The Kokada Track is an ardous and iconic trek through the wilds of Papua New Guinea, an exotic South Pacific island nation just above Australia. This trip targets women exclusively and will see you spending nine days following the trail through the island’s thick and mountainous jungle—from Kokoda in Oro Province for approximately 96 kilometres to Owers Corner, near Port Moresby. Led by expert guides and accompanied by porters (which is optional), the trek will see you stay in secluded jungle camps and in close contact with remote local communities. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Kokoda Trail campaign, a significant anniversary for Papua New Guineans, and the perfect time to complete trek.

Itinerary Highlights

Day 1: Land in Port Moresby. Get comfortable in your hotel and acclimatize to the equatorial region.

Day 2: Fly to Popondetta, northeast of the capital. Once there, you’ll be driven to the head of the infamous Kokoda Trail.

Days 2–9: Commence the trek. With an expert guide, trek across the heart of Papua New Guinea while following trails through tropical rainforests and diverse mountain environments. In the night, stay in secluded jungle camps and learn about the traditions of the villages though the locals. Take your time to let in what the trek has to offer.

Day 10: Complete the trek and get back to Port Moresby

Day 11: Trip concludes.

Trip of the week

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Booking Info

World Expeditions

Phone: 800.567.2216

Length/Departs: 11 days / August

Accommodation: Hotel, rest-house, jungle camps

Price: $3,990 USD

Difficulty: Moderate to challenging

To learn more about this trip or to book it now, click here.

This trip is part of our 2017 Global Travel Guide, 81 trips hand-picked by the editors at Outpost. You can buy the issue here

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