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Hiking in the PNG Highlands

Stay at Betty's Lodge, getting this an experience by itself. Several good hikes, a day hike tales... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Incredible Journey to the Top of PNG

We stayed at Betty's Lodge and booked all of our hiking needs through her. Betty Higgins is the... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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This rugged mountain, the highest in Papua New Guinea, has an excellent trail that takes hikers to the top, past lakes, waterfalls, moss forests, and the vestiges of a World War II American fighter bomber.
Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

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 in the morning on the summit. Bring warm...More

1  Thank 10in24
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We stayed at Betty's Lodge and booked all of our hiking needs through her. Betty Higgins is the proprieter and can arrange guides and porters. If you are to do it on your own, like my husband and I did (meaning no tour company), then...More

5  Thank Michelle010117
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I climbed Mt Wilhelm in July, accompanied by my son and 2 guides, arranged through Betty's lodge. The scenery was beautiful and the people we met along the way were friendly and helpful. Betty was terrific. Unfortunately, the trail is poorly maintained, muddy and slippery...More

5  Thank Kenny L
Reviewed 27 February 2017

At the base of Mt Wilhelm where you'll find Betty's trout farm and lodge. You can get a guided tour to the top of the mountain but for the more sedentary a walk around the closer environs are preferable. Food, well Betty has an amazing...More

Thank randsav
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This ancient place is the last frontier. Such a gift to be able to visit here. Go before it's too late!!!!!

Thank Appalachi W
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I loved climbing Mt William, for physical fitness, metal health and appreciating the shear beauty of the environment and nature. Its safe, affordable and life changing. I would highly recommend.

1  Thank Precilla.S M
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Spectacular walk, cold up there but worth it. Only pity that the view is most of the time not clear when you reach the summit at morning... it would be nice to see both coastlines from up there... was not that lucky but reaching the...More

1  Thank Luigi-Magnifico
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

A stunningly beautiful, if chilly part of PNG. If you start close to Betty's Lodge and take their guides (for a small fee - but worthwhile and very good company), the path is lined with in logs and has hand-holds along many parts. There are...More

2  Thank YellowShiv
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Driving from Hagen to Goroka can take about 5 hours as the road is bad at some places. Still, it is a great ride. Stop by and get fresh fruit, also nice small coffee factory half an hour before Goroka.

Thank Tiho77
Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

It was an amazing experience. I didnt make it to the top but i went more than half way. It was such an amazing experience and such a good excercise. Since I am from Papua New Guinea i will climb at least once a year.

1  Thank Nancy M
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11 September 2016|
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Response from YellowShiv | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for not replying 9 months ago Bernd! In case anyone else reads this, I highly recommend you take your own sleeping bag and make sure it is a cold-weather one as it goes down to zero even at the Base Camp. PNG is... More
16 May 2016|
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Response from ruthhiggins2016 |
Hi, I have just returned from Mt Wilhelm and seen your question. It's probably late but if required she has a FB page under Betty's lodge Kind regards
Mitchell S
3 March 2016|
Response from ruthhiggins2016 |
Find her on Facebook under Betty's Lodge