Mount Wilhelm, Mount Hagen

#5 of 13 in Nature in Papua New Guinea
Must see · Mountain · Nature / Park
Stand at the top of the highest mountain in Papua New Guinea, Mount Wilhelm. Recommended only for fit trekkers, this hike to this peak crosses grassland, rainforest, alpine trees, and granite outcroppings. While ropes and high-altitude gear is not required, the climb is still taxing. During the best months to climb, from May to November, be prepared for hot days and cold nights. Some accommodation is offered along the way, and locals recommend that tourists stay overnight to adjust to the elevation change. Climbing the mountain too quickly often causes illness for visitors. Put Mount Wilhelm into our Mount Hagen holiday planning tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Mount Hagen.
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  • I stayed at Betty's Lodge (2,800 meters at the base of the mountain). Betty was extremely hospitable and her lodge offers warm beds, a fire place, and fantastic meals with fresh vegetables and trout....  more »
  • Stay at Betty's Lodge, getting this an experience by itself. Several good hikes, a day hike tales you to the first lake and if you really want an adventure you can continue with a night hike arriving....  more »
  • This was an experience of a lifetime to walk this mountain to the summit. It took my small group about 7 hours from the camp at the first lake. The scenery from on top of the mountain was truly majestic. I wholeheartedly recommend a visit to all who are physically capable of doing the climb. Just be careful not to ascend to quickly as a couple of climbers had to go back due to altitude sickness.
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