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Kumal Lodge

Listed under Rainforests and Jungles in Papua New Guinea.

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Tiny Kumul Lodge, sitting on a saddle of the Mount Hagen Volcano, offers a wonderful montane rainforest experience in Papua New Guinea’s central highlands.

The lodge is managed by a local Enga clan, and offers cozy and plush individual bush-hut rooms (with double beds, heaters, running water, and lighting). Nights are chilly on this 9,000 foot plateau. The forests around the lodge abound with many wonderful endemic birds, including Archbold’s Bowerbird and the Ribbon-tailed Astrapia.

From the lodge one is able to arrange a several-day trek to the summit of 12,500 foot Mount Hagen. New Guinea at its best.

Written by  Bruce Beehler.

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One of the couple's in our group arranged for the staff to purchase alcohol for them. It was not cheap and mysteriously disappeared while they were out birding. They were not reimbursted for the missing spirits. I would be cautious about having spirits there.

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