Slog through the mud along the Kokoda Trail and challenge yourself physically and mentally on one of the world's most difficult treks. At 96 kilometers (~60 miles) in length, the trail links the northern and southern coast of Papua New Guinea. It is best known as the location of bitter fighting between Japanese and Australian forces during WWII. The thing that makes the trek so difficult is the brutal conditions that range from hot, steamy days, to nights that can dip down to freezing. Oh and then there's the mud that seems to be a continual companion along the undulating trail that rises to an altitudes of 2,190 meters (7,185 feet), and the constant risk of tropical disease such as malaria. It is a journey that will require every scrap of determination you can muster if you hope to make it to the end. Despite the difficulties, it is a popular hike that takes between four and twelve days, depending on your fitness. Locals have been known to hike the route in three days. They can be the ideal guides to lead you along this challenging but grand adventure.
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- Location: Kokoda Trail, Papua New Guinea