Mount Wilhelm and Mount Giluwe

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

Altitude 4368m, Grade 1B

Enjoy this remote journey into the depths of Papua New Guinea.

Climb Mt Giluwe the highest volcano on the Australasian continent and Mt Wilhelm the highest mountain on Papua New Guinea


Enjoy this remote journey into the depths of Papua New Guinea with  Adventure Peaks. We start by acclimatising on Mt Hagen before attempting Mount Giluwe 4,368m the second highest mountain in Papua New Guinea, and the highest volcano on the Australasian continent. It is made up of a series of volcanic plugs left over from the original volcano, which formed over 700,000 years ago and, like Mount Kenya it has twin summits. The ascent takes you through jungle, grassland, past innumerable tarns and lakes but don’t expect home comforts. The climb is magnificent but it’s wild, and remote.

Acclimatised we transfer our energy onto Mount Wilhelm the island’s highest peak at 4509m, our aim is to climb it from the remote village of Keglsugol. This is a wild and remote approach that presents the opportunity to experience ancient cultures and tribe’s people that are still largely intact, leave behind any western ideas of comfort; it is a journey back in time. The paths are remote, crossing rivers, alpine grassland, glacial valleys and moss forests, the home of several birds of paradise. Once on the summit your efforts are rewarded with stunning views from the roof of the world’s most mountainous island.

Trip dossier

Trip dossier

  • International flights from London (Flight inclusive package)
  • A British expedition team leader. Small groups may use a local leader. 
  • Permits, charges, importation taxes and levies payable to the Local Authorities in connection with the expedition. 
  • Food, fuel and cooking equipment whilst on the mountain.
  • Hotel and other valley/town accommodation on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All tents and other communal equipment necessary for the climb. 
  • Medical safety equipment and supplies
  • 90-120 litre kit bag for expedition members for UK based clients. A logoed top will be substituted for all clients residing outside of the UK and for returning clients
  • 24 hour back up and support from UK staff
  • 15% off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchases from Adventure Peaks shop
  • Travel to and from UK airport
  • Personal climbing clothes and equipment
  • Personal insurance, visas, departure tax and inoculations
  • Drinks and hotel or guest house meals, unless specified
  • Personal medical supplies 
  • Personal use of communication equipment
  • Excess baggage
  • Tips for porters and local guides.
  • Costs associated with an expedition finishing early
  • Costs associated with you leaving an expedition early
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances

It is vitally important that you have adequate travel insurance for your trip with Adventure Peaks. We recognise the complexity and variety of choice in the insurance market and know that many of you either have your own preferred insurer or have annual multi trip cover in place already. If this is the case, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your Adventure Peaks itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken.

Adventure Peaks do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is a requirement of our booking conditions that you have travel insurance which covers the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your holiday. Cover must include emergency medical, helicopter evacuation, repatriation and rescue expenses.

It is strongly recommended that suitable cancellation insurance is purchased at the time of booking as all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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2 reviews for Mount Wilhelm and Mount Giluwe

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Excellent expedition leader, very informative for a good preparation… took care of all members of the group, handled the group very well, good guiding on mountains, a good chat and fun as well. Magic Mountain Lodge was excellent…unforgettable memories.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    [Trip leader was a] great person…very pleased with Adventure Peaks for this trip

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Leader: Dave Pritt

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Leader: Dave Pritt

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14th Sep 2023 - 29th Sep 2023