared vehicle and boat transfers.
  • 11 nights’ accommodation in Mount Hagen, Tari Valley, Mount Kunumb and Port Moresby as well as tented accommodation during your two-day Mount Giluwe trek.
  • Guided village tours, cultural experiences with the Melpa and Huli tribes, nature walks and a school visit.
  • Privately guided hiking adventure to the summit of Mount Kunumb.
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A country immersed in cultural heritage and incredible biodiversity, Papua New Guinea is as wild as it is brilliant. On this tailored itinerary to the South Pacific wonderland, intrepid travellers’ calls will be answered, with unique adventures and cultural encounters by the bucket-load. Trek through the remote mountain trails and tribal villages, following wild trails across this incredible country. Encounter picture-perfect landscapes and wonderful tribespeople that continue to embrace the lifestyle of their ancestors.

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Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to Port Moresby.

On arrival, you will be greeted by a local representative who will aid in your domestic flight transfer to Mount Hagen. Upon landing in the heartlands, you will be transferred to your luxury ecolodge for your two-night stay.

Discover the traditions and customs of the Melpa tribe.

The indigenous people continue the traditional farming methods of their ancestors, which you will learn about on your guided tour. Afterwards, meet villagers and learn about fascinating tribal traditions and ceremonies.

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Transfer to the foot of Mount Giluwe to begin your ascent of the mountain.

Traverse the trails of the mountain forest and arrive at your base camp where you’ll sleep under the stars at the river’s edge.

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Begin your panoramic trek to the mountain summit.

One of Papua New Guinea’s most beautiful mountainscape awaits, with privileged views over the highlands and valleys. Return to your camp for a peaceful afternoon spent under the shade of the pine forest.

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Return to Mount Hagen.

Spend the day descending the mountain and transfer to your lodge in Mount Hagen. In the morning, take a short flight to the stunning Tari Valley, home of the Huli tribe. Check in to your luxury remote lodge where you will spend three nights.

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Tour the villages of the famed Huli tribe.

The Hulimen take pride in their traditional bila dress and create elaborate headpieces using flowers, moss and colourful bird feathers. Learn the tradition behind their customs and visit the wig school where they learn to create these intricate works of art.

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Take a charter flight to Mount Hagen, where you’ll spend two nights.

During your stay, enjoy guided nature walks and visit the surrounding waterfalls. You will also visit the local elementary school and witness a night courtship, a traditional ritual of the local tribe.

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Embark on a guided hike to Mount Kunumb.

Wake before sunrise and journey through local villages until you reach the foot of the mountain. Start hiking uphill, encountering waterfalls, caves, colourful orchids and native wildlife. In the evening, enjoy a traditional bamboo band performance.

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Enjoy scenic lunch on Mount Hagen before your flight to Port Moresby.

Spend the night in a luxury hotel and enjoy an afternoon spent relaxing by the pool or in the botanical gardens.

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Transfer to the international airport.

Arrive in Dublin.

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