Mt. Hagen

It is part of the Hagen Range. There are good views of the Whagi Vally, Mt.Hagen City and the Wapenamunda Valley. As with most mountains in PNG the view is spectacular. The easiest way to get there is to go to Mt.Hagen City and head out on the highlands highway in the direction of the Tomba Gap. The best place is to walk up from the Tomba village. People there know how to get to the summit. For strong walkers it is a single day walk. But for less experienced a night is necessary. Guides are an utter necessisty. It is a fantastic mountain and a spectacular view is promised. It is climbed by very few people.

Elevation (feet): 12,434
Elevation (meters): 3,790
Continent: Australia/Oceania
Country: Papua New Guinea
Latitude: -5.66667
Longitude: 144
Difficulty: Walk up
Year first climbed: ??
First successful climber(s): ??
Nearest major airport: Kagamuga (Mt.Hagen)
Convenient Center: Mt.Hagen City

Thanks to Michael Bates for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 2 trip reports for Mt. Hagen.

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  • Log #14729 - by Daniel A. Kyba on Nov 20, 2001
    This was a popular weekend trip from Hagen. We would ride our bikes to Tomba, Friday night, stash them, thenj climb Hagen and camp up behind the summit and watch the sunrise. Is also a good long...
  • Log #14730 - by Michael Bates on July 06, 2000
    Very nice. We got to what we thought was the summit and discovered it was the the summit at all however. There was a peak furthur along the ridge (from the Tomba side) that was higher, so we went...