Asaro Mudmen – Moko Moko Dance – Widow ceremony – Gimisave Arunumuna Tribe Women Group – Burning heads of Gimisave

Expedition Day 1:

Morning transfer to Asaro, Arrive around noon and check in Asaro Eco Lodge. Walk around the small village and visit an old traditional house for seeing the widow ceremony. After this head back to the Asaro Eco Lodge for your free evening. Dinner and overnight.

Expedition Day 2:

Morning walk to Mount Gurupoka (not difficult walk about 25 minutes) and enjoy the ceremony and ghost walk of the Asaro Mudmen, in company of the Asaro Mudmen you will visit the old sacrifice cave and the cross on top of the holy mountain of Gurupoka. Back to basecamp for lunch and in the afternoon you will see the traditional making of the Asaro Masks. After this the Moko Moko Tribal dances of Victory will be performed for you, a very spectacular show that Mudmen used to dance after victory of their tribal fights.

Dinner and overnight at Asaro Mudmen Eco Lodge

Expedition Day 3:

After breakfast you will have a small walk down in the valley to see the Asaro River together with some of the local villagers. On the way a show of cannibalism is performed.  Around noon we will head to the village of Gimesave by local bus and visit the community of coffee growers where we also see the performance of two cultural groups: The Gimisave Arunumuna Tribe Women Group and in the blue hour of the evening a performance of the Burning heads of Gimisave. Back to the Asaro Guesthouse for dinner and overnight stay.

Expedition Day 4: 

After breakfast we head to the local town for a small walk. We visit some local houses and see the farming communities around the Asaro Valley. A very small local handicraft market will be made escpially for you to see the tools and artifacts of the Asaro culture. Why not bring a small Asaro Mudmen mask home as a souvenir. Relax and pack your bags. After lunch transfer to Goroka or Mindima.

Price: 700 USD PP in shared double room

Single room is double this price.


– All room nights in shared double room

– Transportation from Goroka to Asaro and Asaro to Goroka by local transport and local guide

– Breakfast lunch and dinner (all meals)

– Performances for all cultural groups and tribes

– Guided walks to caves and mountains

– Taxes and fees

– Basic Laundry

Not Included:

– International and domestic flights to: Goroka Airport

– Insurance (recommended)

– Personal expenses (drinks and alcohol with your food, souvenirs, phone bill, etc.)



Accommodation is basic but clean, and at some places can be with shared toilet or showers. We stay with the tribes at local homestay guesthouses. Electricity is available during most of the whole trip, also you will have internet access. (For Phone access you need to pay extra SIM card at the airport)

Due to unforeseen events the organizers can change the program during the execution of the trip. We will do our best to follow the program and include all events mentioned. We make plans to cover most problems should they arise, which is very seldom, but the visitor must be aware of the small possibility of plans not working out as per schedule and accept this warning.



FOR BOOKING SEND AN EMAIL TO info@tribesofpapuanewguinea.com

We ask for a deposit of 50% to be paid. As soon as we have the deposit your booking reservation is confirmed. The deposit is non-refundable but valid for next year’s trip to join.

We ask for the final balance of payment 2 months before the expedition commences.

Cancellation within 3 weeks of the commencement of the expedition incurs a penalty of 100% of monies paid to date. Payments can be done by international bank transfers in EU, USA or Thailand (Asia).

– Please bring warm clothing for the evenings.

– There is no mosquito problem in the highlands

– Extra money can be changed at the airport upon arrival

– Sim card possible to buy at POM airport the company to choose is DIGICELL

– You need a passport valid for 6 months + VISA application and approved VISA

– https://ica.gov.pg/

– At the airports you need a printed version of all your vaccinations (this might change in 2023)