Climbing on Gilów
Climbing on Giluva is an interesting route and one of the points of the project “7 volcanoes of continents”, as well as the opportunity to visit one of the most exotic islands of the world, New Guinea. And our experienced guide will lead you to this wonderful fairy tale.
Volcano Giluve – the highest volcano in Australia and Oceania-4368m. He went to New Guinea, because there are no volcanoes in Australia. For the first time, Australian research brothers Mick and Dan Leahy climbed it in 1934. It is the second highest peak on the island after Wilhelma Mountain (4509 m.)
Giluwe shield volcano. It is located in the province of the Southern Highlands. The frozen lava formed two peaks. The highest central peak (4368m.) The volcanic cone of Mount Giluwe is heavily destroyed and the ascent is a pedestrian route, but finding a path without a guide is not easy. The track runs along the overgrown paths through the jungle and partly through wet alpine meadows.
The main attraction of New Guinea is its unique nature. Giant butterflies, dozens of species of “birds of paradise” with fantastically bright plumage among the wet bright green jungle and strange colors will amaze your imagination.
You need to go because:
one of the points of the project “7 volcanoes of the continents”;
7 days route in the mountains is suitable for everyone;
enjoy the magnificent scenery;
Capture exotic jungle and “paradise” birds;
climb the highest volcano in Australia and Oceania;
the opportunity to see the life of a Papuan village;
visit one of the most unusual islands of the earth.
Thread route: Mount Hagen (1677m) – Tambula – Kalapa Cool – Jordan River Camp – Giluwe (4368m) – Jordan River Camp – Mount Hagen (1677m) – Wagi – Mount Hagen (1677m) – Port Moresby – Varirarat – Port moresby
Day 1: Arrival at Mount Hagen
Arrive at Mount Hagen. Hotel accommodation.
The city of Mount Hagen (36 thousand people, the 3rd largest in the country, an altitude of about 1,700 meters) is located in the central part of the state of Papua New Guinea. It comes to him from both the north and the south coast is a pretty good road. However, usually in this city fly by plane from the capital city of Port Moresby. Accommodation at the hotel, preparation for entering the volcano.
Day 2: Start the route.
Early breakfast. Transfer by jeep to Tambula – a small Papuan village. Next – go to Kalapa Kul, the group is accompanied by porters and a local English-speaking guide. Dinner, overnight in a campground.
Day 3: Transfer to the Base Camp of the Giluwe Volcano.
Early breakfast and 5-6 hour transfer to the base camp of the volcano (Jordan River Camp). Overnight in tent camp.
Day 4: Climbing the Giluwe Volcano (4368 m.)
Climbing the Giluwe volcano and returning to the base camp. The volcano is located in a seismic and weather complex place. At an altitude of 4368 meters, even near the equator is not at all hot, there is snow. On the way you can get under the rain (it rains here almost all the time).
Volcano Giluve formed about 650-800 thousand years ago. The last eruption took place about 200 thousand years ago. Although at present there are no glaciers on Giluva, in the area of its location numerous punctures and valleys have remained.
Return to Jordan River Camp. Night in tents.
Day 5: Return to Mount Haggen.
Return to Mount Hagen. Overnight at the hotel.
Mount Hagen is the capital of the province of Southern Highlands. The population of the city is very diverse in terms of ethnic composition – almost all ethnic groups of the country live here. In this regard, throughout the year in Mount Hagen held the most festivals. Interesting Mount Hagen Cultural Center with a museum, which exhibits the work of local artists and religious items of various tribes. On Saturdays, a bustling market opens in the city, where residents from all over the province sell goods. This is a great place to buy souvenirs.
Day 6: Sightseeing.
Early rise and departure to the airport. At the airport, after checking in and getting a boarding pass, you can catch a trip to the village of Vaga. In this small Papuan village there is a small zoo, as well as in the vicinity there are several varieties of orchids. Return to the airport and departure to Port Moresby. After checking into a hotel and having a short snack, the group leaves for Varierat National Park. At sunset, you can watch the birds of paradise in their natural habitat. Return to the hotel after 19.00. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Departure home
Airport transfer. Flight to Denpassar.
This is included
all transport according to the program (including meeting / transfer to the airport)
accommodation in hotels (double occupancy)
accommodation in huts and shelters according to the program
meals throughout the journey (except for the days of staying at the hotel)
This is not included
all flights (international and local)
individual equipment rental
tips for porters and guides
extra charge for single occupancy
Tips for the main (local) guide (mandatory !!!):
minimal – if everything was good, $ 30 from each participant ($ 5 per day for 6 days)
usually – if you liked everything, $ 60 per participant ($ 10 per day for 6 days)
The rest of the auxiliary guides and support staff you can tip at their discretion.
