Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
Suitable for the trekker who like a slower pace and want to spend a day exploring Myola Lakes.
Day 1: OWERS’ CORNER – UA-ULE CREEK
Day 1 we continue our journey along snake road up to Sogeri Monument where we again stop for photographs. Now the fun begins as we travel via dirt road for approximately 45 min to Owers’ Corner Weather permitting. The trek continues with your first descent down to Goldie River. We cross over Goldie River and commence our first climb to Imita Ridge “Golden Stairs which is no longer there”. Upon reaching the top it is another long descent down to Ua-Ule Creek where you will spend your first night
out on the track.
Day 2: UA-ULE CREEK – NAURO â€“ This morning we will leave our campsite for Nauro where we will be crossing numerous creak crossings. We then climb up loribaiwa Ridge, half way up your climb you will reach loribaiwa village. We continue our trekking up until we reach the top of Ioribaiwa Ridge. This is the point during World War 2 where the Japanese retreated. It is now a steep descent down to Ofi Creek where you will enjoy your first lunch break and swim. You will then refill your water bottles for a steep couple of hours climb up Maguli Range for your Destination of Naoro.
Day 3: – NAURO – MENARI Today will be an easy walk down Brown River where you will cross with care as the river may be high due to rainfall. You will then continue your trek onto the next creek where you will refill your water bottles for you climb to the top of Menari Lookout, from the lookout you will enjoy the views of your next camp site in Menari.
Day 4: MENARI – EFOGI Day four will have you start your morning with walking past the Menari airstrip where you will then continue onto your first creek crossing of the Day. You will refill your water bottles for your next climb up Brigade Hill. At the top of Brigade Hill you will have a chance to take in some of the scenery from the lookout. After your short Break you will then descend down to EFOGI Village where you will overnight ready for Day 5. Most trekkers refer to EFOGI as the best guest house on the trail 5 Star’s.
Day 5: EFOGI – 1900 Campsite Day 5 will begin with your first climb of the day up to Efogi 2 which is another small village. You will then have a steep climb down to the first creek crossing of the day. After another climb up to Kagi Village you will get to enjoy your lunch for this day. You then continue again to 1900 Camp Site where you will camp for the night.
Day 6: Myola Lakes – You will explore the Myola Lakes area, visiting the bomber site and numerous other places of interest in the area. After your have looked at all the sites, you will return to 1900 where you can relax for the afternoon.
Day 7: 1900 Campsite – IORA CREEK From 1900 Campsite you will start day 6 with another climb up to Mt Bellamy. This is the highest peak of the entire track. Weather Permitting you will be able to look down as far as Kokoda Station. Once you have taken your first break you will then trek down to Templeton’s Crossing 1, once you cross this creek you will the make another climb with a short descent after your climb down to Templeton’s Crossing 2 where you will enjoy your lunch break. You will then start yet another climb and then descent down to your campsite of Iora Creek.
Day 8: EORA CREEK – Hoi Village You begin day 7 by passing Alola village. The next step is a climb to Isurava Monument. You will then have a lunch break before moving onto Isurava Village. Then you will have a few short Climbs and Descents before descending down to Hoi Village where you will spend the night.
Day 9 : Hoi Village – Kokoda – When you wake up you finish with a short flat walk to Kokoda Village. Once in Kokoda you will have the chance to take a break at Kokoda Station and take in a range of must see attractions including the War Museum and other historical memorials, the local hospital, the library, and other attractions in and around the local area. You will then spend your last night out on the track at Orohaven Pija Retreat.
Day 10: KOKODA – POM Today is your last day in Kokoda where you will then be transported down to Popondetta where you will board your flight to Port Moresby. The flight takes aproximately 30min on a Dash 8. Once you touch down you will be transported back to you hotels for a hard earned rest.
The Cost of the Kokoda and Myola package :
Online flight bookings can be made by logging onto: Virgin Australia or Air Nuigini. The earlier you book the less you will pay. You should also check the flight prices with each airline for travelling to Port Moresby and back to Australia as you may find that one airline is cheaper than the other. Airlines PNG is usually the cheaper of the two.
Remember this package includes one night’s accommodation pre trek an another night’s accommodation on 24th of April prior to trek departure. Although these treks are designed so that you rarely require additional accommodation, you may decide to stay in Port Moresby longer.
Kokoda Myola Lakes Package inclusions:
- Kokoda Track Authority Licensed Tour Operator
- Accommodation 1 night (1 night pre-trek) (1 night Orohaven Kokoda or Popondetta)
- Accommodation 1 night (1 night post-trek)
- Internal Transport – (Accommodation Transfers on arrival in PNG) (Road and Flight transfers to begin and or end the Trek)
- Emergency Support System (24 hour Trek Support & Communication | Australia & Port Moresby Offices)
- Expert Local Guide
- Expert Assistant Guide
- First Aid & Wilderness first aid trained staff
- Food Porters (Carry food for trek)
- Equipment Porters
- Kokoda Track Authority Trekking Permit
- Local Trail fees
- Guest house accommodation fees
- Village campsite fees
- Food for entire Trek
- Kokoda Trekking Iphone Application
- We utilise Satellite Phone’s with all Trek’s
- Satelite TrekTraka system
- Kokoda Trekking Detailed Preparation & Information Package
- Kokoda Training Programs
- Kokoda Trekking quick dry shirt
- Exclusive access to Fit4Treks online Training Programs. (Fit4Treks is the only Kokoda Trek Training Program of its kind)
- Certificate of Completion
- Bomana War Cemetery (Visit)
- Liability Insurance ($20 Million)
- Tent hire (inclusive within trekking cost)
- Backpack hire (inclusive within trekking cost)
- Accommodation Orohaven (Pija) Retreat
Local Staff Inclusion
- Proffessionally Trained
- Flight inclusions for trek
- Internal Transport inclusions
- Staff Uniforms
- Staff Equipment
- Staff Food for trek
- Staff Wages
- Track & Village Camping Fees
- Accommodation Prior to Trek Departure