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Ecotourism Melanesia -  Village to Village Trekking
VILLAGE TO VILLAGE TREKKING

PNG is an exciting country for a walking holiday. Apart from the diverse and scenic geographic terrain a major attraction is passing through rural villages and meeting traditionally oriented people living subsistence lifestyles in their tribal groups. The number of outsiders they meet walking through their lands every year is miniscule and trekking in these areas you will surely come across young children who have never seen an outsider before. Our local guide walks with you on all treks, and the level of resourcing varies from package to package: on high-traffic walking routes like the Kokoda Track almost all food and equipment for your group is carried in by a team of porters because the villages don't have the capacity to feed regular trekking groups, whereas walking independently as a solo or couple in more remote areas your guide will arrange a lot of village food en route which gives you a great local experience and reduces the number of porters you need (and the trip cost). For all trekking we provide full backup from our Port Moresby office... your guide carries a local mobile phone, supplemented in off-network areas with a satellite phone, so that our offfice staff will be just a phone call away 24 hours a day in case of emergency or change of plans.

For bookings and enquiries please e-mail us first at ecotourism.melanesia@gmail.com
Booking information can be found at the bottom of this page.

What's the difference between a hike and a trek? A HIKE is generally a walk of not more than one or two days duration along established roads and footpaths / walking tracks. A TREK is a multi-day walk, often over more difficult terrain where there may not always be a cleared path. We could say that a trek is a series of hikes joined together.

Ecotourism Melanesia - Village to Village Trekking
Ecotourism Melanesia -  Village to Village Trekking
...VILLAGE TO VILLAGE TREKKING
CENTRAL PROVINCE (INTERIOR)
EM20E Koiari jungle villages trekking 1-5 nights (NEW!)
Tufi area map
Ecotourism Melanesia -  Village to Village Trekking
TUFI (ORO PROVINCE COAST)
EM15A TUFI FJORDS HIKE AND PADDLE 5 nights Fri-Wed EM15B TUFI FJORDS HIKE AND PADDLE 5 nights Wed-Mon EM15C TUFI FJORDS HIKE AND PADDLE 5 nights Mon-Sat
Tufi area map
Ecotourism Melanesia -  Village to Village Trekking
SIMBAI (MADANG PROVINCE HIGHLANDS)
EM60 SIMBAI REMOTE TREKKING 4 nights
Ecotourism Melanesia - Village to Village Trekking
...HISTORICAL TREKKING
KOKODA TRACK
EM10B WALK THE KOKODA TRACK 9 nights (group bookings only)
Ecotourism Melanesia -  Village to Village Trekking
BULLDOG TRACK
EM29 WALK THE BULLDOG TRACK 9 nights (group bookings only)

Yes Kokoda is a walk in the park compared to the Bulldog Track!

Ecotourism Melanesia -  Village to Village Trekking
...DAY HIKES
FULL DAY SOGERI CROSS-COUNTRY HIKE

From Sogeri commence a six hour guided hike following country lanes, four wheel drive tracks, rainforest foot-trails and village garden paths to experience the Sogeri backwoods ... see rolling downs, farming hamlets, old rubber plantations, rich green rainforest, creeks, birds, butterflies and wallabies.

...MOUNTAIN CLIMBING
MT WILHELM (CHIMBU PROVINCE)
EM77 CLIMB MT WILHELM 3 nights
Ecotourism Melanesia -  Village to Village Trekking
Ecotourism Melanesia -  Village to Village Trekking
MT ALBERT EDWARD (CENTRAL PROVINCE)
EM9A CLIMB MT ALBERT EDWARD 7 nights

Mt Albert Edward in the Owen Stanley Ranges of Central Province is PNG's fifth highest peak at 3990 metres. Mt Albert Edward is a non-technical climb with no dangerous cliffs or drops, similar in difficulty to Mt Wilhelm, but getting there is quite an expedition, requiring several days hike from Woitape airfield, and support from a guide and porters to carry supplies. Private bookings only.

Ecotourism Melanesia -  Village to Village Trekking
...OTHER ADVENTURES

We also offer:
WILD RIVER EXPEDITIONS AND WHITE WATER RAFTING
Other mountains and volcanoes (by special request)
Caving (by special request)

Ecotourism Melanesia -  Village to Village Trekking
Ecotourism Melanesia -  Village to Village Trekking