Good to know
Papua New Guinea (full name Independent State Papua New Zhouyan) is a state in Oceania, in the southwestern Pacific, occupies the eastern part of New Guinea Island, Bismarck Archipelago, the northern part of the Solomon Islands (Bougainville Islands, Blower Islands, the island of Solomon Islands (Bougainville Islands, Blower Islands, the island of Solomon Islands (Bougainville Islands, Blower Islands, in the northern Solomon Islands (Bougainville Islands, Blowman Islands, in the Mediterranean, in the Solomon Islands (Bougainville Islands, Islands of Bougainville, in the Mediterranean, in the Solomon Islands, in the Bougainville Islands, in the coast of the Solomon Islands, on the island of Solomon Islands, in the Bougainville Islands, in the island of Bugunville, in the coast of the Solomon Islands, in the Solomon Islands, in the Bougainville Islands, in Bugunville Islands, in the Bogouville Islands) Islands d’Antrkasto and others. Area – 462 840 km². The population is 7,275,324 people (2011) – mainly Papuans and Melanesians. The urban population is 15.2% (1991).
The official languages are English, Tokopis and Hiri Motu. Most of the population are Christians, the rest adhere to local traditional beliefs. Administrative divisions: 20 provinces. The capital is Port Moresby. Included in the Commonwealth of Nations. The head of state is the British Queen, represented by the Governor-General. Legislature – National Parliament.
Necessary clothes and shoes
Puff at -10 ° C
membrane jacket with a membrane
Polartec jacket or fleece
storm trousers with a membrane
polartec pants or fleece
thermal underwear warm
thermal underwear thin
warm socks (3-4 pairs, warm and light)
gloves to -10 ° C
hat not blown
t-shirt, shirt with long sleeves (2 pieces)
sneakers for high mountain trekking
carbine with clutch – 2pcs
headlamp with 2 sets of batteries
backpack for climbing (40-50 l.)
trunk 120 l.
sleeping bag at -10 ° C
thermos (1 l.)
personal first aid kit
mat in a tent (karemat)
personal dishes (bowl, cup, spoon, knife)
towel, soap, toothpaste, brush
Passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of the end of the trip
A visa for citizens of the Russian Federation is issued through the Australian embassy. The process of obtaining a visa can take up to two months!
Be sure to make sure that there are free pages in your passport and that the passport expires in more than 6 months.
All information, upon receipt of a visa in Papua, can be obtained from the program manager.
All transfers according to the program are carried out on individual transport.
In hotels according to the program – double occupancy. On the route, everyone lives in tents.
The cost of the program includes 3 meals a day on the entire travel itinerary, except for the days of staying in hotels.
An experienced guide works with the group on the whole route. During the trekking – local guide, cook, porters.
The weather in the area of the mountain is usually very rainy and daytime temperatures can drop to 0 degrees. High probability of snow and rain.
Insurance and medicine
The whole bunch of tropical diseases is possible, although the probability of being infected is no more than in Africa on Kilimanjaro.
For a trip to Papua New Guinea, you need a mountaineering insurance. This can be done at the company’s office. For a stay in the territory of New Guinea, the Ministry of Health of Russia recommends vaccination against yellow fever as a prophylactic against this disease. Vaccination must be made no later than 10 days before the date of entry into the Country. After vaccination, an international certificate is issued, valid for 10 years.
As in many other African and Asian countries, preventive measures against malaria are mandatory. There are no vaccinations for this disease, so tourists are required to take special antimalarial tablets (meflohim or lariam) according to the following scheme: 1 tablet a week before the date of travel, 1 tablet on the day of arrival in Papua New Guinea, then 1 tablet every week in the country . After returning from a trip, it is recommended to take 1 tablet every week for 3-4 weeks for prevention. Protection against insect bites is necessary: when traveling to savanna, open areas of the body must be covered, i.e. wear trousers, sweaters with long sleeves, use special ointments and sprays with a frightening odor, use gauze canopy over the beds, etc. Currently meflohim or lariam can be bought in commercial pharmacies.
Climbing the Giluwe Volcano, like any active rest, can be a danger to human health and life.
A guide accompanying the group throughout the program ensures safety only if the rules and safety regulations of all participants are taken into account. Therefore, we recommend to listen to the opinions and advice of the accompanying guide.
During the program, and especially in critical situations, participants must fully and undoubtedly follow the recommendations and guides of the guide. All actions and decisions on the route during a situation that threatens the safety of participants are solely the responsibility of the guide accompanying the group.
During all of our programs, the guides carry with them the necessary group equipment, a mobile phone with the numbers of the district’s rescue services, and a first-aid kit for first aid.
Security for us remains the main condition for fulfilling obligations to the client!