Images and information about the Asaro Mudmen, Goroka, Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea
Previously located up a hill on a saddle in the Asaro Valley, below Mt. Gurupoka, the new guest house is at the bottom of the hill with easy access.
It's a 30-minute drive from Goroka along the Highlands Highway, past Daulo and the Asaro River. Beyond the guest house, lie vegetable fields, zig-zagging up up the mountainside. From the saddle, 20 minutes up the path you will find stunning 360-degree views. The new guest house has one building with the kitchen, dining room, and two double and four twin bedrooms, and a thatched building with 10 twin bedrooms. Behind the accommodation, down a clear path, are the ladies and gents (separate) "long drop" toilets. The showers are behind the main building. From
The rooms have electricity, and lights and plug sockets for battery chargers. There is also a dining room for evening meals, lunch and breakfast.
Bed linen, blankets, and towels are provided, as is soap and a towel for pre-meal handwashing. The clan elders have yet to form a marketing committee to decide on the logo and fragrance for the complementary, branded, in-house shower gel range, but there is shower gel in the shower area.
The shower water is rainwater held in a clean tank that runs on a gravity system. Hot water can be provided in a plastic basin upon request.
Full board rates: $75 per person per night.
Return transfers: $70 per vehicle, takes up to 15 people.