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Posted March 8th, 2012 - 1:44 pm from New York, United States
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Posted March 8th, 2012 - 8:12 pm from Moscow, Russia
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Posted March 9th, 2012 - 4:22 am by from Woodside, United States (Permalink)
I did a 4 day hike from Lake Kopiago to Oksamin. This was 20 years ago, but I still have my notes if you're interested.

Posted March 10th, 2012 - 11:01 am by from Milano, Italy (Permalink)
That's amazing....
:)

Posted March 13th, 2012 - 9:33 am by from Parnu, Estonia (Permalink)
that's really amazing! I would love to do that too!

Posted March 15th, 2012 - 4:18 pm from New York, United States
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Posted August 5th, 2012 - 5:59 am by from Brighton, England (Permalink)
Hey Marcus, just wondering if you did the hike in the end. I'm arriving in PNG on Weds and this trek is on the bucket list!
Tom

Posted September 4th, 2012 - 3:12 pm from New York, United States
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Posted September 4th, 2012 - 7:17 pm by from Woodside, United States (Permalink)
I had 1 expedition: Koroba to Oksapmin.

1. There's a road to Lake Kopiago. That's a full day.
2. Get a guide in Kopiago to the Strickland Gorge. That's a day and a half. We stayed at a town called Ambi.
3. Then you've got another 1.5 days to Okapmin. From there, you can fly out.

Get a guide. Pay him well. Bring small gifts to your hosts.

I want to hear all about it.

Posted June 17th, 2013 - 7:11 am from Melbourne, Australia
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Posted June 17th, 2013 - 7:53 am by from Jayapura, Indonesia (Permalink)
Not 100% sure, but fairly certain that you cant do this without a group. Because its so popular, I think they only allow a certain number of people to do it at a time and you have to pay fees. Again, not 100% sure, but I remember hearing/reading about this somewhere.

Posted June 17th, 2013 - 8:04 am by from Jayapura, Indonesia (Permalink)
Did some further research and it turns out I was wrong. You still have to obtain a permit, but you dont have to have a tour group.
Some sound advice about not doing it alone here:
http://www.kokodatrail.com.au/forums/index.php?showtopic=1427

Also, those forums look like they might be a good place to ask questions.
Kokoda Track Authority:
http://www.kokodatrackauthority.org/kokoda-track-authority/welcome-to-the-kokoda-track-authority_idl=2_idt=1255_id=5664_.html

Permits:
http://www.kokodatrackauthority.org/kokoda-track-authority/trek-permits-for-the-kokoda-track_idl=1_idt=1257_id=5682_.html

Posted June 17th, 2013 - 8:47 am from Moscow, Russia
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Posted June 17th, 2013 - 11:46 am by from Woodside, United States (Permalink)
I never did the Kokoda track. I'm guessing you will not be able to do any pre-planning. You'll have to get there first. Good luck!