Our trek itineries allow you to stay each night at a decent camp site or village. Most of the camp sites and villages offer tent sites and huts commonly referred to as a guesthouse or in Pisin a ‘win haus’. For smaller groups under ten, it is most likely you will have the opportunity to sleep in a hut most nights. Huts are on a first come first served is, so a tent is recommended for this reason. A Mosquito net should be taken as the huts will keep the weather out, but not small insects. You always have the option of sleeping in your tent each night, that you or your personal porter carry. The accommodation cost is included as part of the pre-paid package which also includes track pass, airline ticket to Kokoda, food, and food porters. Irrespective of which direction you walk, if overnighting in the Oro Province, our trekkers stay at Saga Village or Pija Orohaven Retreat.
Food is included in the tour package cost. Our 24 hour ration packs are carried by our food porters and handed out to trekkers on a daily basis. Each ration pack is then carried by the individual trekker or if hiring a personal porter than you might like to put your ration pack inside the bag he is carrying. Some people shy at the term “Ration Pack, but from several years, we realise this is the only way to ensure that you eat higenically along the Kokoda Trail and never run out of food. We have tried all the methods of preparing food on the trail and have found ration packs to work the best for you and our staff. The handling of food has to be kept to a minimum for your health and safety!
The Ration Packs contain Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner. Depending on your daily food intake requirements, you may want to take some other food along with you, such as muesli bars, chocolate, soup, lollies, biscuits, and other favorites. However, we are confident that our 24 hour ration packs contain ample quantities of food to satisfy your daily requirements. Please ensure that you do not add too much weight to your backpack. The trek can be very draining on energy reserves so any supplements will come in handy.
Fresh fruit such as oranges, mandarins, bananas, pineapples, sugar fruit (a kind of passion fruit), and others are sold by villagers along the track so be sure to have some small change (K5, K10) to buy these.
Local food is available upon request from the villages. These include kaukau (sweet potato), potatoes, bananas, taro, corn, choko leaves (which abound along the track), cabbages, tomatoes, and others. These vegetables can be supplemented by a village chicken if and when available.